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All riders must be current VCV members. Two free try out races (within a 30 day period) are available to those who have not raced with the Vets in the last 5 years.

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Results

Club Races
Stawell Campbells Bridge 50.5km Handicap
Sunday 23rd September 2018

The Field

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  Kevin Grellet

Scratch
Frank Kean and Peter Wemyss

2.15 minutes
Edwin Irvine and Malcolm Hayes

14.30 minutes
Les Dunn, Meg Parnaby and John McIntyre

22 minutes
Kevin Grellet and Peter Mayo.


How the Race Unfolded.
A side to tail wind blew the riders out to Greens Creek, then they met a side head to side tail across to Campbells Bridge, where the limit riders were going well and looked like they would romp it home. At this point they still had a lead of 3 minutes 45 seconds over the second limit riders. However the last leg home was into a strong southerly wind, making for a hard slog for all the bunches.

By Campbells Bridge the second scratch and scratch riders had combined but were still 9 minutes behind limit, but worked hard into the wind, and with a numerical advantage were making up a lot of time.

On the last long climb into Stawell, the limit riders looked to have enough of a lead to hold on to win, which they did. Kevin Grellet took out the win from Peter Mayo, with Meg Parnaby 1 minute behind the winner. Frank Kean took fourth place having just missed Meg Parnaby by a mere 6 seconds after scratch flew up the final hill.

Frank Kean recorded fastest race time.

Race Results
1st Kevin Grellet
2nd Peter Mayo
3rd Meg Parnaby
4th Frank Kean

Winners Time
Kevin Grellet - 1 hour 45 minutes 58 seconds
Average speed of 28.59kph

Fastest Time
Frank Kean - 1 hour 25 minutes 09 seconds
Average speed of 35.58kph

Averages at the turn (35.5km)
Limit - 31.28kph
2nd Limit - 33.1kph
Scratch - 38.78kph

Averages at the finish
Limit - 28.59kph
2nd Limit - 30.74kph
Scratch - 35.58kph





 

     

 

training

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
 
2020
Sunday 15th March
Sunday 1st March
Sunday 23rd Feb
Sunday 16th Feb
 
2019
Sunday 27th Oct
Sunday 20th Oct
Sunday 13th Oct
Sunday 6th Oct
Sunday 29th Sept
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Sunday 15th Sept
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