Chit Chat – February 2017
It has been a horrible season weather wise for track racing this season. Wind, wind and more wind!!!
There have been some fine performances by BikeManawatu members.
Results for CyclingNZ Elite and U19 Champs
Invercargill 2-5 February 2017
Carne Groube Bronze – Scratch Race
Jordan Castle Silver – Keirin
Bronze – Kilo
Campbell Stewart Bronze – Points Race
Gold – Madison
Michaela Drummond Gold – Madison
Bronze – Points Race
Libby Arbuckle Silver – Points Race
Bronze – Scratch Race
Emily Shearman Silver – Individual Pursuit
Bronze – 500mTT
Silver – Scratch Race
Open Team Pursuit 4000m – Bronze
Carne Groube, Campbell Stewart, Joel Yates and Thomas Garbett
(Levin) took home bronze and the WCNI record in a time of 4.08mins. Excellent time.
Open Women’s Team Pursuit 4000m – Silver
Michaela Drummond, Emily Shearman, Libby Arbuckle and Megan Gardner.
U19 Women Team Sprint – Gold
Emily Shearman and Sophie Bloxham (Levin)
WCNI TRACK CHAMPS WANGANUI
Libby Arbuckle (U19) was the outstanding rider at the champs winning 3 golds and also breaking 3 WCNI outdoor track records in the 200m sprint, 500m TT and in the 2000m Individual Pursuit, in which she rode an outstanding time of 2mins 35.81s to break a record held since 1994.
Angus Claasen (U17) had a very good championship winning 3 golds and 1 silver and breaking the WCNI outdoor track record for the 200m sprint, recording 11.85s.
In the U17 Boys Kyle Hoskin won the 2000m Individual Pursuit recording an outstanding time of 2m 31.98s.
In the U15 boys Ben Irvine was dominant winning 3 gold medals and one silver medal.
Ewan Cousins continues to improve and rode well for 2 silver medals and a bronze medal in the U15 boys.
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 500MTT FOR U15, U17 AND MASTERS
2 records were established.
Angus broke the U17 boys record (time 36.10s)
Grant Haggett broke the M2 record (time 37.10s)
Gabrielle Wildbore established a record for masters 2 women (time 44.59s).
The U19 and senior Kilo Champs will be run on 7 March at 6pm.