Vipers 10 - Round 7

Vipers 10 - Round 7

Rivalries heat up as the 21 Club admits its newest member

Ramsey Kechacha joined the elite ‘21 club’ with a course PB of 21:53 on his way to Handicap, Open TT, and Overall fastest wins. A beaten into second place Kevin Baumber was disappointed but it is not known why the skinny middle-aged lawyer decided not to ‘take it outside’ with the stacked 32 year old combat trained former Marine and powerlifting champion ‘Rambo’ Kechacha. We may never know.

The Coyle/Wyatt household will be on edge too buzzing with febrile debate over who-da-best? Both PB’d, Paul by more, taking second handicap, but Debbie was ahead by 7 seconds on VTTA and first in Cat. He may have an entire career of life and death decision making and tactical communications behind him, but we doubt that’s a match for Debbie’s ability to talk her cause - the smart money’s on Coyle.

Isabel Beale was having none of dad Pablo’s win last week - posting another PB (breaking yet another minute barrier), catching her minute man, and winning the juvenile and third handicap. Will Barlow won the juniors, faring better than brother Fred whose sparkling form could only be tamed by a puncture.

Mark ‘The Juggernaut’ Thurlow claimed disappointment with his winning Road Bike performance, presumably aiming for higher than 1st. Ade Adeyemi was only denied official PB and more handicap honours because the course was short last week for his first race as a member, he had to settle for 3rd Road Bike. John Butcher separated the two in 2nd. Gary Jackson impressed too on his TT in the VTTA Cat, moving up into podium position.

Ominous signs for all too with reigning Open Club Champion Rob Young starting his return and showing signs of the inevitable, inexorable, move back to the top. There’s no one that can turn it back on quite like il Campione.