Clubgear up­for sum­mer ac­tion

East Kilbride News - - MOTORS -

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

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