Murphy On A Mission

TT 18th Nov 032   

     Rhonda  Murphy was fired up whe she smashed the Womens 35-44yrs record in the        first evening of Cuddon Cycling Marlborough’s Bike HQ Time Trial series at Fairhall last Wednesday. The 15.2km time trial event covers a course from Wither Hills Winery along New Renwick Rd and Godfreys Rd to Fromm Winery and return. A large field met unusual conditions over the course with head and tail winds on both outward an return journeys. The fastest time of the evening was recorded by junior under 19 rider Jono Lee with a excellent time of 21m 02s. Seasoned campaigners Ray Dunstan (21m 27s) and Paul Johnson (21m 52s) took second and third place respectively. Murphy was the fastest Woman (9th place) at 23m 53s, breaking the record by 12 seconds set by Suzie Aviss in 2007. The sealed handicap section winner was junior under 17 rider Ethan Roach who recorded 5th fastest time overall (22m 27s) to be 26 seconds clear of Murphy and another 14 seconds to Mason Spiers in third place. Results: Bike HQ Time Trial No1- J Lee 21m 02s 1, R Dunstan 21m 27s 2, Paul Johnson 21m 52s 3, J Scott 22m 04s 4, E Roach 22m 27s 5, C Heywood 22m 32s 6, K Bishell 23m 13s 7, M Fletcher 23m 48s 8, R Murphy 23m 53s *New Record Women 35-44yrs 9, M Spiers 24m 07s 10. Sealed handicap, E Roach (3m 15s) 19m 12s 1, R Murphy (4m 15s) 19m 38s 2, M Spiers (4m 15s) 19m 52s 3, J Scott (2m 10s) 19m 54s 4, K Bishell (3m 15s) 19m 58s 5, J Lee (1m) 20m 02s 6, Peter Johnson (4m 15s) 20m 07s 7, A MacIntosh (5m 30s) 20m 14s 8, D Cresswell (8m) 20m 20s 9, J Cunliffe (5m 30s) 20m 21s 10.