Race 21 Whangaehu to Dryers Return HRR

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Tonight was another brand new course beginning at the Whangaehu Hall, racing out to the turn at the bottom of Dryers Rock, then racing back through the valley to finish at the woodshed on Bideford Road. There was a steady headwind on the climb out to Dryers Rock, and a pleasant tail wind on the slight down hill return leg. The racing was hard and fast tonight, with a number of riders not able to hang onto their start bunches. On the short course Scarlett and Bruce really enjoyed their ride and worked together throughout the course.

The handicapper gave a significant advantage to the limit group, who managed to stay away from all the chasing groups right to the finish. On the final climb Bianca Green and Caleb Roberts out-climbed their race buddies and then Caleb once again demonstrated his sprinting ability to finish first. Both Break 2 and Break 3 also worked well together, and although they dropped a couple of riders from their groups, they too, were able to stay away from chasing groups.

Break was caught by the Scratch bunch not long after the turn around. This was then a large group in which a number of riders from Scratch tried to escape off the front, unsuccessfully, until the final climb out of the valley. The pressure was then applied and gaps began to appear throughout this bunch. In the end the final sprint in this bunch was taken out by Mark Langlands, followed closely by Eddy Kuipers and Derek Roberts. Belinda Fuller was the fastest woman on the night, and Mark Langlands the fastest man.

There are now only 3 club races left to the end of the season. Next Week we return to an old faithful course at Skeets and upper plain Road, beginning at Upper Mania Road.

For those who are intending to race Nationals – remember early bird entries finish at the close of February (yes) this Wednesday. And also reminders too that entries are open for Wellington Centre Champs (entries close 11 March)- details and entries can be accessed here:

Wellington Region Centre Championship

Full results for tonights race are:

Short course
Shute order Race Number Rider Start time Finish Time Ride Time
1 11 Scarlett McCallum 0:01:00 0:49:16 0:48:16
2 71 Bruce McCallum 0:01:00 0:49:16 0:48:16
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Full Course
Shute order Race Number Rider Start time Finish Time Ride Time
3 48 Caleb Roberts 0:00:00 1:11:59 1:11:59 1st rider
4 88 Bianca Green 0:00:00 1:12:02 1:12:02 1st woman
5 26 David Howden 0:00:00 1:12:14 1:12:14
6 78 Sydney Blackburn 0:00:00 1:12:19 1:12:19
7 57 Karen Blade 0:00:00 1:12:31 1:12:31
8 59 Mike Clinton-Baker 0:06:00 1:13:44 1:07:44
9 87 Stephen Yeats 0:06:00 1:13:45 1:07:45
10 74 Rod Sutherland/Peter Jones 0:06:00 1:13:46 1:07:46 Tandem
11 21 Anil Raman 0:06:00 1:14:16 1:08:16
12 115 Robert Jacques 0:13:00 1:18:08 1:05:08
13 77 Terry Blackburn 0:13:00 1:18:09 1:05:09
14 72 Rex Dowding 0:13:00 1:18:10 1:05:10
15 120 Darren Sullivan 0:13:00 1:18:10 1:05:10
16 76 Peter Lee 0:13:00 1:18:10 1:05:10
17 89 Emily Lutyens 0:13:00 1:18:11 1:05:11
18 2 Andi Bond 0:13:00 1:18:11 1:05:11
19 32 Greg Baillie 0:13:00 1:18:54 1:05:54
20 43 John Murray 0:06:00 1:19:21 1:13:21
21 90 Mark Langlands 0:23:00 1:19:28 0:56:28 Fastest man
22 101 Eddy Kuipers 0:23:00 1:19:35 0:56:35
23 46 Derek Roberts 0:23:00 1:19:36 0:56:36
24 96 Andrew Linton 0:19:00 1:19:36 1:00:36
25 69 Peter James 0:23:00 1:19:37 0:56:37
26 70 Simon Pumfrey 0:23:00 1:19:37 0:56:37
27 13 Ben Knight 0:23:00 1:19:37 0:56:37
28 10 Belinda Fuller 0:19:00 1:19:37 1:00:37 Fastest Woman
29 36 Devan Simmonds 0:23:00 1:19:38 0:56:38
30 75 Andrew Curtis-Cody 0:19:00 1:19:38 1:00:38
31 58 Harrison Deal 0:19:00 1:19:39 1:00:39
32 50 Earle Whitcombe 0:19:00 1:19:44 1:00:44
33 30 Corey Miller 0:19:00 1:19:48 1:00:48
34 5 Lesley Mouat 0:19:00 1:19:49 1:00:49
35 117 Simon Butler 0:19:00 1:19:50 1:00:50
36 45 Donna Burkhart 0:19:00 1:20:01 1:01:01
37 31 Jenny Devenport 0:06:00 1:20:24 1:14:24
38 73 Erik D’Arbois 0:23:00 1:24:07 1:01:07
39 29 Ray Haste 0:13:00 1:26:27 1:13:27
40 51 Dave Hodder 0:13:00 1:32:06 1:19:06

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