Downs rewrites the history books by setting a new best

RECORD BREAKER: Jodie Downs, who broke his and Sudbury Cycling Club's 50 mile time trial record
RECORD BREAKER: Jodie Downs, who broke his and Sudbury Cycling Club's 50 mile time trial record

Jodie Downs wrote his name in Cycle Club Sudbury’s record books once again after smashing his own personal best time for a 50 mile time trial.

In excellent conditions, Downs, in only his second 50 mile TT, improved his personal best by over seven minutes and broke the club record of one hour 49 minutes and 29 seconds set by Jonathan Weatherley in 2014, by over two minutes in a time of 1:46:53.

Damon Day also broke his personal best time, while riding in the sporting E9/25 time trial near Chelmsford, finishing the shorter 25 mile course in 1:00:21.

Rob Davies proved victorious in the club’s Thursday evening time trial on the Hitcham Hilly course in a personal best time of 32:21 ahead of Matt Shotbolt (32:25) and Nick Webber (33:33).

Meanwhile, Dan Upton (34:540, Malcolm Borg (37:43) and David Miller (42:18) all made significant improvements over their target times.

Elsewhere, 280 competitors took part in the Wattisham Sprint Triathlon which takes place on the air base and includes two laps of the runway on the cycle course.

The competitors swim 300m, cycle 20km and finish with a 5km run with Joggers’ Davies competing in this highly oversubscribed event.

And he impressed, improving his previous times in all three disciplines achieving a time of 1:00:19 to see him finish 1oth overall and second in his age category.