Harrison seals eighth place

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HOUGHTON Cycling City’s Mark Harrison finished eighth (48 minutes, 13 seconds) in the Wansbeck CC open 21 mile time trial.

There was a field of 89 riders, including some of the top class riders in the North East.

Carl Donaldson (GS Metro), who has had a great start to the season, won the race in 45 minutes 48 seconds, beating his nearest rival John Sturman (Active Cycles) by 49 seconds.

Other Houghton riders were 27th Matthew Webb (51.48), Malcolm Sellers (1 hr, 21 seconds) and Joe Applegarth (1.5.51).

Results: 1 Carl Donaldson (GS Metro) 45 mins 48 seconds; 2 John Sturman (Active Cycles) 46 minutes 37 seconds; 3 Shaun Tyson (Adept Precision) 46 minutes 39 seconds; 4 Silas Goldsworthy (Sandy Wallace Cycles SCU) 47 Minutes 22 seconds; 5 Ben Lane (GS Metro) 47 minutes 36 seconds; 6 Chris Isats (Berwick Wheelers) 47 minutes 46 seconds; 7 Ian Taylor (Ciclocostablanca.com) 47 minutes 56 seconds; 8 Mark Harrison (Houghton CC) 48 minutes 13 seconds; 9 Jordan Matthews (Adept Precision) 48 minutes 40 seonds; 10 Blaine Metcalf (Team Swift) 48 minutes 42 seconds; 27 Matthew Webb (Houghton CC) 51 minutes 48 seconds; 73 Malcolm Sellers (Houghton CC) 1 hour 21 seconds; 86 Joe Applegarth (Houghton CC) 1 hour 5 minutes 51 seconds.

H This weekend sees Houghton CC competing in two time trials.

Peter Tuckwell will be riding his first event if the season at the Hartlepool CC open 10 mile time trial today.

Houghton have five riders competing in the Cramlington CC open 10 mile time trial tomorrow – Ian Jobling, Malcolm Sellers, Matthew Webb, Paul Whitehill and Herbie Taylor, in his his first event of the year.