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Gunning 2 Day Report

What a great weekend of racing we just had. With perhaps the exception of F grade, with only one rider, each grade was competitive and saw a bit of action over the two days and three events.

Racing on Saturday started at Breadalbane with riders leaving every 30 seconds and riding the 5 Km TT into a relatively stiff wind. Judging by the photos (check out the ACT Vets facebook page), many elected not to go into a fully tucked aero position which left those that did often a minute to the good of their competition. The flat start at Bredalbane was well received along with the excellent hall there that allowed riders to hide from the wind between the TT and 50Km road race.

The Road race started bang on time at 11:30 with riders riding towards the turn at Breadalbane before riding past the start/finish and into the distance heading for Gunning. The key for the 50 K race appeared to be the riders approach to the KOM point after making the turn at Gunning. With the KOM positioned at the top of the straight, the KOM Marshals took great delight watching a red mist descend on some riders as they went for the points far far too early! Many also seem to expect the climbers to sit up at the KOM but in a few grades they pushed over the top to take advantage of a peloton nullifying tail wind. I found it particularly wonderful to see all those smiles out on course and a lot of ribbing going on after the race. First timers told me they really enjoyed the course and those more experienced hands seemed to appreciate the flat start at Breadalbane and tailwind home.

Sunday dawned as a perfect day to race…

We only had three non starters from the previous days racing. It was clear from the start that no riders had planned a break way and the only repeated attacks reportedly came from Damian Copeland in B grade (who received an honourable mention at the presentation). Whilst a few tried breaks, these were generally quickly reeled in, the exception being A grade which splintered into three groups. At one stage the second group in A grade (Seymour Savell-Boss and David Dickson) could almost smell the leading group of Brendan Byatt and Christophe Barberet only 10 seconds away before the gap blew out again at the finish with most other grades crossing the line together.

I’d really like to thank the marshals for volunteering and the many people who contacted me to say that they were available but who were not needed. Your marshals for Saturday were Micheal Fawke, Owain Tilley, Bob Miller, Sue Powell and on Sunday, Kim Malcolm, John McMaster, Kev Hennessy and David Gunther. Brian Peak, Paul Robey and Jim Anderson did both days along with, of course, Graham Hendrie, the results specialist and expert van driver. Thanks also to Bob Miller for the photos on Saturday (the photographer on Sunday was awful and won’t be employed in that capacity again!) Ian McVay for organising the hall, Kim Malcolm for the medals and Phill Coulton for administrative leg work and BBQ.

Gunning 2018 Results

The winners

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A Grade: Brendan Byatt, Christophe Barberet, Seymour Savell-Boss B Grade: Rohan Verco, Nick Boylan, Patrick McNamara
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C Grade: Tim Brown, Adam Potts, Ross MacPherson D Grade: Brian Chugg, Michael Hanbury, Anthony Beasley
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E Grade: Alex Sommariva, Donald de SMET, Kirsti McVay F Grade: Brandie O’Connor
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G Grade: Bernard Crowe, Lynne McGregor

Regards,

Dougal Torrance

ACT Veterans Gunning Special Bleat

Hello Vets,

Your chance to race 154km over two days! (or 104km for E, F, G, Tandem) and Lunch – all for a measly $20.

The club’s signature event, the Gunning two day race, is on over the weekend of the 5/6 May. Saturday’s races will start at 10:00 am from the Breadalbane end of the course. Sunday’s race will start from the Gunning end.

Dougal Torrance

Gunning 2 Day Event

Marshals

Dougal Torrence will be the Race referee for the two days. In order to run the event, he requires the assistance of Marshals, Escort Drivers and General Helpers to assist.

Payment of $30 per day is available to offset petrol costs and other expenses.

If you are willing to help, please contact Dougal Torrence at: president@actvets.cc

Portaloo

We will not be bringing a Porta-Loo this year to the event. Facilities will be available at the Breadalbane Hall and in the Camping Area in Gunning.

Requirements

The cost will be $20 for the race and you must be a current member of the club within the AVCC. Please note that we do not have day licences available.

Riders will need to bring their helmet to the registration desk for inspection. Please note that it is an AVCC requirement that all riders must wear a helmet which meets Australian Standards.

Riders must have started the previous stage to compete the next stage. (i.e. if you don’t ride Saturday then you cannot start on Sunday)

In the event of a rider suffering a legitimate mechanical issue, at the Race Director’s discretion, the rider can awarded the time of the 2nd slowest rider.

Registration

ALL REGISTRATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED ON THE IMG WEBSITE BY 5:00PM FRIDAY 4th MAY. NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED ON THE DAY.

To register go to;

https://eventdesq.sportstg.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=main&EventDesqID=28688&OrgID=10345

Click on;

Click Here To Register

Select either;

Individual

Tandem

Select the $20 entry fee then click;

Next

Enter your username and password and click.

Login

Note that this is the username and password that you received when you first registered for the IMG system. If you cannot find your site login, go to the site login page; https://memberdesq.sportstg.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=login&OrgID=10244 and click the ‘Forgot your Password?‘ Button. Enter your Email address (the one you used to register) and a new password will be sent to you.

One you have logged in, the system will show your membership details. Click;

Next

Confirm that you are entering as an Individual or Tandem then click;

Next

Click on;

Submit Now & Pay Online

Enter your credit card details and press;

Next

To confirm your payment, click;

Submit Payment

Your transaction will be confirmed and an email sent to your registered email address.

Once you have finished, click;

Logoff

If you have any problems, contact: Ian Morton

 

DAY 1: Saturday 5th May 2018

The Prologue and Stage 1 will both start from the Breadalbane end of the course.

Prologue

Prologue will start at 10:00am and riders will be sent off at 30 second intervals.

Note if you miss your allocated time you will be sent off at the discretion of the Race Referee.

The Prologue is 5km for all grades.

The following limitation apply to the Prologue

  • No Disc Wheels or wheel covers
  • No Time Trial specific helmets
  • No Time Trial bars either specific or clip on

Tri Spoke or other deep dish wheels are allowed as long as the rim does not exceed 10cm.

 

Stage 1

Stage 1 will start at 11:30am and riders will be sent off by grade.

Stage 1 is 50km for all grades.

A bonus time will be allocated on both primes for the first three positions (1st – 7 seconds, 4nd – 2 seconds and 3rd 2 seconds) and for the first five positions (1st – 5 seconds, 2nd – 4 seconds, 3rd – 3 seconds, 4th – 2 seconds and 5th – 1 second) at the finish.

DAY 2: Sunday 6th May 2018

Stage 2 will start from the Gunning end of the course.

Stage 2

The course length will depend on grade:

  • A, B, C, D will complete 100km (Note: A Water Bottle will be provided for riders on the Second Lap)
  • E, F, G, Tandem will complete 50km

Stage 2 will start at 10:00am for the following grades A, B, C, D with 2 min between grades.

Stage 2 will start at 11:00am for the following grades G, E, F, Tandem with 2 min between grades.

A bonus time will be allocated to each grade on both primes for the first three positions (1st – 7 seconds, 2nd – 4 seconds and 3rd 2 seconds) and for the first five positions (1st – 5 seconds, 2nd – 4 seconds, 3rd – 3 seconds, 4th – 2 seconds and 5th – 1 second) at the finish.

 

Presentation

Presentations will be held in the Hall in the Showground commencing at 1:45 pm. Lunch will be provided for all riders and officials

2017 Gunning 2 Day – Results

Race Referee; Bill Frost
Assisted by; Michael Reppion, John McMaster, Kev Hennessy, Russell Marston, Bob Kent, Polly Templeton, Rosemary Robinson and Graham Hendrie

Time Trial (pdf)

Road Race 1 (pdf)

Road Race 2  (pdf)

Continue reading “2017 Gunning 2 Day – Results”

2017 Gunning 2 Day – General info

Your chance to race 154km over two days! (or 104km for E, F, G, Tandem) and Lunch – all for a measly $35.

The club’s signature event, the Gunning two day race, is on over the weekend of the 14/15 October. Saturday starts at 10:00 am with a 4km uphill Prologue just to make it interesting! Continue reading “2017 Gunning 2 Day – General info”

2017 Gunning 2 Day – More volunteers are needs

Bill Frost has kindly volunteered to be the Race referee for the two days. In order to run the event, he requires the assistance of Marshals, Escort Drivers and General Helpers to assist.

Payment of $30 per day is available to offset petrol costs and other expenses. If you are willing to help, please contact Bill at: billfrost@bigpond.com

Continue reading “2017 Gunning 2 Day – More volunteers are needs”

2017 Gunning 2 Day – Registration

All registrations must be completed on the IMG website by 5PM Friday 13 October.

No registrations will be accpeted on the day.

How to register

Continue reading “2017 Gunning 2 Day – Registration”

2016 Gunning 2 Day – Race video

Thanks to Terry Lovett

2016 Gunning 2 Day – Stage 2 results

50 & 100km road race – Sunday 8 May 2016

Continue reading “2016 Gunning 2 Day – Stage 2 results”

2016 Gunning 2 Day – Overall results

General classification

Overall results including intermediate sprints and  finish line time bonuses Continue reading “2016 Gunning 2 Day – Overall results”

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