2 March ACM Race Report – Whangaehu Hall/Bideford Rd HRR
A total of 35 riders presented themselves at Whangaehu Hall for the start of the Bideford Road HRR. This included 6 riders for the short course.
The turn around for the long course was the Bideford Hall giving a distance of 30kms. The short course turned at Stoddards Road for a distance of 18kms.
Conditions for the race were excellent with temperatures in the mid 20’s and a light northerly providing assistance for the return leg. The course is a straightforward out and return with one technical downhill section. There are also a variety of undulating sections including the longer hill climb on the return leg that performed its task of selecting the final contestants for the dash to the finish line.
On the night many riders were caught on the long climb on the return leg. Break 2 overhauled Break 3 with Break in hot pursuit and elements of Scratch closing in fast.
Unfortunately an accident on the fast straight after the climb saw one rider taken to ED with a number of riders pulling up to render assistance.
Results – Long Course
1st – Finn Roberts 1:03:14
2nd –Terry Blackburn 1:03:14
3rd – Lawrence Kent 1:03:15
Fastest Women – Long Course
1st – Emily Lutyens 1:03:17
2nd – Lesley Mouatt 1:03:22
3rd – Donna O’Sullivan 1:03:26
Results – Short Course
1st – Amelia Percy 38:58
2nd – Jamie Blackburn 40:18
3rd – Scarlett McCallum 42:53
Full results on the ACM website
Next Race – Tues 9th March Millars Road GRR