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24th Jack McKay Memorial X-Roads Handicap
« on: May 22, 2021, 08:42:56 PM »
Jack McKay 50km X-Roads Handicap - Saturday, May 22, 2021
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This weekend the Bathurst Cycling Club will host the 2021 Jack McKay Memorial Handicap on the club’s X Road Course which features the infamous Caloola Climb.

The race was first held in 1998, and honours Bathurst Cycling Club Life member Jack McKay, who was one of the biggest promoters of Cycling in Bathurst. In the early years the handicap event was one of the major trophy events in the region as it was part of the Western Region Interclub Premiership. These days the event remains a fitting memorial of one of Bathurst’s most popular cycling identities as it is a round of the club’s annual historic Weal Trophy.

Jack was born in 1919 and joined the local cycle club as a young teenager and around the same time took on a job with the ‘National Advocate’ when they advertised for a boy with a bike. He would be involved in both activities for around half a century.

The excellent coverage of local cycle racing by Bathurst’s Newspaper “the Western Advocate” is also celebrated at the McKay Memorial; given the cycling promotional work performed by the Advocate via reporter Jack McKay who wrote for the newspaper under the name Pedal.

Not only has the Western Advocate’s coverage of cycling racing been acknowledged at the National Cycling Awards but the paper has also provided some champion cyclists from its staff roster over the years.

Last year’s winner Will Hodges will not start in 2021, while Nic Barrett and Jack Cannon are also believed to be late withdrawals leaving Mark Windsor and promising junior Cadel Lovett the Scratch markers for the 2021 McKay Trophy, while it is only the second time Lovett will race on Scratch, co-marker Mark Windsor was actually on scratch and took fastest time in the inaugural McKay Memorial back in 1998.

Others favoured to win include block marker Bradley Rayner after winning his last two starts. While Damien Bennett and Kevin Bell both lead their divisions in the current Road season and will take plenty of catching.

Early Handicaps – for the weekends 24th running of the Jack McKay Memorial
Scratch - Mark Windsor Cadel Lovett DNS Nic Barrett Jack Cannon
4min - David Reece Bradley Rayner Tony Shaw Will Lesh Patrick Crump
10min - Scott James Damien Bennett Robert Stephen
14min - Cameron Crump Brian Draper Darren Fenton Peter McKinnon Ebony Robinson Kevin Bell
17min - Michael Robinson Scott Allen Jille Harris
20min - Gary Theiss Peter Hickey
22min - Lara Allen Lachlan Crump Kristy Crump Robyn Partridge.

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Re: 24th Jack McKay Memorial X-Roads Handicap
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2021, 08:47:15 PM »
Jack MacKay Memorial Handicap Winners
1998 Paul Amos (25min) – Fastest Time Mark Windsor
1999 Garry Taunton 16mins - Fastest Time Adrian Trevor
2000 Gareth Fuller 15mins - Fastest Time Adrian Trevor
2001 Brad Wright 9min - Fastest Time Mark Windsor
2002 Jodie Martin 15mins - Fastest Time Dean Windsor
2003 Bruce Goddard (29mins) - Fastest Time Dean Windsor
2004 Charlie Gascoyne (3mins) - Fastest Time Owen McPhillamy
2005 Mark Windsor (5mins) - Fastest Time: Mitch Chapman
2006 Michael Buttsworth (9min) - Fastest Time Dean Windsor
2007 Charlie Gascoyne (2min) - Fastest Time Charlie Gascoyne
2008 Charlie Gascoyne (1min) - Fastest Time Charlie Gascoyne
2009 Harrison Carter (16min) - Fastest Time Blair Windsor
2010 Billy Hutton (9min) - Fastest Time - Craig Hutton
2011 Joe Summersby (36mins) - Fastest Time Michael Troy   
2012 Blair Windsor (scr) - Fastest Time Blair Windsor
2013 Steve Bennett (block) - Fastest Time Dean Windsor
2014 Steve Buckley (19m) - Fastest Time Jarrod Bell
2015 Steve Scott (block) - Fastest Time Craig Hutton
2016 Dean Windsor (Scr) - Fastest Time Dean Windsor
2017 Hayden Booth (14min) - Fastest Time Ryan ODonnell
2018 Isaiah Bennett (21min) - Fastest Time Josh Corcoran
2019 Garry Taunton (34min) - Fastest Time Will Hodges
2020 Will Hodges (Scr) - Fastest Time Will Hodges

First Female – Jack McKay Memorial Handicap 
1998 Shannon Howe 25mins
1999 Leanne Nicholls 28 mins
2000 Toireasa Ryan
2001 Toireasa Ryan 12m
2002 Jodie Martin 15min
2003 Jasmine Taunton 29min
2004 Rosemary Hastings 30min
2005 Kerryn Windsor 28min
2006 Toireasa Gallagher 10min 
2007 Vanessa Bennet 9min
2008 Rosemary Hastings 29min
2009 Jille Harris 21m30
2010 Toireasa Gallagher 15min
2011 Toireasa Gallagher 16mins
2012 Jodie Martin 10min
2013 Trina Compton 12min
2014 Lucy Hobson 19min
2015 Kirsten Howard 5min
2016 Jodie Martin 9min
2017 Jette McKellar 19min   
2018 Jille Harris 21min 
2019 Jette McKellar 14min
2020 Hollee Simons 8min

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Re: 24th Jack McKay Memorial X-Roads Handicap
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2021, 08:52:57 PM »
Jack MacKay 50km X-Roads Memorial Handicap - Saturday, May 22, 2021
Presented by Bathurst Isuzu Ute

Bathurst Cycling Club held the annual Jack McKay Memorial Handicap on the weekend with the important trophy race presented in 2021 by Bathurst Isuzu Ute.

First held in 1998 the event honours the life of Bathurst Cycling Club Life member Jack McKay who was one of the biggest promoters of Cycling in Bathurst. Jack was born in 1919 and joined the local cycle club as a young teenager and around the same time took on a job with the ‘National Advocate’ when they advertised for a boy with a bike. He would be involved in both activities for around half a century; becoming a very successful rider and at the same time a key person in the promotion of cycling in the Bathurst community.
In the early years the McKay Memorial was the Bathurst round of the Western Region Interclub Premierships and would be regarded as an important event of the Regional Cycling Calendar. These days the event remains a fitting memorial of one of Bathurst’s most popular cycling identities as it is also a round of the club’s annual historic Weal Trophy.

Last year’s winner Will Hodges didn’t defend his title in 2021, and when both Nic Barrett and Jack Cannon withdrew it left only Cadel Lovett and Mark Windsor on scratch for this years event. It was young Lovett’s second time riding on Scratch in contract to Windsor who was a scratch rider (and in fact took fastest time) in the first McKay Memorial Trophy race back in 1998. The pair however had a tough assignment giving 21minutes to limit and importantly 3 minutes to the strong block group which included hard working riders David Reece, Bradley Rayner Tony Shaw, Will Lesh & Patrick Crump.

Early leaders Lara Allen Lachlan Crump Kristy Crump Robyn Partridge where joined by Gary Theiss and Peter Hickey who forced the pace on Caloola Climb with Lachy Crump. Behind them Michael Robinson, Scott Allen and Jille Harris where making ground on the leaders while the Cameron Crump, Brian Draper, Darren Fenton and Kevin Bell of the 13minute bunch would be soon to be joined by the 9minute bunch of Scott James, Damien Bennett and Rob Stephen.

However in the closing stages of the 50km event the strong Block bunch (3 min) charged home to beat every one, with Brad Rayner record his third win from his last 3 starts, with co-marker David Reece second and Damien Bennett, who joined the block bunch as they charged through, taking third place.

Rounding out the top 5 was Will Lesh (3min) and Tony Shaw (3min) with Scott James (9min) sixth in front of Darren Fenton (13min). Jille Harris (16min) was 8th overall giving her the best placed female trophy, it was the third time that Harris had taken the top female award, having success in 2009 and 2018.

Rounding out the top 10 was Brian Draper (13min) and Lachlan Crump (21min) in front of Gary Theiss and Cadel Lovett. Fastest Time in the event going to Bradley Rayner who stopped the clock at 1:16:18.

RESULTS - 1Bradley Rayner (3min) 2David Reece (3min) 3Damien Bennett (9min) 4Will Lesh (3min) 5Tony Shaw (3min) 6Scott James (9min) 7Darren Fenton (13min) 8Jille Harris (16min) 9Brian Draper (13min) 10 Lachlan Crump (21min)
Then - Gary Theiss Cadel Lovett Michael Robinson Kevin Bell Rob Stephen Cameron Crump Peter Hickey Mark Windsor Patrick Crump
Fastest Time - Bradley Rayner 1:16:18
First Female - Jille Harris
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