The RTTC National 12 Hr event took place on the R12/16 Course based on Raglan. This also served as the WCA Championships and the Club Championship. The weather forecast for the day was deteriorating but the lone Club entry Simon Kinsey was not worried as he felt others would dislike the conditions whereas he thrives on the poor weather.
Simon had set himself four personal targets of increasing ambition for this event:-
1. To finish the event;
2. To improve upon his 2014 result;
3. To reach 200 miles;
4. To grab the Acme Bronze Standard of 215mls;
When Simon sets himself targets he focuses all his efforts on their achievement. Even Simon found the Hereford leg of the course mentally and physically challenging. He knew it would slow him down and factored that into his race tactics. As forecast the day started dry for Simon’s 6:30am start but later in the day the rain came in. Simon’s determination paid off for him and he achieved a staggering 222.73 far exceeding his 2014 results and comfortably achieving the Club Bronze Standard and has the Silver Standard in his sights now. He gave himself a 10/10 on how he felt about his effort, the first one of any Club member this season.
Simon enjoyed the new course and believes that the R12/95 will not be used again. He urges those members with ambitions to complete a 12 Hr to consider this course for 2017. Well Done Simon Kinsey the 2016 12 Hour Club Champion.