Sellars and Harrison put in a stellar performance

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Houghton CC’s Mal Sellars and Mark Harrison both recorded good times in the Stockton Wheelers open 10-mile Time Trial on the Crathorne Course.

Harrison completed the course in a time of 21 mins 58 seconds, while Sellars finished in 26 minutes 24 seconds.

The Highfield Kitchens/Godfrey Bikes N E Spring Cup Round One, at Prissick Park, saw 3rd and 4th category racers take part and there was over 100 riders lasting the 45 minutes.

The field stayed together and Houghton’s Matt Web, remained with the main bunch.

Paul Robson was in a sprint finish, but crashed 100 yards from the finish.

The winner was RST’s James Hill (4th category).

Results: 1 James Hill RST Racing Team 4th cat, 2 Mark Robertson Army Cycling Union 4th cat, 3 Mathew Atkinson Durham University CC 3rd cat, 4 Robert Hamill Achieve-Skinnergate Racing 3rd cat, 5 Robert Harper RST Racing Team 3rd cat, 6 Thomas Andrews Ilkley CC 3rd cat, 7 Ethan Delaney Achieve – Skinnergate Racing 4th cat, 8 Michael Harcourt Blackhawk Bikes 3rd cat, 9 Michael Guymer TS Racing Team –Vankru 3rd cat, 10 James Wilson Manilla Cycling 4th cat

In the Elite/1/2/3/ category race, lasting one hour, plus 5 laps, Houghton CC’s second category rider Chris Ranson held his own.

There was a group of five riders who broke away from the main bunch and stayed away until the finish.

Chris finished 11th in the bunch sprint and 16th overall, just missing out in the points and placings.

Results: 1 James King, HARIBO Beacon Cycling Team - Elite cat, 2 Richard Meadows, unaffiliated - 1st cat, 3 Ralf Hodgson, Marton Racing Team - 2nd cat, 4 Shaun Nicholson, Achieve-Skinnergate Racing -1st cat, 5 Daniel Bryant, Durham University CC - 2nd cat, 6 Steven Baker, Achieve-Skinnergate Racing - 2nd cat, 7 Joseph Davison, PH-MAS Cycling - 3rd cat, 8 Greg Taylor, Hetton Hawks CC - 3rd cat, 9 Scott Auld, PH-MAS Cycling - 2nd cat, 10 Andrew Hale, Speg-Project 51 - 2nd cat, 11 Ruari Grant, Durham University CC - 2nd cat, 12 Scott Arthur, Achieve-Skinnergate Racing - 2nd cat, 13 Antony Dickinson, Sunderland Clarion CC - 2nd cat, 14 Callum Wilkinson, unattached - 2nd cat, 15 Karl Denton Ouseburn, Coffee Company/Legend - 2nd cat.

H Houghton CC are promoting the Killhope Grimpeur Audax on March 30, starting at Lanchester Community Centre and heading up to Weardale, finishing at Lanchester.

The course is 100km with some wonderful scenery and hills.

Entry forms can be found on www.houghtoncc.com or www.aukweb.net.