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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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Club Races
Stawell Racecourse 40.3km Handicap
Sunday 13th October 2019

The Field

  Peter Parnaby

Sean Prins, Peter Wemyss and Frank Kean.

8.30 minutes
Danny Monaghan and Peter Parnaby

13.00 minutes
John McIntyre and Jen Collier

18.00 minutes
Terri Clarke and Kevin Grellet

How the Race Unfolded.
A light south easterly became a light north easterly on the way out to Pomonal but remained fairly light on the return journey, not slowing the riders to any great degree.

Limit riders Clarke and Grellet made the turn about one minute thirty seconds ahead of the second limit pair of Collier and McIntyre, who had ridden hard to make up much of their 5 minute deficit.

The second scratch riders Parnaby and Monaghan turned next 2 minutes later, with Monaghan showing unexpectedly impressive form after an absence of 4 months off the bike. This unexpected good form had them still leading scratch by 5 minutes at the turn, leaving scratch with little hope of catching them.

On the return journey, the second limit riders caught the limit riders with about 11km to go, just before the first main hill, with the two groups staying together for the next couple of kilometres until the limit riders dropped off with about 7km to go.

The second scratch riders had to work hard to reel in the second limit riders, but finally caught them just before the tip, with about 4km to go. Both groups remained together briefly until McIntyre dropped off. Parnaby attacked on the final short hill and quickly opened up a break, managing to stay away from the chasing Monaghan and Collier until the finish. Danny Monaghan was second with Jen Collier third.

Frank Kean took out race fastest time ahead of Peter Wemyss.

Race Results
1st Peter Parnaby
2nd Danny Monaghan
3rd Jen Collier
4th John McIntyre

Winners Time
Peter Parnaby - 1 hour 11 minutes 35 seconds
Average speed of 33.8kph

Fastest Time
Frank Kean - 1 hour 5 minutes 40 seconds
Average speed of 36.85kph

Averages at the turn 20.15km
Limit - 29.17kph
2nd Limit - 31.87kph
2nd Scratch - 34.12kph
Scratch - 37.62kph

Averages at the finish
Limit - 29.46kph
2nd Limit - 31.4kph (second scratch assisted)
2nd Scratch - 33.8kph
Scratch - 36.85kph


Weather Conditions
Light north easterly.






Looking for some company to share the kilometres with?

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

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John McIntyre
Took out the Fyans Creek Handicap from Kevin Grellet and Terri Clarke.

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