Watsons Wainuioru HRR 2021 – John Chesmar Memorial Trophy

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Results here

Congratulations to Emily Lutynes on winning the trophy being the first club member home.

Thanks to Di Chesmar for the picture.

Race Report – 26 Oct 021  John Chesmar Memorial Trophy Watsons/Wainuioru HRR

It was a near perfect evening for the handicap road race going out to Wainuioru school and finishing on Watsons Road. The light westerly gave riders a tailwind out and then subsided for the return leg. An early burst of summer had seen 27 degrees earlier in the afternoon so the evening was pleasantly mild.

Thirtyseven riders presented themselves for the handicap race with another six riders on the short course. The longer race was broken down into Limit, Break 3, Break 2, Break & Scratch. This isn’t the longest course but with three good climbs plus several fast straights it’s definitely not an easy course. The handicappers made a good fist of it with the groups strung out returning over Limeworks Hill and breaks 2 & 3 fighting it out for line honors.

The overall win went to local rider Andrew Dudley (Break 3) in his debut race with the club. The John Chesmar Memorial trophy went to Emily Lutyens (Break 2) as the first club rider to finish.


1st        Andrew Dudley                     Break 3                      1:04:11

2nd       Emily Lutyens                       Break 2                      1:00:20

3rd       Steve Hannam                      Break 3                      1:04:19                      

Fastest Time

Simon Pumfrey                                                                     53:51

Results Short Course

1st        Judy Brown                                                               42:27

2nd       Jamie Blackburn                                                      44:09

3rd       David Howden                                                          44:21

Full results on the ACM web site

Next fixture will be Tuesday 2nd November and will be another handicap road race this time on the Francis Line circuit. Just think high speed and cross winds!!

And again, thanks to the marshals, organisers and helpers for making the race possible.

Keep riding and stay safe 🙂

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