Club Championship Criterium

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Tonight was the first of four Club Championship Races – the Criterium. A Criterium is often a street race with lots of twists and turns, but for this one the club is very grateful to be able to use part of the drag strip as the course. It is a circuit race, with sprint laps every second lap ridden over a set time, plus 2 laps. Points awarded are 5, 3, 2 and 1 point for 1st to 4th on each of those sprint laps. The winner of each race is the person who accumulates the highest total of sprint points over the whole of the race.

This is another race that riders have a tendency to either love or hate. The ones who love it are often natural sprinters, or the riders who love the hustle and bustle of trying to outwit your follow competitors, to find the right wheel to follow, and to position yourself ‘just right’ and those who can kick hard in the critical moments going into the sprints that count for points. The other way to win is the tactic that Mark Langlands tends to use, and that is to use your power and ability to ride away from all your competitors!

In each of the races tonight the bunches split as the pressure was applied in the first couple of sprint laps. In the A-Grade mens (Championship) race, contested over 25 minutes plus 2 laps, Mark Langlands rode away early on, and then was pursued by most of the peloton. Being out the front on his own, Mark accumulated a good lead in the points tally before the Peloton eventually caught him. The remaining points on offer were strongly contested between Johnny Burkhart, Derek Roberts, Simon Butler and Devan Simmonds.

The B-Grade and Women’s Championship races, contested over 20 minutes plus 2 laps, also contained our Junior girls and boys. Splits also happened in theses races early on, but no single rider was brave or strong enough to ride away from everyone else, so each of the sprints for points were again hotly contested. Ricky Blade demonstrated his sprinting prowess and a clean pair of heels amongst the men, with Caleb Roberts, John Allen, Dave Hodder and Rex Dowding contesting the remaining available points. Amongst the women Emily Lutyens and Lesley Mouat went wheel to wheel for top points in each of the sprints with Michelle McCabe, Sydney Blackburn and Judy Brown all in the mix for the remaining points.

Congratulations to our new Club Champions:

Open Men – Mark Langlands

Open women – Emily Lutyens

Junior Girl – Sydney Blackburn

Junior Boy – Caleb Roberts

B-Grade – Ricky Blade

Once again, thanks to our race officials and social committee for looking after our racing, and refuelling us at the end of the evening. Next week, note that the race start is in Martinborough for a little circuit that takes in Hinakura. Might be one for the climbers..maybe!

Full Results:

Men’s Championship Criterium – A Grade
Rider Total Final Place
Mark Langlands 30 1 Men’s Champion
Johnny Burkhart 20 2
Derek Roberts 12 3
Simon Butler 8 4
Devan Simmonds 7 5
Darren Southon 1 6
Dave Drummond 0
Craig Mangin 0
Andrew Linton 0
Daniel Jaques 0
Terry Blackburn 0
Women’s Championship Criterium
Rider Total Final Place
Emily Lutyens 21 1 Women’s Champion
Lesley Mouat 19 2
Michelle McCabe 9 3
Sydney Blackburn 4 4 1st Under 19 Girl
Judy Brown 2 5
Men’s B-Grace Criterium
Rider Total Final Place
Ricky Blade 25 1 1st B-Grade
Caleb Roberts 11 2 1st Junior Boy
John Allen 7 3
Dave Hodder 6 4
Rex Dowding 6 5
Rod Sutherland/Peter Jones 0
Jorge Sandoval 0
Duncan Ellis 0
Mark Jerling 0
Anil Raman 0
Doug Maclachlan/Meri Murphy 0
Jono Didsbury 0 2nd Junior Boy
Stan Braaksma 0

 

2 Up Time Trial

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It has been said of Time-Trailing that many hate it and some (very few) love it, but hardly anyone sits on the fence about it. The 2-up variety of Time-Trailing is seldom ‘fun’ in the traditional sense of the word. It is certainly a discipline that is likely to leave you gasping for air, groaning in pain, dripping in sweat from the effort involved in this ‘race of truth’, you and your team mate against the unforgiving clock.

Added into the mix tonight was a fairly strong swirling Nor-West wind that made the 40 km race even more of a challenge. Just when you thought you should have had a nice tail-wind to help you home, you discovered it was in your face or coming at you sideways.

It is only after you have had time to finish, catch our breath, stretch out the tensed cramping muscles and recover somewhat that you might discover either a sense of satisfaction or disappointment. It is a discipline that means you work far harder than in any handicapped, or graded road race. Time trialing certainly brings out the competitive nature in most riders. You push yourself to your limit and beyond, leaving everything out on the road, all for the sake of your partner.

Tonight was no exception with the fastest two men’s teams divided by a mere 2 seconds, and in the mixed section the top teams divided by 18 seconds. Congratulations to Mark Langlands and Simon Pumfrey on their win overall, with Richard Day and Ben Knight in second and Dave Drummond and Tom McCallum in 3rd. In the mixed section Andy Curtis-Cody and Belinda Fuller finished first and Devan Simmonds and Lesley Mouat in second with Andrew Linton and Kirsten Goodin in third. Congratulations also to Sheri Wales and Stacey Miller the sole all women team. The Blackburn family duo of Jaimee and Sydney were fastest Junior team.

Many thanks to all our race officials once again. Next week we are down at the Drag Strip for the Club Champs Criterium races.

Results from tonight are:

Start time Riders Finish time Ride time Place
0:20:00 Mark Langlands, Simon Pumfrey 1:20:29 1:00:29 1 Fastest men
0:06:00 Richard Day, Ben Knight 1:06:31 1:00:31 2 2nd men
0:14:00 Dave Drummond, Tom McCallum 1:15:13 1:01:13 3 3rd men
0:13:00 Pete James, Jeff Saywell 1:16:14 1:03:14 4
0:11:00 Johnny Burkhart, Simon Butler 1:15:38 1:04:38 5
0:04:00 Eddy Kuipers, Mike Wilkinson 1:09:25 1:05:25 6
0:18:00 Corey Miller, Gareth Price 1:23:28 1:05:28 7
0:21:00 Craig Man, Derek Roberts 1:26:37 1:05:37 8
0:15:00 Bill Van Woerkom, Phil Sutherland 1:21:19 1:06:19 9
0:17:00 Duncan Cameron, Simon Mole 1:24:07 1:07:07 10
0:01:00 Andy Curtis-Cody, Belinda Fuller 1:09:57 1:08:57 11 Fastest Mixed
0:05:00 Devan Simmonds, Lesley Mouat 1:14:15 1:09:15 12 2nd mixed
0:09:00 Peter Lee, Rex Dowding 1:18:35 1:09:35 13
0:22:00 John Allen, Daniel Jaques 1:32:29 1:10:29 14
0:08:00 Andi Bond, Terry Blalckburn 1:18:58 1:10:58 15
0:19:00 Andrew Linton, Kirsten Goodin 1:30:16 1:11:16 16 3rd mixed
0:02:00 Rod Sutherland, Peter Jones, Anil Raman 1:15:43 1:13:43 17
0:07:00 Jay Sowry, Julie Millar 1:21:36 1:14:36 18
0:12:00 Ray Haste, Greg Baillie 1:27:26 1:15:26 19
0:10:00 Stan Braaksma, Karen Blade 1:30:26 1:20:26 20
0:16:00 Sheri Wales, Stacey Miller 1:37:43 1:21:43 21 Fastest women
0:03:00 Darren Southon (DNF), Richard McNaughton 1:34:23 1:31:23 22
Start time Riders Finish time Ride time
0:00:00 Jaimee Blackburn, Sydney Blackburn 0:31:59 0:31:59 1 Fastest junior
0:01:00 Doug Maclachlan, Meri Murphy, Jono Didsbury 0:34:04 0:33:04 2
0:01:00 Annabelle Smith 0:36:50 0:35:50 3

Gladstone to Whakarua Road HRR

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This evening’s handicapped road race began at Gladstone Church and raced south to Whakarau Road before returning to finish on Longbush Road. During his briefing our Race Manager, Brent Sowry, reminded riders that the job of each bunch was to catch the riders in front of you and stay away from the riders behind.

When the race handicapper gets it right, most of the riders will arrive at the finish all together. Tonight that very nearly happened. In the winning bunch were a mixture of riders from Limit and Break 3, with all the riders from Break 2, except one who suffered a puncture, finishing a matter of a handful of seconds behind this bunch. There followed a mixture of Break and Scratch who came to the finish less than a minute later.

Line honours go to Jay Sowry this week on the long course, with Donna Burkhart first woman to finish. Congratulations also go to Sydney Blackburn, as the first Junior rider and to Mark Langlands, once again proving to be the fastest man. Belinda Fuller was the fastest woman over the long course.

On the short course race, overall line honours went to Doug Maclachlan and Meri Murphy on the Tandem, who had a quick change of plans when they were unable to hold the wheel of the Limit bunch on the long course and restarted with the short course riders. Congratulations to Kate Port, the first woman on the short course, and to our two Junior riders, Jono Didsbury and Jaimee Blackburn all of whom managed to hang on to the tandem over this course.

Many thanks to our team of race officials, who have kept us safe and enjoying the challenge of racing again tonight. Special mention here to both Brent Sowry and Toni McCallum who turn up to race manage and time our events voluntarily every week.

Best wishes to everyone who is heading off to ride the Great Lake Challenge (Taupo) this weekend. May the weather be kind to you and may you ride free of mechanicals!

Next Week is another ‘race of truth’ the 2-up Time Trial starting at Henley Lake. So remember to find your riding buddy and as much ‘bling’ as you can muster!

Full results from tonight are:

Shute order Race Number Rider Start time Finish time Ride Time
7 23 Jay Sowry 0:04:00 0:57:46 0:53:46 First Man
8 77 Terry Blackburn 0:04:00 0:57:46 0:53:46
9 12 Ricky Blade 0:04:00 0:57:47 0:53:47
10 33 Steve Hannam 0:04:00 0:57:47 0:53:47
11 45 Donna Burkhart 0:04:00 0:57:47 0:53:47 First Woman
12 50 Earle Whitcombe 0:04:00 0:57:47 0:53:47
13 51 David Hodder 0:00:00 0:57:48 0:57:48
14 34 Kirsten Goodin 0:00:00 0:57:48 0:57:48
15 72 Rex Dowding 0:04:00 0:57:48 0:53:48
16 29 Ray Haste 0:00:00 0:57:48 0:57:48
17 32 Greg Baillie 0:00:00 0:57:48 0:57:48
18 81 Jorge Sandoval 0:00:00 0:57:49 0:57:49
19 19 Duncan Ellis 0:00:00 0:57:49 0:57:49
20 21 Anil Raman 0:00:00 0:57:50 0:57:50
21 76 Peter Lee 0:04:00 0:59:04 0:55:04
22 14 Brian Sanders 0:04:00 1:00:15 0:56:15
23 38 Greg Lang 0:04:00 1:00:16 0:56:16
24 41 Gareth Price 0:08:00 1:00:28 0:52:28
25 10 Belinda Fuller 0:08:00 1:00:29 0:52:29 Fastest Woman
26 30 Corey Miller 0:08:00 1:00:29 0:52:29
27 5 Lesley Mouat 0:08:00 1:00:29 0:52:29
28 4 Dean Southey 0:08:00 1:00:29 0:52:29
29 75 Andy Curtis-Cody 0:08:00 1:00:30 0:52:30
30 90 Mark Langlands 0:14:00 1:01:12 0:47:12 Fastest Man
31 1 Tom McCallum 0:14:00 1:01:13 0:47:13
32 147 Johnny Burkhart 0:14:00 1:01:14 0:47:14
33 18 Dave Drummond 0:14:00 1:01:14 0:47:14
34 73 Erik D-Arbois 0:14:00 1:01:15 0:47:15
35 13 Ben Knight 0:14:00 1:01:15 0:47:15
36 61 Darren Southon 0:12:00 1:01:15 0:49:15
37 70 Simon Pumfrey 0:12:00 1:01:18 0:49:18
38 36 Devan Simmonds 0:12:00 1:01:27 0:49:27
39 119 Jeff Saywell 0:12:00 1:01:31 0:49:31
40 17 Stan Braaksma 0:00:00 1:05:50 1:05:50
41 78 Sydney Blackburn 0:00:00 1:05:50 1:05:50 First Junior Girl
42 57 Karen Blade 0:00:00 1:05:51 1:05:51
43 25 Stacey Miller 0:00:00 1:05:56 1:05:56
44 158 Michelle McCabe 0:00:00 1:05:57 1:05:57
45 2 Andi Bond 0:08:00 DNF Puncture
Short Course
Shute order Race Number Rider Start time Finish time Ride Time
1 55 Doug Maclachlan/Meri Murphy 0:14:00 0:40:05 0:26:05 Tandem
2 157 Kate Port 0:14:00 0:40:10 0:26:10
3 156 Jaimee Blackburn 0:14:00 0:40:10 0:26:10 Fastest Junior Girl
4 154 Jono Didsbury 0:14:00 0:42:30 0:28:30 Fastest Junior Boy
5 98 Penny Walker 0:14:00 0:56:59 0:42:59
6 74 Rod Sutherland 0:14:00 0:56:59 0:42:59

A and B Graded Cycle Race, Norfolk Road

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Now for something quite different. Tonight’s race was the inaugural A and B graded TEAMS race. Riders were divided into two overall grades, A or B, and then each of those was further divided into 3 sections, with riders having to find a team of 3, one from each of these sections. The overall winner of tonight’s race is the TEAM in each grade with the least time across all three riders.

This format meant there was the potential for a variety of team tactic tonight, for example you could send your fastest rider up the road to try and split the grade to pieces and finish first, hoping that your team mates can manage to hang on to the wheel of other riders.  Or perhaps you could try getting your strongest rider to pace the weakest rider over the entire course. Then again, maybe there would be no love lost between team mates and it would be every rider for themselves, and hope and pray that no-one got dropped from the start-line. For those who were riding with life partners, harmony at home after the race might also have been a factor in the team tactics. Add into this tactical mix were the legs that were already very tired from weekend races – on Saturday the Trust House North Island Series and on Sunday the Tour of Wairarapa.

In A Grade, after all the planning and despite the attempts to split the race by a few of the stronger riders, it came down to a huge bunch sprint, where the team that won managed to position all three riders close to the front of the bunch. Congratulations to go the winning team of Mark Langlands, Andrew Linton and Emily Lutyens.

In B-Grade, two teams also managed to get all three team mates well position at the finish to end the race with two teams tied for first place. Congratulations to Jay Sowry, Caleb Roberts and the tandem with Rod Sutherland and Peter Jones and also to the team of Donna Burkhart, Jorge Sandoval and Mark Jerling for equal first place.

In the short-course race the team of Kate Port and Scarlett Freeman came home first.

Congratulations also go to all the local riders who won points for their team on Saturday during the Trust House North Island Team Series. This was a tough race with a challenging hill top finish.

And finally on Sunday congratulations to local riders who also went well in the various categories of the Tour of Wairarapa.

120 km – 1stMasterton rider was Derek Roberts who finished in 5thplace, closely followed by Erik D’Arbois, then Simon Pumfrey.

90 km – 1stMasterton rider finishing in 3rdplace was Simon Butler, closely followed by Andrew Linton. The first woman rider home was Donna Burkhart, closely followed by Kirsten Goodin.

50 km– Winner was Caleb Roberts for the second year in a row. First woman home was Julie Millar.

117 km Hardman – In the inaurgural ‘hardman’ category, raced over 117 kms of tar and gravel roads. Ben Knight was the first Masterton rider to finish in 3rdplace overall. The first woman rider home was Lesley Mouat.

Next week is another handicapped road race starting at Gladstone Church, and racing south.

Full results from tonight’s race are:

Place A Grade              team total
1st Mark Langlands Andrew Linton Emily Lutyens 2:12:35
2nd Derek Roberts Peter James Ricky Blade 2:12:37
3rd = Darren Southon Belinda Fuller Dean Southey 2:12:42
3rd = Simon Pumfrey Simon Mole Duncan Cameron 2:12:42
5th Dave Drummond Andrew Osmond Tom McCallum 2:12:47
6th Erik D’Arbois Corey Miller Daniel Jaques 2:19:37
7th Devan Simmonds Lesley Mouat Andi Bond 2:20:24
8th Matt Milne Chris Smith Duncan Ellis 2:21:34
9th Richard Day Andrew Curtis-Cody Earle Whitcombe 2:21:37
10th Mike Wilkinson no team mate John Allen 2:29:19
11th Johnny Burkhart no team mate no team mate 2:30:28
12th Simon Butler no team mate no team mate 2:30:29
13th Craig Mangin no team mate no team mate 2:30:31
14th Ben Knight no team mate no team mate 2:30:35
Place B Grade              team total
equal 1st Jay Sowry Caleb Roberts Rod Sutherland/Peter Jones 2:37:04
equal 1st Donna Burkhart Jorge Sandoval Mark Jerling 2:37:04
3rd Steve Hannam Robert Jaques no team mate 2:43:12
4th Julie Millar David Hodder no team mate 2:43:13
5th Sheri Wales Anil Raman Stacey Miller 2:49:20
Place Short Course team total
1st Kate Port Scarlett Freeman 1:35:43
2nd Allie Domanski Annabelle Smith 1:40:00

 

6 Francis, Carters, Hughes Line HRR

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Tonight’s course, three laps around the Francis Line, Carters Line, Hughes Line circuit, is one much loved by riders who enjoy flat and fast racing. The aim in a handicapped race is for bunches to catch any riders in front of you and at the same time stay away from bunches who are chasing you. So the art of racing a handicapped race involves getting everyone in your start bunch to work together as single team, right the way to the final sprint. When this art is perfected it is a bit like ballet on a bike – riders moving through the rotations smoothly, and perfectly synchronised with the rest of their bunch. For those who struggled tonight – don’t despair it still early in the season and practice makes perfect!

Congratulations to go Rex Dowding who took line honours, closely followed by Ricky Blade and Dean Southey. Emily Lutyens was the first woman to finish and Caleb Roberts the first Junior Boy. Congratulations also go to Belinda Fuller as the fastest woman, and once again to Mark Langlands as the fastest man.

Over the short course line honours went to Karen Blade closely followed by Doug Maclachlan and Meri Murphy on their tandem. Jaimie Blackburn was the fastest junior girl.

Many thanks to Di Dowding for the finish-line BBQ, and also to the rest of the race team for marshalling, timing, race management and all the other things we need to keep us safe while we have fun.

Next week is something a little different – an A and B Graded Teams race starting at the Waingawa Industrial Estate.

Reminder: If you haven’t yet done so, get your entries in for this Sunday’s Tour of Wairarapa!

 

Shute Race no Rider Start time Finish time Ride time
9 72 Rex Dowding 0:03:00 1:13:34 1:10:34 First man
10 12 Ricky Blade 0:03:00 1:13:36 1:10:36
11 4 Dean Southey 0:03:00 1:13:36 1:10:36
12 2 Andrew Bond 0:03:00 1:13:37 1:10:37
13 99 Mark Halewood 0:00:00 1:13:38 1:13:38
14 89 Emily Lutyens 0:03:00 1:13:38 1:10:38 First woman
15 48 Caleb Roberts 0:00:00 1:13:38 1:13:38 First Junior boy
16 33 Steve Hannam 0:03:00 1:13:39 1:10:39
17 76 Peter Lee 0:03:00 1:13:40 1:10:40
18 81 Jorge Sandoval 0:00:00 1:13:44 1:13:44
19 38 Greg Lang 0:03:00 1:13:57 1:10:57
20 45 Donna Burkhart 0:03:00 1:14:03 1:11:03
21 153 Simon Mole 0:08:00 1:15:31 1:07:31
22 142 Duncan Cameron 0:08:00 1:15:32 1:07:32
23 10 Belinda Fuller 0:08:00 1:15:33 1:07:33 Fastest woman
24 96 Andrew Linton 0:08:00 1:15:33 1:07:33
25 29 Ray Haste 0:00:00 1:15:35 1:15:35
26 75 Andy Curtis-Cody 0:08:00 1:15:35 1:07:35
27 Jeff Saywell 0:08:00 1:15:35 1:07:35
28 34 Kirsten Goodin 0:00:00 1:15:36 1:15:36
29 97 Chris Smith 0:08:00 1:15:39 1:07:39
30 5 Lesley Mouat 0:08:00 1:15:40 1:07:40
31 90 Mark Langlands 0:13:00 1:15:42 1:02:42 Fastest man
32 147 Johnny Burkhart 0:13:00 1:15:44 1:02:44
33 22 Dominic Green 0:13:00 1:15:45 1:02:45
34 46 Derek Roberts 0:13:00 1:15:46 1:02:46
35 31 Jenny Devenport 0:00:00 1:15:46 1:15:46
36 73 Erik D’Arbois 0:13:00 1:15:48 1:02:48
37 61 Darren Southon 0:13:00 1:15:49 1:02:49
38 117 Simon Butler 0:13:00 1:15:54 1:02:54
38 3 Mark Jerling 0:00:00 1:17:16 1:17:16
40 21 Anil Raman 0:00:00 1:17:25 1:17:25
41 74 Rod Sutherland/Peter Jones 0:00:00 1:18:35 1:18:35 Tandem
42 160 Roger Foote 0:08:00 1:20:08 1:12:08
43 32 Greg Baillie 0:03:00 1:20:09 1:17:09
44 16 Julie Millar 0:03:00 1:20:11 1:17:11
45 18 Dave Drummond 0:13:00 1:22:25 1:09:25
46 44 Craig Mangin 0:13:00 1:24:03 1:11:03
47 17 Stan Braaksma 0:00:00 1:24:04 1:24:04
48 25 Stacey Miller 0:00:00 1:24:05 1:24:05
49 27 Daniel Jaques 0:08:00 1:25:03 1:17:03
50 83 Mike Wilkinson 0:13:00 1:27:48 1:14:48
51 78 Sydney Blackburn 0:00:00 DNF
52 47 Michael Cuff 0:00:00 DNF
53 Earle Whitcombe 0:03:00 DNF
54 Andrew Osmond 0:13:00 DNF
Short course
Shute Race no Rider Start time Finish time Ride time
1 57 Karen Blade 0:14:00 0:44:06 0:30:06
2 55 Doug Maclachlan/Meri 0:14:00 0:44:09 0:30:09 Tandem
3 156 Jaimee Blackburn 0:14:00 0:46:18 0:32:18 First Junior girl
4 11 Scarlet Freeman 0:14:00 0:46:26 0:32:26
5 71 Bruce McCallum 0:14:00 0:46:41 0:32:41
6 V2 Annabelle Smith 0:14:00 0:46:45 0:32:45
7 V1 Allie Domanski 0:14:00 0:48:53 0:34:53
8 98 Penny Walker 0:14:00 1:00:43 0:46:43

4 John Chesmar Memorial Trophy HRR

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Tonight, being the first handicapped road race of the season, meant that the riders were competing for the John Chesmar Memorial Trophy. John Chesmar is very fondly remembered as a cyclist who was passionate about Handicapped Road Races, and was always head down in the right place ready to start the sprint finish at the end of any handicapped race.

This race began at the corner of Rangitumai Road and raced out to Mauriceville and back to finish over the first bluff on Rangitumai Road. Riders rapidly discovered that the going was going to be tough as they were racing into a reasonably strong head-wind all the way to Mauriceville. Along with the rolling nature of the course, some tired legs (3 days of riding over Labour weekend), a few not yet fully race-fit riders, and some slightly rusty racing skills, the outcome was always going to be that a number riders were spat from most of the bunches before the turn at Mauriceville.

The handicapper was generous to the limit bunch, and those who had survived the rigours of the terrain and wind, went to the line for a sprint finish which was taken out by Mark Halewood, with Rod Sutherland and Peter Jones hard on their tail. Caleb Roberts did exceptionally well to be up there in the sprint, as, being a junior rider, he is racing on restricted gearing. First woman home was Michelle McCabe and first junior woman was Sydney Blackburn. Fastest man overall was Mark Langlands, and fastest woman was Lesley Mouat. Special mention goes to Katherine Domanski who completed her first full course race tonight, which took considerable grit and determination.

For the Short Course riders, who turned at Jackson’s Line, Judy Brown took line honours, having managed to escape off the front of her competitors. In second place was Karen Blade followed closely by another junior boy, Jono Didsbury. Special mention to Lucy Stevens who was competing in her first club race tonight.

Next week is another Handicapped Road Race around the Millers Road circuit, starting at Parkvale Hall.

Full results for tonight are:

Shute order Race number rider Start time Finish time Ride Time
5 99 Mark Halewood 0:00:00 0:46:33 0:46:33 Chessie Trophy winner
6 74 Rod Sutherland/Peter Jones 0:00:00 0:46:34 0:46:34 Tandem
7 3 Mark Jerling 0:00:00 0:46:36 0:46:36
8 48 Caleb Roberts 0:00:00 0:46:37 0:46:37 1st Junior boy
9 59 Mike Clinton-Baker 0:00:00 0:46:37 0:46:37
11 19 Duncan Ellis 0:00:00 0:46:41 0:46:41
12 21 Anil Raman 0:00:00 0:47:41 0:47:41
13 12 Ricky Blade 0:04:00 0:48:49 0:44:49
14 60 John Allen 0:04:00 0:48:50 0:44:50
15 23 Jay Sowry 0:04:00 0:48:50 0:44:50
16 72 Rex Dowding 0:04:00 0:48:51 0:44:51
17 33 Steve Hannam 0:04:00 0:48:51 0:44:51
18 Peter Lee 0:04:00 0:49:50 0:45:50
19 50 Earle Whitcombe 0:04:00 0:50:28 0:46:28
20 158 Michelle McCabe 0:00:00 0:50:28 0:50:28 1st Woman
21 25 Stacey Miller 0:00:00 0:50:51 0:50:51
23 27 Daniel Jaques 0:09:00 0:51:10 0:42:10
24 30 Corey Miller 0:09:00 0:51:12 0:42:12
25 142 Duncan Cameron 0:09:00 0:51:12 0:42:12
26 5 Lesley Mouat 0:09:00 0:51:14 0:42:14 Fastest woman
27 41 Gareth Price 0:09:00 0:51:15 0:42:15
28 153 Simon Mole 0:09:00 0:51:28 0:42:28
29 75 Andy Curtis-Cody 0:09:00 0:51:41 0:42:41
30 90 Mark Langlands 0:13:00 0:51:42 0:38:42 Fastest man
31 Richard Day 0:13:00 0:51:42 0:38:42
32 147 Johnny Burkhart 0:13:00 0:51:42 0:38:42
33 52 Matt Milne 0:13:00 0:51:42 0:38:42
34 46 Derek Roberts 0:13:00 0:51:43 0:38:43
35 18 Dave Drummond 0:13:00 0:51:43 0:38:43
36 117 Simon Bulter 0:13:00 0:51:44 0:38:44
37 61 Darren Southon 0:13:00 0:51:44 0:38:44
38 Dominic Green 0:13:00 0:51:49 0:38:49
39 13 Ben Knight 0:13:00 0:51:50 0:38:50
40 2 Andrew Bond 0:09:00 0:51:50 0:42:50
41 1 Tom McCallum 0:13:00 0:52:25 0:39:25
42 47 Michael Cuff 0:00:00 0:52:56 0:52:56
43 17 Stan Braaksma 0:00:00 0:53:49 0:53:49
44 4 Dean Southey 0:04:00 0:54:13 0:50:13
45 78 Sydney Blackburn 0:00:00 0:54:49 0:54:49 1st Junior girl
46 32 Greg Baillie 0:04:00 0:55:23 0:51:23
47 77 Terry Blackburn 0:09:00 0:55:44 0:46:44
50 97 Chris Smith 0:13:00 1:00:54 0:47:54
51 144 Katherine Domanski 0:00:00 1:03:59 1:03:59
Short Course
Shute order Race number rider Start time Finish time Ride Time
1 159 Judy Brown 0:14:00 0:42:56 0:28:56 Short course winner
2 59 Karen Blade 0:14:00 0:44:18 0:30:18
3 154 Jono Didsbury 0:14:00 0:44:19 0:30:19 1st Junior boy
4 157 Kate Port 0:14:00 0:44:23 0:30:23
10 V1 Jono Harris 0:14:00 0:46:38 0:32:38
22 V2 Lucy Stevens 0:14:00 0:51:10 0:37:10 1st Junior girl
48 98 Penny Walker 0:14:00 0:58:16 0:44:16
49 36 Devan Simmonds 0:14:00 0:58:16 0:44:16

 

Race 3 – Watson’s Road to Wainuioru return A/B Graded Race

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The third of our grading races was an A and B Graded Road Race, beginning on Watson’s Road, racing out to Wainuioru before rounding the cone to race back and finish at the top of Limeworks Hill. This one is always a gut-buster with the pressure on right from the gun. When there are two tandems in the bunch we all know that the pace will be high on the flat and tonight was no exception with speeds in the region of 55 km per hour down Watson’s Road as riders attacked to try and break off the front, at this stage unsuccessfully.

In a similar vein, in B-Grade the pace was high and putting pressure on riders on Watson’s road. The short course riders set off at pace also, and this did break their group early on in the race. The first ascent of Limeworks Hill was decisive in breaking both A and B grade into smaller groups. Then it was a case of can we get back on to the riders in front and/or stay away from the riders behind. Some riders also found the back door opened up on the Patakawa Hill, and out of their bunch they went.

It is always a bone of contention with graded racing that some folks end up doing a lot more work on the front than others – and some get told to take their turn! In the end, it comes down to how the legs and lungs are when your group arrives back at the base of the final climb. For some A-graders – they had an added incentive of a small dog who wanted to get in amongst the action and warn us that we where on his turf. Needless to say there was a burst of adrenaline for some riders at this point, because even a small dog can cause chaos and crashes! At some stage on that final climb, if you have anything left in the tank you have to pick your moment to give it full gas and see if that is enough.

Tonight’s winners:

A-Grade – Mark Langlands with Lesley Mouat fastest woman

B-Grade – Andy Bond with Julie Millar first woman and Caleb Roberts first junior boy

Short Course – Judy Brown came in first with Jaimee Blackburn first junior girl.

Congratulations to everyone again for a great night of racing. Thanks from all of us to our team of Race Managers, and Marshalls, without whom we cannot race.

Next Week: The first handicapped road race of the season that starts at Double Bridges and races out to Mauriceville and back. See you all there.

Full results from tonight are as follows:

 

A- Grade
Shute order Race number Rider Start time Finish time Ride time Cat Place
6 90 Mark Langland 0:00:00 0:44:10 0:44:10 1 Fastest man
7 73 Erik D’Arbois 0:00:00 0:44:24 0:44:24 2
8 13 Ben Knight 0:00:00 0:44:26 0:44:26 3
9 70 Simon Pumfrey 0:00:00 0:44:31 0:44:31 4
10 101 Eddy Kuipers 0:00:00 0:44:37 0:44:37 5
11 V2 Richard Day 0:00:00 0:44:45 0:44:45 6
12 52 Matt Milne 0:00:00 0:44:47 0:44:47 7
13 Dominic Green 0:00:00 0:44:51 0:44:51 8
14 46 Derek Roberts 0:00:00 0:44:52 0:44:52 9
15 147 Johnny Burkhart 0:00:00 0:45:13 0:45:13 10
16 61 Darren Southon 0:00:00 0:45:18 0:45:18 11
1 Craig Mangin/Dave Drummond 0:00:00 0:45:37 0:45:37 12
18 36 Devan Simmonds 0:00:00 0:48:27 0:48:27 13
19 5 Lesley Mouat 0:00:00 0:48:29 0:48:29 14 Fastest woman
20 10 Belinda Fuller 0:00:00 0:48:32 0:48:32 15
21 V1 Nadene Hawley 0:00:00 0:48:35 0:48:35 16
22 69 Pete James 0:00:00 0:49:21 0:49:21 17
23 153 Simon Mole 0:00:00 0:49:25 0:49:25 18
24 77 Terry Blackburn 0:00:00 0:49:28 0:49:28 19
25 53 Paul Wallace 0:00:00 0:49:28 0:49:28 20
26 30 Corey Miller 0:00:00 0:49:57 0:49:57 21
27 96 Andrew Linton 0:00:00 0:50:07 0:50:07 22
28 160 Roger Foote 0:00:00 0:50:12 0:50:12 23
29 41 Gareth Price 0:00:00 0:50:30 0:50:30 24
30 117 Simon Butler 0:00:00 0:50:45 0:50:45 25
31 75 Andrew Curtis-Cody 0:00:00 0:51:02 0:51:02 26
32 1 Tom McCallum 0:00:00 0:51:58 0:51:58 27
33 100 Steve Brown 0:00:00 0:52:20 0:52:20 28
34 Mike Wilkinson/Peter Jones 0:00:00 0:53:35 0:53:35 29
35 60 John Allen 0:00:00 0:53:46 0:53:46 30
36 72 Rex Dowding 0:00:00 0:53:52 0:53:52 31
37 12 Ricky Blade 0:00:00 0:54:53 0:54:53 32
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B- Grade
Shute order Race number Rider Start time Finish time Ride time Cat Place
38 2 Andy Bond 0:01:00 0:56:10 0:55:10 1
39 50 Earle Whitcombe 0:01:00 0:57:18 0:56:18 2
40 38 Greg Lang 0:01:00 0:57:22 0:56:22 3
41 14 Brian Sanders 0:01:00 0:57:25 0:56:25 4
42 16 Julie Millar 0:01:00 0:58:14 0:57:14 5 First B woman
43 19 Duncan Ellis 0:01:00 0:58:18 0:57:18 6
44 23 Jay Sowry 0:01:00 0:58:20 0:57:20 7
45 33 Steve Hannam 0:01:00 0:58:30 0:57:30 8
46 32 Greg Baillie 0:01:00 0:59:44 0:58:44 9
47 45 Donna Burkhart 0:01:00 0:59:46 0:58:46 10
48 48 Caleb Roberts 0:01:00 1:00:03 0:59:03 11 First Junior boy
49 21 Anil Raman 0:01:00 1:00:09 0:59:09 12
50 51 Dave Hodder 0:01:00 1:00:15 0:59:15 13
51 29 Ray Haste 0:01:00 1:01:39 1:00:39 14
52 59 Mike Clinton-Baker 0:01:00 1:01:48 1:00:48 15
53 31 Jenny Devenport 0:01:00 1:01:55 1:00:55 16
54 3 Mark Jerling 0:01:00 1:02:24 1:01:24 17
55 81 Jorge Sandoval 0:01:00 1:03:19 1:02:19 18
56 25 Stacey Miller 0:01:00 1:08:24 1:07:24 19
57 78 Sydney Blackburn 0:01:00 DNF
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Short Course
Shute order Race number Rider Start time Finish time Ride time Cat Place
1 159 Judy Brown 0:02:00 0:32:14 0:30:14 1
2 154 Jono Disbury 0:02:00 0:33:24 0:31:24 2
3 157 Kate Port 0:02:00 0:34:33 0:32:33 3
4 156 Jaimee Blackburn 0:02:00 0:34:56 0:32:56 4 First junior girl
5 71 Bruce McCallum 0:02:00 0:37:35 0:35:35 5

Race 2 -Kaituna return, Mass Start Road Race

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The second of our grading races was held this evening starting in Upper Manaia Road, racing up to Kaituna, turning at the gravel and returning to the checkered flag on Upper Manaia Road. As is often the case with mass start road races, the pressure was on from the gun. Mark Langlands was on the attack closely followed by Ben Knight and Erik D’Arbois, these three were being chased hard by the main peloton even before turning onto Upper Plain Road. This split the races into a number of small groups as the race headed up the hill. After the turn and despite a concerted effort from the peloton to close the break down, the three lead riders hung on to a slender lead to cross seconds in front of a now charging peloton. Congratulations to Mark Langlands for an impressive display of strength, speed and endurance. In the women’s race both Nadene Hawley and Lesley Mouat demonstrated sufficient strength and pace to maintain their position in the charging peloton with Nadene taking line honours on the night.

For the remaining riders, after the fast start had done the damage, small groups formed and other riders found themselves riding in ones and twos and completing their race at their own pace. Special mention to Rod Sutherland and Peter Jones on the tandem. The ride up to the end of Kaitaia on a tandem is not easy, it is a continual drag which saps the energy. Another special mention also goes to Sydney Blackburn who was the fastest junior rider this evening. It is great to see our youngsters out there and giving it their best effort.

Next week is the third of our grading races. It is an A and B Graded Road Road which begins at Watson’s Road, heads out to Wainuioru and returns to finish at the top of Limeworks hill. The climbers might like this one!

Full results for tonight are:

Place Race number Rider Ride Time
1 90 Mark Langlands 0:35:13 Fastest man
2 13 Ben Knight 0:35:23
3 73 Erik D’Arbois 0:35:23
4 101 Eddy Kuipers 0:35:37
5 147 Johnny Burkhart 0:35:37
6 117 Simon Butler 0:35:38
7 97 Chris Smith 0:35:38
8 V2 Richard Day 0:35:38
9 155 Andrew Osmond 0:35:38
10 96 Andrew Linton 0:35:39
11 V1 Nadene Hawley 0:35:39 Fastest woman
12 5 Lesley Mouat 0:35:39
13 61 Darren Southon 0:35:40
14 77 Terry Blackburn 0:35:40
15 70 Simon Pumfrey 0:35:40
16 75 Andy Curtis-Cody 0:35:40
17 18 Dave Drummond 0:37:24
18 41 Gareth Price 0:37:48
19 27 Daniel Jaques 0:37:53
20 160 Roger Foote 0:38:10
21 142 Duncan Cameron 0:38:10
22 30 Corey Miller 0:38:12
23 100 Steve Brown 0:38:14
24 153 Simon Mole 0:38:15
25 72 Rex Dowding 0:39:30
26 50 Earle Whitcombe 0:40:51
27 12 Ricky Blade 0:40:55
28 60 John Allen 0:40:56
29 4 Dean Southey 0:40:56
30 120 Darren Sullivan 0:40:59
31 45 Donna Burkhart 0:41:01
32 33 Steve Hannam 0:41:01
33 23 Jay Sowry 0:42:19
34 29 Ray Haste 0:42:20
35 38 Greg Lang 0:42:21
36 19 Duncan Ellis 0:42:42
37 99 Mark Halewood 0:42:48
38 3 Mark Jerling 0:42:49
39 74 Rod Sutherland/Peter Jones 0:42:49 Tandem
40 21 Anil Raman 0:42:50
41 51 David Hodder 0:42:50
42 31 Jenny Devenport 0:42:55
43 78 Sydney Blackburn 0:47:04 Fastest Junior
44 59 Mike Clinton-Baker 0:47:09
45 25 Stacey Miller 0:47:10
46 158 Michelle McCabe 0:47:10
47 47 Michael Cuff 0:47:30
48 159 Judy Brown 0:51:24
49 157 Kate Port 0:55:34
50 154 Jono Didsbury 0:55:35
51 71 Bruce McCallum 0:56:00
52 11 Scarlett McCallum 0:56:00

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ITT Matahiwi

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Fifty one riders presented themselves to the starter for the first of the new season’s Tuesday night cycle races. This Individual Time Trial is one of the ‘grading races’ for the season, which will determine the start groups for races throughout the rest of the season. It is very pleasing to see a number of new riders and returning riders at this race, and this augers well for an interesting race season ahead.

At this time of the year the Matahiwi course is fairly renown for a naughty aggressive magpie who regularly has a go at chasing cyclists. Tonight, with only 30 seconds between start times, there were so many cyclists going in both directions the magpie only chased the marshall who rode out to the furtherest point in advance of the race.

Individual Time Trials are sometimes referred to as ‘the race of truth’ as it is the rider against the clock by themselves with no drafting allowed. Tonight the riders had the benefit of a sunny evening, with a light westerly wind to speed the return journey.

Congratulations to everyone who rode this evening, especially those who were racing for the first time. Welcome aboard! In the men’s section the finish was very close with a matter of a few seconds between 1st and 3rd. Tom McCallum took the overall bragging rights, followed by Dave Drummond and Ben Knight. In the women’s section the time gaps between the women were a little larger with Belinda Fuller taking out the bragging rights over Kirsten Goodin in second and Julie Miller in 3rd.

Next week is the second of our grading races – a mass start road race starting on Upper Manaia Road and racing out to Kaituna and back.

Full results from tonight’s race are:

Start time Race No Rider Finish time Ride time Place
0:24:00 1 Tom McCallum 0:49:28 0:25:28 1 Fastest man
0:19:00 18 Dave Drummond 0:44:30 0:25:30 2
0:24:30 13 Ben Knight 0:50:15 0:25:45 3
0:23:00 73 Erik D’Arbois 0:49:12 0:26:12 4
0:14:00 70 Simon Pumfrey 0:40:22 0:26:22 5
0:20:30 46 Derek Roberts 0:46:54 0:26:24 6
0:21:30 101 Eddie Kuipers 0:48:02 0:26:32 7
0:18:30 61 Darren Southon 0:45:29 0:26:59 8
0:17:30 96 Andrew Linton 0:44:34 0:27:04 9
0:22:30 147 Johnny Burkhart 0:49:51 0:27:21 10
0:21:00 160 Roger Foote 0:48:38 0:27:38 11
0:13:30 117 Simon Butler 0:41:19 0:27:49 12
0:19:30 118 Derek Cox 0:47:38 0:28:08 13
0:17:00 24 Bill van Workoem 0:45:20 0:28:20 14
0:12:00 75 Andrew Curtis-Cody 0:40:21 0:28:21 15
0:25:30 10 Belinda Fuller 0:54:20 0:28:50 16 Fastest woman
0:10:00 155 Andrew Osmond 0:38:51 0:28:51 17
0:16:30 142 Duncan Cameron 0:45:24 0:28:54 18
0:16:00 153 Simon Mole 0:45:05 0:29:05 19
0:08:30 4 Dean Southey 0:37:48 0:29:18 20
0:13:00 72 Rex Dowding 0:42:22 0:29:22 21
0:12:30 14 Brian Sanders 0:41:53 0:29:23 22
0:22:00 41 Gareth Price 0:51:44 0:29:44 23
0:11:00 34 Kirsten Goodin 0:40:53 0:29:53 24 2nd woman
0:14:30 38 Greg Lang 0:44:32 0:30:02 25
0:05:30 74 Rod Sutherland/Peter Jones 0:35:33 0:30:03 26 Tandem
0:18:00 12 Ricky Blade 0:48:16 0:30:16 27
0:07:30 60 John Allen 0:37:47 0:30:17 28
0:15:00 100 Steve Brown 0:45:17 0:30:17 29
0:09:30 80 Liam Moore 0:39:49 0:30:19 30
0:06:00 23 Jay Sowry 0:36:19 0:30:19 31
0:23:30 30 Corey Miller 0:54:17 0:30:47 32
0:20:00 77 Terry Blackburn 0:51:07 0:31:07 33
0:08:00 16 Julie Miller 0:39:11 0:31:11 34 3rd woman
0:09:00 99 Mark Halewood 0:40:21 0:31:21 35
0:05:00 32 Greg Baillie 0:36:24 0:31:24 36
0:25:00 19 Duncan Ellis 0:56:34 0:31:34 37
0:15:30 143 Robert Gardener 0:47:30 0:32:00 38
0:11:30 59 Mike Clinton-Baker 0:43:53 0:32:23 39
0:02:30 17 Stan Braaksma 0:35:21 0:32:51 40
0:10:30 51 David Hodder 0:44:11 0:33:41 41
0:06:30 31 Jenni Devenport 0:40:29 0:33:59 42
0:01:30 159 Judy Brown 0:36:52 0:35:22 43
0:02:00 25 Stacey Miller 0:37:30 0:35:30 44
0:04:00 78 Sydney Blackburn 0:39:44 0:35:44 45
0:00:30 11 Scarlett Freeman 0:37:14 0:36:44 46
0:03:30 156 Jaimee Blackburn 0:41:01 0:37:31 47
0:07:00 157 Kate Port 0:45:15 0:38:15 48
0:01:00 71 Bruce McCallum 0:39:29 0:38:29 49
0:04:30 154 Jono Didsbury 0:43:42 0:39:12 50
0:03:00 144 Katherine Domanski 0:42:22 0:39:22 51

Results for Clark Cup 2018

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The weather was almost perfect for this year’s running of the Clark Cup Handicapped Road Race. Thirty eight riders presented themselves to the starter in four start groups. The riders raced out past Wainuioru onto the ‘Y loop’, then down Westmere for approximately 5 kms before returning to Wainuioru and a left turn towards the finish at the top of Limeworks hill. By the time riders were on the final climb, the grades were thoroughly mixed up, for which all the credit goes to the handicapper.

Line honours went to Nigel Page, followed closely by Peter James and Malcolm Allen. The fastest rider overall was Matt Webb-Smith completing the 74 km race in a time of 1 hour, 56 minutes and 41 seconds. In the women’s race Lesley Mouat was the first and fastest woman to complete the course followed by Belinda Fuller.

Many thanks to all those officials who gave up their day to Marshall for us. The full results are:

Rider Number Grade Shute order Start time Finish time Ride time
Nigel Page 935 C 1 0:18:00 2:31:10 2:13:10 1st
Peter James 906 C 2 0:18:00 2:31:29 2:13:29 2nd
Malcolm Allen 928 C 3 0:18:00 2:31:35 2:13:35 3rd
Matt Webb-Smith 930 A 4 0:35:00 2:31:41 1:56:41 fastest man
Matthew Webber 920 A 5 0:35:00 2:31:46 1:56:46
Steve McKinstry 921 B 6 0:30:00 2:31:48 2:01:48
Josh Courtis 934 A 7 0:35:00 2:31:49 1:56:49
Darren Southon 910 C 8 0:18:00 2:31:49 2:13:49
Gary Clareburt 915 C 9 0:18:00 2:31:59 2:13:59
Luke McDermott 931 A 10 0:35:00 2:32:09 1:57:09
Erik D’Arbois 918 B 11 0:30:00 2:32:12 2:02:12
Dominic Green 924 B 12 0:30:00 2:32:20 2:02:20
Alex Macmillan 907 B 13 0:30:00 2:32:30 2:02:30
Oliver Ferry 927 B 14 0:30:00 2:32:30 2:02:30
Warwick Burr 929 C 15 0:18:00 2:32:31 2:14:31
Matt Frecklington 905 A 16 0:35:00 2:32:36 1:57:36
Simon Pumfrey 901 B 17 0:30:00 2:33:03 2:03:03
Mike Sim 933 B 18 0:30:00 2:33:05 2:03:05
Mark Hussey 919 B 19 0:30:00 2:33:32 2:03:32
Lesley Mouat 904 C 20 0:18:00 2:33:49 2:15:49 1st & fastest woman
Jason Gestro 913 B 21 0:30:00 2:34:01 2:04:01
Phil Sutherland 923 C 22 0:18:00 2:34:12 2:16:12
Paul Wallace 937 C 23 0:18:00 2:34:30 2:16:30
Belinda Fuller 903 C 24 0:18:00 2:36:00 2:18:00 2nd woman
Ben Knight 936 A 25 0:35:00 2:36:26 2:01:26
Andi Bond 902 D 26 0:00:00 2:36:34 2:36:34
Terry Blackburn 922 C 27 0:18:00 2:37:25 2:19:25
Mike Proudfoot 914 B 28 0:30:00 2:37:41 2:07:41
Neil Harwood 926 B 29 0:30:00 2:38:56 2:08:56
Steve Chapman 932 B 30 0:30:00 2:39:25 2:09:25
Derek Roberts 912 B 31 0:30:00 2:39:43 2:09:43
Tristan Ratcliffe 900 B 32 0:30:00 2:49:39 2:19:39
Chris Sutherland 909 A 33 0:35:00 2:50:04 2:15:04
Mike Wilkinson 916 C 34 0:18:00 2:51:10 2:33:10
Tom McCallum 917 B 35 0:30:00 2:51:21 2:21:21
Doug Haines 925 B 36 0:30:00 2:56:02 2:26:02
Daniel Jaques 908 D DNF 0:00:00
Eddy Kuipers 911 B DNF 0:30:00
Duncan Ellis DNS D