7.2 July 26 Bleat

Post date: Sep 20, 2011 6:46:31 AM

When: Saturday, 30 July 1:30pm Where: Stromlo Forest Park

Race Schedule:

    • G grade at 1:30

    • E/F at 2:00

    • C/D at 2:45

    • A/B at 3:30

Sign-on: 15 minutes before your scheduled start time at latest, wearing your registered number with personal details on reverse.

Race Description: Criteriums with sprint primes every second lap.

Points will be awarded for first (2) and second (1) on each of these primes and for first (5), second (4), third (3), fourth (2) and fifth (1) on the final lap.

Approximate Race Duration:

    • G = 20 minutes + 2 laps

    • E/F = 25 mins + 2 laps

    • C/D = 35 mins + 2 laps

    • A/B = 45 mins + 2 laps

Timely Reminders:

Club Clothing Store from 2:00pm at Stromlo this Saturday: Try before you buy. See details below.

More Race Directors needed for August/September and beyond: A crisis looms - see the list below

Racing this Saturday, 30 July: Stromlo Points Races

Race Director: Patrick McNamara

Contact: mob. 0434993875 or patrick.mcnamara@ipaustralia.gov.au

Help needed on Saturday: Pat will need at least one helper at the finish to manage the chute and one to assist with scoring.

Recent Events: Tidbinbilla Graded Scratch.

76 starters and 6 officials. The brilliant afternoon sunshine brought out some the best, including John Backhouse (who had been hibernating for some time) and a swag of tandem racers.

Lindy Hou (with Ashley Carruthers) was the tandem victor ahead of Brandie O'Connor (with Kerry Knowler). But ladies were also highly competitive in other grades. Mayumi Delbridge won G grade ahead of the ever-consistent Jing Huang in third place; Barbara Bayliss was 3rd in F grade ahead of Liz Lowe scoring points in fifth place; Angela Wren scored an excellent third in E, while Jan Koehler again proved her fitness to place fourth behind some race-hardened gents in D grade.

Elsewhere, Christophe Barberet had the honour of leading the rest home in pursuit of Ian Downing in A grade; Peter Klein escaped from Robert Langridge, Jason Quayle and Nick Boylan in B; Robert Britten bettered Bryan Holloway's efforts in C; Kim Malcolm beat Terry Smith to the line in E; and Ray Hooper had to contend with a revitalized Malcolm Tew to win F grade's race.

Many thanks to Race director Owain Tilley and his five helpers for making this event safe and enjoyable.

Full results available via www.actvets.cc where you can click on rms.actvets.cc

M & H Trophy Event: Time Trial Saturday 6 August

The event on Sat 6 Aug is an Age Standard Time Trial at Lookout Hill. It is the M & H Trophy which is a perpetual trophy donated by Henry and Marylin Beaverstock. The trophies (one for men and one for women) go to those who beat their age standard time by the greatest amount. This is not necessarily the fastest time, and in the history of the event the trophy has rarely been won by the quickest rider.

To make the event more interesting and hopefully encourage more competitors, Henry and Marylin have now kindly donated a second pair of trophies (one for men and one for women) for the riders with the fastest times.

As usual there will also be medals for the first three places against age standard. Henry will be present at the race to make the presentations.

Club Clothing on Sale this Saturday

We will open a club clothing store at Stromlo next Saturday from, about, 2:30 to 3:30. Some information on the clothing is available at www.actvets.cc/forsale/clubclothing

We also have old stock from Ventou at a reduced price, but only in limited sizing. Payment can be made by cash or cheque, or online (www.actvets.cc/membership/eftpayments ) at a later date if additional contact details are given.

Note: The Ventou brand is the old brand of clothing, we have now moved to Tripleplay. We have reduced the price on the Ventou clothing to try to sell the old stock, but the design is the same with both brands.

Directing Next Month?: Please Confirm

Please check the list below and notify Richard (vice.president@actvets.cc) or Graham (webmaster@actvets.cc) if you are unable to meet your obligations or provide a substitute director in your absence. We need more volunteers for August and beyond.

Patrick McNamara (Stromlo Criterium - Sat 30 July)

Jan Koehler (Lookout Hill M & H Club Time Trial - Sat 6 August)

*Director Required (Old Federal Highway Handicap – Sat 13 August)

*Director Required (Iron Mike – Sat 20 August).

*Director Required (Dog Trap Road – Sat 27 August).

*Director Required (Orroral Graded Scratch – Sat 3 September).

*Director Required (Tidbinbilla Graded Scratch – Sat 10 September).

*Director Required (Old Federal Hwy Graded Scratch – Sat 17 September).