The Piggs trophy race is run on the 1st Wednesday of August every year.
Wednesdays are our club night so this is an opportunity for club members to use the time to get involved in a race and explore some other parts of Derby rather than running one of our normal summer routes. This means that we do get quite a club presence at a race which is very good and we do include the race on the Road Racing Championship.
So 16 club members running, Me taking photos (as injured) and George, Brendan and Trev H spectating.
The course started in a slightly different place this year, I did hope to get a group photo before the start but this was not possible as I realised too late. The reason for the change of the start was due to stop the route from being too short, road changes which have been put in place meant that the first bend made the route shorter, hence, the change of the start position.
This is a nice country lane route apart from at 6K when you turn onto the cycle path back to Mickleover which is very slightly uphill and a long, long, long drag to the finish. For once I was glad not to do this as I hate the section from 6K….
Anyway, saw them all start, took a couple of photos, went to the pub for a pint and then got back to the finish just in time to see everyone finishing – happy days.
Noticeably it was quite interesting after the race. We were all waiting around for the results but there was a distinct lack of support from most of the other clubs!
Big ‘heads up’ to Dean who got a prize for the 2nd MV40 place and Caroline who got a prize for the 2nd FV40 place.