Four more medals were resolved in the 16th and penultimate round of the SB Sports Injuries Series as Dean Callister equalled the course best he posted the week before to take another win in the second SCCA Autumn 10. Held on the Tiddly triangle Callister posted a fine 20 minutes 50 second effort to take victory by 59 seconds from Paramount CRT’s Mason Durant. Already named SB Series winner, Callister showed emphatically why he has taken Gold with another fabulous performance on a glorious afternoon. He stated: “Another great afternoon of weather for racing, though slightly more wind than the pervious week but managed the same time down to the second. I was pleased with my effort and always enjoy the course – thanks to Bridgnorth CC for putting the event on”.

Durant is a latecomer to the SB Series but has been setting some fine times, with his 21:49 just three seconds slower than his Round 15 effort but seeing him finish as runner-up, advancing from 5th spot a week earlier. The Paramount CRT rider has been making a name for himself in the Little Sweetpea Gardens/BBR Opticians Hill Climb Series but showed that he can cope with the relative flat too. The result was all the more impressive as he competed on a road bike. He stated: “I was really pleasantly surprised to come second. I tried not to get over-excited in the tailwind on the way out, knowing the ramps and headwind on the second leg would make it tough, particularly on the road bike. I think that strategy paid off, with a similar time as last week – thanks to Bridgnorth CC for organising a great event, and making the most of the last days of summer”.

Taking third spot was Bridgnorth CC rider Jonathan Mills-Keeling in 21:54, just five seconds off Durant’s effort but vitally three seconds ahead of Wrekinsport CCs Chris Halford. The pair were tied at the top of the SB Veterans Series after Round 15 and as they are the same age both receive the same Veteran’s Standard, with Mills-Keeling also taking 3r spot in that competition with +4:52, with that same three seconds seeing him open a slender two point gap over Halford with one round remaining. Mills-Keeling commented: “I enjoyed the race, a nice day and the roads where quieter then normal, thanks to Bridgnorth CC for putting on the event and all others involved”.

The Overall Bronze was sealed by Wrekinsport CC’s Tomos Hales, whose 6th place on the day in 22:32 meant that he can no longer be caught be Mills-Keeling with a 24 points gap an just a maximum 20 points available. Hales has been very active in the Series, taking in all points of the County compass and was delighted to take the final medal, but had praise for Callister and Henri Bedford, the Gold and Silver medallists: “I’m very happy to take Bronze in the SB Series after a long season. Well done to Dean and Henri they were awesome all year. Some great events all over the county and thanks to all that put them on”.

Mills-Keeling and Halford had no answer for Deb Hutson-Lumb for the Veteran’s win as the Nova Raider recorded a fine +6:30, and but for injury early in the season would undoubtedly have been in the running for the Veterans Series. For once however she didn’t take the overall win in the Women’s event as her 23:31 was beaten by Sarah Grant by 19 seconds, despite being a course best: “Having gone out too hard on the first leg of the triangle the remaining miles felt like a battle against the bike. I was surprised and pleased therefore to come away with a course personal best. Another great event, and thanks to everyone giving up their time to make it happen”. Grant meanwhile was gaining her first experience of the Tiddly triangle in an all too rare sighting: “My first time racing the Tiddly triangle and very happy with the warm sunny day for it! I found it tough but was pleased with the result. Thanks again to all the SCCA and volunteers – see you next year”!

For once the attention in the Women’s Series wasn’t all on the winners however as a season-long battle between Marie Llewellyn and Clare Cotterill was finally resolved, with Llewellyn sealing Women’s Gold and Cotterill taking the Silver. The Nova Raider had been a distant last the previous week thanks to competing with sore legs, but she was back to form for this event, stopping the watch on 26 minutes exactly with Cotterill on 28:29. Both riders are in their debut seasons so were delighted to end them with something to show for their efforts, with Llewellyn commenting: “Totally stoked to take Gold in my first year of time trialling. Thank you and well done to Clare for keeping me motivated to enter the races I may not have otherwise done. Thank you to all of the SCCA organisers”. Cotterill added: “Really pleased to take the Silver in my debut time trial season, huge thanks to all the organisers”.

Amongst the Juniors Ryan Greaves took a solid win in 22:02 which was good enough for 5th place overall, but seemed unhappy with his ride despite winning, stating: “Not a great day out for me, but always good to get the legs turning, thanks to all for organising”. His nearest competition came from Wrekinsport CC’s Ben Southgate, another rider in his first season, and his 23:46 effort was good enough to seal SB Junior Bronze. Southgate was thrilled to take a medal, and had thanks to his team mates who have helped him develop as the season has progressed: “So happy with my results, really pushing to find every last second now and by making small changes to my position on the bike is making a big difference – thanks to the members of Wrekinsport for the support and advice”.


1Dean CallisterNova RaidersS20:5020
2Mason DurantParamount CRTS21:4918
3Jonathan Mills-KeelingBridgnorth CCV21:5416
4Chris HalfordWrekinsport CCV21:5714
5Ryan GreavesTeam HuubJ22:02.
6Tomos HalesWrekinsport CCS22:3212
7Nick GilesPoco Loco RTV22:32.
8James BellFibrax Wrexham RCS22:41.
9Conrad TaylorHafren CCS22:5210
10Sarah GrantProvision CyclingW23:12.
11Allan HendersonWrekinsport CCS23:268
12Rob KennardStourbridge VeloV23:28.
13Deb Hutson-LumbNova RaidersWV23:316
14Ben SouthgateWrekinsport CCJ23:464
15Rob JonesNova RaidersV24:082
16George CoombesSCCA 1st ClaimS24:592
17Jenny NewtonNova RaidersWV25:002
18Carys BlowersMid Shropshire WheelersWJ25:282
19Marie LlewellynNova Raiders26:002
20Cerys GreavesLichfield CCWJ26:09.
21Helen TudorOswestry Paragon CCWV26:262
22Bruce GregoryWrekinsport CCV26:342
23Mark StocksNewport Shropshire CCV26:522
24Chris MarrsMid Shropshire WheelersV26:582
25Tanya SamuelsFibrax Wrexham RCWV27:31.
26Clare CotterillWrekinsport CCWV28:292
27Malcolm GilesPoco Loco RTV28:35.
28John RowlandsWrekinsport CCV31:152


Vets Pos’nNameClubCatVet +/-Vets Points
1Deb Hutson-LumbNova RaidersWV+6:3020
2Nick GilesPoco Loco RTV+5:34.
3Jonathan Mills-KeelingBridgnorth CCV+4:5218
4Chris HalfordWrekinsport CCV+4:4916
5Jenny NewtonNova RaidersWV+4:2914
6Rob KennardStourbridge VeloV+3:56.
7Helen TudorOswestry Paragon CCWV+3:0912
8Rob JonesNova RaidersV+2:4810
9Tanya SamuelsFibrax Wrexham RCWV+2:30.
10Bruce GregoryWrekinsport CCV+1:178
11Chris MarrsMid Shropshire WheelersV+1:006
12Mark StocksNewport Shropshire CCV+0:264
13Clare CotterillWrekinsport CCWV+0:232
13Malcolm GilesPoco Loco RTV+0:23.
15John RowlandsWrekinsport CCV-1:212


Women’s Pos’nNameClubCatTimeWomen’s Points
1Sarah GrantProvision CyclingW23:12.
2Deb Hutson-LumbNova RaidersWV23:3120
3Jenny NewtonNova RaidersWV25:0018
4Carys BlowersMid Shropshire WheelersWJ25:2816
5Marie LlewellynNova Raiders26:0014
6Cerys GreavesLichfield CCWJ26:09.
7Helen TudorOswestry Paragon CCWV26:2612
8Tanya SamuelsFibrax Wrexham RCWV27:31.
9Clare CotterillWrekinsport CCWV28:2910


Junior Pos’nNameClubCatTimeJunior Points
1Ryan GreavesTeam HuubJ22:02.
2Ben SouthgateWrekinsport CCJ23:4620
3Carys BlowersMid Shropshire WheelersWJ25:2818
4Cerys GreavesLichfield CCWJ26:09.

Cumulative standings after sixteen rounds


PositionNameClubCatBest 12
1Dean CallisterNova RaidersS242
2Henri BedfordRevolutions RacingJ220
3Tomos HalesWrekinsport CCS146
4Jonathan Mills-KeelingBridgnorth CCV122
5Chris HalfordWrekinsport CCV118
6Mark PritchardNova RaidersS88
7Adam BakerSCCA Private MemberS72
8David GriffithsOswestry Paragon CCS52
9George CoombesSCCA 1st ClaimS40
10Andy RoseNova RaidersV38
10James SatoorMid Shropshire WheelersJ38


PositionNameClubCatBest 12
1Jonathan Mills-KeelingBridgnorth CCV190
1Chris HalfordWrekinsport CCV188
3Rob JacksonWrekinsport CCV114
4Deb Hutson-LumbNova RaidersWV82
5Andy RoseNova RaidersV72
6Mark StocksNewport Shropshire CCV68
7Jenny NewtonNova RaidersWV58
8Clare CotterillWrekinsport CCWV48
9Gino TrasattiNorth Shropshire WheelersV46
10Jenny YorkMid Shropshire WheelersWV44


PositionNameClubCatBest 12
1Marie LlewellynNova RaidersW178
2Clare CotterillWrekinsport CCWV152
3Helen TudorOswestry Paragon CCWV98
4Deb Hutson-LumbNova RaidersWV96
4Jenny NewtonNova RaidersWV96
6Clare O’DonnellWrekinsport CCWV68
7Jenny YorkMid Shropshire WheelersWV52
8Alison DockneyMarket Drayton CCW40
9Alison SalthouseSCCA Private MemberWV36
9Victoria DoranWrekinsport CCWV36


PositionNameClubCatBest 12
1Henri BedfordRevolutions RacingJ246
2Harry CorneyMarket Drayton CCJ132
3Ben SouthgateWrekinsport CCJ86
4James SatoorMid Shropshire WheelersJ52
5Ethan CampbellNewport Shropshire CCJ38
6Nathan FullwoodBridgnorth CCJ36
7Carys BlowersMid Shropshire WheelersWJ32
8Ben PierceMid Shropshire WheelersJ18
9Megan FletcherNewport Shropshire CCWJ16
10Luka StolicWrekinsport CCJ14