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2018 Jack McKay Memorial
« on: April 01, 2018, 07:25:20 AM »
2018 Jack McKay Memorial Handicap
Jack Mackay (1919 – 1997) Bathurst Cycling Club Life Member.
Jack McKay Memorial Handicap celebrates the life of one of the biggest supporters of Bathurst Cycling. The event is one of the major trophy events on the Bathurst Cycling Club Calender originally part of a the Western Region Interclub Premiership and a City vs Country Challenge event; and a fitting memorial of one of Bathurst’s most popular cycling identities, Jack McKay(1919-1997).

Going under the alias of “Pedal or the Pedler” he spent over 50years in the local newspaper industry, and with friend Jack Gunning was responsible for the publicity that has provided the foundation for the club’s modern day profile, which has seen cycling in the local area develop into a high profile sport boosting a number of professional riders.

The Jack McKay Memorial Event started as the Bathurst round of the Western NSW Cycling Premierships with the inaugural event run in 1998, however former Club President Clive Laing was given the job to construct a trophy which was first awarded in 1999 event. The race has varied in distance over the years but has always included the infamous Caloola Hill which remains as the key part of the race today.

Jack worked as the clubs handicapper for many years (well as Timekeeper and Starter) so it was very appropriate to use the handicap format for Jack’s Memorial Race allowing riders of all levels to have a chance to feature in one of the club premier events.



2018 Jack McKay Memorial Handicap
Isaiah Bennett has defeated Andrew McGrath and Dave Reece in the Annual Jack McKay. Bennett was part of a strong 21minute group that dominated the race after catching Andrew McGrath’s 21minute bunch and then catching early leader Rosemary Hastings who had been joined in front by Michael Robinson, Tom McClelland and Greg Vinall.
Behind Bennett, McGrath and David Reece other members of the 21minute group filled much of the top ten, fourth was Tim Scott and Jille Harris 5th while John Anderson Michael Robinson Julian Wood Luke Tuckwell and Kalinda Robinson rounded out the top 10.
The Backmarkers never looked like threatening the front markers for the handicap win however had a great battle for fastest time when blockmarkers Jermey Ryan (Cowra) Harry Bryant (Orange) and Mark Windsor started fast and put the pressure on scratch markers Josh Corcoran, Will Hodges and Brad Rayner.
Josh Corcoran continued his excellent recent form to claim fastest time infront of GMP Stulz teammate Will Hodges.
Former NSW Masters Champ Jille Harris was a clear winner of the First Female Trophy finishing 5th overall and defeating top class Junior Kalinda Robinson

Results 2018 Jack McKay Memorial Handicap
1Isaiah Bennett (21min) 2Andrew McGrath (25min) 3Dave Reece (21min) 4Tim Scott (21min) 5Jille Harris (21min) 6John Anderson (25min) 7Michael Robinson (27min) 8Julian Wood (11min) 9Luke Tuckwell (11min) 10Kalinda Robinson (21min)
Fastest Time: 1Josh Corcoran 2Will Hodges 3Brad Rayner 4Jermey Ryan 5Harry Bryant 6Mark Windsor
Female: 1Jille Harris 2Kalinda Robinson 3?Brooke Tuynman/Kirsten Howard

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Re: 2018 Jack McKay Memorial
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2018, 04:12:05 AM »
Big Weekend of Cycling – 3 Days of Racing:
Plenty of Cycling over Easter with the Bathurst Club holding Graded Scratch Races on the Friday.
The 21st annual Jack McKay Memorial on the Sunday and the Alloy Classic/Hurt on Dirt on the Monday.

Friday's SCRATCH RACES
Most of the races came down to a sprint in Fridays Scratch Races Harry Bryant showing plenty of power to win the A Grade event. Julian Wood continues to impress in B Grade with another win, while Chris McEwen took out the C Grade Race. (Waiting on D Grade results)

ALLOY CLASSIC/HURT ON DIRT
Monday was the 8th running of the Alloy Classic or as it is now more commonly known “The Hurt on Dirt”.

Craig Hutton joined Blair and Dean Windsor as a two-time winner of the A Grade event defeating Brad Rayner and GMP Stulz teammate Will Hodges. Hutto applied the pressure early in the race only to have it all come in the finals laps after a solid chase from Cowra’s hard man Jeremy Ryan, but quickly recovered to win.

Paul Whitfield and Drew Carter pushed the pace early in the B Grade event but Graeme Peadon judged his effort well to win B Grade for the second year in a row with Paul Whitfield second and Luke Gillmer third.

Mark Simons lead on the dirt on lap 1 of C Grade event with the trio of Simons Glen Carter and Brooke Tuynman soon coming together at the front of the race. Wayne Powell broke clear of Gemma Carter and Mick Robinson and the other chasers to almost join the leader but could not catch the trio who fought out the finish. Carter winning from Simons and Tuynmen.

Al though suffering a puncture Robyn Partridge won the D grade event