A note to members and their support teams: We send out a request for people who can help or volunteer yourself to make this day run as smoothly as we possible. The old saying "Many hands make light work" is a great motto. Please contact Mike Christie 0274422522 if you can help out. He would love to hear from you.
Bike Manawatu were well represented at this year’s three day event in Cambridge where racing was extremely competitive with the best riders from across New Zealand in all age groups from under 15 year old through to masters competing for honours.
To stand on the podium is a massive achievement and Bike Manawatu wish to congratulate all of those members who travelled north and represented your club.
Congratulations to the outstanding podium finishers;
Under 19 Women; 2nd Libby Arbuckle,3rd Emily Shearman
Men’s Masters 2; 3rd Sam Gardner
Also in the top 10 finishers:
Masters Men 3: 4th Glen Kirk, Masters Men 5; 10th Nigel Doyle
Under 23 Men; 7th Joel Yates
Under 19 Men; 8th Madi Hartley-Brown
Under 15 Girls; 9th Rosie Obrien
Under 15 Boys; 9th Dra's Caldwell
Under 19 Men; 3rd Dylan Simpson
Under 23 Women; 3rd Deborah Pain
Also in the top 10 finishers;
Under 19 Women; 4th Libby Arbuckle
Masters Men 5; 5th Glen Kirk
Under 15 Girls: 5th Rosie O'Brien
Under 23 Men: 7th Chris Denholm,9th Jacob Sievwright
Under 15 Boys: 10th Ewan Cousins.
Firstly having spoken to a number of our club members who competed in this amazing global event, they say they have all taken away lifelong memories. To have received a medal is even more special which we acknowledged in last week newsletter.
Equally when trying to report on our members events, sometimes we can miss a person or get a placing wrong for which we deeply apologise. One such time was last week when missing Bike Manawatu member Sam Gardner’s incredible double Gold medal swept at the masters games.
Sam won gold in the men's 40-44 MTB and Gold in the 40-44 Road race. A huge result and proud medal winning performance for Sam and his team supporters. Sam and his BikeBox branded race teams have has a great season and this personal performance by Sam is great reward for the hard work he puts into the sport.