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Road Race Report / Round 3 Bathurst Triathlon Series:
« Last post by MarkW on December 17, 2018, 07:05:59 AM »
Huge Fields for Round 3 of the Bathurst Tri Series:

Record Fields for round 3 of the Bathurst Wallabies Triathlon Season on the weekend (16/December/2018). Overall Winners where Nick North (Long Course) and Mark Windsor (Short Course) however the Women Categories are dominating the racing with huge numbers and some inspirational performances. The Women Long course was a super race  Peta Cutler drawing clear in the final stages of the run to defeat Hollee Simons by 54sec with Kristy Powyer, Jennifer Arnold and Katie Prior continuing there amazing improvement to finish top 5. Top Bathurst Athlete Kirsten Howard defeating Renee Covington (who was one of 3 generations of Covington girls racing the event). Also impress efforts by Stacey Jones, Alison Corcoran and Bronwyn Starkey to take top 5 honours.
However many of the best performances where by some of the new starters furthers back in the results – Check all the stars that finished the event below.

Long Course Men – 1st Nick North 0:49:46, 2nd Jack Reen 0:54:51, 3rd Stephen Jackson 0:56:18, 4th Daniel Watson 0:57:59 5th Jamie Rivett 0:58:44 -- Then came - Paul Upston Geoff Short Darren Fenton Damon Cupitt Chris Grady James Burt Richard Blackie Matt Hayes Alex MacQuarrie

Female Long Course - 1st Peta Cutler 0:56:33, 2nd Hollee Simons 0:57:27 3rd Kristy Powyer 1:03:03 4th Jennifer Arnold 1:07:11 5th Katie Prior 1:10:37 -- Then came - Illana Jones Natasha Lindsay Anna Blackie Cassie Pearce

Male Short Course - 1st Mark Windsor 0:38:15 2nd Thomas Hanrahan 0:42:05 3rd Mitch Nelson 0:46:11 4th Will Kelly 0:47:41 5th Thomas Press 0:48:00 Then came - Christopher Howarth Aaron Burgess Josh Corcoran Jock Cheetham Hayden Cupitt Alex Weal Gareth O'Rourke Scott Allen Christopher Jones Michael O'Connor Steven Vollebergh Troy Kearney Tyler Johnson Michael Stapley Craig Carter Scott Ellis Mitch England Fletcher Kelly

Female Short Course 1st Kirsten Howard 0:45:11 2nd Renee Covington 0:51:12 3rd Stacey Jones 0:51:38 4th Alison Corcoran 0:53:26 5th Bronwyn Starkey 0:53:54 Then came - Jen Gbel Jane Bennett Taleiha Gorman Jessica Brennan Pip Press Kirsten Watters Therese Ryan Sandra Hamer Kelly Carter Zoe Peters Tanya Manson Rebecca O'Connor Kate Malligan Olivia Pringle Laycee Covington Tania Pringle Michelle Patton Angela Jones Samantha Lane Jo Foster Shellie Burgess Megan Jackson Louise Hemopo Amanda Robinson Amanda Coe Lorraine Covington Jessie Adams Amanda Rohr Amanda Hayes Belinda Cooper

Teams - LongCourse Teams: 1st Team Canbuild 1:05:51 Also -- Team Wtd  TEAM 2s2w2d2q
Short Course Teams: 1st Team Wills Allstars 0:49:57, 2nd TEAM BREDEL 0:55:18, 3rd TEAM Hope/Weal 0:56:34 – Also Team Library Ladies Team 1st Timers Team Speedos TEAM Kendy and Ball
Road Race Report / Bathurst Hill Climb Champs
« Last post by MarkW on December 09, 2018, 11:05:05 PM »
2018 Bcc Hill Climb - Hen & Chicken Road.
A new course on Hen & Chickens road was used for the 2018 Bathurst Hill Climb, the new course much shorter than those used in the past. Cow Flat was approximately 5km and Mt Panorama 3kms so obviously the 800m dash up Hen&Chickens was quite a power effort.

Inform rider Brad Rayner continued this winning ways defeating Steve Dunstall and Dennis Martin in the A Grade event, while Hayden Booth was impressive winning B Grade actually finishing 3rd overall. More Soon   

Unofficial Results:
A Grade - 1Brad Rayner 2Steve Dunstall 3Dennis Martin
B Grade - 1Hayden Booth Brian Draper/Daniel Googe
C Grade - 1Chris Davis Rob Stephen
D Grade - 1Rosemary Hastings
Road Race Report / Re: 2018 Forbes Triathlon
« Last post by MarkW on December 09, 2018, 12:04:31 PM »
Decades of Triathlon History at Forbes:
Lake Forbes is certainly a great spot for a triathlon.. The local club has been holding events there for at lest 30years, that I known of.

In the 1980s Triathlon bust onto our TV screens through the Wide World of Sports coverage of the Hawaiian Ironman. Orange and Dubbo lead the way with a number of big bush promotions before Cowra and Mudgee joined them as the key clubs in the Central West Interclub series. However in the late 80’s a number of the smaller clubs held big events.
In 1988 Wellington (Tony Vernon) and Parkes (Secretary Geoff West) where 2 of the local triathlon committees that put up prizemoney to attracted some high profile triathletes to their events.

The promotions worked with the Wellington race won by Hall of Fame triathlete Bruce Thomas (prior to his feats at Hawaii) and also included stars such as Simon Skillicorn and Ron Bonham. Top Australian Female Triathlete Louise McKinnley was the best placed female at Wellington.

It was a similar story at 1988 Forbes Triathlon where Commonwealth Games representative Chris Unicomb defeated another National Star Mark Pringle leaving locals Kent Marchant (Dubbo) Mark Windsor (Bathurst) Tony Vernon (Wellington) to fight it out for third; with Lyn McDonnell winning the women’s honors

Brief Results -
1988 Back to Wellington Triathlon
Overall – 1 Bruce Thomas 2 Steve Wade 3 Craig Coates 4 G Watkins 5 Kent Marchant 6 Mark Windsor 7 Tony Vernon 8 Scott Wolfson 9.Vic Caplikas 10.M Fitsgerald; First Female Louise McKinnley

1988 Forbes Triathlon
Overall: 1 Tony Unicomb 2 Mark Pringle 3 Kent Marchant 4 Mark Windsor 5 Tony Vernan 6 Neil McMillan 7 Mick Cooper 8 Paul Mason 9 Geoff Cox 10 Brad Martin
Womens Placings – 1 Lyn McDonnell 2Tanya Graham 3 Jacqui Le Cornu
Team Placings – 1. John Shead Paul Wedd Stephen Girot; 2nd Tim Crouch Jason Nicholson Andrew Dent 3rd Russell Hay Peter Hesp
First Junior – Brad Martin (Dubbo)
First Junior Female – Debbie Ruge
Track Racing / 2018 Sydney Cup on Wheels
« Last post by MarkW on December 09, 2018, 08:52:46 AM »
2018 Shimano SCOW Wheelrace
The young riders from the country stood out at last night's Shimano Sydney Cup on Wheels.

Bathurst Eliza Bennett continued her wonderful year winning the historic Open Womens Shimano SCOW Wheelrace on the weekend, her coach Marian Renshaw also making the final but did not start.

It was an amazing effort by Dubbo to fill the Podium in the Historic Mens Shimano SCOW Wheelrace, Eather winning from Hines and Farr, Bathurst’s top performer was Daniel Googe in 10th

Bathurst also had success in the Junior SCOW Events with wins in the Under 17s and Under13s

Kalinda Robinson defeated Canberra rider Lily Stratford in the Junior Womens U17 Shimano SCOW Wheelrace, with Bathurst Tyler Puzicha and Dubbos Haylee Fuller and Zara Fuller also in the top10.

Ben Anderson was 7th in the Under15 boys final and Bathurst Cadel Lovett 14th, however the local region had a win in the Under 15 girls with Dubbo’s Isabelle Russell taking the win.

Paige Squire was an impressive winner of the Under 13 SCOW Wheelrace with her Bathurst Team Mate Ebony Robinson riding a super race for 4th

Others at the carnival included Graeme Peadon and Glen Carter – see the full results here

Also see more on Eliza and Kurts impressive wins here --
Road Race Report / 2018 Forbes Triathlon
« Last post by MarkW on December 09, 2018, 06:10:12 AM »
Bathurst Athletes on the Podium at Forbes:
Great day for the Bathurst Club at the 2018 Forbes Triathlon.

Crocs Super Sprint
Angus Argent-Smith (41:28) was the fastest overall however the Try Hards Team took line honours in 40:12. Bathurst made the podium in the Female category with Carol North recording a slick 45:41 to finish 3rd overall behind the very experienced Mudgee Triathlete Tracy Kastelein and Amanda Sullivan.

Crocs Challenge
Plenty of pace on in the The Challenge event (750m 30km 7km) with 2015 Forbes Triathlon winner Angus Westaway (West Wylong) leading after the swim, however the King of the Forbes Triathlon Nick North took control in the cycle leg and quickly established a winning lead with his Bathurst Teammate riding through the field to move to second. Bathurst taking the top 2 placing with Nick North recording  1:20:56 and Mark Windsor 1:22:29 and Angus Westaway third in 1:26:17  with Stephen Trevaskis 4th
Very impressive effort by Albury Triathlete Angla Sandral who not only won the Overall Female Section in 1:30:01 but also finished 5th overall in front of strong Bathurst Triathlete Steve Jackson (1:31:05). Bathurst also on the Podium in the Female Challenge Podium with Hollee Simon runner up to Sandral with Dubbo Triathlete Katherine Mellor 3rd.

Crocs Long Course
It was a tough day for the Long Course Competitors with the temperature up in the 30s for the 2km swin 90km Bike 21km run. Bathurst Triathetes Luke Gillmer and Thomas Hanrahan sat first and Second after the Swim however former Young Footballer Michael Stallard who has been the find of the season for the Cowra Triathlon Club dominated the Cycle lead to set up a win in the tough event. Stallard certainly had to work for it with Hanrahan finishing very fast in the run leg, finishing only 40seconds behind Stallard with Gillmer third. Former Orange Professional Jess Richards defeating Sonia Commins in the female section.

See all the results here (including the Rivett V Short Challenge)--
Road Race Report / 2018 Bathurst Road Championships - Vale Circuit
« Last post by MarkW on December 02, 2018, 08:59:16 AM »
2018 Bathurst Road Championships
Bathurst Cycling Club held its 2018 Road Championships on the Weekend with 4 Separate Grades contested on the Historic Vale Circuit.

While the Vale Circuit is famous as a motor racing circuit hosting the Australian National TT in the 1930s the circuit and parts of it have been used for cycling events for more than 100years. While the first Bathurst Cycling Championship took place in 1885.

This year the Bathurst Cycling Club also hosted a championship Road Series as well as the weekend’s stand alone Road Championships. However todays Championships reinforced the results of the Series with the same two riders Bradley Rayner and Mark Windsor finishing first and second in the overall A Grade title. Rayner was too strong for Windsor in the dash to the line recording a very fast 1h32m17s for the 6 lap A Grade Championship which is an average of 42.93 kph for the 66km in the tough windy conditions.

B Grade broke up early with Julian Woods and Daniel Googe going on the attack, only Stewart Renshaw and Drew Carter able to get across to the pair. Renshaw tried a few attacks which resulted in Carter losing contract when looking the likely winner. Jilian Woods taking the title by centimenters over Renshaw with Daniel Googe taking the bronze with the trio averaging 38.86 kph on the 5 lap course.

It was a similar story in C Grade with Rob Stephen and Toireasa Gallagher forcing the pace early with only Nev Krahe and Glen Carter remaining in contention. However Stephen and Gallagher kept the pace high and they had the race between them. Stephen averaging 37.04 kph on the tricky circuit defeating Gallagher who finished the top placed female rider in the 2018 Road Championships. Mick Foran recovered from a slow start to take the bronze from Krahe, Wayne Powell and Graham Stait.

D Grade was a tough match up on the 30km Course with Norman Wise out sprinting world masters champion Rosemary Hastings and Caroline Robertson who put in an impressing performance for the bronze infront on Pete McKinnon and former A Grand Champion Jim Allen.

Brief Results - 2018 Bathurst Road Championships – 2nd Dec 2018 – Old Vale Circuit
A Grade – (6 laps 66km) 1st Bradley Rayner (1h32m17s - 42.93 kph) 2nd Mark Windsor
B Grade - (5 laps 54km) 1st Julian Woods (1h23m23s – 38.86kph) 2nd Stewart Renshaw
C Grade - (4 laps 42km) 1st Rob Stephen (1h08m02s – 37.04kph) 2nd Toireasa Gallagher
D Grade - (3 laps 30km) 1st Norman Wise (1h01m52s – 29.09kph) 2nd Rosemary Hastings
Female Championship – 1st Toireasa Gallagher 2nd Rosemary Hastings 3rd Caroline Robertson
Road Race Report / John Butler Trophy & Harry Stephen Trophies
« Last post by MarkW on November 26, 2018, 04:49:40 AM »
2018 John Butler Trophy & Harry Stephen Trophies

Hot Favourites Craig Hutton and Rob Stephen have won the trophies at the John Butler & Harry Stephen Memorial Events. Both these riders won in 2017 and successfully defended their titles on the weekend.

43rd John Butler Memorial Event:
1Craig Hutton 2Dennis Martin 3Daniel Googe (B Grade winner – Brian Draper)

2nd Harry Stephen Memorial Trophy:
1Rob Stephen 2Toireasa Gallagher 3Kalinda Robinson

more soon!
Road Race Report / Round 2 Bathurst Tri Series
« Last post by MarkW on November 26, 2018, 04:08:52 AM »
Round 2 - Bathurst Wallabies Triathlon Series 25th Nov 2018

The Bathurst Wallabies recent membership drive for more female triathletes has been an amazing success with record numbers at Round 2 of the Bathurst Triathlon Season.

The event was contested in very cold tough conditions making the large fields attending the event even more impressive. Overall both Nick North and Mark Windsor repeated their Round 1 performances with Nick a clear winner in the Long Event defeating the rapidly improving Luke Gilmer and newcomer Jack Reen who is showing a lot of potential. Mark Windsor catching Thomas Hanrahan in the bike leg to win the short course event with champion local mountain biker Dan Watson third.

After super performances at the Mudgee Interclub last week Hollee Simons Kirsty Powyer and Jennifer Arnold were again in form making-up the podium on the long course female event. While the female short course was a super race between Stacey Jones and Candice Falconer, who was runner up in her age division at Mudgee, after swimming and riding almost together it was the final transition that Stacey made her move and held on in the run to win by 18seconds.

Certainly another highlight of round 2 was the quality of the junior triathletes in the Boomers race, some of Bathurst’s most talented young athletes are squaring off in this competition. 

Bathurst Long Course 25th Nov 2018
Men Long:
Nick North 50:40 Luke Gilmer 53:10 Jack Reen 56:32 Jayden Hunter 57:13 Paul Upston 59:19
Then – Tim Miller, Andrew Paul Steve Jackson, Danny Weal Geoff Short, Jamie Rivett Mitch Nelson James Burt
Female Long:
Hollee Simons 1:03:00 Kirsty Powyer 1:06:05 Jennifer Arnold 1:09:22 Katie Prior 1:11:17 Fran Grady 1:12:38 Natasha Lindsay 1:17:37
Teams Long:
Team Triceratops (Brooke Brad Rayner) 58:39 Team Tortoise & Hare, Team Srs

Bathurst Short Course 25th Nov 2018
Men Short:
Mark Windsor 39:28 Tom Hanrahan 40:27 Dan Watson 47:36 Craig Eves 48:04 Christopher Howarth 50:42 – 5:22 Then Aaron Burgess Todd Nelson Craig Nelson Hayden Cupitt James Hunter Christopher Jones Nicholas Gailer Cooper Watters Steven Vollebergh David Jones Alex MacQuarrie
Female Short:
Stacey Jones 52:42 Candice Falconer 53:00 Renee Covington 56:01 Caitlin Chandler 56:26 Taleiha Gorman 57:38 Then Zoe Peters, Anna Blackie, Pip Press, Therese Ryan, Sandra Hamer, Rebecca O’Connor, Kirsten Watters, Megan Goodwin Angela Jones Barb Hill Tania Pringle Donna Seage
Teams Short:
Team Hope/Weal 50:10, Team Pete/Jules 51:41, Team 2s2w 1:00:50
In the Media / Re: News November 2018
« Last post by MarkW on November 23, 2018, 02:12:01 AM »

Nick North enjoys grand prix format at Central West Inter Club Triathlon Series
Anya Whitelaw November 20 2018
NICK North has long been a fan of grand prix style triathlons and he showed why on Sunday when taking out round two of the Central West Inter Club Triathlon Series
In the Media / Re: News November 2018
« Last post by MarkW on November 23, 2018, 02:11:01 AM »
Local Racing

Peter McKinnon wins Bathurst Cycling Club's Remember Them Handicap race
Western Advocate November 14 2018
IT seemed appropriate that Sunday’s Remember Them Handicap race came down to a battle between two great friends.

Claire Kirby wins Toireasa Gallagher Handicap ahead of Marian Renshaw
Alexander Grant November 21 2018
CLAIRE Kirby utilised a tailwind to its full extent to take out Sunday’s Toireasa Gallagher Handicap ahead of Marian Renshaw.

Bathurst playing host to Western Division Track Championships
Alexander Grant November 15 2018
THE Bathurst Open isn’t making an appearance this year but the city will still be treated to a high standard of racing with this Saturday’s Western Division Track Championships.

Kalinda Robinson takes three major wins at Western Division Track Championships
Alexander Grant November 19 2018
A WINNING triple for Bathurst’s Kalinda Robinson was a highlight for the host club during Saturday’s Western Division Track Championships.

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