2016 Kettering CC Awards dinner.
The annual Kettering Cyling Club awards were held on Saturday 19th November at The Gurkhas restaurant in Desborough.
The awards ceremony was headed by welcoming sponsors Duncan & Karen of Tollers Solicitors & to Neil & Teresa from George Halls Cycle Centre. Also welcomed were Albert Bell & family for coming along again to present the special Mark Bell Trophy.
Adrian Read was thanked for his work in preparing the trophies and awards.
Club Chairman Gavin Hinxman signed off his final year as chairman with an impressive haul of records and trophies in 2016. Following last year's best-ever season, he did the same again and more.
Gavin set PBs & club records for 10, 15, 25, 50 & 100 miles including two 18min 10s, two 49 min 25s & a 3hr 38 min '100'.
He also borrowed a trike & beat the club 10 miles trike record in 22:36
Gavin Hinxman also collected:
The impressive Mark Bell Memorial Trophy
Brian Charouneau Memorial Trophy (Best Northants club rider in the KCC hilly)
Butterworth Cup - 10m Time Trial Champion. 18:59
Championship Cup - 25m Time Trial Champion. 49:28
Ellingworth Cup - 50m Time Trial Champion. 1:43:01
Cedric Ellingworth Century Shield - Fastest 100mile Time Trial. 3:38:02
Challenge Trophy - Senior Best All Rounder, 29.816 mph over 10, 25 & 50miles
The 2016 Time Trial series winner, Tony Brown, has represented GB in his age group at the European Triathlon Union Championships middle distance, (half ironman distance), in Austria this year as well as club and local events too. By his own admission it has been a quieter season!
Tony collects the season long win in the time trial series, picking up:
Jim Aveling Trophy (The Wicksteed trophy) Points Series winner
Ray Panter Memorial Trophy Veterans Points Series winner
2nd 25m TT Championship
3rd 10m TT Championship
3rd 50m TT Championship
Senior 25 & 50 miles team records
Sue Rust has had a great season, and it must be noted that Sue is only in her 3rd season of racing.
Her accolades this year included:
Evening Telegraph Trophy for the Ladies Best All Rounder, best average speed over 10, 25 & 50miles with an average speed of 23.455 mph.
The Loveder Memorial Trophy as the Ladies Points Series winner.
The Hankins Ladies 10m TT championship Trophy.
Ladies club records at 10 miles (24:31) & 50 miles (2:13:38). Sue is determined to return in 2017 to claim the 25 mile record.
Ladies club team record at 10 miles.
Maria Gent enjoyed her last year in the junior ranks with a number of PB?s, records & a great year.
Maria collected the following awards in recognition of her efforts:
Marsh Racing Club Trophy for the Junior Best All Rounder, best average speed over 10 & 25miles with an average speed of 20.150 mph.
Ian Bailey Memorial Trophy for the Junior Evening Points Series winner.
Junior TT League, winner.
John Tilley won the 2016. Road Bike TT series.
James Cook won the Frank Sheppard Cup, for most improved KCC rider in the Sheppard Memorial Open TT.
The Sheppard Track Trophy for the Best Velodrome performance by a KCC rider was awarded to Andrea Woolcott.
James Simons-Boswell was this year's Senior Road Race Champion awarded the Lesley Smart Cup.
Bryan Guest won the annual Hill Climb and collected the Chris Clutton Memorial Hill Climb Trophy.
Stuart Walters became the LRVC National champion and was awarded the Off Road Cup for the Off Road Bike Rider of the year.
Full Time Trial Series winners are listed below:
Mens Senior Points series:
1st. Tony Brown
2nd. David Robinson
3rd. Jon Thorne
Ladies Senior Points series, sponsored by Tollers Solicitors:
1st. Sue Rust
2nd. Jennifer Moffatt
3rd. Maria Gent
4th. Sue Davys
5th. Harriet Evans
Road Bike Points series:
1st John Tilley
2nd Charlie Stockham
3rd. Bethany Spencer
1st. Maria Gent
2nd. Charlie Stockham
3rd. Jonah Shrive
Kettering Time Trial Championship races:
10 mile: 1st Gavin Hinxman, 2nd, David Robinson, 3rd Tony Brown
25 mile: 1st Gavin Hinxman, 2nd Tony Brown, 3rd Rob Barker
50 mile: 1st Gavin Hinxman, 2nd David Robinson, 3rd Tony Brown
Several other new club records were set this year, including:
25 mile team record: 2:49:02. Gavin Hinxman, James Cook, Mike Cope
50 mile team record: 5:38:56. Gavin Hinxman, Tony Brown, David Robinson
10 mile men's tandem record: 23:08. Adrian Gorham, Jason McClean
25 mile mixed tandem record: 1:01:03. Marcus Buksh, Sian Edwards.
72" medium gear record: 23:15. Gavin Hinxman.
10 mile ladies team record: 1:21:06. Sue Rust, Jenny Moffatt, Maria Gent.
10 mile junior girls: 27:26. Maria Gent.
15 mile junior girls: 47:28. Maria Gent.
25 mile junior girls: 1:16:47. Maria Gent.
50 mile junior girls: 2:40:11. Maria Gent.
10 mile juvenile girls: 32:43. Bethany Spencer.
The Kettering Cyclones youth division is seriously making its mark this year and is proving to be a valuable feeder system into both social and competition areas of KCC. Our younger members are making themselves known in Track, Road, MTB, CX and Time Trial events. Mark Evans presented the following awards:
Services to Kettering Cyclones: Tom Jones, Roland Bell, Nicola Cebak.
Cyclones Dedication Award: Charlie Stockham.
Away from competition, the club has been excellently represented by some dedicated people. The following awards were collected:
The Merit Trophy. This award is voted for by the committee to a member who has contributed to the club throughout the year: Jon Thorne.
Services to Kettering Cycling Club. A new award introduced this year: Ken Vatcher.
Rodney Hyde Memorial Trophy for best attendance on club runs from October to March: Ian Bird.
Another new award this year is the impressive Sportive Trophy. This award is in recognition of the Greatest Distances/number of Sportives/Charity Rides etc: Paul Mellon.