Top performance by Liz Powell in Leicestershire - The Leamington Observer

Top performance by Liz Powell in Leicestershire

Leamington Editorial 27th Aug, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016   0

LIZ Powell was back in action at the weekend when she took part in the British Emergency Services Time Trial Championships in Leicestershire.

Competitors from the three emergency services travelled to Coalville from as far afield as Devon, Cornwall and Scotland.

Mike Vaughan Cycles rider Powell entered the event looking to add to her growing tally of season wins, which include finishing tenth overall in the National 25 Time Trial Championships and she also won a national age group championship winners medal.

The weekend’s events consisted of two stages held over the Saturday and Sunday, with the first being a challenging ten-mile time trial over a hilly and technical course.

Competitors then tackled a 25-mile time trial the following day and a breezy crosswind added a little spice to the race.

Powell started in the middle of the field and after stage one posted a leading time for the women of 24.18, which was nearly 40 seconds ahead of her closest rival.

On Sunday, Powell rode the championship defining ride of the women’s competition in 1:02,38, which proved to be over three minutes quicker than the next placed woman rider.

The combined ten and 25 results saw Powell crowned 2015 Champion by nearly four minutes.

Powell is aiming to finish off her season in style when she rides in back-to-back competitions over the weekend of september 5 and 6.

First up she will be competing against the country’s best in the National Ten Time Trial Championships and she will be aiming to add another medal to her collection in the final of the Midland Women’s Time Trail Series which she leads ahead of her closest rival Rosie Armitage.

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