In this week’s Bleat;
- Breadalbane Mini Tour
- From the Race Committee
- Indoor Training
- Racing this Week
Please send me your contributions at: TheBleat@actvets.cc
Breadalbane Mini Tour
Following on the success of this year’s Gunning two-day race, we return to Breadalbane community hall on Saturday 22nd September for the mini tour. Sign on is by 9:45. The start time for the time trial is 10:00. The start time for the road race will be decided on the day, based on the number of riders.
The time trial will be out and back for a total of 20km. Riders must give way to traffic at the turn. The turn marshal cannot stop traffic. Full time trial kit is allowed.
The road race will be a 50km graded scratch.
Presentations and afternoon tea will be held at the hall following the race. Come and enjoy the last Saturday race for the year.
From the Race Committee
Thanks to those members who attended the ETC training on Saturday. Please contact the race committee at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange to be mentored at one of our upcoming races.
Race Committee membership
The race committee is looking for additional Club members who are interested in shaping and supporting the Club’s race program. If you have the time and enthusiasm please consider joining. The workload involves setting the race program, obtaining approvals, organising and supporting race directors, 1st aiders and marshals, and handicapping. Committee members will ideally have interests across track, crit and road racing and come from different age groups and race grades.
Please contact Ian McVay at email@example.com.
Only 3 weeks left for indoor training at the Weston Neighbourhood Centre starting at 6:30pm. The last week will be Tuesday 25 September. Coach Aisbitt advises that we are going to have 3 weeks of “grunt”. So if you want an edge for your crit or track races come and get some grunt.
RACING THIS WEEK:
Saturday, 15th September: Stromlo Forest Park Criterium – Scratch Race
Where:Stromlo Forest Park Criterium track.
When: 1:30 pm.
Sign on: 15 mins before scheduled start time wearing your registered number.
Time – Grade – Race Duration
1:30 – E/F/G – 28 min + 2 laps
2:05 – A/C – A 42m+2, C 38m+2
2:55 – B/D – B 42m+2, D 38m+2
Notes: Grades are as per your Criterium grade in RMS
Race Director: Alain Arbaut Contact: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Ph 0400493148
Marshal: Jason McAvoy.
Upcoming Marshal Roster
Thank you to those who volunteered to help (noted below in black) at the races to September. The nominees (in blue) have been selected based on results from the previous summer race season and the period since they last helped at a race. Please advise your availability or unavailability to the race committee (email@example.com) as soon as possible.
We still need at few of race directors for Summer series races to the end of the year. Crit races are at Stromlo Forest Park on Tuesdays and road races are on Sunday mornings.
|22th September||Breadalbane Mini Tour||Simon Junakovic
|5 (2 drivers, finish chute & 2 turn marshals) Doug Lean, David Wilson, Rowan McMurray, Mike Hayes, Ross MacPherson|
|9th October||Crit||Richard Hedley||Michael Golding|
|16th October||Crit||Ben Robey
|21st October||Corin Dam Rd||Rico Fitch
|1 (finish chute)
|23rd October||Crit||Peta Brill
|30th October||Crit||Duane Toohey||Christophe Barberet|
|4th November||Uriarra||John Thorn||4 (finish chute & 3 ETCs) Edward Joliffe*, Seymour Savell-boss*, David Jukes*, Lewis Cressy|
|6th November||Crit||Damian Copeland||Simon Wells|
|11th November||Sutton Driver Training Centre||Warwick Wilson
|1 (finish chute), Ian Preston|
|13th November||Crit||Simon Porombka
|18th November||Old Federal Highway||vacant||5 (2 drivers, finish chute & 2 turn marshals) David Witham, Tim Brown, John Stokman, Stuart Roesler, Michael Brice|
|20st November||Crit||Roger Northcote
|25th November||Uriarra TT||Andy Matz
|4 (finish chute & 3 ETCs) Edward Joliffe*, Kim Malcolm *, Howard Moffat*, Peter Jovanovic|
|27th November||Crit||Michael David Brice
|2nd December||Old Federal Highway||Kim Malcolm
|5 (2 drivers, finish chute & 2 turn marshals) Jonathan Chowns, Graham Tanton, Craig Tozer, Des Brown, vacant|
|4th December||Crit||Patrick McNamara
|9th December||Dairy Flat||Nick Boylan
|1 (finish chute) Nick will source|
|11th December||Crit||vacant||Anthony Evans|
|16th December||Cotter Hill Climb||Nick Boylan
|2 (finish chute & 1 ETCs) Sue Powell*, Conan Liu|
|18th December||Crit||vacant||David Medlock|
* denotes ETC required for ACT races.
Iron Mike – 8th September
We had 34 riders out for a return to the “traditional” Iron Mike Handicap format – Stromlo to the end of the Bitumen and back. Conditions were warm with light cloud cover and gentle winds.
I was receiving reports from the intermediate Marshals that Brandie O’Conner, who had set off first in F Grade, was holding her lead on the return leg. Ultimately she was overtaken but did well to hang on for 3rd place. Paul Hollings from C Grade took first place by a good margin with Greg Collis, in B Grade, taking second place.
There were no bunch sprints to trouble the time keeper as most of the riders had strung out over the hilly course.
Thanks to the Marshals who made the event possible, Richard Gorrell at the crossing, Sue Powell at Uriarra Homestead, Robert Morris at the end of the bitumen and Andrew Murrell at the finish line. Thanks also to Grahm Hendrie for bringing the van and doing the race entry and timing. Unfortunately due to some technical problems with the timing equipment we were not able to record the finish times.
Paul Hollings (1st), Brandie O’Connor (3rd)