25 Johnstone Street to Gladstone A/B Grade

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The final race of the season saw the field of 38 divided into in three grades, A-Grade, B-Grade and Short Course. Racing began on Johnstone Street for all grades. The short course turned before Memorial hill whilst A and B Grades continued out to turn at Gladstone Church. In the A and B Grade bunches the racing was fast a furious but each group stayed together until Memorial Hill, which was just long enough and steep enough to cause splits in both bunches.  For those on the front end of the splits riders needed to work together to stay away, whilst for those on the wrong side of the split, the riders worked (unsuccessfully on this occasion) to try and bring the the races back together. For the vast majority of riders the race ended with the scramble to try and find the ‘right wheel’ to take them the sprint finish.

Congratulations tonight go to Peter James, who proved for himself why he is actually in the right grade! Congratulations also to Donna Burkhart who once again proved her sprinting prowess amongst the women. Special mention, to Finn Roberts on a very impressive ride tonight. Although he missed the split at Memorial Hill, he finished strongly on a course that tends to favour powerful sprinters.

A huge thanks to Toni McCallum and Brent Sowry who have timed and kept us safe week by week throughout the season. Also a huge thanks: to Andrew Linton for organising the traffic management plans; to Kevin McKay and Mark Jerling who have set the courses for us; to Devan Simmonds for an innovative racing schedule; to the handicappers who shall remain anonymous; and to Karen Blade who has the unenviable job of finding marshalls for each of the races.  Let’s not forget our thanks to the social co-ordinators and to everyone who has taken care of our ‘post-race nutritional’ needs.

At this point a plug on Karen’s behalf – we still need Marshall Friday, Saturday and Sunday 20th-22 April for Age Group Nationals which ACM is hosting this year.  If you can help on any of these days – or if your partners/friends/colleagues could help please contact Karen.

Once Nationals is past, we have a final event to look forward to – the Hope Gibbons Team Time Trial on Sunday 6th May. This is always a testing ride and worth giving a nudge. So now is the time to find your team mates and start training together to make the ride smooth and fast!

Full Results for tonight are:

A-Grade
Shute order Race Number Name Start time Finish time Ride time  
1 69 Peter James 0:00:00 0:44:50 0:44:50  Fastest man
2 73 Erik D’Arbois 0:00:00 0:44:50 0:44:50
3 46 Derek Roberts 0:00:00 0:44:51 0:44:51
4 70 Simon Pumfrey 0:00:00 0:44:51 0:44:51
5 13 Ben Knight 0:00:00 0:45:03 0:45:03
6 44 Craig Mangin/Simon Butler 0:00:00 0:46:06 0:46:06
7 97 Chris Smith 0:00:00 0:46:06 0:46:06
8 45 Donna Burkhart 0:00:00 0:46:06 0:46:06 Fastest woman
9 30 Corey Miller 0:00:00 0:46:07 0:46:07
10 61 Darren Southon 0:00:00 0:46:07 0:46:07
11 5 Lesley Mouat 0:00:00 0:46:07 0:46:07
12 10 Belinda Fuller 0:00:00 0:46:08 0:46:08
13 101 Eddy Kuipers 0:00:00 0:46:08 0:46:08
14 75 Andy Curtis-Cody 0:00:00 0:46:14 0:46:14
17 24 Bill van Workoem 0:00:00 0:52:15 0:52:15
B-Grade
Shute order Race Number Name Start time Finish time Ride time
18 120 Darren Sullivan 0:01:00 0:52:26 0:51:26
19 32 Greg Baillie 0:01:00 0:52:26 0:51:26
20 77 Terry Blackburn 0:01:00 0:52:26 0:51:26
21 2 Andi Bond 0:01:00 0:52:26 0:51:26
22 87 Stephen Yeats 0:01:00 0:52:27 0:51:27
23 14 Brian Sanders 0:01:00 0:52:27 0:51:27
24 76 Peter Lee 0:01:00 0:52:27 0:51:27
25 72 Rex Dowding 0:01:00 0:52:27 0:51:27
26 15 David Hancock 0:01:00 0:52:28 0:51:28
27 59 Mike Clinton-Baker 0:01:00 0:52:28 0:51:28
28 60 John Allen 0:01:00 0:52:28 0:51:28
29 36 Devan Simmonds 0:01:00 0:53:22 0:52:22
30 40 Finn Roberts 0:01:00 0:53:23 0:52:23
31 74 Rod Sutherland/Peter Jones 0:01:00 0:53:23 0:52:23
32 48 Caleb Roberts 0:01:00 0:56:55 0:55:55
33 17 Stan Braaksma 0:01:00 0:56:57 0:55:57
34 81 Jorge Sandoval 0:01:00 0:56:59 0:55:59
35 Marty Hewson 0:01:00 0:57:11 0:56:11
36 21 Anil Raman 0:01:00 0:59:41 0:58:41
37 51 David Hodder 0:01:00 1:01:24 1:00:24
 38 50 Earle Whitcombe 0:01:00 1:01:25 1:00:25
Short Course
Shute order Race Number Name Start time Finish time Ride time
15 11 Scarlet McCallum 0:01:00 0:48:13 0:47:13
16 71 Bruce McCallum 0:01:00 0:48:13 0:47:13

24 Norfolk Road Mass Start Road Race

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Our second to last Tuesday club race was one of the annual traditional ones – a Mass Start Road Race from the bottom of Norfolk Road up to the turn at the top near the car park and back down again.

If you don’t usually start in ‘A’ Grade mass start road races tend to hurt, because they are about finding a ‘wheel’ to follow and hanging on for dear life for as long as you possibly can. For most of us this means, as the pressure comes on, you find yourself slipping forward on the saddle in an effort to keep the bike moving forward at the pace of the rider(s) in front of you – an event otherwise known as being ‘on the rivet’!

Navigating a mass start requires considerable skill, as the bunch at the start comprises everyone who turned up, so is not only way bigger than usual but also includes a range of riding abilities. During mass starts it helps to have some knowledge of the folks you are racing with – you need to find a wheel to follow that is going to continue to hang on to the one in front of them. When that happens the ride is exhilarating. When they can’t, you find yourself having to close the gap – which at the very least is “ouch”, and at worst means the bunch has gone and you are out the back door!

On this particular course, if at all possible, you will still be in a good bunch of riders at the turnaround. Usually by this stage there are a number of different bunches as riders have been ‘dropped’ but providing you can get around the turn efficiently and remain with your bunch, this is where the real fun begins for all those riders who enjoy ‘flying downhill’ all the way to the sprint finish. Tonight was no exception to this rule, with a big bunch of riders flying down the hill at over 50 kms an hour. From this bunch line honours went to Eddy Kuipers closely followed by the Derek Roberts and Andrew Linton. First woman across the line was Belinda Fuller closely followed by Donna Burkhart then Emily Lutyens. On the short course line honours went to the tandem ridden by Rod and Jenny Sutherland. Congratulations also go to Meri Murphy completing her first solo race with ACM.

Once again thanks to go the race officials who keep us safe while we are having our fun and Di Dowding for organising the BBQ for us after the racing was finished.

Finally: Congratulations to all those who contested the Wellington Centre Road Race Championships during last weekend including:

Rex Dowding – M8 Champion in both ITT and Road Race

Andrew Linton – M7 Champion in both ITT and Road Race

Paul Wallace – M7 Silver Medal – Road Race

Peter James -M6 Silver Medal – Road Race

Matt Webb-Smith – Senior Bronze medal in Road Race

Caleb Roberts – U13 Champion in Road Race

Finn Roberts – U17 Silver Medal in Road Race

Lesley Mouat – M6 Champion in both ITT and Road Race

Kirsten Goodin – M2 Champion in ITT

Belinda Fuller – M3 Champion in Road Race

PLEASE NOTE: Next week the race is now an A and B Graded race, starting from Johnstone Street out to the turnaround at Gladstone Church and finishing back at Johnstone Street.

 

Full Results from tonight are:

Shute order Race No Rider Finish time
2 101 Eddy Kuipers 0:45:49
3 46 Derek Roberts 0:45:49
4 96 Andrew Linton 0:45:50
5 7 Laurence Kent 0:45:50
6 117 Simon Butler 0:45:51
7 69 Peter James 0:45:51
8 79 Bill van Workeom 0:45:52
9 2 Andi Bond 0:45:52
10 75 Andy Curtis-Cody 0:45:53
11 10 Belinda Fuller 0:45:53
12 44 Craig Mangin 0:45:53
13 97 Chris Smith 0:45:54
14 45 Donna Burkhart 0:45:54
15 77 Terry Blackburn 0:45:54
16 61 Darren Southon 0:45:55
17 70 Simon Pumfrey 0:45:55
18 120 Darren Sullivan 0:45:56
19 89 Emily Lutyens 0:45:56
20 84 Mike Wilkinson 0:45:56
21 32 Greg Baillie 0:46:05
22 116 Peter Jones and Derek Cox 0:46:10
23 90 Mark Langlands 0:46:16
25 34 Kirsten Goodin 0:48:29
26 50 Earle Whitcombe 0:48:29
27 87 Stephen Yeats 0:48:30
28 59 Mike Clinton-Baker 0:50:07
29 15 David Hancock 0:50:08
30 60 John Allen and Liam Moore 0:50:34
31 81 Jorge Sandoval 0:50:35
32 72 Rex Dowding 0:50:35
33 21 Anil Raman 0:55:10
34 48 Caleb Roberts 0:55:10
35 31 Jenny Devenport 0:55:12
36 38 Greg Lang 0:55:12
37 40 Finn Roberts 0:55:13
38 78 Sydney Blacburn 0:56:45
39 57 Karen Blade 0:56:46
40 26 David Howden 0:56:47
41 51 David Hodder 0:56:48
Short course
Shute order Race No Rider Finish time
1 74 Rod and Jenni Sutherland 0:41:40
24 Meri Murphy 0:47:14

23 Handicapped Time Trial

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Tonight’s race was very different from any race yet offered by the Cycling Section of ACM. This was a handicapped time trial that started on a flat course and then went up to the top of Kourarau hill. The goal for each rider was to try and catch the riders in front of them and then work together to close as many gaps as possible in an attempt to reach the front of the race and crest Kourarau in first place. Those who combined the attributes of both strength and climbing ability were the ones who excelled over this course. The first rider to start went as the clock hit 3 minutes and the final rider to start left as the clock ticked around to 24 minutes and 20 seconds. By the time all riders finished there was less than a10 minute time spread between the first and last finishers.

For many, if not all riders in this race, it was important not to hit the ‘red zone’ on the flat before the climb began. Quite a few people managed to catch (or allow themselves to be caught) on the flat which gave them the benefit of working with other riders to reach the base of the hill. If you put too much effort into the flat, then your legs would fail you on the climb.

Congratulations tonight go to Jorge Sandoval who conquered the field to crest the summit first. Congratulations to Karen Blade, first woman to reach the top. The battle for fastest overall time was a hot one, with Erik D’Arbois completing the ride just 2 seconds faster than Simon Pumfrey. Lesley Mouat was fastest woman overall. Special mention has to go to Phil Sutherland, who has only just returned from completing the Tour of Aotearoa (cycling top to bottom of the island – that’s 3000kms in less than a month!). Phil flew up the hill tonight dropping all the riders who had caught or been caught by him on the flat and there was nothing they could do about it!  The other special mention goes to Finn Roberts on his first ever ascent of Kourarau Hill. Finn managed to fly past a few riders to finish third overall.

Once again, many thanks to all race officials without whom we would not be able to race.

Good luck to all those who are contesting the Wellington Centre Championships this weekend. If you are not racing and could assist with marshalling – please let Karen know.

Next week we return to an oldie but goodie – Mass Start Road Race up Norfolk Road.  The following week will be the final Tuesday race of the season – course to be confirmed next week.

Full results:

Shute Order Race No Rider Start time Finish time Ride time
1 81 Jorge Sandoval 0:07:50 0:46:45 0:38:55
2 74 Rod Sutherland 0:03:00 0:47:23 0:44:23
3 40 Finn Roberts 0:10:40 0:48:19 0:37:39
4 87 Stephen Yeats 0:14:00 0:48:55 0:34:55
5 57 Karen Blade 0:07:00 0:49:02 0:42:02
6 26 David Howden 0:08:20 0:50:27 0:42:07
7 77 Terry Blackburn 0:18:00 0:51:11 0:33:11
8 38 Greg Lang 0:13:30 0:51:20 0:37:50
9 120 Darren Sullivan 0:18:20 0:51:21 0:33:01
10 76 Peter Lee 0:17:15 0:51:22 0:34:07
11 43 John Murray 0:08:40 0:51:41 0:43:01
12 59 Mike Clinton-Baker 0:14:20 0:51:47 0:37:27
13 21 Anil Raman 0:12:00 0:51:48 0:39:48
14 92 Phil Sutherland 0:20:45 0:52:27 0:31:42
15 15 David Hancock 0:14:45 0:52:32 0:37:47
16 30 Corey Miller 0:20:20 0:52:43 0:32:23
17 50 Earle Whitcombe 0:19:20 0:52:50 0:33:30
18 73 Erik D’Arbois 0:23:45 0:52:51 0:29:06 Fastest man
19 75 Andy Curtis-Cody 0:20:00 0:52:56 0:32:56
20 36 Devan Simmonds 0:21:45 0:53:01 0:31:16
21 5 Lesley Mouat 0:21:00 0:53:02 0:32:02 Fastest woman
22 96 Andrew Linton 0:21:15 0:53:04 0:31:49
23 53 Paul Wallace 0:20:30 0:53:06 0:32:36
24 54 Dave Shepherd 0:23:20 0:53:22 0:30:02
25 70 Simon Pumfrey 0:24:20 0:53:28 0:29:08
26 18 Dave Drummond 0:22:30 0:53:29 0:30:59
27 14 Brian Sanders 0:16:30 0:53:36 0:37:06
28 116 Peter Jones/Derek Cox 0:22:45 0:53:48 0:31:03
29 84 Mike Wilkinson 0:19:30 0:53:49 0:34:19
30 61 Darren Southon 0:21:30 0:53:51 0:32:21
31 2 Andi Bond 0:15:30 0:54:01 0:38:31
32 1 Tom McCallum 0:23:30 0:54:59 0:31:29
33 79 Mike Sutton 0:19:30 0:55:45 0:36:15
34 117 Simon Butler 0:19:40 0:56:06 0:36:26
88 Bianca Green 0:10:20 DNF

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

Race 21 Whangaehu to Dryers Return HRR

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Tonight was another brand new course beginning at the Whangaehu Hall, racing out to the turn at the bottom of Dryers Rock, then racing back through the valley to finish at the woodshed on Bideford Road. There was a steady headwind on the climb out to Dryers Rock, and a pleasant tail wind on the slight down hill return leg. The racing was hard and fast tonight, with a number of riders not able to hang onto their start bunches. On the short course Scarlett and Bruce really enjoyed their ride and worked together throughout the course.

The handicapper gave a significant advantage to the limit group, who managed to stay away from all the chasing groups right to the finish. On the final climb Bianca Green and Caleb Roberts out-climbed their race buddies and then Caleb once again demonstrated his sprinting ability to finish first. Both Break 2 and Break 3 also worked well together, and although they dropped a couple of riders from their groups, they too, were able to stay away from chasing groups.

Break was caught by the Scratch bunch not long after the turn around. This was then a large group in which a number of riders from Scratch tried to escape off the front, unsuccessfully, until the final climb out of the valley. The pressure was then applied and gaps began to appear throughout this bunch. In the end the final sprint in this bunch was taken out by Mark Langlands, followed closely by Eddy Kuipers and Derek Roberts. Belinda Fuller was the fastest woman on the night, and Mark Langlands the fastest man.

There are now only 3 club races left to the end of the season. Next Week we return to an old faithful course at Skeets and upper plain Road, beginning at Upper Mania Road.

For those who are intending to race Nationals – remember early bird entries finish at the close of February (yes) this Wednesday. And also reminders too that entries are open for Wellington Centre Champs (entries close 11 March)- details and entries can be accessed here:

Wellington Region Centre Championship

Full results for tonights race are:

Short course
Shute order Race Number Rider Start time Finish Time Ride Time
1 11 Scarlett McCallum 0:01:00 0:49:16 0:48:16
2 71 Bruce McCallum 0:01:00 0:49:16 0:48:16
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Full Course
Shute order Race Number Rider Start time Finish Time Ride Time
3 48 Caleb Roberts 0:00:00 1:11:59 1:11:59 1st rider
4 88 Bianca Green 0:00:00 1:12:02 1:12:02 1st woman
5 26 David Howden 0:00:00 1:12:14 1:12:14
6 78 Sydney Blackburn 0:00:00 1:12:19 1:12:19
7 57 Karen Blade 0:00:00 1:12:31 1:12:31
8 59 Mike Clinton-Baker 0:06:00 1:13:44 1:07:44
9 87 Stephen Yeats 0:06:00 1:13:45 1:07:45
10 74 Rod Sutherland/Peter Jones 0:06:00 1:13:46 1:07:46 Tandem
11 21 Anil Raman 0:06:00 1:14:16 1:08:16
12 115 Robert Jacques 0:13:00 1:18:08 1:05:08
13 77 Terry Blackburn 0:13:00 1:18:09 1:05:09
14 72 Rex Dowding 0:13:00 1:18:10 1:05:10
15 120 Darren Sullivan 0:13:00 1:18:10 1:05:10
16 76 Peter Lee 0:13:00 1:18:10 1:05:10
17 89 Emily Lutyens 0:13:00 1:18:11 1:05:11
18 2 Andi Bond 0:13:00 1:18:11 1:05:11
19 32 Greg Baillie 0:13:00 1:18:54 1:05:54
20 43 John Murray 0:06:00 1:19:21 1:13:21
21 90 Mark Langlands 0:23:00 1:19:28 0:56:28 Fastest man
22 101 Eddy Kuipers 0:23:00 1:19:35 0:56:35
23 46 Derek Roberts 0:23:00 1:19:36 0:56:36
24 96 Andrew Linton 0:19:00 1:19:36 1:00:36
25 69 Peter James 0:23:00 1:19:37 0:56:37
26 70 Simon Pumfrey 0:23:00 1:19:37 0:56:37
27 13 Ben Knight 0:23:00 1:19:37 0:56:37
28 10 Belinda Fuller 0:19:00 1:19:37 1:00:37 Fastest Woman
29 36 Devan Simmonds 0:23:00 1:19:38 0:56:38
30 75 Andrew Curtis-Cody 0:19:00 1:19:38 1:00:38
31 58 Harrison Deal 0:19:00 1:19:39 1:00:39
32 50 Earle Whitcombe 0:19:00 1:19:44 1:00:44
33 30 Corey Miller 0:19:00 1:19:48 1:00:48
34 5 Lesley Mouat 0:19:00 1:19:49 1:00:49
35 117 Simon Butler 0:19:00 1:19:50 1:00:50
36 45 Donna Burkhart 0:19:00 1:20:01 1:01:01
37 31 Jenny Devenport 0:06:00 1:20:24 1:14:24
38 73 Erik D’Arbois 0:23:00 1:24:07 1:01:07
39 29 Ray Haste 0:13:00 1:26:27 1:13:27
40 51 Dave Hodder 0:13:00 1:32:06 1:19:06

Race 20 – Championship Hill Climb – provisional results

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Tonight was the final Championship Race for the 2017/18 season: an Individual Time Trial up Admiral Hill. Today riders had to wait until after 4 pm for the Club President to confirm that the weather conditions were safe for the race to proceed, and Cyclone Gita (havoc though she may have caused for some) was not going to cause a postponement. Thankfully the worst of the wind didn’t arrive until after all the riders were safely back down from Admiral.

Individual Time Trials are about a rider being able to measure their effort, so that you can give your maximum effort without ‘bonking’ before the end (Bonking is one of these very technical cycling terms which means that your legs refuse to continue turning the peddles effectively any longer, sometimes referred to as peddle squares!). Because this time trial has a considerable amount of ‘up’ to contend with, riders who are light AND powerful have the advantage – the scientists probably talk about the power to weight ratio and how that impacts on the riders ability to ride fast.

In the men’s race, there was a fantastic battle that took place between Mark Langlands, (defending champion) and Ben Knight. Ben started 30 seconds before Mark who was chasing hard to close the gap. In the end Mark just succeeded and finished a mere 7 seconds faster than Ben. This was a great ride by these guys in testing conditions and Mark managed to better his time from last year in the process!

In the women’s race the Lesley Mouat (defending champion) started 2 minutes in front of Belinda Fuller who has been riding brilliantly this season. Unfortunately for Belinda after she had crested ‘the wall’ followed by the short descent, in changing back to her small chain-ring she dropped her chain. This ‘mechanical’ meant that Belinda lost some time and was not able to close the gap to Lesley, who retains the overall Championship, in a very slightly slower time than last year.

Special mentions have to go to Harrison Deal who used that power to weight ratio to fly up the hill over a minute faster than last year and finish in 4th place overall, and as the 1st Under 19 boy. In the junior girls race another good contest took place between Bianca Green and Sydney Blackburn. This was the first time ever that Bianca has ridden Admiral, so congratulations on a successful contest and mastering the art of ‘pacing’. The final special mention goes to Peter Jones and Derek Cox, on the Tandem. As anyone who has ever ridden a tandem will know, climbing with the extra weight of two folks and a very heavy bike is no easy feat. To add to their challenge tonight, the tandem was another bike that was having mechanical troubles and the team had to race on much larger gears than might be seen as preferable on a hill as steep as Admiral.

Next Week: we are back to a Handicapped Road Race starting on Bideford Road, racing out the Whangaehu Valley to Dryers rock and back again.

The provisional results from tonight are:

shute order Race No Rider Start Time Finish Time Race Time
18 90 Mark Langlands 0:15:00 0:32:23 0:17:23 Champion man
17 13 Ben Knight 0:14:30 0:32:00 0:17:30 2nd man
15 Richard van Lent 0:11:30 0:30:56 0:19:26 3rd man
6 58 Harrison Deal 0:09:30 0:29:10 0:19:40 1st U19 boy
20 101 Eddie Kuipers 0:13:00 0:32:53 0:19:53
25 73 Erik D’Arbois 0:13:30 0:34:04 0:20:34
8 5 Lesley Mouat 0:08:00 0:29:25 0:21:25 Champion woman
13 30 Corey Miller 0:09:00 0:30:38 0:21:38
28 116 Peter Jones/Derek Cox 0:12:30 0:34:54 0:22:24 1st Tandem
22 96 Andrew Linton 0:10:30 0:33:07 0:22:37
4 120 Darren Sullivan 0:06:00 0:28:47 0:22:47
10 84 Mike Wilkinson 0:07:30 0:30:18 0:22:48
19 10 Belinda Fuller 0:10:00 0:32:53 0:22:53 2nd woman
30 69 Peter James 0:14:00 0:37:02 0:23:02
16 61 Darren Southon 0:08:30 0:31:36 0:23:06
2 77 Terry Blackburn 0:04:30 0:27:46 0:23:16
27 75 Andrew Curtis-Cody 0:11:00 0:34:46 0:23:46
14 14 Brian Sanders 0:06:30 0:30:48 0:24:18
3 76 Peter Lee 0:04:00 0:28:20 0:24:20
29 36 Devan Simmonds 0:12:00 0:36:20 0:24:20
9 89 Emily Lutyens 0:05:00 0:29:30 0:24:30 3rd woman
7 72 Rex Dowding 0:03:30 0:29:14 0:25:44
21 2 Andi Bond 0:07:00 0:33:05 0:26:05
5 87 Stephen Yeats 0:02:30 0:28:57 0:26:27
1 88 Bianca Green 0:01:00 0:27:39 0:26:39 1st U19 girl
11 32 Greg Baillie 0:03:00 0:30:29 0:27:29
26 51 David Hodder 0:05:30 0:34:17 0:28:47
12 78 Sydney Blackburn 0:01:30 0:30:36 0:29:06 2nd U19 girl
23 106 Di Chesmar 0:02:00 0:33:41 0:31:41
24 74 Rod Sutherland 0:00:30 0:33:51 0:33:21
50 Earle Whitcombe 0:15:30 DNF

 

 

19 Wainuioru to Te Wharau return, Graded Road Race

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The race tonight was an out and back course starting and finishing at Wainuioru. Graded Road Races are quite different in the manner of racing from a Handicapped Road Race – where the aim is to catch and pass the riders who set off before you, whilst at the same time staying away from the riders who started after you. In a Graded Road Race the racing happens between the riders who start together, and if a rider is dropped, they are permitted to sit behind a following bunch once they have been caught, but are not allowed to work with that bunch or interfere in that race whatsoever. So Graded Road Races become tactical battles between riders who are usually team mates!

The long course was a testing one, and the first time this course has ever been raced by the club. This course has everything – fast flat sections, followed by a steep twisty descent into a valley followed instantly by a hard climb back out of the valley. It then rolls along more up and down before you reach the turn around. The short course avoids the steep descents and climbs, so the riders are mainly riding fast flat and rolling climbs.

A-Grade set off first on 0 minutes. In their race an attack by Mark Langlands came early and he escaped off the front of his grade. One the race headed into the quick descent and quite gnarly climbing heading towards Te Wharau, Ben Knight used his power to cross the gap the Mark and these two riders worked together to increase the distance to the rest of their grade. The remainder of A-Grade who had no option but to let Mark and Ben ride away, then worked together to finish their race, with Mark taking out the sprint. Unfortunately for A-Grade there was a slight mishap with the positioning of the turnaround point which meant that A-Grade had the benefit of an extra long race – 48 kms instead of the 36 is should have been! One or two long faces and sore legs amongst A-Grade because of this.

B-Grade set off 1 minute after A-Grade. There were no early attacks in their race, but the testing nature of the course and a high pace saw a number of B-Grade dropped after the descent and during the climb after the left turn. Thankfully for this group, (and all the others who followed) Devan, the course builder – who had started with A-Grade – realised the turn was in the wrong place and abandoned his race to become the Marshall who turned everyone, at more or less the correct place. Following the turn the remnant of B-Grade made their way back to the drop into the valley and as soon as they hit the climb Harrison Deal and Paul Wallace managed to put a gap into B-Grade. They were unable to get that gap to open wide enough to make it back to the finish as a duo, and were caught by Darren Southon, Bill van Workeom and Lesley Mouat. Shortly after this B-Grade encounters a big mob of sheep – the joys of racing in rural Wairarapa – and slowed to make their way safely through this hazard. The slowing of the pace allowed Andy Curtis-Cody to return to the group and this half dozen riders went to the sprint together. Bragging rights go to Harrison Deal tonight – great way to return to racing.

C-Grade set off 1 minute after B-Grade. C-Grade also split during their race with Terry Blackburn, Darren Sullivan, and Rex Dowding all managing to escape off the front of their grade. Terry and Darren arrived back at the finish with a few seconds between each other and just in front of Rex, with a bunch of 5 riders chasing hard. C-grade also managed to successfully negotiate the mob of sheep. Sheep were not the only elements in nature to impact this bunch with Andi Bond suffering a bee sting. It is great to see he was not going to allow that to interfere with the enjoyment of an intensely contested race!

D-Grade, were the final group contesting the long course tonight. They were a slightly smaller group and included three of our up and coming, junior riders, Sydney Blackburn, Caleb and Finn Roberts. It seems that their young legs were definitely an advantage on tonight’s course and these three riders were able to put over a minute into the rest of their grade. Once again Sydney managed to find herself ‘leading out’ the Roberts brothers in the sprint with Caleb, again showing a clean pair of heals to the others.

E-Grade contested the short course tonight. There were two more of our up-and coming junior riders in this grade, Bianca Green and Scarlet McCallum. Joining these youngsters were two tandems ridden by Doug Maclachlan/Meri Murphy and Rod/Jenni Sutherland. Joining them in E-grade tonight was another returning rider – Di Chesmar. Once again in this grade young legs were definitely an advantage and Bianca took line honours with the Sutherland’s tandem a matter of seconds behind.

Many thanks to all the race officials and marshals who kept us safe out there and assisted with punctures. Also thanks to those who provided the BBQ, rehydration and instant energy in the form of the lollies!

Next Week is the final Club Championship race – the hill climb up Admiral hill.

Full results from tonight are:

A-Grade
Shute  Race Number Rider Start Time Finish Time Ride Time
28 90 Mark Langlands 0:00:00 1:18:15 1:18:15
29 13 Ben Knight 0:00:00 1:18:16 1:18:16
39 7 Laurence Kent 0:00:00 1:22:30 1:22:30
40 46 Derek Roberts 0:00:00 1:22:33 1:22:33
41 73 Erik D’Arbois 0:00:00 1:22:35 1:22:35
42 70 Simon Pumfrey 0:00:00 1:22:51 1:22:51
43 101 Eddy Kuipers 0:00:00 1:22:51 1:22:51
44 36 Devan Simmonds 0:00:00 1:22:56 1:22:56
45 V2 Richard van Lint 0:00:00 1:22:56 1:22:56
69 Peter James 0:00:00 DNF
1 Tom McCallum 0:00:00 DNF
54 Dave Shepherd 0:00:00 DNF
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B-Grade
Shute  Race Number Rider Start Time Finish Time Ride Time
7 58 Harrison Deal 0:01:00 1:07:57 1:06:57
8 79 Bill van Workeom 0:01:00 1:07:58 1:06:58
9 75 Andrew Curtis-Cody 0:01:00 1:07:58 1:06:58
10 61 Darren Southon 0:01:00 1:07:58 1:06:58
11 53 Paul Wallace 0:01:00 1:08:00 1:07:00
12 5 Lesley Mouat 0:01:00 1:08:04 1:07:04
13 30 Corey Miller 0:01:00 1:09:31 1:08:31
15 112 Chris McBride 0:01:00 1:09:34 1:08:34
23 45 Donna Burkhart 0:01:00 1:12:02 1:11:02
30 50 Earle Whitcombe 0:01:00 1:18:19 1:17:19
97 Chris Smith 0:01:00 DNF
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    C-Grade
Shute  Race Number Rider Start Time Finish Time Ride Time
14 77 Terry Blackburn 0:02:00 1:09:31 1:07:31
16 120 Darren Sullivan 0:02:00 1:09:49 1:07:49
17 72 Rex Dowding 0:02:00 1:10:20 1:08:20
18 76 Peter Lee 0:02:00 1:11:00 1:09:00
19 V1 James Goodger 0:02:00 1:11:15 1:09:15
20 117 Simon Butler 0:02:00 1:11:26 1:09:26
21 15 David Hancock 0:02:00 1:11:26 1:09:26
22 32 Greg Baillie 0:02:00 1:11:27 1:09:27
24 2 Andi Bond 0:02:00 1:12:18 1:10:18
25 19 Daniel Jaques 0:02:00 1:13:36 1:11:36
26 38 Greg Lang 0:02:00 1:16:03 1:14:03
27 29 Ray Haste 0:02:00 1:17:21 1:15:21
34 80 Liam Moore 0:02:00 1:19:44 1:17:44
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D-Grade
Shute  Race Number Rider Start Time Finish Time Ride Time
31 48 Caleb Roberts 0:03:00 1:18:45 1:15:45
32 40 Finn Roberts 0:03:00 1:18:45 1:15:45
33 78 Sydney Blackburn 0:03:00 1:18:47 1:15:47
35 21 Anil Raman 0:03:00 1:20:06 1:17:06
36 43 John Murray 0:03:00 1:20:28 1:17:28
37 26 David Howden 0:03:00 1:20:28 1:17:28
38 57 Karen Blade 0:03:00 1:20:33 1:17:33
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E-Grade – Short Course
Shute  Race Number Rider Start Time Finish Time Ride Time
1 88 Bianca Green 0:04:00 0:41:56 0:37:56
2 74 Rod & Jenni Sutherland 0:04:00 0:41:59 0:37:59
3 55 Doug Maclachlan/Meri Murphy 0:04:00 0:42:59 0:38:59
4 Di Chesmar 0:04:00 0:44:23 0:40:23
5 71 Bruce McCallum 0:04:00 0:53:00 0:49:00
6 11 Scarlet McCallum 0:04:00 0:52:01 0:48:01

18 Championship Road Race 2018

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Tonight’s race was arguably the most prestigious race of the season, with Mass Start Road Races to decide the Club Championship Road Race for the season – serious and long lasting bragging rights were up for grabs. Riders are contesting not just the overall open championship in these races, but also their age group championship. This often means that races are happening within the overall race.

Thirty-one riders presented themselves to start the Men’s race, followed one minute later by twelve women and junior riders. Racing began at the Parkvale Hall and headed towards Martinborough with the women returning by the same route to Parkvale hall, whilst the men turned left to return via Pope’s Head and Millers Road. In both races the pressure was on from the start with some riders finding themselves unable to hang on to their bunch early on, whilst others suffered some bad luck with mechanicals.

In the women’s race a group of 5 riders soon found themselves out in front and catching riders who had been dropped from the men’s race. Finn and Caleb Roberts were working hard to stay with this bunch, that is until there was an attack off the front by Lesley Mouat and Belinda Fuller. The attack was quickly shut down on the descent leaving the 5 women continuing to race and turn together at Martinborough. This situation remained the same until the final two climbs close to the finish where Belinda Fuller, Lesley Mouat and Donna Burkhart put the pressure on to ride away together towards the sprint which was taken out by Donna Burkhart.

Special mention has to be made of how great it is to see our younger riders out on the course tonight, riding well and learning a lot about race-craft.

In the men’s race the pace was seriously quick right from the start with a number of riders unable to hang on. By 10 kms into the race Dan Waluszewski had attacked and was 20 seconds in front of the peloton. Dan then went into ‘Time Trial’ mode, demonstrating power, endurance and some serious speed, as he increased his lead and was not seen again until he had crossed the finish line for a decisive win. For the main peloton the climbs also proved decisive with Mark Langlands and Ben Knight also successfully slipping away off the front to set up a sprint finish for 2nd and 3rd that was taken out by Mark. There followed a series of sprint finishes as each of the following groups returned to Parkvale Hall interspersed with lone riders whose legs just wouldn’t last the distance in their groups on the final couple of climbs.

Finally, many thanks to all the race officials for keeping us safe and organised and to our social committee for organising the post race refuel!

Next Week: Is another brand new course – starting and finishing at Wainuioru School and racing to the base of the Kourarau hill and beyond. 

Provisional results:

Extra Short Course
shute order Race No Rider Start time Finish Time Race Time
1 11 Scarlet McCallum 0:01:00 1:03:35 1:02:35 1st U13 Girl
2 71 Bruce McCallum 0:01:00 1:03:36 1:02:36
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Junior Boys Short Course
shute order Race No Rider Start time Finish Time Race Time
9 48 Caleb Roberts 0:01:00 1:29:59 1:28:59 1st U15 Boy
10 40 Finn Roberts 0:01:00 1:30:03 1:29:03 1st U17 Boy
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Women’s Open Champs
shute order Race No Rider Start time Finish Time Race Time
3 45 Donna Burkhart 0:01:00 1:20:50 1:19:50 Champion
4 5 Lesley Mouat 0:01:00 1:20:51 1:19:51 2nd
5 10 Belinda Fuller 0:01:00 1:20:51 1:19:51 3rd
6 89 Emily Lutyens 0:01:00 1:21:10 1:20:10 1st U23 Girl
7 34 Kirsten Goodin 0:01:00 1:21:27 1:20:27
11 78 Sydney Blackburn 0:01:00 1:30:53 1:29:53 1st U19 Girl
12 57 Karen Blade 0:01:00 1:30:53 1:29:53
15 31 Jenny Devenport 0:01:00 1:32:18 1:31:18
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Men’s Open Champs
shute order Race No Rider Start time Finish Time Race Time
8 83 Dan Waluszewski 0:00:00 1:27:21 1:27:21 Champion
13 90 Mark Langlands 0:00:00 1:31:19 1:31:19 2nd
14 13 Ben Knight 0:00:00 1:31:20 1:31:20 3rd
16 92 Phil Sutherland 0:00:00 1:32:46 1:32:46
17 69 Peter James 0:00:00 1:32:46 1:32:46
18 46 Derek Roberts 0:00:00 1:32:47 1:32:47
19 70 Simon Pumfrey 0:00:00 1:32:47 1:32:47
20 73 Erik D’Arbois 0:00:00 1:32:47 1:32:47
21 54 Dave Shepherd 0:00:00 1:32:47 1:32:47
22 101 Eddie Kuipers 0:00:00 1:32:48 1:32:48
23 44 Craig Mangin 0:00:00 1:32:49 1:32:49
24 61 Darren Southon 0:00:00 1:34:15 1:34:15
25 1 Tom McCallum 0:00:00 1:35:47 1:35:47 1st U19 Boy
26 50 Earle Whitcombe 0:00:00 1:42:34 1:42:34
27 41 Gareth Price 0:00:00 1:42:34 1:42:34
28 96 Andrew Linton 0:00:00 1:42:35 1:42:35
29 77 Terry Blackburn 0:00:00 1:42:35 1:42:35
30 75 Andy Curtis-Cody 0:00:00 1:42:35 1:42:35
31 97 Chris Smith 0:00:00 1:42:35 1:42:35
32 72 Rex Dowding 0:00:00 1:42:38 1:42:38
33 76 Peter Lee 0:00:00 1:42:41 1:42:41
34 32 Greg Baillie 0:00:00 1:49:30 1:49:30
35 59 Mike Clinton-Baker 0:00:00 1:49:32 1:49:32
36 14 Brian Sanders 0:00:00 1:49:34 1:49:34
37 15 David Hancock 0:00:00 1:55:27 1:55:27
38 2 Andrew Bond 0:00:00 1:55:28 1:55:28
39 26 David Howden 0:00:00 2:03:02 2:03:02
40 21 Anil Raman 0:00:00 2:03:02 2:03:02
41 17 Stan Braaksma 0:00:00 2:03:37 2:03:37
81 Jorge Sandoval 0:00:00 DNF
53 Paul Wallace 0:00:00 DNF

 

Race 17 2 laps Millers Road, HRR

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On one of the warmest evenings of the summer, 42 riders braved the heat and presented themselves to the starter to contest a Handicapped Road Race; 7 of those contested the shorter 1 lap course, and the remainder raced for line honours over the full 2 lap course. The aim of handicapping racing is for all the handicap groups to reach the finish at the same time and thus be able to sprint for line honours (and bragging rights). The handicapper sets each of the groups off at a time they have calculated should achieve this. The job of the riders in each of the groups is to work together to try and close the gap to the group in front of you and at the same time stay away from the chasing group. Tonight this proved impossible because of the toll the heat took on the riders, with a very high number abandoning after just 1 lap.

The story of tonight’s race begins with the two man breakaway of Madi Hartley-Brown and Tom McCallum who used their youth and superior climbing ability to succeed in riding off the front of scratch (the fastest group). Once over the Millers Road climb. Madi and Tom working together put even greater distance into scratch and quickly caught ‘break’ (next fastest group). As they raced past this group, only Devan Simmonds managed to hook onto the back of the young riders. Eventually the recent lack of training miles caught up with Tom and he was unable to continue at the pace of Madi and Devan.

It was these two riders who succeed in passing all the groups on the road. so tonight bragging rights for the full course go to our visiting rider, Madi Hartley-Brown. Madi is one of New Zealand’s rising cycling stars and a name to watch out for in the future. Bragging rights also go to Devan, who had a fantastic ride tonight – he puts this down to working outside all of the time, so he is conditioned to the warm weather, unlike many who have been hiding in air-conditioned offices and homes!

Amongst the women bragging rights go to Emily Lutyens, who proved tonight that she HAS been training, and is beginning to get back to fitness and fulfil her potential. The fastest woman tonight, once again was Belinda Fuller who is proving herself a force to be reckoned with.

For the Short Course riders, another familiar name was prominent -the youngest rider in tonight’s race – Caleb Roberts was also the fastest and first across the line, followed not very far behind by Sydney Blackburn, the youngest woman rider. In this race Sydney thought Caleb had begun his sprint a bit early, let him go and paid the price! She now knows he is a very determined young rider with a great sprint finish!

Next week: Club Championship Road Race starting at Parkvale Hall and racing towards Martinborough.

 

Millars Road Circuit HRR
shute race no rider start time finish time ride time  
8 Madi Hartley-Brown 0:19:00 1:49:38 1:30:38 1st and fastest Man
9 36 Devan Simmonds 0:14:00 1:52:20 1:38:20
10 89 Emily Lutyens 0:00:00 1:52:25 1:52:25 1st Woman
11 90 Mark Langlands 0:19:00 1:52:35 1:33:35
12 46 Derek Roberts 0:19:00 1:52:36 1:33:36
13 54 Dave Shepherd 0:19:00 1:52:37 1:33:37
14 69 Peter James 0:14:00 1:52:38 1:38:38
15 70 Simon Pumfrey 0:19:00 1:52:43 1:33:43
16 1 Tom McCullum 0:19:00 1:52:46 1:33:46
17 10 Belinda Fuller 0:14:00 1:54:08 1:40:08 Fastest Woman
18 53 Paul Wallace 0:14:00 1:54:09 1:40:09
19 119 Jeff Saywell 0:19:00 1:55:48 1:36:48
20 61 Darren Southon 0:14:00 1:56:50 1:42:50
21 76 Peter Lee 0:09:00 1:56:50 1:47:50
22 101 Eddy Kuipers 0:19:00 1:56:51 1:37:51
23 21 Anil Raman 0:00:00 1:57:33 1:57:33
24 15 David Hancock 0:00:00 1:57:35 1:57:35
25 115 Robert Jaques 0:09:00 1:57:57 1:48:57
26 Alex McMillan 0:19:00 1:58:42 1:39:42
27 116 Peter Jones/Derek Cox 0:19:00 1:59:03 1:40:03
28 120 Darren Sullivan 0:09:00 1:59:05 1:50:05
29 13 Ben Knight 0:19:00 2:01:55 1:42:55
30 77 Terry Blackburn 0:09:00 2:03:14 1:54:14
31 31 Jenny Devenport 0:00:00 2:03:14 2:03:14
32 59 Michael Clinton-Baker 0:00:00 2:03:15 2:03:15
33 2 Andrew Bond 0:09:00 2:03:15 1:54:15
16 Julie Millar 0:00:00 DNF
45 Donna Burkhart 0:09:00 DNF
81 Jorge Sandoval 0:00:00 DNF
50 Earle Whitcombe 0:09:00 DNF
75 Andy Curtis-Cody 0:14:00 DNF
7 Laurence Kent 0:19:00 DNF
5 Lesley Mouat 0:14:00 DNF
41 Gareth Price 0:14:00 DNF
29 Ray Haste 0:09:00 DNF
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Short Course
shute race no rider start time finish time ride time
1 48 Caleb Roberts 0:20:00 1:19:36 0:59:36 Short Course winner
2 78 Sydney Blackburn 0:20:00 1:19:38 0:59:38 1st Junior Woman
3 40 Finn Roberts 0:20:00 1:19:40 0:59:40
4 72 Rex Dowding 0:20:00 1:19:40 0:59:40
5 26 David Howden 0:20:00 1:19:41 0:59:41
6 74 Rod and Jenni Sutherland 0:20:00 1:27:03 1:07:03
7 71 Bruce McCallum 0:20:00 1:33:17 1:13:17

Race 16 – ITT Club Championship 2018 Provisional results

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The Individual Time Trial is often referred to as ‘the race of truth’. It is a measure of how fast each individual cyclist can ride against the clock, by themselves with no mates to help out, or push the wind. It is also the race where lots of folks are tempted to brings out the ‘bike bling’ – specialist time trial bikes, aero bars, disk wheels – in fact anything that they believe might help them get that bike to go faster.

Tonight Forty one cyclists presented themselves to the starter for the Club Championship race, 39 to contest the full 40 kms course and 2 to contest the short course. The race starts just over the bridge on Te Ore Ore Road, turns onto Bideford Road the then heads up the Whangaehu Valley, returning to finish near the Marae on Bideford Road.

With a warm North West Wind to push into on the way out, everyone was working hard and feeling the strain in the legs and the burn of their heart and lungs as they tried to find the right gear to propel themselves forward as fast as possible. It is a testing course, that gradually climbs all the way to the turnaround and doesn’t feel like it  gives the rider much benefit on the way back, even though there are a few sections that are decidedly downhill and wind behind. By the time most riders turned, the breeze that made the outward section so hard seemed to have died, so there way no relief on the way back to the finish. When you have good legs, you don’t notice, but when a rider is having a bad day, it is certainly 40 kms of pain and frustration.

Congratulations tonight to Ben Knight who was the only rider to crack the hour mark finishing in 59 minutes and 46 seconds, and he did so on a single speed bike! In second place was Derek Roberts and third was Mark Langlands. In the women’s race Belinda Fuller finished fastest in a time of 1 hour 9 minutes and 53 seconds. Second was Kirsten Goodin and third Lesley Mouat. The full results posted are provisional at this stage, and yet to be confirmed.

Congratulations also to all our riders who represented ACM admirably in the Wellington Masters 2 day tour. Notable achievements from Darren Southon who was 1st male rider in C-Grade, Rex Dowding 1st male rider in D-Grade, Ray Haste who was 2nd, Greg Baillie who was 3rd and Mike Parker 5th all in E-Grade. Good luck to all ACM members who will represent us in the first of the Interclub Races on Sunday. This is hosted by Wellington Masters.

Next week the race is a handicapped road race 2 laps round the Millers Road circuit starting at Gladstone Church.

Provisional Results of Club Championship Individual Time Trial:

shute order Race No Rider Start Time Finish Time Race Time
5 13 Ben Knight 0:18:00 1:17:46 0:59:46 1st Man
12 46 Derek Roberts 0:17:30 1:20:06 1:02:36 2nd man
19 90 Mark Langlands 0:18:30 1:21:42 1:03:12 3rd Man
15 70 Simon Pumfrey 0:16:30 1:20:48 1:04:18
20 101 Eddy Kuipers 0:17:00 1:21:47 1:04:47
3 Bill van Woerkom 0:09:00 1:15:28 1:06:28
8 19 Daniel Jaques 0:12:00 1:19:00 1:07:00
18 36 Devan Simmonds 0:14:30 1:21:38 1:07:08
24 61 Darren Southon 0:15:00 1:22:13 1:07:13
14 92 Phil Sutherland 0:13:00 1:20:27 1:07:27
17 96 Andrew Linton 0:13:30 1:21:16 1:07:46
10 50 Earle Whitcombe 0:11:00 1:19:44 1:08:44
32 69 Peter James 0:15:30 1:24:54 1:09:24
11 10 Belinda Fuller 0:10:00 1:19:53 1:09:53 1st Woman
6 72 Rex Dowding 0:08:00 1:18:23 1:10:23
13 34 Kirsten Goodin 0:09:30 1:20:07 1:10:37 2nd woman
36 Mike Wilkinson 0:16:00 1:27:20 1:11:20
29 30 Corey Miller 0:12:30 1:24:25 1:11:55
7 100 Stephen Brown 0:06:30 1:18:55 1:12:25
34 41 Gareth Price 0:14:00 1:26:48 1:12:48
4 59 Mike Clinton-Baker 0:04:00 1:17:45 1:13:45
26 120 Darren Sullivan 0:08:30 1:22:54 1:14:24
9 14 Brian Sanders 0:04:30 1:19:09 1:14:39
37 112 Chris McBride 0:11:30 1:27:46 1:16:16
35 5 Lesley Mouat 0:10:30 1:26:58 1:16:28 3rd Woman
21 32 Greg Baillie 0:05:00 1:21:52 1:16:52
30 77 Terry Blackburn 0:07:00 1:24:26 1:17:26
31 33 Stephen Hannam 0:06:00 1:24:28 1:18:28
16 15 David Hancock 0:02:30 1:21:04 1:18:34
22 57 Karen Blade 0:02:00 1:21:53 1:19:53
25 Lawrence Field 0:02:00 1:22:29 1:20:29
28 21 Anil Raman 0:03:00 1:23:35 1:20:35
23 17 Stan Braaksma 0:00:30 1:21:54 1:21:24
27 74 Jenni Sutherland/Rod Sutherland 0:00:00 1:23:19 1:23:19
33 78 Sydney Blackburn 0:00:30 1:25:07 1:24:37
40 43 John Murray 0:03:30 1:30:42 1:27:12
38 48 Caleb Roberts 0:01:30 1:29:03 1:27:33
39 40 Finn Roberts 0:01:00 1:29:49 1:28:49
41 David Hodder 0:05:30 DNF
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Short course
shute order Race No Rider Start Time Finish Time Race Time
1 55 Douglas Maclachlan/Meri Murphy 0:19:00 0:53:14 0:34:14
2 82 Ethan Hayes 0:19:30 0:55:32 0:36:02