The second round of the 2013 Summer series presented less than usual summer weather with clouds threatening rain for those riding out to the start. Despite this, there were 37 entries (including two tandems and a recumbent) out in the cold and wet conditions. At least it wasn't quite as windy.
The PACC Clock (small version) saw riders leave at one minute intervals from 7:31am.
The marshalls at the turn were kept busy advising riders to slow down as they turned at Largs Bay, but the slippery surface got the better of some riders, with the bike skills of others on show.
A comparison of the December results indicate some vast improvements and PB's were achieved.
Although no teams entered, and junior riders were busy at the state track championships, there were increased numbers across many categories, including para cyclists.
A few interesting category battles included:
Female 35+ - the G train doubled her ascendance against Annabel Cox with a 'huge' 4 second gap. Perhaps we can blame birthday cake consumption. Can't wait to see February's battle!
Male - Darren Searle came out a winner despite an 'eventful' morning including a spill at the turn and a front blow out on the way home.
Male 35+ - PACC's newest international recruit Marc Freemantle smashed the category by 1:48 and breaking the 45km/h barrier.
Thanks to Renee Hennessey (Commissaire), Chris Mack (trailer, setup and marshalling), Samara Farrell (setup and marshalling), Iain and Yolande Jones (sign on, timing and flamboyant finishing flag flapping), Alex 'Treasure' Bates (number pinner-onerer, holder and indicative result giver).
Looking forward to February's round.
Full results below.
|12||Gemma Kernich||Female 35+||0:27:52||37.679|
|1||Annbel Cox||Female 35+||0:27:56||37.589|
|9||Kellie Hards||Female 35+||0:29:33||35.533|
|23||Philippa Read||Female 50+||0:27:17||38.485|
|41||Michele Blottwitch||Female Non Aero||0:30:49||34.072|
|29||Virginia Riches||Female Non Aero||0:31:58||32.847|
|14||LeeAnne Fleming||Female Non Aero||0:32:54||31.915|
|21||Marc Freemantle||Male 35+||0:23:18||45.064|
|28||Loz Shaw||Male 35+||0:25:06||41.833|
|20||David Walker||Male 35+||0:25:08||41.777|
|42||Bryan McIntyre||Male 35+||0:27:31||38.159|
|13||Dave Gomer||Male 50+||0:24:43||42.481|
|4||Geof Boylan-Mauland||Male 50+||0:25:39||40.936|
|2||Kevin Hannaford||Male 50+||0:26:47||39.203|
|32||Mark Gregory||Male 50+||0:27:56||37.589|
|37||Peter Davis||Male Non Aero||0:25:43||40.830|
|27||Thomas Jones||Male Non Aero||0:26:03||40.307|
|25||Tim Chapman||Male Non Aero||0:26:04||40.281|
|34||Jonathan Stephens||Male Non Aero||0:26:12||40.076|
|35||Darren Webb||Male Non Aero||0:26:55||39.009|
|43||Timothy Mott||Male Non Aero||0:27:03||38.817|
|22||Matthew Double||Male Non Aero||0:27:04||38.793|
|11||Peter Schneider||Male Non Aero||0:27:58||37.545|
|24||Simon Chapman||Male Non Aero||0:28:05||37.389|
|33||Daniel Searson||Male Non Aero||0:29:18||35.836|
|30||Carl Purczel||Male Non Aero||0:29:38||35.433|
|6||Robert Cannon||Male Non Aero||0:33:27||31.390|
|19||Grant Allen||Recumbent Handcycle||0:27:51||37.702|
|8||Margaret Shanafield / Sam England||Tandem||0:24:17||43.240|
|36||Tom Derners / Stephen Kemp||Tandem||0:28:32||36.799|
Photo: serious faces at the start line c/- Jill Gillmore
Slider photo: Grant Allen in his first race with PACC on his handcycle - averaged nearly 38kmh c/- Jill Gillmore