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Club Races
Stawell Campbells Bridge 50.5km Handicap
Sunday 23rd April 2017

The Field

  Peter Mayo
  Peter Mayo

Peter Wemyss, Frank Kean, Wayne Klauss, Sean Prins and Steve Monks.

5 minutes
Shaun Blackie, Danny Monaghan, Tony Lloyd, Edwin Irvine, Aidan Leahy and Dean Hayward

17:30 minutes
Meg Parnaby and Alan Barnett

38 minutes
Peter Mayo


How the Race Unfolded.
The recent spell of very light winds continued today, and made for fast times. A tail wind across from Greens Creek to Campbells Bridge kept the averages up, while the return journey into Stawell only had a light side head to slow the riders down.

Peter Mayo, riding solo, made very good time to the Campbells Bridge corner, averaging 28kph, and retaining close to an 8min 30sec lead over Meg Parnaby and Alan Barnett, who averaged 33.32kph.

Second scratch were doing well too, and were only 3 min 45 sec behind second limit, but were not going well enough to hold off scratch, who were flying, averaging 41.9kph to the Campbells Bridge corner, and were only 40 seconds behind.

Scratch caught second scratch with about 8kms to go, then went on to catch second limit with about 3.5km to go. However, Peter Mayo was sill a long way ahead at that stage, but the long climb back into Stawell lay ahead.

Not a noted climber these days, Mayo was loosing time rapidly up the long hill, but at the turn into Moonlight Street, with about 800 metres to go, still had at least a 300 or 400 metre lead. With about 200 metres to go the road starts to flatten out, and Mayo could lift his pace, but just managed to take out the win from a flying Steve Monks, who just missed by 5 seconds, coming in second, ahead of Wayne Klauss and Edwin Irvine.

Steve Monks took out fastest time of 1:16:12, with an average speed of 39.76kph, beating the previous course record by quite a bit.


Race Results
1st Peter Mayo
2nd Steve Monks
3rd Wayne Klauss
4th Edwin Irvine

Winners Time
Peter Mayo - 1 hour 54 minutes 7 seconds
Average speed of 26.55kph

Fastest Time
Steve Monks - 1 hour 16 minutes 12 seconds
Average speed of 39.76kph

Weather Conditions
Very light south east swinging to easterly winds.








Looking for some company to share the kilometres with?

There are usually Training Groups leaving both Stawell and Horsham at regular weekly times.

links to past races
Sunday 15th March
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Sunday 23rd Feb
Sunday 16th Feb
Sunday 27th Oct
Sunday 20th Oct
Sunday 13th Oct
Sunday 6th Oct
Sunday 29th Sept
Sunday 22nd Sept
Sunday 15th Sept
Sunday 8th Sept


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