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Smooth and Wrinkly Race

by | Oct 3, 2011

Numbers at the weekends Smooth and Wrinkly ride was somewhat disappointing with only six turning up to the 35km road race and 8km time trial events.

As a concept, combining younger and older riders together into a team has some appeal but on Saturday there were too many wrinkly riders to pair up with the two smooth riders. 

Regardless the race went ahead and the strength of the two young riders ( Max Annear Henderson and Kate Stewart) was evident as soon as the small peloton went up the Mangaone Hill Rd heading towards Halcombe, then back to Fielding on Makino Rd.  Max, Kate and Tom Pirie secured the quickest time of 1.02.49 

The individual time trial was won also by Max who had the quickest time of the day at 13.30 from his coach Barry Gilliland.  Had Tom Pirie carefully listened to the instructions, he might have secured the quickest time in the trial time.  Instead, he missed the turn and kept heading in the wrong direction towards Fielding before realising his error.  

What was a positive feature was the level of support coming from masters members who came out to assist with marshalling. 

Thanks are extended to Catriona Pirie, Noel McDonald and Graeme Bull for giving up their free time to help.  Their assistance was very much appreciated by the riders on the day.

 

Max Annear Henderson

1hr

  15.80

              13.31

1hr

2.49

Kate Stewart

1hr

  17.55

              15.06

1hr

2.49

Barry Gilliland

1hr

  17.68

              13.42

1hr

4.26

Tom Pirie

1hr

  17.69

              15.20

1hr

2.49

Megan Blatchford

1hr

  22.36

              14.07

1hr

8.29

Oiroa Kaihau

1hr

  24.94

              14.46

1hr

  10.48