Elmsall cyclist sets new record time at Pollington

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SOUTH Elmsall Cycling Club’s Barry Dawson set a new personal record in the sixth round of the Pollington Time Trial series.

Dawson was one of five Elmsall riders who competed and returned home in a time of 20 minutes 1 second.

Paul Appleton was first Elmsall cyclist home in a time of 19 mins 12 secs, closely followed by John Hanson in 19 mins 15 secs, Paul Folds, who recorded a time of 22 mins 2 secs in his first attempt on the course, and Richard Watson, who finished in 23 mins 16 secs.

Watson was also in action in the Barnsley RC 19-mile race at Grimethorpe, clocking 29 mins 30 secs.

Two Elmsall riders gained entry into the UK Veterans’ 25-mile time trial championships at Newmarket on Saturday.

John Martin finished the circuit in 56 mins 14 secs and Peter Stirk came home in 1 hour 3 mins 17 secs in strong winds.

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