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Wanganui Interclub Race 3 at Halcombe

The weather forecasters just don’t seem able to predict the weather lately as although it was forecast for rain not a drop fell in Halcombe for the third interclub race with Wanganui.

A new course was being used for the first time today for a club race.

Registration at the Halcombe Rugby Club rooms worked well and the start was a gathering on the side road before heading up to the school and then along Mangaone Rd. This is when all riders noticed the wind – head on all the way along Mangaone Rd. The only relief came as they headed down the hill towards Makino Rd. This part of the race was a controlled area until riders entered Makino Rd. Then it was a steady climb until the tail wind kicked in just past Short Rd. This pushed riders along at a cracking pace until they turned at Stanway and headed back to Halcombe.

Thanks to Steve Stannard, Dennis Martin for marshalling out on the course along with thanks also going to Steve Challies, Katherine Stannard, Rebecca Denholm and Kirsty Kaihau for helping with registration and finish line judging, recording and race management.

Next weeks race is a new interclub event with  Central Hawkes Bay. Please remember to look at the calendar for full details and if asked to register online please do so.

Points so far                         Bike Manawatu         Wanganui

Week 1 45 137
Week 2 147 112
Week 3 144 159


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