Bideford Road, HRR

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Tonight was billed as a 30 km Handicapped Road Race starting at the Whangehu Hall, riding north towards Bideford turning and racing back towards the start. As a handicapped road race, bunches try to work together as a team to catch any riders in front of them and stay away from riders behind. Over this particular course, keeping your start bunch together always proves to be a challenge due to the lumpy nature of the terrain and tonight’s results reflect that. Some of the riders from Break 2 were successful in the aim of catching the bunch in front whilst remaining elusive from the chasing riders behind.

Congratulations tonight go primarily to junior members of the club. Firstly, to Finn Roberts riding the long course who out-sprinted one of best sprinters in the club to win the long course race. Congratulations also to Kate Speedy, who once again lived up to her name to win the short course in a sprint finish against Jono Didsbury. On the long course, Ben Knight was the fastest man and Lesley Mouat first and fastest woman.

Unfortunately, tonight’s results also reflect that there was a coming together of a couple of cyclists in Break on a fast downhill section of the course, which resulted in a nasty crash. All the remaining riders from this bunch and also those from scratch stopped to render assistance to the injured riders, and did not then complete the remainder of the course. All these riders have been given an adjusted time. No-one ever plans to crash but when this does happen every one of us feels very grateful for the rapid and professional assistance that is given by the ambulance and emergency department of our hospital. Crashes such as the one this evening, rattle the rest of us, and remind us that there is much more to life than winning a club race. Our best wishes for a speedy recovery go to our injured riders, and thanks to those who stopped to help.

As always thanks to our Race Manager, who had an especially busy evening, to all the marshals, and also to those who fed us afterwards. Next week is a handicapped race starting and Gladstone church, racing south before the return to finish up Admiral hill. Full, and adjusted results for tonight are below:

Shutenoriderstart timefinish timeride time
640Finn Roberts0:04:001:02:110:58:11Winner
712Ricky Blade0:04:001:02:130:58:13
872Rex Dowding0:04:001:02:130:58:13
976Peter Lee0:04:001:02:190:58:19
1060John Allen0:04:001:02:510:58:51
11100Steve Brown0:04:001:02:530:58:53
1243John Murray0:00:001:02:581:02:58
1381Jorge Sandoval0:00:001:02:581:02:58
1451David Hodder0:00:001:03:441:03:44
1529Ray Haste0:00:001:03:491:03:49
1632Greg Baillie0:00:001:05:011:05:01
17153Simon Mole0:09:001:05:420:56:42
185Lesley Mouat0:09:001:05:430:56:431st & fastest woman
1969Peter James0:09:001:05:570:56:57
2075Andy Curtis-Cody0:09:001:06:050:57:05
2121Anil Raman0:00:001:07:151:07:15
2216Julie Millar0:00:001:07:181:07:18
2345Donna Burkhart0:04:001:08:341:04:34
242Andi Bond0:04:001:08:361:04:36
2513Ben Knight0:17:001:08:490:51:49Fastest man
2670Simon Pumfrey0:17:001:08:490:51:49
2785Viv Bunny0:00:001:09:011:09:01
2859Mike Clinton-Baker0:00:001:09:021:09:02
2957Karen Blade0:00:001:09:021:09:02
3031Jenny Devenport0:00:001:09:091:09:09
3173Erik D’Arbois0:17:001:13:240:56:24
3261Darren Southon0:13:001:09:490:56:49Adjusted
3310Belinda Fuller0:13:001:09:490:56:49Adjusted
3444Craig Mangin0:13:001:09:490:56:49Adjusted
35117Simon Butler0:13:001:09:490:56:49Adjusted
3696Andrew Linton0:09:00DNFDNFwithdrawn
3736Devan Simmonds0:13:001:09:490:56:49Adjusted
38101Eddie Kuipers0:13:001:09:490:56:49Adjusted
39119Jeff Saywell0:17:00DNFDNFPunture
4089Emily Lutyens0:09:00DNFDNFWithdrawn
4190Mark Langlands/Peter Jones0:13:00DNFDNFCrash
4241Gareth Price0:13:00DNFDNFCrash
433Mark Jerling0:00:00DNFDNFPuncture
Short Course
Shutenoriderstart timefinish timeride time
10Kate Speedy0:18:000:41:310:23:31winner short course
2154Jono Didsbury0:18:000:41:320:23:321st Junior boy
326David Howden0:18:000:41:360:23:36
465Annabelle Smith0:18:000:43:110:25:11
562Lucy Stevens0:18:001:01:000:43:00

5K Series Race 4

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Awesome battle against rain, well done for taking part. Huge thanks to Vet Services for sponsoring today’s race. See you in two weeks time.

2K Results

1Isla Roberts0:10:45
2Riley Denholm0:11:32
3Jack Gard’ner0:11:46
4Blair Gard’ner0:11:47
5Lily Kinahan0:13:41
6Luca Roberts0:16:04

5K Results

1Max Spencer0:18:14
2Finn Fowlds0:18:48
3William Larkin0:19:29
4Anthony Rowe-Penny0:19:49
5Dom Green0:20:07
6Darius Simpson0:20:58
7Joaquin Gomez0:21:25
8Helen Gard’ner0:22:02
9Malcolm MacDonald0:22:16
10Philip Donvin-Irons0:22:36
11Robert Spite0:23:29
12Tom McCallum0:23:39
13Sally Duffy0:23:47
14Mackenzie Murray0:23:53
15Tom Andrews0:23:55
16Roger Jones0:24:22
17Bianca Green0:24:33
18Clifford Rowe-Penny0:25:05
19Craig Ewing0:25:17
20Lesley Graham0:25:21
21John Jerling0:25:22
22Michael Duthie0:25:29
23Robyn Green0:25:32
24Tim Matthews0:25:36
25Greg Baillie0:26:29
26Annie Jerling0:26:34
27Chris Ray0:26:44
28Brooke Miller0:26:48
29Chris van Gerven0:27:06
30David Farlow0:27:53
31Stacey Miller0:28:52
32Jacquelyn Murray0:29:16
33Chris Wilson0:29:26
34Chris Cogdale0:29:47
35Claudia Baechle0:29:59
36Lloyd Millar0:30:01
37Gail Edwards0:30:23
38Michael Rowe-Penny0:32:08
39Lisa Tonkin0:33:50
40Franky Spite0:33:52
41Jenny Braaksma0:33:53
42Angela Kelly0:34:02
43Lee-Ann Angove0:36:58
44Logan Roberts0:38:54
45Serena Roberts0:38:54
46John Ihaka0:39:27
47Don McLachlan0:39:29
48Stan Braaksma0:39:35
49Justin Miller0:43:09
50Betty Moir0:43:20
51Rachel Reid0:43:39
52Kate Macklin0:43:57
53Stephen Young0:44:34
54Rob Ruff-Thomas0:46:35
55Cath Rowe-penny0:50:57
56Zoe Duncan0:52:05
57Lincoln Spite0:52:07

Club Championship Hill Climb

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The Hill Climb Championships, the final Club Championship race for the season, is also the shortest race of our cycle season, contested as an individual time trial over a mere 6.5 km from the bottom of Admiral hill to the first summit. Being the shortest race does not make it the easiest by any matter of means and this is traditionally the race on the calendar that is well and truly oversubscribed by volunteers offering to marshall rather than race. As with other club Championship events, in addition to those who are contesting the ‘Open Championships’, many turn up to race against those in their age group.

Starting at 30 second intervals riders find the hill starts off innocuously enough with a bit of false flat, but as soon as you round the first bend the gradient increases and you know that you have to find a good cadence and settle into your effort. The first steeper pitch takes you around the hairpin bend and if you are wise you find a good line not too far left where the gradient is not quite so steep. There is a slight lessening of gradient shortly afterwards, but you have yet to face ‘the wall’. ‘The wall’ is the steepest section of the climb at a gradient of up to 13% for about half a km. This is a ‘stand up, sit down, stand up again’ kind of gradient, that is just plain hard graft to get up. Everyone’s legs do some screaming as they fill up with lactic acid on this part of the climb. Even the best climbers find it hard to ‘dance on the peddles’ up this section. There is some respite once you crest the top of the wall, with chance to catch your breath and increase the cadence once again as the hill flattens then tilts down briefly before the gradient pitches upwards once more. But now you know that the worst is over and it’s just a matter of survival and maintaining the effort for a few minutes more before the final sprint that expends every last ounce of energy, to finish with nothing left in the tank.

The open championships in both the men’s and women’s races where hotly contested with a matter of only a few seconds separating riders. Congratulations, mountain goat awards and bragging rights for the next year go to

Mark Langlands          (men’s champion for the 6thyear in succession) 

Ben Knight                  2ndman

Simon Pumfrey           3rdman

Belinda Fuller              women’s champion 

Lesley Mouat             2ndwoman

Emily Lutyens              3rdwoman

Congratulations also to our junior champions, especially those for whom this was their first attempt at Admiral hill:

Finn Roberts                1stU 17 boy

Caleb Roberts              1stU 15 boy

Sydney Blackburn       1stU 19 girl

Annabelle Smith         1stU 17 girl

Kate Speedy               1stU 15 girl

Thanks to race manager and marshalls again this evening. Next week is a handicapped road race using an out and back course on Bideford Road. 

Provisional Full Results:

NoRiderStart timeFinish timeRide time
90Mark Langlands0:25:000:42:230:17:23Champion man
13Ben Knight0:24:300:42:210:17:512nd man
70Simon Pumfrey0:22:300:41:070:18:373rd man
119Jeff Saywell0:22:000:40:530:18:53
18Dave Drummond0:20:000:39:190:19:19
142Duncan Cameron0:17:300:37:190:19:49
46Derek Roberts0:23:000:42:540:19:54
147Johnny Burkhart0:07:000:27:310:20:31
44Craig Mangin0:21:300:42:010:20:31
101Eddy Kuipers0:24:000:44:320:20:32
73Erik D’Arbois0:23:300:44:090:20:39
92Phil Sutherland0:19:000:40:150:21:15
5Belinda Fuller0:09:000:30:170:21:17Champion woman
10Lesley Mouat0:09:300:30:510:21:212nd woman
41Gareth Price0:19:300:41:030:21:33
153Simon Mole0:16:000:37:490:21:49
36Devan Simmonds0:21:000:43:430:22:43
61Darren Southon0:07:300:30:270:22:57
96Andrew Linton0:18:300:41:300:23:00
76Peter Lee0:11:000:34:120:23:12
12Ricky Blade0:14:300:37:460:23:16
77Terry Blackburn0:16:300:39:510:23:21
117Simon Butler0:20:300:44:050:23:35
40Finn Roberts0:10:300:34:110:23:411st U 17 boy
89Emily Lutyens0:08:300:32:200:23:503rd Woman
87Stephen Yeats0:11:300:35:270:23:57
60John Allen0:15:300:39:280:23:58
48Caleb Roberts0:13:000:37:070:24:071st U 15 Boy
72Rex Dowding0:12:300:36:430:24:13
75Andy Curtis-Cody0:18:000:42:170:24:17
100Steve Brown0:14:000:38:200:24:20
24Bill Van Woerkom0:17:000:41:270:24:27
14Brian Sanders0:15:000:39:400:24:40
33Steve Hannam0:12:000:37:310:25:31
34Kirsten Goodin0:08:000:33:570:25:57
51David Hodder0:05:000:32:060:27:06
2Andi Bond0:13:300:41:280:27:58
21Anil Raman0:06:000:34:260:28:26
19Duncan Ellis0:06:300:35:290:28:59
85Viv Bunny0:03:300:33:170:29:47
Kate Speedy0:02:300:32:190:29:491st U 15 Girl
22Mike Parker0:04:000:34:150:30:15
43John Murray0:10:000:40:460:30:46
78Sydney Blackburn0:04:300:35:420:31:121st U 19 Girl
57Karen Blade0:03:000:35:430:32:43
154Jono Didsbury0:01:000:34:060:33:06
3Mark Jerling0:05:300:40:500:35:20
65Annabelle Smith0:01:300:44:080:42:381st U 17 Girl
62Lucy Stevens0:02:00DNFDNF

Upper Plain Circuit HRR

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Tonight 47 riders presented themselves to start a Handicapped Road Race around the twists and turns of the Upper Plain Circuit. This circuit has some sharp turns that test the legs of everyone, especially those who find themselves at the back of each bunch immediately after each turn. The bunch slows up on the approach to a turn, and as the first riders through the turn peddle strongly out of the turn, this stretches the length of the bunch – a bit like a bungee cord. For the unwary or those who don’t have great legs on the night, the bungee cord effect can result in a split in the bunch or weaker riders disappearing out the back door, not to be seen again until the finish. Another potential challenge on this circuit is the need to give way to other road users, as on four of the turns riders do not have right of way. At least two of the bunches tonight were stopped multiple times during the course of the three laps covered. The final challenge for each bunch this evening was the slight westerly breeze that meant that even when riders survived the twists and turns from Ngamatawa Road through to Chamberlain Road, upon turning into Upper Plain Road to head towards Skeets they encountered the uncomfortable sensation of grovelling into headwind along false flat, on energy sapping road. Overall, one might argue this is not a favourite course for the lightweight hill climbers, but is eagerly anticipated by our strongest riders and especially the sprinters.

In an ideally handicapped road race, every rider will reach the finish line at precisely the same time. So firstly congratulations to our handicapper who managed to set the groups and time gaps so that the first three groups crossed the finish line no more than 30 seconds between them. ‘Break 2’, although slightly disappointed not to have caught the front two bunches before the finish, were very happy to hold off ‘Break’, who were equally pleased to stay away from ‘Scratch’, even if only by a matter of a few seconds.

Overall line honours for the long course race went to Donna Burkhart in a sprint finish with Greg Baillie close behind. Caleb Roberts also featured in that bunch sprint as the first and fastest Junior Boy. Johnny Burkhart was the fastest man, and Emily Lutyens was the fastest woman.

In the short course, line honours went to Doug Machlachlan, closely followed by Kate Speedy in her first race with ACM. She also takes out line honours for the first and fastest junior girl.

As always, thanks to everyone who managed and marshalled our race tonight and also to Mark Jerling for hosting the after match BBQ.

Next week is the shortest race on our annual calendar and final of our Club Championship Races – the hill climb up Admiral Hill.

ShuteRace No RiderStart timeFinish timeRide time
445Donna Burkhart0:03:000:59:080:56:081st HRR
532Greg Baillie0:00:000:59:090:59:09
62Andi Bond0:03:000:59:090:56:09
733Steve Hannam0:03:000:59:090:56:09
860John Allen0:03:000:59:100:56:10
981Jorge Sandoval0:00:000:59:100:59:10
1029Ray Haste0:00:000:59:100:59:10
1148Caleb Roberts0:03:000:59:100:56:101st Junior Boy
1243John Murray0:00:000:59:120:59:12
1334Kirsten Goodin0:03:000:59:130:56:13
1451David Hodder0:00:000:59:140:59:14
1522Mike Parker0:00:000:59:150:59:15
16100Stephen Brown0:03:000:59:170:56:17
1787Steven Yeats0:03:000:59:170:56:17
183Mark Jerling0:00:000:59:190:59:19
1919Duncan Ellis0:00:000:59:200:59:20
2096Andrew Linton0:06:000:59:210:53:21
21142Duncan Cameron0:06:000:59:220:53:22
2289Emily Lutyens0:06:000:59:230:53:23Fastest Woman
2377Terry Blackburn0:06:000:59:230:53:23
2427Daniel Jaques0:06:000:59:300:53:30
25153Simon Mole0:06:000:59:300:53:30
2675Andy Curtis-Cody0:06:000:59:300:53:30
275Lesley Mouat0:06:000:59:300:53:30
2812Ricky Blade0:06:000:59:300:53:30
2950Earle Whitcombe0:03:000:59:300:56:30
30117Simon Butler0:10:001:00:260:50:26
3192Phil Sutherland0:10:001:01:050:51:05
3241Gareth Price0:10:001:01:050:51:05
33101Eddy Kuipers0:10:001:01:050:51:05
3418Dave Drummond0:10:001:01:050:51:05
35118Derek Cox/Peter Jones0:10:001:01:060:51:06
3769Peter James0:10:001:01:300:51:30
38147Johnny Burkhart0:12:001:01:570:49:57Fastest Man
3946Derek Roberts0:12:001:01:580:49:58
4073Erik d’Arbois0:12:001:02:000:50:00
4113Ben Knight0:12:001:02:030:50:03
421Tom McCallum0:12:001:02:040:50:04
4359Mike Clinton-Baker0:00:001:06:111:06:11
4457Karen Blade0:00:001:06:111:06:11
4672Rex Dowding0:03:00DNFDNF
4740Finn Roberts0:03:00DNFDNF
Short course
ShuteRace No RiderStart timeFinish timeRide time
155Doug Maclachlan0:04:000:50:270:46:27
2V1Kate Speedy0:04:000:50:300:46:301st Junior girl
3144Katherine Domanski0:04:000:54:190:50:19
36156Jaimee Blackburn0:04:001:01:200:57:20
4598Penny Walker0:04:001:11:381:07:38

5K Series Race 3

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Thanks for taking part and thanks to Quizmaster for sponsoring today’s race.

2K Results

1Hunter Johnston0:09:29
2Isla Roberts0:09:34
3Isaac Murphy0:10:00
4Ethan Murphy0:10:36
5Charlie Sellwood0:10:37
6David Kawawa0:10:38
7Riley Denholm0:12:42
8Luca Roberts0:14:36
9Blake Kawana0:14:42
10Caden Kawana0:19:05
11Hayley Kawana0:20:49
12Aleisha O’Gorman0:22:49

5K Results

1Finn Fowlds0:18:36
2William Larkin0:19:03
3Andrew Hayes0:19:16
4Graeme Butcher0:19:44
5Don Green0:19:59
6Tony Price0:20:27
7Anthony Rowe-Penny0:20:37
8Darius Simpson0:21:01
9Joaquin Gomez0:21:48
10Malcolm MacDonald0:22:15
11Philip Donvin-Irons0:22:42
12Corey Miller0:23:23
13Tom Andrews0:23:49
14Ray Haste0:24:06
15Mark Davies0:24:44
16Lesley Graham0:24:52
17Tim Matthews0:25:12
18Robyn Green0:25:18
19John Jerling0:25:48
20Jason Farley0:25:48
21Rachel Gawith0:25:59
22Craig Ewing0:26:00
23Annie Jerling0:26:05
24Roger Jones0:27:25
25Richard Hawkes0:27:27
26Norm Chu0:27:52
27David Farlow0:28:26
28Garry Keith0:28:44
29Stacey Miller0:28:50
30Chris van Gerven0:29:09
31Chris Wilson0:29:14
32Lloyd Millar0:29:16
33Mackenzie Murray0:29:35
34Chris Cogdale0:29:46
35Jamie Blackburn0:30:15
36Gail Edwards0:30:20
37Jacquelyn Murray0:31:18
38Serena Roberts0:31:21
39Bron Wishart0:31:21
40
Claudia Baechle0:31:35
41
Michael Rowe-Penny0:31:52
42Bernie Sellwood0:32:28
43Jer Manvel0:32:30
44Luca O’Gorman0:32:48
45Franky Spite0:34:12
46Lisa Tonkin0:34:13
47Jenny Braaksma0:34:14
48Jess Collins0:34:37
49Angela Kelly0:35:17
50Justin Miller0:35:33
51Ropata Fowlds-Hartley0:36:43
52Teresa Reynolds0:36:49
53Gordon Reid0:37:50
54Kasey Cox0:38:48
55Amelia Rowe-Penny0:39:04
56Brian Sanders0:39:59
57Stan Braaksma0:41:05
58Logan Roberts0:41:08
59Rachel Reid0:41:12
60John Ihaka0:41:40
61Rob Ruff-Thomas0:44:27
62Gillian Atkinson0:44:27
63Teresa Hickman0:44:49
64Jeff Hickman0:45:10
65Grant Perry0:46:38
66Graeme Roberts0:48:51
67Anne Perry0:49:00
68Kate Macklin0:50:55
69Cath Rowe-penny0:51:07
70Lincoln Spite0:54:52
71Nick Jackson0:54:55
72Betty Moir1:02:44

Club Champs Road Race

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Club Championship Road Races offer riders the ultimate opportunity for bragging rights for the next 12 months, so are hotly contested. As riders are contesting age group categories as well as the overall open championship, these races involve ‘races within the race’. Tonight, true to his word, Simon Pumfrey attacked out of the first corner at Gladstone Church with Jeff Saywell on his wheel. The peloton did not react immediately to this attack and made their way up towards Carter’s Line at a reasonably comfortable pace. However as soon as the raced turned left onto Carter’s Line, the westerly wind came into play, the pressure was on which was instantly evident in the single line of riders hard up against the grass verge. At least one rider was observed to do some ‘grass tracking’ at this stage, but managed to stay both upright and in the bunch. It was not long before the pressure caused a number of splits in the bunch. Riders who were feeling strong and who had positioned themselves well survived to ride away from those who were further back, getting caught out by the opening gaps.

Eventually, Mark Langlands decided the moment had arrived to cross the gap to the two riders up the road in the breakaway. Ben Knight and Johnny Burkhart attempted to go with him, but Mark’s attack was decisive and he was the only rider who succeeded in crossing the gap to Simon and Jeff.

The women had also started in the same mass start as the men, so their race was about who would be strong enough to stay as close to the front of the race as possible. Tonight, despite her brief ‘grass tracking’ on Carter’s line it was Belinda Fuller who proved herself as she stayed with the main peloton for the whole race. Emily Lutyens was also riding strongly this evening. She had to work really hard to stay with her bunch over the Miller’s Road climb, but soon recovered and was able to sprint strongly against other riders in her bunch. Kirsten Goodin was also riding strongly tonight, but was caught out behind the splits caused by the wind, so most of her race was with a small bunch of riders. She too, was able to sprint strongly at the finish line.

The juniors tonight found the going quite tough. Even the short distance riders were competing over a longer distance than they usually cover, so they are all to be congratulated for their persistence and determination.

Chocolate fish stories tonight go to a rider who forgot to charge the DI2 (electronic gears), so discovered she only had 1 gear – oops. Another rider went off course, as she didn’t realise the Marshall at Millers Road was trying to get her to turn left. She went right and had almost reached Martinborough before the Marshall found her and gave her a lift back to the start/finish line. Then there is the rider who turned up without a cycle jersey, so went raiding to find required cycle kit prior to the start – he might owe Andy CC more than just thanks for preserving his modesty!

When all is said and done, however, tonight is one of congratulations:

Men’s Champion: Mark Langlands; 2nd Simon Pumfrey; 3rd Jeff Saywell.

Women’s Champion: Belinda Fuller; 2nd Emily Lutyens; 3rd Kirsten Goodin.

Under 17 Boy’s Champion: Finn Roberts

Under 15 Boy’s Champion: Jono Didsbury

Under 17 Girl’s Champion: Annabelle Smith

Under 15 Girls Champion: Lucy Stevens

Many thanks to our race team who looked after us yet again and also to Di Dowding for cooking our BBQ. Next week is over the Manaia/ Skeets Road Circuit, with the start and finish on Upper Manaia Road.

ShuteNoRiderStart timeFinish timeRide timePlace
790Mark Langlands0:00:001:33:541:33:54Men’s Champion
870Simon Pumfrey0:00:001:33:541:33:542nd man
9119Jeff Saywell0:00:001:34:071:34:073rd man
1013Ben Knight0:00:001:37:231:37:23
11147Johnny Burkhart0:00:001:38:091:38:09
12101Eddy Kuipers0:00:001:38:111:38:11
1361Darren Southon0:00:001:38:111:38:11
1436Devan Simmonds0:00:001:38:111:38:11
1573Erik D’Arbois0:00:001:38:111:38:11
1696Andrew Linton0:00:001:38:111:38:11
1718Dave Drummond0:00:001:38:111:38:11
18142Duncan Cameron0:00:001:38:111:38:11
1977Terry Blackburn0:00:001:38:111:38:11
2010Belinda Fuller0:00:001:38:111:38:11Women’s Champion
21117Simon Butler0:00:001:38:211:38:21
2269Peter James0:00:001:41:171:41:17
2379Bill van Woerkom0:00:001:43:341:43:34
2427Daniel Jaques0:00:001:43:351:43:35
2589Emily Lutyens0:00:001:43:361:43:362nd woman
2672Rex Dowding0:00:001:43:371:43:37
2712Ricky Blade0:00:001:43:381:43:38
284Dean Southey0:00:001:43:391:43:39
2975Andy Curtis-Cody0:00:001:44:321:44:32
3050Earle Whitcombe0:00:001:48:441:48:44
3134Kirsten Goodin0:00:001:48:451:48:453rd woman
3260John Allen0:00:001:48:451:48:45
335Lesley Mouat0:00:001:48:451:48:45
3433Steve Hannam0:00:001:48:461:48:46
3576Peter Lee0:00:001:48:471:48:47
3689Steven Yeats0:00:001:51:461:51:46
3716Julie Millar0:00:001:51:471:51:47
3840Finn Roberts0:00:001:51:521:51:521st U17 Boy
3914Brian Sanders0:00:001:53:031:53:03
4032Greg Baillie0:00:001:55:071:55:07
4129Ray Haste0:00:001:55:521:55:52
4274Rod Sutherland/Peter Jones0:00:001:55:531:55:53Tandem
4321Anil Raman0:00:001:55:551:55:55
442Andi Bond0:00:002:01:422:01:42
4549Graeme Twist0:00:002:04:202:04:20
4685Viv Bunny0:00:002:04:202:04:20
473Mark Jerling0:00:002:04:212:04:21
17Stan Braaksma0:00:00DNFDNF
78Sydney Blackburn0:00:00DNFDNF
45Donna Burkhart0:00:00DNFDNF
Short Course
ShuteNoRiderStart timeFinish timeRide timePlace
171Bruce McCallum0:01:001:13:521:12:52
2154Jono Didsbury0:01:001:14:421:13:421st U 15 boy
365Annabelle Smith0:01:001:17:541:16:541st U 17 girl
4Pru Hunter0:01:001:20:241:19:24
562Lucy Stevens0:01:001:28:021:27:021st U 15 girl
6144Katherine Domanski0:01:001:28:041:27:04

Carrington Circuit GRR

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On a very warm summer evening tonight’s Graded Road Race attracted 42 riders over the Carrington Circuit. This circuit is ideally suited to powerful riders who can muscle their way over the Carrington Climb then apply the pressure on their competitors through the fast flowing downhill section followed by Haringa Road. Not many cyclists like racing Haringa Road as it is false flat, and a road that always seems to sap the energy. It is sealed with rough chip and inevitably you find yourself struggling into a head or cross-cutter head wind from the start to finish of it. The overall circuit is 12 kms in length. Tonight A, B and C Grade raced over 3 1/2 laps. D and E Grade raced over 2 1/2 laps and the short course raced over 1 1/2 laps. The combination of the tough circuit, warm and breezy weather conditions and sheer intensity of the racing led to a number of riders sliding out the back of their race bunch.

In A-Grade the pace was high right from the start. On the final lap a couple of riders attempted to escape off the front, but Mark Langlands waited patiently and timed his final effort to perfection to cross the line in first place once again.

B-Grade takes out the prize (probably chocolate fish!) for the number of punctures -3 between them, two for the Tandem ridden by Derek Cox and Peter Jones – one just prior to the start, and the second on their first lap (definitely chocolate fish territory). The third puncture, again early in the race was experienced by Phil Sutherland. The winner of B-Grade is Devan Simmonds, who also bided his time and measured that effort up the final climb to create a gap from his nearest rival.

Some of the C-Grade riders where finding the going hot and tough right from the first climb, and were having to use downhill skills to re-connect with their bunch after the climb. In this Grade Gareth Price attacked between Haringa Road and the Carrington climb. He got away with it …. just as the gap was being closed very rapidly by Belinda Fuller. If the checkered flag had been 10 metres further up the road, it would have been a different story!

D-Grade was also strongly contested and was another of the grades where the race split to pieces on the first climb. In this Grade John Allen proved to be the strongest rider, followed by Earle Whitcombe and Julie Millar close on his heals.

The battle of the final climb in E-Grade took place between Kirsten Goodin, Greg Baillie, David Hodder and Stephen Yeats, with a handful of seconds between all of them, Kirsten was the victor on this occasion.

On the short course special mention has to go the Caleb and Finn Roberts who both took off from the start and raced away from their bunch leading to a significant time gap from the rest of their grade. Congratulations to Caleb who showed a clean pair of heals to his brother, in an impressive sprint up the climb at the end of his race. Jaimee Blackburn made the final climb a lot harder than it needed to be, as she only realised once she had finished she was still in the big chainring – Oops – (that probably earns a chocolate fish too!)

Thanks to Dave Hodder for the after match refuelling opportunity and as always to the race management team who look after us each time we race.

Next Week is the 3rd of our Club Championship’s – the Road Race which will be contested over the Millers Road Circuit – note it is beginning at Parkvale Hall and finishes in Tiffin Road! Let’s see if we can have a good turnout of as many of you as possible to make the one interesting – remember that it is races within races – as you will be contesting your age group championship not just for the overall open championships.

Full results from tonight are:

A – Grade
Shute orderNoRiderStart timeFinish timeRide TimePlace
1990Mark Langlands0:01:001:08:421:07:421
20147Johnny Burkhart0:01:001:08:451:07:452
21119Jeff Saywell0:01:001:08:471:07:473
2213Ben Knight0:01:001:08:561:07:564
2370Simon Pumfrey0:01:001:09:031:08:035
2446Derek Roberts0:01:001:09:041:08:046
2918Dave Drummond0:01:001:14:261:13:267
B- Grade
Shute orderNoRiderStart timeFinish timeRide TimePlace
3036Devan Simmonds0:02:001:14:301:12:301
3173Erik D’arbois0:02:001:14:511:12:512
32117Simon Butler0:02:001:18:511:16:513
38155Andrew Osmond0:02:001:20:291:18:294
3992Phil Sutherland0:02:00DNF
4061Darren Southon0:02:00DNF
41116Derek Cox/Peter Jones0:02:00DNF
C-Grade
Shute orderNoRiderStart timeFinish timeRide TimePlace
3341Gareth Price0:03:001:19:121:16:121
3410Belinda Fuller0:03:001:19:131:16:132
3577Terry Blackburn0:03:001:19:411:16:413
3696Andrew Linton0:03:001:19:561:16:564
374Deane Southey0:03:001:20:141:17:145
D-Grade
Shute orderNoRiderStart timeFinish timeRide TimePlace
760John Allen0:04:001:01:210:57:211
850Earle Whitcombe0:04:001:01:540:57:542
916Julie Millar0:04:001:02:020:58:023
102Andi Bond0:04:001:04:371:00:374
1333Steve Hannam0:04:001:04:531:00:535
1622Mike Parker0:04:001:05:231:01:236
E-Grade
Shute orderNoRiderStart timeFinish timeRide TimePlace
1134Kirsten Goodin0:05:001:04:430:59:431
1232Greg Baillie0:05:001:04:480:59:482
1451David Hodder0:05:001:04:540:59:543
15Stephen Yeats0:05:001:04:570:59:574
1721Aniil Raman0:05:001:06:501:01:505
1819Duncan Ellis0:05:001:07:031:02:036
2549Graeme Twist0:05:001:10:181:05:187
2631Jenny Devenport0:05:001:11:311:06:318
273Mark Jerling0:05:001:12:231:07:239
2857Karen Blade0:05:001:13:061:08:0610
78Sydney Blackburn0:05:00DNF
Short Course
Shute orderNoRiderStart timeFinish timeRide TimePlace
148Caleb Roberts0:06:000:44:070:38:071
240Finn Roberts0:06:000:44:180:38:182
4156Jaimee Blackburn0:06:000:52:450:46:453
571Bruce McCallum0:06:000:53:100:47:104
6157Kate Port0:06:000:53:320:47:325
65Annabelle Smith0:06:00DNF

5K Series Race 2

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Results for race 2. Thanks so much for coming, it was fantastic to see so many people and so many new faces. If you notice any mistakes in the results let us know on Facebook or at the next race. See you in two weeks!

2 KM

1Isla Roberts0:10:49
2Riley Denholm0:12:33
3Max Andrew0:15:14
4Caden Kawana0:15:24
5Luca Roberts0:16:36
6Elizabeth Andrew0:17:33
7Clara Andrew0:19:02
8Blake Kawana0:24:50
9Hayley Kawana0:25:33

5 KM

1Finn Fowlds0:19:20
2William Larkin0:19:32
3Tony Price0:20:24
4Don Green0:20:29
5Andrew Hayes0:20:36
6Darius Simpson0:20:55
7Anthony Rowe-Penny0:21:29
8Ian McKee0:22:24
9Daniel Miller0:22:38
10Gareth Gwyther0:22:46
11Philip Donvin-Irons0:22:47
12Malcolm MacDonald0:22:50
13Joshua Saxton0:23:11
14Paul Furkert0:23:25
15Bianca Green0:24:51
16Chris Lewis0:24:55
17Brooke Miller0:25:16
18Tim Matthews0:25:19
19Clifford Rowe-Penny0:25:34
20Michael Duthie0:25:37
21James Inwood0:25:47
22Lesley Graham0:25:49
23Jason Farley0:26:33
24Craig Ewing0:26:47
25Greg Baillie0:26:58
26Robyn Green0:27:00
27John Jerling0:27:03
28David Kawawa0:27:21
29Norm Chu0:27:31
30Scott Andrew0:27:34
31Annie Jerling0:27:55
32Bron Wishart0:28:02
33David Farlow0:28:57
34Chris Wilson0:29:04
35Lloyd Millar0:29:40
36Serena Roberts0:30:28
37Guy Fisher0:30:39
38Chris van Gerven0:31:14
39Gail Edwards0:31:30
40Stacey Miller0:31:46
41Michael Rowe-Penny0:32:37
42Claudia Baechle0:33:03
43Jane Flowerday0:33:33
44Rachel Lewis0:34:39
45Ailsa Andrew0:36:06
46Shellie McAnulty0:36:08
47Barbara Whitburn0:36:31
48Justin Miller0:36:55
49Lee-Ann Angove0:37:28
50Gordon Reid0:37:50
51Teresa Reynolds0:38:38
52Lisa Tonkin0:39:22
53Jenny Braaksma0:39:24
54Franky Spite0:39:25
55Kasey Cox0:41:03
56Ruth Gwyther0:41:23
57Stan Braaksma0:41:28
58Don McLachlan0:41:31
59John Ihaka0:42:38
60Logan Roberts0:43:27
61Brenda Hayes0:44:04
62Amelia Rowe-Penny0:45:23
63Rachel Reed0:46:01
64Stephen Young0:46:02
65Rob Ruff-Thomas0:47:16
66Graeme Roberts0:51:15
67Cath Rowe-penny0:52:08
68Robyn Weston0:52:35
69Irene Price0:52:58
70Annette Gibson0:53:26
71Sara Feringa0:53:27
72Jane Ross0:53:28
73Lincoln Spite0:53:33
74Amy Drysdale0:55:07
75Ella Drysdale0:57:11
76Paul Drysdale0:57:12
77Shirley Loftus0:57:17
78Judy Burns0:57:19
79Betty Moir1:02:56

FootGolf – social event & picnic

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Come along for 9 holes of  footgolf  on Sunday 10th Feb at Carterton golf club,  117 Chester Road at 11.30am. Bring a picnic lunch to share after the game.

$15 per person (may be cheaper with more people). If you bring your own size 5 ball then its only $10

If you plan to come, please message us on Face Book or let Carol MacDonald or Gail Edwards know.

Please wear trainers – not sprigs

FootGolf is played like golf but all you need is a soccer ball each. You kick the ball from tee to hole, counting your kicks (shots) along the way. As you’d expect, the one with the lowest score after 9 holes is the winner.

Individual Time Trial Championship – provisional result

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The Club Championship Individual Time Trial is often viewed as the ultimate ‘race of truth’. It is you and your bike all by yourself, no drafting allowed, for 40 kms of maximum effort. Add into that warm evening with a blustery North West wind, about 350m of ‘up’ and everyone knows there is nothing easy about it. The science of time trialling well is to ride powerfully and as aerodynamically efficiently as possible. The art of time trialling well is the ability to manage your effort and energy, so that you can ride powerfully for the whole distance, but have absolutely nothing left in the tank as you cross the finish line. Ben Knight is the club member who regularly role models both the science and art of the time trial and tonight he was the only rider to crack the hour mark.

Provisional Results tonight in the men’s race:

Champion: Ben Knight; with Derek Roberts 2nd and Dave Drummond 3rd.

Provisional Results in the women’s race

Champion: Belinda Fuller, with Lesley Mouat 2nd and Viv Bunny 3rd.

Provisional Results for the Juniors:

1st Under 15 Boy: Caleb Roberts

1st Under 17 Boy: Finn Roberts

1st Under 17 Girl: Annabelle Smith

Thanks to our race officials and marshals tonight. Next Tuesday is the Carrington Circuit for a Handicapped Road Race. This Sunday is also the first of the Wellington Region Interclub Races and details for this can be found at:

https://www.wmcc.net.nz/Enter-a-…/Interclub-Race-1-27-Jan-19

Full (provisional) results for tonight are:

OrderRace NoRiderStartFinishRide Time
713Ben Knight0:19:301:18:330:59:03Champion Man
1146Derek Roberts0:18:301:19:511:01:212nd Man
1218Dave Drummond0:17:301:20:041:02:343rd Man
1670 Simon Pumfrey0:18:001:20:461:02:46
627Daniel Jaques0:09:001:13:131:04:13
13117Simon Butler0:15:001:20:191:05:19
27147Johnny Burkhart0:19:001:25:001:06:00
941Gareth Price0:13:001:19:251:06:25
824Billy Van Woerkom0:12:001:18:341:06:34
2361Darren Southon0:16:001:23:101:07:10
25101Eddie Kuipers0:17:001:24:291:07:29
14142Duncan Cameron0:12:301:20:211:07:51
1764Phil Sutherland0:14:301:22:421:08:12
2110Belinda Fuller0:14:001:22:501:08:50Champion Woman
1072Rex Dowding0:09:301:19:261:09:56
3044Craig Mangan0:15:301:25:351:10:05
18153Simon Mole0:11:301:22:431:11:13
265Lesley Mouat0:13:301:24:581:11:282nd Woman
2414Brian Sanders0:10:301:23:321:13:02
3797Chris Smith0:16:301:30:021:13:32
2960John Allen0:11:001:25:071:14:07
19129Ray Haste0:08:001:22:481:14:48
1574Rod Sutherland, Peter Jones0:05:001:20:411:15:41
282Andi Bond0:08:301:25:041:16:34
3533Steve Hannam0:10:001:27:121:17:12
2232Greg Baillie0:05:301:22:531:17:23
3321Anil Raman0:07:001:25:471:18:47
20Mike Parker0:04:001:22:491:18:49
3451Dave Hodder0:06:301:27:061:20:36
3249Graeme Twist0:04:301:25:371:21:07
3619Duncan Ellis0:07:301:28:591:21:29
3185Viv Bunny0:03:301:25:371:22:073rd Woman
3817Stan Braaksma0:06:001:30:311:24:31
3950Earle Whitcombe0:03:00DNF
Short Course
OrderRace NoRiderStartFinishRide Time
148Caleb Roberts0:02:300:29:050:26:351st Under 15 Boy
240Finn Roberts0:02:000:29:520:27:521st Under 17 Boy
355Doug Maclachlan, Meri Murphy0:01:300:31:380:30:08
465Annabelle Smith0:00:300:34:530:34:231st Under 17 Girl
598Penny Walker0:01:000:41:120:40:12