In the Open Mens Six lap scratch Richard Berends was a clear winner from Matt Vagg, Garry Cameron, Scott Graham. Emma Richardson won the Women’s scratch, daylight following. Where are our senior women? Come on, help a sister out!
The second junior 333m time trial saw Kitty Thompson come home in 52.17, and Poppy in 40.44 an improvement for both girls on their earlier times. A big improvement in Poppy’s time, maybe a reduction in conversation the cause. Less talk more go!
The Senior Elimination races failed to provide a surprise, Richard Berends continuing an excellent track season to out sprint Matt Vagg in the last lap. Garry Cameron was third after being caught low on the track at the bell, Scott Graham in 4th and Emma letting the boys off easy.
The junior two lap handicap was won by Kitty Thompson from her sister Poppy, though a good half lap was conceded at the start. Poppy recorded a time of 1.22.73 for the 666m time trial, with Kitty punching out 1.43.43 for the two laps.
In the final event for the night Chris Jahnz aboard the Postie bike derny took the field for a joy ride, upping the pace each lap to see who could hold on the longest. Winners were; Elite: Scott Graham, Masters Women: Emma Richardson, Masters 2: Richard Berends, Masters 5: Garry Cameron.
Many thanks again to those that made the night an enjoyable one for the riders – Chris on the Derny, time keeper & judge, Sue Cameron as head coach, Commissaire & chief judge, Garry as coach, mechanic & yard stick, Rach Thompson for keeping her kids under control and to the entire Thompson family who cleaned out the toilet & canteen facilities for the upcoming crit. Sparkling job Pres.???
Does anyone have results for Tuesday night? Danny Bax gave me a sprint lesson as did Nathan in the points race. Welcome to Peter Wheatley who enjoyed his second ride on the track, showing some decent form.
All members are reminded that track racing takes place at the velodrome on Friday nights from 6.30pm, and on Tuesday night, juniors from 4.30pm and seniors from 6pm EVERYONE is welcome to come and have a go. Track racing is a great way to get fit, build up bike strength, improve your pedalling technique, improve your bike handling skills, discover a whole different side of cycling, and have a great time. All ages race, so bring the family.