Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Scottish 50 Mile Time Trial Championship 2014 – Silas Golsdworthy Excels

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Silas Golsdworthy put the disappointment of not being part of the Scottish Commonwealth Games team firmly behind him by taking victory in the country’s 50 Mile Time Trial Championship today with a stunning 1:43:48, the second fastest 50 miles ever ridden in Scotland and only 45 seconds off Graeme Obree’s 21 year old record.

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Scottish 50 Mile Time Trial Champion for 2014, Silas Goldsworthy. Photo©Martin Williamson

Goldsworthy’s Sandy Wallace Cycles teammate Alan Thomson took the silver medal with 1:47:09, and of course the club took the team prize too – veteran Steve Beech providing the important third counting time of 2:02:25.

Silas Goldsworthy
Silver medallist Alan Thomson. Photo©Martin Williamson
Silas Goldsworthy
Steve Beech, third counter for Sandy Wallace Cycles. Photo©Martin Williamson

10 and 25 Mile Champion Iain Grant (Dooley’s Cycles) was on the start sheet but we didn’t get to see him at our vantage point around 12 miles into the course – he’d punctured before that point and called it a day.

Other riders we had down to put the watch on today either didn’t start (Kyle Gordon and Steve Nutley of Sandy Wallace Cycles, Paisley Velo’s Chris Smart) or didn’t complete the course (Peter Murdoch, Paisley Velo).

Silas Goldsworthy
Peter Murdoch. Photo©Martin Williamson
Silas Goldsworthy
Paul McLafferty – fourth. Photo©Martin Williamson
Silas Goldsworthy
Jim Cusick, fifth. Photo©Martin Williamson
Silas Goldsworthy
Graeme Cockburn, Sixth. Photo©Martin Williamson
Silas Goldsworthy
Carlos Riise, seventh. Photo©Martin Williamson
Silas Goldsworthy
Nick Tryon, eighth. Photo©Martin Williamson
Silas Goldsworthy
Simon Van Bellen, ninth. Photo©Martin Williamson
Silas Goldsworthy
Neil Walker, tenth. Photo©Martin Williamson

Unusually, the Ladies’ gold medal was shared, Lynsey Curran (Dooley’s Cycles) and Gala CC’s Andrea Pogson both completing the two circuits of the three-legged 25 mile course in 2:02:45.

Silas Goldsworthy
Lynsey Curran, first equal. Photo©Martin Williamson
Silas Goldsworthy
Andrea Pogson, sharing gold. Photo©Martin Williamson

Bronze medallist Toni McIntosh (2:03:48) together with fifth-placed Lynne Wardrop (2:06:46) took the team prize.