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Club Races
Stawell Campbells Bridge 50.5km Handicap
Sunday 20th October 2019

The Field

  Frank Kean

Sean Prins, Edwin Irvine and Frank Kean.

5 minutes
Anthony Heyward, Dean Hayward and Peter Parnaby

13.30 minutes
John McIntyre and Meg Parnaby


How the Race Unfolded.
A light to medium west to south westerly made for fast times for the first 18km out to Greens Creek, but then the tough work started into the head wind across to Campbells Bridge. It was on this leg that scratch made the most inroads on the leading riders.

At the Campbells Bridge turn the limit riders Meg Parnaby and John McIntyre had done well to average 31.4kph, but the legs were tiring and they were struggling into the side head wind on the final leg back to Stawell. The mid field riders Anthony Heyward, Dean Hayward and Peter Parnaby, after missing the start by 20 seconds, had also ridden well to average 34.5kph to the turn, but Dean Hayward's unusual strategy of actually doing some training seemed to backfire, and he was just about had it by the turn! They turned about two and a half minutes behind limit.

Scratch were the outstanding performers on the day, and had averaged 37kph to the turn, well up from their expected time taken from recent races. They were only 40 seconds behind the middle bunch at the Campbells Bridge turn, and caught the middle bunch not long after, with about 11km to go.

The combined scratch and second scratch riders then caught the dying limit riders with about 7km to go. Up the long climb into Stawell, the pace gradually slowed due to some tired legs, until Peter Parnaby launched an attack and got clear. It was still about half a kilometre to go though, and the super fit Frank Kean managed to reel him in, and sprinted past in the last few metres to take out the race and fastest race time. Peter Parnaby was second with Edwin Irvine third, and Sean Prins fourth.

Race Results
1st Frank Kean
2nd Peter Parnaby
3rd Edwin Irvine
4th Sean Prins

Winners Time
Frank Kean - 1 hour 24 minutes 52 seconds
Average speed of 35.8kph

Fastest Time
Frank Kean - 1 hour 24 minutes 52 seconds
Average speed of 35.8kph

Averages at the Campbells Bridge turn 35.5km
Limit - 31.4kph
2nd Scratch - 34.5kph
Scratch - 37.0kph

Averages at the finish
Limit - 29.8kph
2nd Scratch - 33.75kph (scratch assisted)
Scratch - 35.8kph


Weather Conditions
Light to medium west to south westerly wind.






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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