Clubgear upfor summer action
St Christopher’s Cycling Club are gearing up for the summer after a busy winter of time trials and turbo training.
Over the winter club riders have been keeping fit with a weekly cycle turbo training session followed by circuit training. This gruelling training is organised by club member Chris Stoddart and although hard at times, the riders thank Chris in the long run for their core improvement and faster riding.
The club are also just about to finish their winter time trial league season with the Roberta Hope Trophy up for grabs. This year the winner will not be decided until the very last event.
However, all club riders are looking forward to the club’s main activity of the season, the Jack Robertson Auldhouse League.
This is a weekly 10 mile time trail event around the back roads of East Kilbride and for many riders a first introduction to the club.
Held every Tuesday evening and lasting until September, this is a social occasion, too, where riders swap hints and catch up on each others’ racing.
The league is run on a handicap system so it is not always the fastest who wins the league, it is the rider who improves his/her times the most over the course of the season. Essentialy you are riding against yourself.
This year the club are holding an introductory try a time trial session.
Anyone who rides a bike and perhaps wanted to know about or give a time trial a go are more than welcome to come along and try it out.
The two sessions will be held on April 17 and 24 before the league starts in earnest on May 1.
The meeting place is Langlands Road behind the Sainsbury depot at Kelvin Industrial Estate, meeting at 7.15pm. The first ride is off at 7.30pm.
In the meantime full information on the league and a whole lot more is available at the club website www.stchrisccek.co.uk Medal marvels Master Hutton’s junior students were as good as gold at the recent ITF Scottish Championships.
More than 400 students from the Kelvin-based club took part in the two-day competition at Ravenscraig.
The tournament proved to be an ideal platform for the youngsters to demonstrate their taekwondo skills at a high level of competition - with a host of medals brought back to East Kilbride.
Senior athletes from MH Fitness did not take part in the competition, however they attended as coaches and umpires.
Coaching duo Master Hutton and Stephanie Willis believe that their successes will prove to be an excellent platform for the juniors to develop their skills and experience, holding them in good stead for upcoming competitions throughout the year.
The full list of winners from the event are as follows:
Kids section – Hatim Ahmad (Gold sparring), Marcus Lowden (Bronze pattern), Tegan Grier (Bronze sparring, Bronze pattern), Holly Breathnach (Bronze pattern), Zaayan Ahmad (Bronze sparring), Grace Campbell (Bronze sparring), Jonathan Marshall (Bronze sparring), Amy Martin (Bronze sparring).
Pre-junior – Abigail McGlynn (Gold sparring, Silver Spec tec.), Ben Cohen (Gold pattern), Rhiannon Brownlie (Silver sparring), Reece Stirling (Silver sparring, Bronze spec tec); Junior - Jack Lobban (Gold pattern), Rudy Brown (Bronze pattern).
Advanced Senior – Fiona Raeburn (Gold pattern), Lynne Mcintosh (Silver pattern. Bronze sparring), Andrew Smith (Silver sparring, Bronze pattern), Thomas McShane (Silver sparring), Gordon Donald (Bronze sparring, Bronze pattern).
Master Hutton youngsters with their prizes