Clarion man Dhanji wins handicap prize

Mia Purnell (left) in action at the Regional Omnium in Welwyn.
Mia Purnell (left) in action at the Regional Omnium in Welwyn.
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Fenland Clarion rider Hasnain Dhanji was a winner at the King’s Lynn 10-mile time trial.

He took the handicap prize with his time of 28.13.

John Royle was pleased with his improvement on the previous weekend to finish in 25.40 while Malc Jacklin finished in 23.42.

The Cambridge 10-mile event produced some quick times with Fenland’s Dave Langlands finishing in ninth place in a good quality field with his time of 21.20 while Simon Pitchford was rewarded with his fastest time of the season with 18th place for his 22.15.

In the first of the season’s Bluebell time trials it was once again Paul Lunn who set the pace with his 22.35. Simon Pitchford was second in 23.27 with Lynden Leadbeater completing the top three in 23.41.

Other times: Malc Jacklin 23.57, Graham Wright 24.25, Jerry Norman 24.44, Dan Hustwayte 24.47, Joe Clarke 25.01, Sean Beard 25.39, Adam Robinson 25.51, Ian Halliday 26.23, Howard Piccaver 26.40, Phil Merritt 26.59, Chris shaw 27.20, Jonathan Oakey 28.50, Peter Welsh 29.04, Scott Lloyd 29.09, Mia Purnell 29.13, Cameron Neilson 29.38, Gareth Purnell 29.40, Hasnain Dhanji 29.48, Simon Pidduck 30.00, Richard Anderson 30.25, Matthew Wouldham 33.57, Barbara Gunn 34.41, Ziporah Lloyd 35.09, Jack Shuttleworth 38.20 & C. Wallace 38.41.

Clarion youngsters Mia Purnell and Jerry Norman took part in the Regional Omnium Championships at Welwyn - a five-event discipline consisting of time trial, elimination race, scratch race, points race and 500m sprint.

Purnell rode consistently well all day and ended up in ninth place in the Under 14 age group.

In the Under 16 section, Norman had to compete against the reigning national champion and was content with 18th place.

In the Spalding Velo Prix youth races Evander Wishart and Ethan Lutterer both finished third in their age group.