22 Upper Plain Circuit – GRR

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Tonight the race was over a much loved course – if you are a sprinter. The race also suits riders who are strong and who can roll through all the twists and turns without checking their speed and be up and sprinting out of each corner.

Being a Graded Road Race, A- Grade left first, with each subsequent group leaving at 1-minute intervals. Any rider who is dropped from their group can complete the race, either by themselves or on the back of the following group, but are not permitted to contribute to the pace making other than in their start group. Tonight this was the lot of only a few riders as most of the bunches concentrated on their task of racing each other.

Graded races can involve some riders doing more pace-setting than others, who may decide to ‘keep their powder dry’ until the final sprint. After all the winner is the rider who crosses the line first – not necessarily the rider who does the most work. On the other hand, if riders are not particularly bothered about where they place in their grade, these races are ideal training at race pace for the more important races such as Wellington Centre Championships or Age-Group Nationals – both of which will be contested over Wairarapa roads in the next few weeks.

As one might expect all grades completed their race in hotly contested sprint finishes, with bragging rights going to those who timed their sprint to perfection to roll their opposition on the line. Congratulations to the each of the grade winners:

A-Grade – Tom McCallum

B-Grade – Simon Butler, with Lesley Mouat fastest woman

C-Grade – Robert Jaques, with Emily Lutyens first woman

D-Grade – David Hancock, with Sheri Wales first woman

E-Grade – John Murray, with Bianca Green first woman

F-Grade – Doug Maclachlan and Meri Murphy – Tandem

Short course – Scarlett McCallum – special congratulations to Bailey Stark, in his first race with ACM.

Very many thanks to all our marshals and race officials who make it possible for us to have so much fun. And thanks also to Terry for the BBQ after match.

Next week is a new and potentially really interesting race – individually handicapped with 7 kms of flat and 7 kms of climb finishing at the top of the Kourarau Climb.

Full Result are:

A-Grade      
Shute race no Rider start time finish time race time
3 1 Tom McCallum 0:00:00 0:48:20 0:48:20 Fastest man
4 46 Derek Roberts 0:00:00 0:48:20 0:48:20
5 70 Simon Pumfrey 0:00:00 0:48:20 0:48:20
6 73 Erik D’Arbois 0:00:00 0:48:22 0:48:22
7 54 Dave Shepherd 0:00:00 0:48:22 0:48:22
8 116 Peter Jones/Derek Roberts 0:00:00 0:48:22 0:48:22
9 13 Ben Knight 0:00:00 0:48:23 0:48:23
12 101 Eddie Kuipers 0:00:00 0:52:10 0:52:10
13 7 Laurence Kent 0:00:00 0:52:10 0:52:10
23 69 Peter James 0:00:00 0:54:39 0:54:39
40 90 Mark Langlands 0:00:00 DNF
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B-Grade
Shute race no Rider start time finish time race time
15 117 Simon Butler 0:01:00 0:54:33 0:53:33
16 50 Earle Whitcombe 0:01:00 0:54:34 0:53:34
17 30 Corey Miller 0:01:00 0:54:34 0:53:34
18 5 Lesley Mouat 0:01:00 0:54:35 0:53:35 Fastest woman
19 10 Belinda Fuller 0:01:00 0:54:35 0:53:35
20 75 Andrew Curtis-Cody 0:01:00 0:54:35 0:53:35
21 53 Paul Wallace 0:01:00 0:54:38 0:53:38
22 61 Darren Southon 0:01:00 0:54:38 0:53:38
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C-Grade
Shute race no Rider start time finish time race time
24 115 Robert Jaques 0:02:00 0:57:46 0:55:46
25 32 Greg Baillie 0:02:00 0:57:46 0:55:46
26 77 Terry Blackburn 0:02:00 0:57:47 0:55:47
27 72 Rex Dowding 0:02:00 0:57:47 0:55:47
28 89 Emily Lutyens 0:02:00 0:57:48 0:55:48
29 2 Andi Bond 0:02:00 0:57:48 0:55:48
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D-Grade
Shute race no Rider start time finish time race time
30 15 David Hancock 0:03:00 1:02:21 0:59:21
31 29 Ray Haste 0:03:00 1:02:21 0:59:21
32 42 Sheri Wales 0:03:00 1:02:22 0:59:22
33 21 Anil Raman 0:03:00 1:02:28 0:59:28
34 87 Stephen Yeats 0:03:00 1:02:34 0:59:34
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E-Grade
Shute race no Rider start time finish time race time
35 43 John Murray 0:04:00 1:07:18 1:03:18
36 88 Bianca Green 0:04:00 1:07:21 1:03:21
37 26 David Howden 0:04:00 1:07:23 1:03:23
38 48 Caleb Roberts 0:04:00 1:07:29 1:03:29
39 57 Karen Blade 0:04:00 1:07:30 1:03:30
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F-Grade – 2 laps
Shute race no Rider start time finish time race time
10 55 Doug Maclachlan/Meri Murphy 0:05:00 0:50:54 0:45:54
11 74 Rod and Jenni Sutherland 0:05:00 0:50:54 0:45:54
14 106 Di Chesmar 0:05:00 0:52:38 0:47:38
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Short Course – 1 Lap
Shute race no Rider start time finish time race time
1 11 Scarlett McCallum 0:05:00 0:32:37 0:27:37
2 Bailey Stark 0:05:00 0:35:43 0:30:43
41 71 Bruce McCallum 0:05:00 DNF

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