Val Rushworth

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Val Rushworth
Personal information
Full name Valerie Rushworth
Born  United Kingdom
Team information
Discipline Road & Track
Role Rider
Amateur team(s)
1964 Monckton CC
1970– Fallowfield
2001– Featherstone RC
? Bob Jacksons

Valerie Rushworth is a British road and track racing cyclist.

Biography[edit]

Rushworth's first sport was running, she was a member of the Wakefield Harriers. She started cycling with Monckton CC.[1]

She was national road race champion in 1964 and held several records on the track including motor-paced records set in 1964: quarter-mile flying start in 23.5 seconds, half-mile flying start in 46.0 seconds and the mile flying start in 1 minute 34.0 seconds.[2]

She won 11 British Championships between 1959 and 1966, and went on to represent Great Britain internationally, as a rider and later as coach and team manager.[1]

In 1970 she moved to Featherstone RC.[1]

She coached Lisa Brambani, who became a national road race champion four consecutive years between 1986 and 1989.[3]

Rushworth was the European masters champion in the 500m TT for women aged 50 plus for four consecutive years between 1997 and 2000.[4]

She joined Bob Jackson's team in 2001.[1]

Rushworth, who lives in Allerton Bywater, Yorkshire near Wakefield, is coaching advisor for the Women's Cycle Racing Association.[5] She works as a Customer Services Manager for Waddingtons Games.[1]

Palmarès[edit]

1964
1st United Kingdom British National Road Race Championships
1973
3rd Sprint, British National Track Championships
1997
1st European Union 500m TT, European Masters Track Championships (50+)
1998
1st European Union 500m TT, European Masters Track Championships (50+)
1999
1st European Union 500m TT, European Masters Track Championships (50+)
2000
1st European Union 500m TT, European Masters Track Championships (50+)
2004
3rd 500m TT, European Masters Track Championships (50+)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Val Rushworth. Womens 60+". European Masters Track Championships. Archived from the original on 12 October 2004. Retrieved 2010-01-10. 
  2. ^ "British Stayer & Derny History". 2006-10-18. Retrieved 2008-09-12. 
  3. ^ Susan Weaver (1998). A Woman's Guide to Cycling. Ten Speed Press. p. 196. ISBN 978-0-89815-982-0. Retrieved 2008-09-12. 
  4. ^ "Past Champions: 2000". European Masters Track Championships. Archived from the original on 4 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-12. 
  5. ^ "Contacts". Women's Cycle Racing Association. Retrieved 2008-09-12. 

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