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Men and Women 30 years and older are eligible to join the VCV.

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
Greg Smith Memorial Mt Arapiles 54.8km Handicap
Sunday 19th May 2019

The Field

  Kevin Grellet

Sean Prins, Peter Wemyss,Steve Monks, Edwin Irvine and Frank Kean.

11.00 minutes
Danny Monaghan, Drew Heard and Dean Hayward.

17.00 minutes
Meg Parnaby, John McIntyre and Jen Collier

31.00 minutes
Kevin Grellet and Peter Mayo

How the Race Unfolded.
Unusual for the course, a north easterly wind prevailed on the day, which made for a much faster course than usual, with the head wind sections either downhill or tending to be more sheltered.

With the first 18 kilometers mostly tail wind, all averages to the Henty Highway were high, but gradually came down after the return journey into the wind each lap.

Such conditions tend to favour the limit riders, and Peter Mayo and Kevin Grellet made the most of it, finally getting to the bottom of the mount a full kilometer an hour faster than last year, averaging 29.45kph, then Grellet climbed in 18 min 22 sec to take the win by a bit over 2 minutes.

Further back, all the other bunches were close to handicapped expectations, and arrived at the bottom of the final climb up the mount with from about 1 minute to 2 minutes between each bunch, allowing for differences in climbing times.

Meg Parnaby put in another great ride up the mount, to get to the top in second place and only about 10 seconds off her personal best climbing time. Frank Kean was third and also put in a really strong climb, taking 40 seconds off his previous best, recording 13 min 18 sec, a further 30 seconds behind Parnaby. Jen Collier was fourth.

Frank Kean recorded the fastest race time of 1 hour 32 min 35 sec.

Race Results

1st Kevin Grellet
2nd Meg Parnaby
3rd Frank Kean
4th Jen Collier
5th Peter Wemyss
6th Dean Hayward
7th Danny Monaghan
8th Peter Mayo
9th Steve Monks
10th John McIntyre

Winners Time
Kevin Grellet - 2 hour 0 minutes 49 seconds
Average speed of 27.21kph

Fastest Time
Frank Kean - 1 hour 32 minutes 35 seconds
Average speed of 35.44kph

Averages at Highway 1st time (18km)
Limit - 31.07kph
2nd Limit - 35.7kph
2nd scratch -38.02kph
Scratch - 41.94kph

Averages at Highway 2nd time (44.3km)
Limit - 30.47kph
2nd Limit - 33.45kph
2nd scratch -35.7kph
Scratch - 39.55kph

Averages at Start of Climb (50.3km)
Limit - 29.45kph
2nd Limit - 32.23kph
2nd scratch -34.1kph
Scratch - 37.96kph

Weather Conditions
medium to strong 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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