The announcement of the date for the prizegiving and social function had been well advertised even to the point of being included in the hard copy newsletter that went out at the beginning of November.
Unfortunately it is a busy time of the year and Bike NZ did plan a couple of weeks ago the training camp for the Junior Development Squad.
Fortunately our guest presenter was able to spare a short time in his busy schedule to spread some joy and laughter with the small gathering at the Marist Clubrooms. Unfortunately he did get one thing wrong. It must have been the bad cell phone reception that Glenys has at her house that led Santa to think that he was presenting prizes to a couple of blokes who rode bikes. He had thought Glenys had said “come to present prizes to a Bike Man or Two”
Audience participation was called for when the Oxford Dictionary was pulled from Santas sack along with the Nice Book and Naughty Book. The Oxford dictionary has listed the word after SWEEP and before SWELL is SWEET.
Not being rude at all but Santa decided that as he didn’t have a chair to sit on recipients of awards would just get a hug when they were having their photos taken rather than the normal pose with Santa. Only one person frayed from the required hug when he produced his own chair at the front and roles were reversed for the sitting order.
With plenty of HO HO HO’s and tales of GRUMPY is a dwarf and is friends with SLEEPY, DOC, DOPEY, SNEEZY ETC, the night past quickly and awards accepted.
For those that were not present to receive their awards and did not have any one receive them on their behalf they have been returned to the cupboard for presentation next year. Prizemoney has been returned to the prize pool for next year also.
Below is the list of Awards
Hill Climb Champs
This year with the Gorge being reopened the champs were held up Saddle Rd on Saturday 1st December
Men Matiu Kaihau 13:42 Hill climb champ trophy
Women Michaela Drummond 18:02 Womens triers cup
U17 Campbell Stewart 14:31 U17 hill climb trophy
Trophee de Grimpeur
The Trophee de Grimpeur is the race to determine who the best climbers are. In this years race the riders went out and back to Highland home or the DOC station from Ashhurst with the finish up Valley Rd.
B grade Cameron Huston certificate
A grade Luuk van Wagtendonk certificate
Club Time Trial Champs were held at Rongotea earlier in the year and medals were awarded at the AGM.
Cups will be presented tonight
U23/Senior / Masters 1(40Km) Matiu Kaihau 50.56 Wilson and Beach cup-open individual TT
Vet Men (25 Km) Tom Pirie 38.31 Pirie Family Cup – 1st Vet Men
U19 Men (25 Km) Jaycob Humphreys 38.58
U17 Boys (15 Km) Hayden Washington-Smith 26.25 Bloomfield challenge Cup (U17 TT)
U15 Boys (15Km) Chris Denholm 25.38 Watts cup (1st U15 rider)
Vet Women (20 Km) Jocelyn Goodwin 41.50 Pirie Family Cup – 1st Vet Women
U19 & U23 Women 20km Rachel Southee 41.33
U17 Girls Ruby Perry 27.01
U15 Girls Libby Arbuckle 30.27
Club Road Race Champs This year it was raced again on the Hiwinui – Colyton loop and medals were presented at the April prizegiving. Cups are to be presented tonight.
U19 men Jonty Hapeta Ian Little Wheel (1st U19 rider)
U23/Senior Max Annear-Henderson 2:03:10 Toon challenge shield
Masters1 Mark Waterland 2:04:28
Masters Men 3 Paul Deuritz 1:05:10
Masters Men 4 Steve Glasgow 1:05:17
Master s Men 5 Brent Ellery 1:05:25
U17 Boys (3 laps) Jordan Castle 1:34:25 Broadway cup (1st U17 rider)
U15 Boys (2 laps) Campbell Stewart 1:04:45 Bate cup (1st U15 rider)
U19 Women (3 laps) Kelsi Eccles 2:01:03
Master Women (2 laps) Megan Blatchford 1:05:29 David Black Memorial Vet Wome
U17 Girls (2 laps) Kate Stewart 1:05:15 Morris Family Novice Road
U15 Girls (2 laps) Michaela Drummond 1:05:15 David Black Memorial B Novice
Thank you to the helpers and to everyone who has marshalled or been a timekeeper or recorded results at a club event. Without your help the events wouldn’t happen.
SPECIAL EVENT CUPS
Woolworths Cup Graded handicap Pahiatua Toshiaki Yamauchi
Essex Cup Ashhurst – Pohangina – Totara Res over metal Robert Stannard
Sutton Cup Graded handicap Ashhurst 40 km John Stewart
Sprint Cup Not Awarded in 2012
Cheltenham Cup Kim Andersen
This year the following members have all competed at international events and it is fitting that we acknowledge not only their selection to represent NZ at their age level but also their hard work that got them to where they are now. Jesse Sergent, Simon van Velthooven, Jordan Castle, Mark Findlay, Kate Stewart,
Croad challenge trophy (best U15 rider) Michaela Drummond / Campbell Stewart
Baker Family Trophy (best U17 rider) Kate Stewart
PNMCC trophy (best U19 rider) Jonty Hapeta
Ooteman Cup (most improved female rider over 23) Kim Andersen
Bill Love Memorial Cup (Most improved female cyclist u23) Lizzie Stannard
Theo de Cuff Memorial shield (administrator of yr) Paul van Velthooven
Fowler Cup (most improved male rider u 23) Chris Denholm
Ooteman Cup (most improved male rider over 23) Ross Rainham