Tuesday 7 Jan 020 and the first road race of the year for ACM. A total of 33 riders presented themselves to the start line for a handicap race around the short, sharp and some may say brutal course that is the Carrington circuit.
It was a cool evening with a brisk SW wind which provided some mitigation to the false flat that is Haringa Road but made life difficult for riders after the summit of the hill climb. The race comprised five groups; Limit, Break 2 (at 6″), Break (at 12″), Scratch (at 18″) and Scratch+ (at 19″).
The five starters in scratch+ quickly became four who then mopped up the remaining field in short order, catching Break after one and a half laps and taking 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.
1st Dan Walusewski
2nd Madi Hartley-Brown
3rd Matt Webb-Smith
Fastest woman was Emily Lutyens who came in 8th (along side the unrecorded author!).
Several riders mislaid their transponders (the author being one of these 😕) and tho participating had no recorded time. Apologies also to John Allen and Tom McCallum who also do not feature in the results due to transponder issues.
Well done to all the riders who put themselves out there and big thanks to Dave H & Jenny D for the cracking meal afterwards.