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

Hope Gibbons Team Time Trial

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Due to busy end of season with Center Champs and the Nationals the date for this years Hope Gibbons is set for Sunday 6th May 2018

So start thinking of getting your teams together.

On Sunday the 6th May the Masterton Athletics and cycling club will once again host the battle for the Hope Gibbons Shield and we would like to invite riders to put together their four person team for the challenge and a bit of fun. Only teams from the four Wellington centre clubs will be eligible for the title but other clubs are more than welcome to come along test yourselves.

Last year titles were taken out by the WMCC club in the mens grade and the ACM in the females, are they good enough to defend their titles and the time of 52:36? With a strong turn out from PNP Junior team took out the school grade.

Racing a team trial for the Wellington Centre Hope Gibbons Shield goes back to 1934 and has a lot of history.  It’s an impressive shield and  has nearly 300 past winners names engraved on individual shields on it.

This is a event for riders of all levels and we encourage everyone  to find fellow club members of the similar  abilities to team up and represent their club.

All adult riders must be Cycling New Zealand licensed riders and current member of a cycling club. Only teams made up fully from their Wellington center club are eligible for the mens and womens titles.  Riders outside the center are more than welcome to race/ride and will be timed.

When:   Sunday 6th May 10am first riders away

Registration : From 8:45 – 9:30ish at the Masterton cycling club at the Colin Pugh Sportbowl

Where:  Masterton, on a flat course. Starting and Finishing on Johnstone Street. Out to Gladstone and back

Distance:  For club riders it’s 40km (schools riders will ride 15km)

Cost:  $15 per rider can be paid on the day

Teams: Four person but the clock stops on the 3rd rider home.

Grades: male, female, school boys, school girls and a social mixed grade.

We’ll be putting on a great feed (light lunch) and coffee etc after the event at the Masterton cycling club room straight after event for all the riders, supporters and volunteers.

For entries please fill out the form below by 6pm the Wednesday 2nd of May  and send to lmouat@hotmail.com or if you have any questions about this event feel free to also contact Lesley on lmouat@hotmail.com

Enter Here

For ACM riders if you keen to give it a go but haven’t got a team at this point contact Andrew Linton on

0274882794 or a.linton@higgins.co.nz is taking names and will team riders up

 

Results from

2017

2016 

2015

Same again this Saturday . Non fuss , non timed , no cost bit of fun .

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We will run again team time trials this Saturday the 12th of August and will continue each Saturday If people are keen . 15 riders gave it a go the first week

Meet at  Henley Lake for the informal team time
trials where teams will be sorted and teams will time themselves.
If weather plays ball we will set groups of evenly match riders off up Bideford road and return .
This is going to be a non fuss , non timed no cost bit of fun .
Everyone is welcome so just turn up about 1:50ish on Te ore ore road and we’ll see who turns up and ride from there.

We may change the coarse in the following weeks  if the riders wish for a change

For any changes or question keep a eye out for us on FaceBook

Wellington Centre Road Championships – April 8-9 2017

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WMCC is hosting this year’s Centre Road Championships. It will be two days of competitive cycling and an opportunity for line honours within respective age groups for Wellington Centre riders. 2017 Centre Champs has been aligned, as best as we can, to the 2017 Age Group Road Nationals and in accordance with CNZ Road and Track regulations. The distances have been deternmined that will benefit all club riders and age groups in the Centre.

 

Link to Wellington Masters Cycling Club for details of venue , time and grades etc

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Hope Gibbons team time trial on the 1st of May

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Hope Gibbons Team Time Trial

On Sunday the 1st of May the Masterton Athletics and cycling club will once again host the battle for the Hope Gibbons Shield and we would like to invite riders to put together their four person team for the challenge and a bit of fun . Only teams from the four Wellington centre clubs will be eligible for the title but other clubs are more than welcome to come along test yourselves .

Last year titles were taken out by the Kapiti club in the mens grade and the ACM in the females , are they good enough to defend their titles? With a strong turn out from Scotts College their A team took out the school grade

Racing a team trial for the Wellington Centre Hope Gibbons Shield goes back to 1934 and has a lot of history.  It’s an impressive shield and  has nearly 300 past winners names engraved on individual shields on it.

This is a event for riders of all levels and we encourage everyone  to find fellow club members of the similar  abilities to team up and represent their club.

When:   Sunday 1st May 10am first riders away

Where:  Masterton, on a flat course. Starting and Finishing on Johnstone Street . Out to Gladstone and back

Registration : From 8:45 – 9:30ish at the Masterton cycling club at the Colin Pugh Sportbowl

Distance:  For club riders it’s 40km (schools riders will ride 15km)

Cost:  $10 per rider can be paid on the day

Teams: Four person but the clock stops on the 3rd rider home.

Grades: male , female ,school boys and school girls

We’ll be putting on a great feed of light food and coffee etc after the event  at the Masterton cycling club room straight after event  for all the riders ,supporters and volunteers.

For entries please fill out the form below by 6pm the 27th of April  and send to lmouat@hotmail.com or if you have any questions about this event feel free to also contact Lesley on lmouat@hotmail.com

Hope Gibbons entry form

For ACM riders if you keen to give it a go but haven’t got a team at this point contact Andrew Linton on

0274882794 or a.linton@higgins.co.nz is taking names and will team riders up

Wellington Centre Champs entries now open

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Athletic and Cycling Masterton are the hosts for the Centre Championships this year. It will be  run over the weekend of the 9th and 10th of April. A great chance to represent your club at either the individual Time trial , Road race or both . All competitors will race in Gender and age group categories so there is an opportunity for riders of all abilities to gain a title for 2016

We are now calling for entries from all riders wishing to compete in these two events.

Courses:

Longbush 15km TT Course      http://nz.mapometer.com/cycling/route_4274073.html

Longbush 25km TT Course      http://nz.mapometer.com/cycling/route_4274076.html

Millars RR Circuit                   http://nz.mapometer.com/cycling/route_4274469.html

Full details and entry Form

Race 22 – Individual Time Trial Club Championship

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By Douglas Maclachlan.

Athletics & Cycling Masterton. 

Hello cycle club riders. 

Knight impressive in club Time Trial champs.

Ben Knight stamped his presence on Tuesday evening’s Individual Time Trial championships. Forty One riders rode to Longbush and back with another nine competing over the short course. ITT are a true test as each rider competes as an individual without assistance from other riders. Starting at 30 second intervals riders had the bonus of a slightly shorter course on account of recent road resealing. With a cool southerly and the onset of rain the shaving off of a few kms was welcomed by all. Close times resulted with mere seconds separating riders.

Discussion resulted about headwinds and tailwinds. There was an evident headwind on the outbound leg which according to some disappeared or dissipated on the run home. It may have, slightly. As a commercial pilot meteorological student it’s not hard to explain and in the experience of the riders most, if not all, came home much more quickly than they went out. If a rider is doing 40kph with a 20kph tailwind they are in fact generating a headwind. As well the undulations in the road, especially the roller coaster bits, means the wind accelerates over them just as it does on an aeroplanes wing. This was particularly noticeable when heading into the wind but of benefit when running downwind. So, the tailwind certainly did assist although it was lighter in strength by the end of the ride.

Ben took the club title in a time of 48.46, leading home Jack Sowry (51.43) and Mark Langlands (53.04). Jack claimed the U23 title. Lesley Mouat, in 59.35, took the women’s club title from Kirsten Goodin (60.40) and Emily Luytens (61.22) who claimed the U19 title. Tom McCallum won the short course title in 31.22 and in doing so became U17 champion. He put serious distance on Todd Jenkinson (37.00) and Karen Blade (39.51). All riders were happy to finish as the rain set in and the air cooled considerably.

Next week: Tuesday March 15, we compete in a handicap road race over 27km on the Francis/Hughes Line circuit. Meet for a 6.00pm start at the far end of Francis Line. No late registrations and no aerobars. Saturday March 19, at 2.00pm is the club road race champs commencing from Double Bridges over Dreyers Rock Rd to finish at Te Ore Ore Marae.

The results are below:

22 ITT Club Champs

 

Race 9, 2-up Time Trial

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Report by Douglas Maclachlan

Athletics & Cycling Masterton 

Hello cycle club riders

Ben & Johnny take the prize

Ben Knight did it again. Last year, riding solo, Ben won the 40km two-up TT. On Tuesday evening, in fine but windy conditions, he teamed up with Johnny Burkhart and together they were the only riders to beat the hour, winning in a time of 59.37. Pete James and Laurence Field came in second in 60.06. On reflection there were probably opportunities where they could have shaved some seconds off and also beaten the hour. Every team could probably say the same thing. Third place went to Dave Drummond and Jeff Saywell in 61.53. A gap followed.

Julie Millar and Emily Luytens continued their good form to be first women’s team in 71.02IMG_2921 from Suz Hayman and Belinda Fuller in 74.10. There were also mixed teams and their results are noted too. Lesley Mouat and Devan Simmonds clocked 65.57, exactly one minute ahead of Kirsten Goodin and Andrew Linton. Donna Burkhart and Mark Jerling were third in 75.12.

There were gaps throughout the results and it wasn’t until competitors, finishing around 75 minutes, came close to each other.

The ride was from Johnston St to Longbush and return. The winds impacted the field with its ability to swirl around so each leg seemed to face headwinds. TTs are never an easy ask nevertheless 50 riders paired up for the start and at minute intervals headed away. One team had the luxury of three riders. Judy Brown did OK too being paired with the tandem of Rod Sutherland & Peter Jones. Cruisey for some. In true TT fashion no rider, whether a newcomer or seasoned cyclist, often with TT bikes to ride, along with other wind-defying equipment, found the task easy. It was one tough ride.

The results are attached. They are called provisional. Please notify if you believe you have been unfairly placed as with no shute operating it required extra work to produce this final sheet. Hopefully it is final. Enjoy.

9 2 up TT

Our thanks go to the marshals and timekeepers.IMG_2917

Next week: Tuesday December 1st, 2015, we compete in a handicap road race over four laps of the Dalefield loop 38km in total. We meet by Matarawa railway station for a 6.00pm start. No late registrations. Give yourself plenty of time to get there. Head south out of Carterton, turn right into Matarawa Rd (before the Waiohine bridge), turn right into Watersons Line, left into Railway Rd.