Kevin Wilson proves once again that he’s a time trial specialist
The TT course headed out the Castlewellan Road, turned left at McCoy’s Garage, and out to the horse shoe bend and back to Ballydown.
Brian Hannon made a welcome appearance back after a spell off with a broken clavicle -great to see him back in action. Maurice Mayne was on time keeping duties, setting the riders off individually at one minute intervals.
Paul Anderson was off first, but just behind him was the flying Fitz ready to see what could he do on his first 25TT.
The man is obviously on form at present with two wins under his belt from his two club race outings.
In the 25TT, it is hard to keep your concentration going for such a long time on your own. You have to try to keep a steady speed and not push too hard at the start so you have something left in the tank for the last five miles and that is not an easy task.
Mark Stewart must have been having other ideas, however. He was already out in front on the road at the half way point. Could he keep it going until the end?
Oh boy, he didn’t half! Mark posted up an amazing time of 63:09 on a standard road bike. This man has got some engine in his first season. Marty Fitzpatrick crossed the line next with a great 69:30 for his first attempt at the distance.
There was only one man on the night that no-one could beat, and no surprise it was the TT specialist Kevin Wilson with a time of 61:06, the quickest time of the evening.
Kevin Wilson 61:06
Mark Stewart 63:09
Phil Beattie 64:42
Joe Penny 65:12
Nathan Sturrock 66:02
Peter McBride 66:30
Neil McAlister 67:07
Ian Cochrane 68:09
Brian Hannon 68:11
Martin Fitzpatrick 69:30
Lee Glover 69:38
Paul Anderson 80:10