Report to come
Mark Jerling has posted his great photos from Sunday. If you want high resolution copies for printing, you can make a donation to ACM.
Results link: https://my.raceresult.com/160256/
Race 3; 13 Oct 2020 – The John Chesmar Memorial Trophy. HRR Watsons Road/Wainuioru Return 32km
Tonights race was a 32km handicap road race with the start/finish line on Watsons Road and the turn point adjacent Wainuioru school. This is also the race for the John Chesmar Memorial trophy
Conditions were good with a light westerly breeze, dry roads and sunshine. There were 46 riders present for the start of the long course and 4 for the short course.
It’s a short, sharp course with the climbs of Limeworks and Patakawa on the way out and headwinds and a second ascent of Limeworks on the return leg.
1st place/fastest time went to Mark Langlands. In 2nd and 3rd places respectively Derek Roberts and Robert Graham.
Highest placed and fastest woman went to Emily Lutyens in 5th
Winner of the short course was Jamie Blackburn
Next Tuesday 20th is the Upper Mania Kermesse, Upper Mania Road
The 4th GR series event is on this Sunday. Mass start at 10:00 am. We are still finalising details but there will be certificates and prizes for handicap winners on the day. These will hopefully turn into trophies next year. We will have a shared mroning tea.
You must be an ACM member to be eligible so please get you membership done before Friday. Enter your details online or message us if that’s a problem for you. http://acm.kiwi.nz/running/how-to-join-the-club/
The ACM racing calendar kicked off Tuesday night with the individual time trial up Matahiwi Road. Conditions were not encouraging with a brisk sou’westerly wind and temperatures hovering around six degrees. Nevertheless forty eight keen competitors presented themselves to the starting gate ready to take on the 17km course.
In addition to the regular ACM riders were nine riders of the Black Spokes pro race team. The Black Spokes are currently here in the Wairarapa to compete in the North Island Team Series.
Needless to say the results were dominated by the visiting riders with Tom McCallum being the highest place local rider coming in 7th place. Highest place woman was Emily Lutyens who came in 30th overall.
Many thanks to the race organisers and the marshals out on the course.
Next race is Tuesday 6th October Rangitumau-Mauriceville return starting at the Twin Bridges at 6pm
|1||William Gawith||2 km||0:09:27|
|1||Brooke Miller||4 km||0:21:49|
|2||Megan Simpson||4 km||0:27:21|
|3||Justin Miller||4 km||0:31:24|
|1||Stan Braaksma||4 km Walk||0:38:19|
|2||Rachel Reid||4 km Walk||0:39:37|
|3||Graeme Roberts||4 km Walk||0:48:58|
|1||Darius Simpson||9 km||0:37:24|
|2||Whana Gordon||9 km||0:40:11|
|3||Corey Miller||9 km||0:42:06|
|4||James Inwood||9 km||0:43:30|
|5||Craig Roberts||9 km||0:45:42|
|6||Malcolm MacDonald||9 km||0:46:07|
|7||Lloyd Millar||9 km||0:46:57|
|8||Michael Duthie||9 km||0:49:33|
|9||Robbie Robinson||9 km||0:50:02|
|10||Rachel Gawith||9 km||0:51:05|
|11||Mel Roberts||9 km||0:54:19|
|12||Chris van Gerven||9 km||0:55:26|
|13||David Farlow||9 km||0:55:45|
|14||Stacey Miller||9 km||0:58:43|
|15||Jennifer Braaksma||9 km||1:02:29|
|16||Franky Spite||9 km||1:02:30|
|17||Jane Flowerday||9 km||1:08:10|
We had a beautiful day for the track challenge today. 40 finishers with some very close to their estimated distance. Well done everyone.
The Wellington XC Champs will be held at Harcourt Park on 16 August. The details are below, please let us know if you would like to attend. You need to be a member, wear our uniform and register with Athletics NZ (here is the link). We help you with any of that. You don’t need to be an elite athlete, just keen.
Great to see so many at the Rewanui run today. A bit chaotic at the start so there may be the odd mistake in the results.
|36||Chris van Gerven||0:43:39|
|56||Sarah Van Gerven||1:16:25|