With pre-race favourite Iain Grant (Dooleys Cycles) pulling out of the Scottish 100 Mile Time Trial Championships on Sunday before the finish, the race gave us a new winner in mountain bike rider – turned roadman Eddie Addis, beating Jim Cusick (Glasgow Couriers) by the slim margin of 28 seconds.
We caught up with Eddie after the race to hear how it went, and chat about his preparation.
Any aches and pains, today?
“My legs feel a bit heavy and my neck is a bit stiff but not too bad. More just generally tired, but I think that might be as much to do with getting up at 3.15am to drive up from Stirling.
“I’ve been having a bit of bother with my knee in the last few weeks, it was sore in the first hour but felt fine after that; or maybe the rest of me just started hurting more!”
Prior to Sunday, what was your best for a ‘100’ – when and where did you achieve that?
“My best time for a ‘100’ was actually another 3:54 last year at the champs on the same course, which got me the silver medal behind this year’s bronze medalist, Steve Nutley.
“I’ve only ridden one other which was the Furneaux Trophy earlier this year when I did a 3:57.”
What was your race strategy?
“I knew from the other 100’s I had ridden that pacing was the key, my heart rate monitor died in the