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2017 "Little John McKay" Anzac Trophy Race
« on: November 04, 2017, 10:41:58 AM »
Carter Wins the “John McKay” Anzac Trophy Race
Current Nsw Track Champion Harry Carter has won the 2017 “John McKay” Anzac Race defeating Billy Hutton and Mark Windsor with Nick North also part of the winning bunch in fourth.
The race holds a special place on the local club calendar as it honours a Bathurst Cycling Club member who served in the World Wars, this year the club honoured young Evans Plain Farmer John McKay whose very promising cycling career was dramatically cut short when he was killed in action on the Western Front.
Carter inspired by the acknowledgement of Little John McKay before the event was very motivated and combined well with his bunch to ride through the field and hold off the large scratch bunch which included Josh Corcoran, Jayson Austin, Richard Hobson, Craig Hutton, Brad Rayner, Ryan ODonnell and Charlie Gascoyne who chased hard for the entire race.
However the major hurdle for the block bunch (Carter, Windsor, North, Howard and Dunstall) would become the middle markers of Rob McAlary and Hollee Simons. Both having their first start for some time the pair had made the most of their good handicap mark and held a solid lead going into the final stages of the 25km handicap event. A former Australian Junior Champion Hollee Simon looked set to make a dream comeback to the sport breaking clear of McAlary in the final kilometre of the race only to have the Carters breakaway group (Carter, Windsor, North, Billy Hutton & Graham Peadon) catch her in the final sprint to the line.
Carter outsprinting Billy Hutton and Mark Windsor with Nick North fourth and former national level rider Graham Peadon rounding out the top 5.
Hollee Simons was the first female rider home in 6th place with Rob McAlary 7th. GPM Stulz Team Rider Josh Corcoran was impressive in 8th place recording the fastest time for the race with Kirsten Howard and Richard Hobson rounding out the top 10.

2017 “John McKay” Anzac Race.
Top 10 - 1Harry Carter 2Billy Hutton 3Mark Windsor 4Nick North 5Graham Peadon 6Hollee Simons 7Rob McAlary 8Josh Corcoran 9Kirsten Howard 10Richard Hobson.
First Female – Hollee Simons
Fastest Time Male - Josh Corcoran
Fastest Time Female - Kirsten Howard

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Re: 2017 "Little John McKay" Anzac Trophy Race
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2017, 10:43:00 AM »
Brief Results of Bathurst Anzac Day events and the honored local WW1 heroes

2014 Jack Windsor Anzac Trophy Race
1st Ayden Toovey; Fastest Time – Ayden Toovey; Leading Female - Kirsten Howard

2015 R G Honeyman Anzac Trophy Race
1st Eliza Bennett; Fastest Time – Steve Bennett; Leading Female - Eliza Bennett

2016 Edwin Johnson Anzac Trophy Race
1st Scott Allen; Fastest Time – Dean Windsor; Leading Female – Kalinda Robinson