2021 Hinakura HRR

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Race 13  Jan 12 2021  Martinborough – Hinakura HRR

The first race of 2021 was a short and brutal 34km handicap road race from Martins Road Martinborough out to the summit of the Hinakura road and back. On the start line there was some fudging of the exact location of the turn point act by race officials. However, as the race progressed it became apparent to the 24 riders who presented themselves to the start line they were heading for the summit of the second and longest climb.

There were 6 riders for the short course (20km) who turned at the Longbush intersection.

It was a warm but otherwise perfect evening for the race with a modest nor’easterly breeze  assisting riders on the return leg. On the long course most groups had broken up by the time they reached the turnpoint and made they’re way to the finish line in small groups or ones and twos.

Donna O’Sullivan started in Limit and stayed away from Break 2 and Break 3 to claim victory on the long course. Jamie Blackburn won the short course event.

Main Race

1st    Donna O’Sullivan  Limit        1:15:55

2nd   Shane Griggs       Break 3    1:16:15

3rd   Todd Jenkinson     Break 3    1:16:15

Fastest Rider

Richard Van Lent (Scratch)            1:01:29

Short Course

1st  Jamie Blackburn                      00:41:05

2nd Douglas Maclachlan                00:41:36

3rd  Scarlet McCallum                    00:42:04

Next race Jan 19 Carrington Circuit GRR

2020 Criterion Club Champs

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Open Club Champs results here

Club Champs Laps

Woman’s Open Club Champs results here

B Grade results here

B Grade and Women’s Champs Laps

Short Course results here

Short Course Laps

2020 Club Criterium Championships – Judds Rd.

This year the Criterium Champs were held on a new subdivision off Judds Road. Big thanks to the Westwood property Group for facilitating this. The track was 800 metres of very smooth asphalt and with perfect weather conditions made for an enjoyable evenings racing.

B Grade (combined B, C & D grades) were off first riding for 25 minutes plus 2 laps with a sprint for points every 4th lap. Over the course of 25 minutes and with the sprints the group soon split up leading a small bunch to compete for points and the finish line. No one rider was able to break away however Caleb Roberts managed to take enough sprints to win the grade.

B Grade Results                  Points

1st   Caleb ROBERTS              19

2nd  Ricky BLADE                  13

3rd  Christopher SMITH          11 

4th  Emily LUTYENS                8 

5th   Terry BLACKBURN            7         

6th Stephen BROWN              5 

7th  Andy CURTIS-CODY          3

The short course was up second with a small group of riders who stayed together for the duration of the race, 15 minutes plus 2 laps, and went hard for a bunch sprint at the end.

Short Course Results                       Points

1st   Sophie GOODIN                        12

2nd Douglas MACLACHLAN           10

3rd Jaimie BLACKBURN                  7

4th   Karen BLADE                             4

Finally the combined A and B Grade were off for 35 minutes plus 2 laps. This race was quickly dominated by Mark Langlands who, after lapping the field once, paused briefly to draw breath before setting off and lapping the field a second time. The main bunch showing a curious reluctance to chase the lone rider down with the exception of D Simmonds who hung on for several laps before a mechanical forced him to pull over.

A Grade Results                         Points

1st Mark LANGLANDS                    45

2n Thomas MCCALLUM                  13

3rd Derek ROBERTS              11

4th Robert GRAHAM                      10

5th Dominic GREEN              6

6th Dave DRUMMOND                    3

7th Peter JAMES                            2

8th Devan SIMMONDS                   3

Many thanks to Di for the sausage sizzle afterwards and to all the riders who turned up to compete.

Next Tuesday 22nd is the Christmas ride starting at the ACM club house at the sports bowl.

Upper Manaia Short Course

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Final results here

Lap times here

8 Dec 2020 – Upper Mania HRR 42kms (Short Course 21kms)

The Upper Mania circuit is a 7km mixture of fast straights and tight corners and last night the strong westerly played a significant role.

The start/finish straight was reasonably quick after which the left turn onto a very fast downwind leg followed by the left into the dogleg and then left into the headwind leg and a hard grind back up to the start/finish line. Despite the conditions some good average speeds were recorded with Break 2 >36kph and Scratch almost managing 39kph. Notably some riders were dropped from their respective grades and other groups broken up because of the difficult conditions.

Break 2 suffered disappointment after hitting the finish straight and, thinking it was their moment of glory, sprinted for the line only to realise seconds later that three riders from Limit had successfully stayed away and claimed the podium. Well done them!

A total of 36 riders presented themselves to the start line; 29 for the long course (6 laps) and 7 for the short course (3 laps).

Long Course Results;

1st – Neil Henderson                        1:17:32

2nd –Anil Raman                               1:17:35

3rd – Kevin McKay                            1:19:48

Short Course Results

1st –  Leroux Van Der Leek             00:41:10

2nd – Scarlet McCallum                   00:41:27

3rd – Doug McLachlan                     00:41:27

Next Race – Tues 15th December  Club Criterium Champs – 84 Judds Road

Road Championships 2020 Results (Harriers)

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Final prize giving of the year today and it was pleasing to see new faces amongst the trophies awarded. Well done everyone. Full results attached. Other trophies awarded included the Askew inter-club Trophy (Masters Men) to Ray Haste, Randolph Rose 5 mile (awarded for the fastest over 8km at Greytown) to Darius Simpson and the Randolf Rose Sports Person of the year for Carol MacDonald.

Results here

Te Ore Ore Whangaehu 2up TT 2020

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2Up Time Trial – 40kms Te Ore Ore/Whangaehou Valley Return

For the annual 2Up TT 38 riders presented themselves for the long course with 10 riders for the short course. Both courses started adjacent the Te Ore Ore Marae with the long course turn around on the Whangaehou Valley Road (40kms) and short course at the junction with Bideford Road.

Despite the ominous forecast and threatening sky conditions were good with dry roads and a light westerly breeze. Teams started at 1 minute intervals with the long course starting first.

Long Course Results;

1st – McCallum/Hartley-Brown       00:55:58           00:00

2nd – Drummond/Harpham             00:59:11         +03:13

3rd – Roberts/D’Arbois                     01:01:21         +04:02

Fastest Mixed Team

Langlands/Fuller                              01:04:42         +08:43

Short Course Results

1st – Blackburn/Roberts                  24:48              00:00

2nd – Blade/Braaksma                     25:48              00:59

3rd – Percy/Speedy                          25:53              01:05

Next Race – Tues 1 December  Wainuioru Y Loop 46k HRR

Rangitumau GRR 2020

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Race 6 – Nov 17 2020 – Mauriceville – Rangitumau GRR
This was a 32km graded road race starting at Twin Bridges, heading North to the turnpoint
in Mauriceville before returning South and turning left onto the Bluff Rangitumau Road.
The race culminating with a 3km climb to the finish line half way up Rangitumau Hill. The
short course turned at Kopuaranga Hall.
The course between Twin Bridges and Mauriceville is often exposed to the wind. This night
was no exception with a strong gusty westerly providing a leg sapping headwind and
challenging crosswinds. There was some respite on the return leg with intermittent bursts
of tailwind encouraging high speeds.
There were 49 riders in 5 grades who presented themselves to the start line. This included
6 for the short course. Kudos to Derek Cox and Peter Jones on the tandem for leading the
C Grade to the turn point and back and finishing with a strong 2nd place on the climb.
A Grade
1st Mark Langlands
2nd Richard Van Lent
3rd Dominic Green
B Grade
1st Duncan Cameron
2nd Dave Drummond
3rd Devan Simmonds
C Grade
1st Terry Blackburn
2nd Derek Cox & Peter Jones (tandem)
3rd Ricky Blade
D Grade
1st Leroux Van Der Leek
2nd Francois Van Der leek
Kirsten Goodin
E Grade
1st Laura Cockcroft
2nd David Hodder
3rd John Gibbons
Short Course
1st Amelia Percy
2nd Karen Blade
3rd Scarlet McCallum
Next race Nov 22 Whangaehou Hall – Bideford Hall 2 Up TT