Yarmouth CC cyclist Jan Smith has a week to remember

Jenny Anderson (left) and Jan Smith. Picture: Submitted

Jenny Anderson (left) and Jan Smith. Picture: Submitted - Credit: Archant

An unbelievable week for Great Yarmouth CC’s Jan Smith has seen her break her personal best for 10 miles and record three course personal bests.

Godric Cycling Club held their final 10 mile Time Trial of the season and three Great Yarmouth CC riders attended, all recording excellent times in fairly mild conditions.

Jenny Anderson recorded 24.58, a course best for her. Stephen Brown also recorded a course best, clocking a time of 24.33 and Jan Smith showed consistent form, just falling short of her personal best with 26.44.

GYCC’s 10 mile time trial was staged later in the week. Fifteen riders took part on a dry but breezy night with a strong headwind.

Two riders took part in their very first time trial, Martin Wilson and Mark Woods both recording sub 30 rides with 28.47 and 29.47 respectively.

Simon Smith shaved 44 seconds off his personal best, recording 26.42 while Jan Smith achieved her first 27 on the course, taking 65 seconds off her old course best with a time of 27.31. Simon Scott won the event in 23.16.

On Saturday, the VTTA 10 was held at Wortwell on the B10/43. Conditions were hot with a less than ideal head wind on the return leg.

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However, Smith powered home to record an all time personal and course best of 26.09. Jenny Anderson completed in an excellent time of 25.55, winning the best woman on standard with +4.04. The event was won by Andy Horner in 21.38.

On Sunday, Smith and Anderson were back out again with an early start to take on the Diss 25, a rather undulating course.

Conditions were cool to start with, however they soon warmed up on what was a beautiful morning. Both ladies performed course bests, with Smith finishing in 1:12.15 and Anderson in 1:08.16. The event was won by Matthew Sentor in 53.06.

Diss CC 25 winner Matthew Senter (53:06) was just 17 seconds off the course record for the Bressingham to Thetford and back course.

The King’s Lynn man’s young rival, from Yarmouth, Harley Matthews (DAP CC) was 31 seconds adrift at 53:37.

With 60 of the 75 entrants over the age of 40, competition was intense for the veteran’s awards.

David Procter, also from King’s Lynn and riding for VeloVelocity, came out on top with 55:40.