Round 1 of the winter season commenced at Lansdowne on Sunday with over 40 riders across 5 divisions. This week we welcomed Sarah, Noah, Edie and Jeremy. The time trial results will set the bench mark for riders. Each week those who better their Personal Best time will receive 10 competition points.
In division E, Charlotte beat Jessica in a sprint to the line, Phoenix powered into 3rd with Matilda racing into 4th. Division D was won by Liam, a couple of seconds ahead of Noah, with Ryker coming 3rd. Ryker has been improving each week at Lansdowne making big improvements in his racing and the time trial. Jeremy came in 4th in his first cycling race, with Joshua on his tail for 5th place. Lauren had a fast second lap to move from the back of the field into 6th with Gabby 7th.
The 13 riders in division C had a very good race with a very tight finish – we did have to confirm our results on the slow-mo video. Emma sprinted to 1st holding off the fast finishing Alex H. Payton rode into a very smooth 3rd just ahead of Edie and Elena. Well done to Julia for holding onto the group.
Division A and B each rode 4 laps in 10 plus 1 laps races. Tom S and Tom O racing for the first time this season took out 1st and 2nd, from Kristie who has been shaving seconds off her personal best in the Time Trial over the last 3 weeks. Jemma took out the B Division with a powerful last lap just getting to the line ahead of Aiden. Ella-Kate came in 3rd ahead of Lucas and Jaime O.
The handicapper did well today with riders coming in close together. Gabby held off Violet for first and held a small lead from Charlie and Emma who were scratch starters. Well done to Ben, Ryker and Charlotte M who lead in their fellow wave members.
Congratulations to Ella-Kate who took out the 2nd handicap race, from the 3rd wave, Aiden raced into second racing solo for most of the race. Our scratch starters worked together well, with 3 riders, Tom S, Kristie and Tom O, coming in for third to fifth. Well done to Liam who raced division D & C + the handicap race, he did will in the first 2 laps finishing up 16th on that tough 3rd lap.
Contributed by: Kate Holden
E Grade Scratch
1st Charlotte H – Norwest Christian College
2nd Jessica – St Michael’s Primary School – South Blacktown
3rd Phoenix – Oran Park Public School
4th Matilda – Wideview Public School
1st Noah – Mount Sinai College
2nd Ryker – North Turramurra Public School
3rd Jeremy – Picnic Point Public School
4th Joshua – St Michael’s Primary School – South Blacktown
5th Lauren – St John Vianney’s Primary School – Doonside
*Liam rode in D grade and C grade. Only his C grade effort is recorded in the point-score.
1st Emma – Northmead Public School
2nd Alexandra H – Lane Cove Public School
3rd Payton – Castle Hill High School
4th Edie – Burwood Girls High School
5th Elena – Strathfield North Public School
1st Jemma – Strathfield North Public School
2nd Aiden – Prairievale Public School
3rd Ella-Kate – William Clarke College
4th Lucas M – Eastwood Heights Public School
5th Jaime – St Michael’s Primary School – South Blacktown
1st Tom S – Cammeraygal High School
2nd Thomas O – Patrician Brothers – Blacktown
3rd Kristie – Prairiewood High School
4th Jonathan – St Mary’s Cathedral – Sydney
5th Kyle – Seven Hills High School
1st Gabby – Strathfield North Public School
2nd Violet – Wideview Public School
3rd Charlie – Orange Grove Public School
4th Emma – Northmead Public School
5th Julia – Concord West Public School
1st Ella-Kate – William Clarke College
2nd Aiden – Prairievale Public School
3rd Tom S – Cammeraygal High School
4th Kristie – Prairiewood High School
5th Tom O – Patrician Brothers – Blacktown
All new riders set their 2018 benchmark and earned points for a PB.
Personal Best This Week
Charlie – Orange Grove Public School
Charlotte H – Norwest Christian College
Charlotte M – Eastwood Heights Public School
Charlotte T – Ku-ring-gai High School
Elena V – Strathfield North Public School
Ella-Kate – William Clarke College
Georgia O – St Michael’s Primary School – South Blacktown
Jaime – St Michael’s Primary School – South Blacktown
Jemma – Strathfield North Public School
Kyle – Seven Hills High School
Liam – Concord West Public School
Matilda – Wideview Public School
Ollie – St Brendan’s Catholic Primary School
Tom S – Cammeraygal High School
Next few weeks:
May 13 – Sunday Funday
May 20 – Round 2 Lansdowne Reserve, Lansdowne
May 27 – Round 3 Lansdowne Reserve, Lansdowne