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Results

Club Races
Stawell Racecourse 40.5km Handicap
Sunday 10th June 2018

The Field

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  Drew Heard

Scratch
Frank Kean, Malcolm Hayes and Peter Wemyss.

5 minutes
Drew Heard, Dean Hayward and Peter Parnaby

17.30 minutes
Kevin Grellet and Peter Mayo.

 

How the Race Unfolded.
A cold sunny morning with very lights winds greeted riders, but they soon warmed up with the hilly start to the ride out to Pomonal. Limit riders Mayo and Grellet took a while to get going, averaging 28.5kph on the outward journey, and then upped the pace a little on the homeward leg averaging 28.7kph to the finish.

However, the 5 minute riders proved the most consistent on the day, averaging 34.95kph on the outward leg and maintaining the speed to the finish, overtaking the limit riders with about 6 or 7kms to go.

The scratch riders were a little down at the turn, with Malcolm Hayes breaking the fastening strap on his shoe 15 seconds before the start, and riding the race with one floppy foot! They averaged 37.1kph to the turn, but slowed a little on the return journey to average 36.85kph and finish about 1 minute 15 seconds behind the winners.

Drew Heard was way too strong for Peter Parnaby and Dean Hayward in the final sprint, with the three riders finishing in that order. Peter Wemyss took out fastest race time ahead of Malcolm Hayes.

Race Results
1st Drew Heard
2nd Peter Parnaby
3rd Dean Hayward
4th Peter Wemyss

Winners Time
Drew Heard - 1 hour 09 minutes 19 seconds
Average speed of 34.9kph

Fastest Time
Peter Wemyss - 1 hour 05 minutes 38 seconds
Average speed of 36.85kph

Weather Conditions
Light north easterly winds.

 





 

 

 

 

     

 

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Tony Lloyd
Drove the 11 minute riders to victory, then took out the sprint ahead of Meg Parnaby and Les Dunn.

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