Round 2 Winter 2017

Waratah Park - Getting ready for sign-onRound 2 saw us head out to Waratah Park at Sutherland. We were a little nervous about the turnout as not everyone could juggle Mother’s Day and the threat of rain would have put a few off. Luckily we still had a reasonable turn out.

Local schools, Engadine High, Heathcote Public and St John Bosco Primary joined in the competition. Edward and Pheobe showed off their local knowledge on the track, and Christopher did the same and gave Max a run for his money in the A grade scratch and handicap races. The big star was new rider Zac who had a grin from ear to ear after taking 2nd and 3rd in the D scratch and C/D handicap. Hopefully Zac’s parents take our advice to call his local club, Southern Cross. -I’m sure he will do well for them.


stopwatchNew Timing System

This week, we used our new electronic timing system for the first time. The system brings benefits to both the organisers and the riders.

Rider Benefits
  1. Posted start times will be available online. -Rather than trying to sort 45+ kids on the line.
  2. Riders are free to warm up on rollers/wind trainers as they wait for their start. -Similar to how we prepare for a TT at major events.
  3. Posted results will be available online for quick feedback.

Results and Start Lists can be found at the bottom of the Results page.


What’s different for me?
  • Riders need to sign on by 2:45pm to allow for sorting and posting of list.
  • Riders should consider bringing rollers or wind trainers for a proper warm-up.
  • Riders need to know what time they are starting. -It helps to take note of the two riders in the queue before you. The marshal will call names to the line, but the rider’s presence is their own responsibility.
  • The start list will show an offset from 3pm. The first rider in the start list starts at “+30”. They will start at 3:00:30, ie thirty seconds after 3pm. Likewise a rider listed with +4:30 will start at 3:04:30, ie four and half minutes past 3pm.

Thanks to everyone for their patience as we familiarise ourselves with the new system.


Time Trial

Time Trial Results


Junior D Scratch

1st Edward – St John Bosco Primary
2nd Zac P – Heathcote Public
3rd Maisy – St Michael’s Primary
4th Lucas H – St Kevin’s Primary
5th Pheobe M – St John Bosco Primary

Edward, well done. You’ll be in C grade next time!


Junior C Scratch

1st Emma – Northmead Public
2nd Flynn – St George
3rd August – St Michael’s Primary
4th Julia – Concord West Public
5th Grace – St John Vianney


Junior B Scratch

1st Alexandra – Burwood Girls
2nd Melissa – Model Farms High
3rd Jamie – St Michael’s
4th Georgia O – St Michael’s
5th Georgia B – Rosebank


Junior A Scratch

1st Max -Glenwood High
2nd Christopher – Engadine High
3rd Thomas O – Patrician Brothers
4th Kristie – Prairiewood High
5th Sophie – Burwood Girls


Junior C/D Handicap

1st Pheobe M – St John Bosco
2nd Lauren – St John Vianney
3rd Zac P – Heathcote Public
4th Grace – St John Vianney
5th Axel – Narwee Public


Junior A/B Handicap

1st Max – Glenwood High
2nd Christopher – Engadine High
3rd Thomas O – Patrician Brothers
4th Kristie – Prairiewood High
5th Jonathan – St Mary’s Cathedral


Rider of the Week

A big thanks to Cycology for sponsoring our riders of the week:
Primary: Lauren
Secondary: Kristie


Special Mention goes to Kristie this week. She rode solo for a number of laps in the A/B handicap while trying to stay away from the boys. She was on the rivet the whole time and never looked like giving up. Max and Chris showed great determination as they fought hard to eventually catch her.


Personal Best

We have quite a few PB’s this week as we have started on a new course. -Lets see how many remain next week for three in a row.

Two PBs in a row

Georgia B – Rosebank College
Georgia O – St Michael’s Primary School
Grace – St John Vianney, Doonside
Jamie – St Michael’s Primary School
Jonathan Bonora St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney
Julia – Concord West Public School
Kristie – Prairiewood High School
Kyle – Seven Hills High School
Lauren – St John Vianney, Doonside
Lucas H – St Kevin’s Catholic School, Eastwood
Melissa – Model Farms High School
Sophie – Burwood Girls High School
Thomas O – Patrician Brothers, Blacktown
Victoria – Pymble Ladies’ College


PB this week

Alexandra – Burwood Girls High School
Aliyah – Narwee Public School
August – St Michael’s Primary School
Axel – Narwee Public School
Christopher – Engadine High School
Edward – St John Bosco Catholic Primary School, Engadine
Flynn – St George Christian School
Maisy – St Michael’s Primary School
Pheobe M – St John Bosco Catholic Primary School, Engadine
Zac P – Heathcote Public School
Zachary B – Sydney Secondary College, Leichhardt

Next few weeks:

May 21 – Round 3, Lansdowne Reserve, Lansdowne
May 28 – Week off
June 4 – Round 4, Lansdowne Reserve, Lansdowne
June 11 – Round 5, Heffron Park, Maroubra
June 18 – Round 6, Lansdowne Reserve, Lansdowne

Round 2 Winter 2017

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