Cyclist Christine McLean continued to improve as she clocked up yet another pair of wins to add to her ever-growing list of successes.
Her first hard effort was in the Forres 10-mile time trial on the flat but not very fast B9089 between Kinloss and the village of Roseisle. A slight crosswind and a heavy surface kept the times slower than expected, but McLean’s 23:55 earned her the prize for first woman as well as giving her fifth overall in the main open race category.
The following day she rode in a 50-mile time trial on the roads around Stirling, with 65 competitors having near perfect conditions which helped produce a good crop of personal best times.
McLean once again made excellent progress, pacing her efforts to cover the maximum distance in the shortest possible time. Her impressive 2:05:35 not only resulted in a comfortable winning margin over the rest of the women’s field, but gave her a new Scottish 50-mile age record.