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Teesside Clarion Christmas Day '10'

Curran smashes trial record

PAUL CURRAN smashed another record by improving on his own best time in winning the traditional Christmas Day ten miles time trial.

Curran, this year's top amateur roadman from Manchester Wheelers, came home in 23min l2sec to win the trial, which was begun by Cleveland Wheelers in 1959 but is now a Teesside Clarion event.

The Thornaby-based rider was one of several' who were having a private trial. A total of 15 riders reported to timekeeper Frank Bradley and pusher-off Collin Armstrong on what turned out to be a festive occasion. Second to Curran was promising junior Dave Scrivner, of Cleveland Wheelers, who topped an excellent season with the best time ever for an amateur Wheelers member of 24:58 beating the previous best by Mike Heslop of 25:04, set up in 1970. The best Wheelers time is that of professional Robin Childes of 23:53.


1. Paul Curran (Manchester Wh) 23min 12sec
2. Dave Scrivner (Cleveland Wh) 24min 58sec