Results of 2015 Club Relay

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The inaugural summer relay event was held on Sunday March 15 from  the Sportsbowl. Five teams of three, put together on handicap competed. The  1 km course ran round the Sportsbowl, river bank and deer park. Each team member ran the 1km circuit before handing over to the next, completing 3 legs in all for a team total of 9 km.

Print out available here – 2015 March Results of the 2015 ACM relay

Placing Runner 1 Runner 2 Runner 3 Total Time


Michael Macklin Graeme Roberts Rhys Gwyther 41:25


Denise Baker Chris Cogdale Shayla Farley 41:36


Megan Simpson David Farlow John Jerling 44:32


Richard Hawkes Brenda Farley Lloyd Millar 46:29


Annie Jerling Graeme Butcher Claudia Baechle 47:57

Close racing on Upper Plain

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February 10th was another excellent evening of racing undertaken in fine conditions. And, after all the hills in recent rides, this was a breeze for most competitors. There was a breeze too but it wasn’t an issue with its impact affecting different parts of the course differently.

This was another graded road race over three laps of the Upper Plain circuit commencing and finishing in Upper Manaia Road, a total of 36km. It’s fast, almost entirely flat and provides competitors with stimulating riding. The field was made up of 45 riders including one tandem plus five riders who raced a shorter course over 20km. Six groups got underway – at 6.00pm then at minute intervals.

Phil Sutherland took line honours in 52.38, a time shared with Dave Drummond who came second. The four A grade riders finished together with Mike Wilkinson and Jack Sowry a second back. All grades except C stayed together with furious racing up to and over the chalk finish line. B grade was won by Derek Cox in 53.09, C grade by Chris Smith in 55.45, D grade by Greg Baillie in 58.04, E grade, for the second week in a row by Emily Luytens, in 59.21 with Viv Bunny taking out F grade in 1.00.11. The short course was won by Jess Matthews in 46.12. In most grades a mere second or two covered the riders, the exception being C where the field was split into two components. Lesley Mouat was first woman in 53.10, Donna Burkhart second woman with Emily third. A couple of DNFs completed the field.

As in most weeks a good group of marshals kept time and kept the road safe for both drivers and cyclists. Thanks guys and gals.

The results are in two parts – the first in grade-finishing order; the second in fastest elapsed time order.

Next week: Tuesday February 17, we compete in a 27km HRR over two laps of the Francis Line/Hughes Line circuit with a 6.00pm start. No late registrations. And, on Saturday February 14th it’s the club ITT champs from Makoura College. Be ready for a 2.00pm start.


10.03.2015 GRR Upper Manaia, Upper Plain, Skeets Rd

3 February – Y Loop Results – Impressive pair strut their stuff

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Forty seven riders presented themselves to the starter on Tuesday evening for the Athletics & Cycling club handicap road race. The 40km course had competitors commencing at Wainuioru school, heading east to the end of the seal toward Stronvar, turning and heading south to the end of the seal on Motukai Rd before returning to finish at the school. It is spectacular and remote country, complete with serious undulations, narrow bridges, a deep gorge and a setting sun.

Seven groups were sent off at zero, four, nine, 11, 14, 18 and 19 minutes, the largest groupings covering 11 riders, others with five and Scratch with just two. And, those two Scratch guys, Mark Langlands and Jack Sowry, lapped the entire field to win in 57.09 with Jack a second in arrears. Not only, they also put nearly two minutes on the next rider to cross the line and were over five minutes up on the next A grade rider. It was a remarkable race for the pair, even if the handicapping assisted. Not one group managed to finish together.

There were some excellent individual efforts throughout the field. Three riders threw in the towel and recorded DNF against their names. Others had the ignominy of being overtaken with the line in sight, often by several riders, pushing them down the finish pecking order. Such is handicap road racing.

So, it was excellent racing in warm conditions on yet another beautiful evening, witnessed by an impressive moonrise. Will this summer ever end?

Thanks to the marshalls and time-keepers and the road signage people. Apologies for the delay in providing these results.

The attached results have three components – the first listing shute order; the second highlighting the complete field in time order, the third in group order.

Next Tuesday, March 10th, is a graded road race over three laps of the Upper Plain circuit from Upper Manaia Rd, over 34km. See you all then for a 6.00pm start.


Wainuioru Y Loop 3-3-2015

Ride For Parkinsons

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What  a great day for everyone involved . Hope everybody had fun and that we might see you all back up Admiral Hill next year.Here are the results of the 3 rides . Disregard the winner and time of the 2 laper as not correct

Ride for Parkinson results

Special thanks goes to Gladstone Vineyard, Happy Valley Cycles, Parkinson’s Wairarapa, Masterton Squash Club, Red Star JAB Rugby, WBS, Jennian Homes, Wai Multi Sports, Merida Bikes, Destination Wairarapa, Deidre Johnson, Marcus Diprose, Andrew Linton, Jenny Devonport, Jean Clarke, Rod Sutherland, Brian Lambert, Jorge Sandoval, Richard and Carolyn Hunt and very importantly Sheri Wales for helping to organise the race.

Inter club race 2 Report

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Great conditions as always for the Kapiti leg of the Interclub series.

The biggest bunch was the break group – who managed to ride through the whole field and stay away from Scratch.

It ended up in a very close sprint finish with Malcolm Allen and Kevin McCormack battling it out at high speed for the win.   Malcolm took the honours to Kevin with Paul Lundon close behind in 3rd.

Paul’s 3rd place sees him take the lead in the series – and even though Malcolm didn’t race in the first race – he moves into second due to not only the race win but also by picking up the points for fastest time for the race.

The winner of the first race Joe Clarkson also picked up some valuable points and moves down to 3rd spot.

Written by Adrian McKenzie of Kapiti cycling club.

So a big thanks to the Kapiti cycling cub for a great Event.

The next and Final Race of the series is on the 1st of March will be hosted by the PNP cycling club on the Great Blue Mountain circuit, so hope to see many local riders given it a go. And rumour has it that it will start and finish at the top of the hill , So if you get dropped on the last time up it you don,t have to chase for the rest of the lap.

A few photo’s from race one,

Race 2 reults

2015 Interclub Points After Race Two

Race 3 of series hosted by PNP cycling

Link to Kapit cycling to have a look at some photos