Race Report – 16 Mar 2021 Watsons Rd/Wainuioru HRR
Tonight 29 riders presented themselves to the start line including 4 for the short course.
Watsons Road to Wainuioru and back is a mere 30kms but with two decent climbs and the high speeds associated with the handicap format presents a tough challenge for most riders. Tonights race was further complicated by a southerly front that hit just as most riders were going over the summit of the second climb. Heading into the turn around they were confronted by a cold and gusty southerly that dropped the temperature by 10 degrees and made the last kilometres to the turn harder then they need have been.
Duncan Cameron and Dave Drummond were on top form. Starting in Limit but over hauling all the other riders on the return leg to finish 1st and 2nd respectively. A good result too for John Gibbons who hung in there for a solid 3rd place.
Lesley Mouat is showing a return to form finishing as fastest woman and a well earned 5th place.
1st D Cameron (Break) 58:40
2nd D Drummond (Break) 58:42
3rd J Gibbons (Limit) 1:11:20
1st L Mouat (Break 2) 1:04:13
2nd D O’Sullivan (Limit) 16:15
3rd J Blackburn (Limit) 18:43
1st K Blade 42:05
2nd S Goodin 42:46
3rd M Stephenson 43:36
Full results on the ACM website
A big thanks to all the marshals and organisers who were out on the course as the southerly came through.
Next race Tues 23 Mar is the 2UpTT on Matahiwi Rd