Seven hardy juniors braved the inclement weather at the Traffic Education Centre on Saturday 15th August to resume their on again – off again training sessions.
Following some individual warmup laps around the track, the crew came together to practice their group riding skills, working turns and riding as a small peloton, something which they hadn’t done for quite some time! It was great to see how quickly they remembered their drills, swapping off turns and keeping the pace steady for the younger riders in the group.
Following this extended warmup, the riders launched into their ITTs, with some fast times showing that the kids weren’t at all intimidated by the howling westerly wind nor the occasional flurry of rain. Several riders came perilously close to beating their PBs, with the smiling assassin, Tahlia Harper only one second off, whilst Eliot Scott-Hamilton was only two seconds off recording a PB, a fantastic effort considering the conditions (and dad’s encouragement from the sidelines). Not to be outshone by big sister, Aayla Harper demolished her previous PB for the half lap, stripping six seconds off her time.
The session concluded with an Italian pursuit, with Tahlia, Eliot and Thomas ‘The Tank Engine’ Singleton narrowly being pipped at the post by the brothers May who were strongly led out by Tommy ‘The pocket rocket’ Page, showing great form despite an extended layoff. The pace may have been somewhat boosted by each team’s desire to get out of the wind and rain, as a heavy shower decided to make its presence felt just as the race began.
Well done to all the riders who showed that it takes a lot more than a gale to stop them from strutting their stuff on the track, and I look forward to seeing you all next week!
Junior ITT Results
|row_id||Date||race_location||Rider Name||Start||Elapsed||Actual Time||race_distance||Personal Best|
|2,317||29 Aug 2020||Armidale TEC||Tahlia Harper||00:00:00||00:02:56||00:02:56||1.20||00:02:47|
|2,318||29 Aug 2020||Armidale TEC||Thomas Page||00:00:30||00:03:23||00:02:53||1.20||00:02:51|
|2,319||29 Aug 2020||Armidale TEC||Jo Nano||00:01:00||00:03:21||00:02:21||1.20||New PB - was 00:02:26|
|2,320||29 Aug 2020||Armidale TEC||Bernard May||00:01:30||00:03:42||00:02:12||1.20||00:02:11|
|2,321||29 Aug 2020||Armidale TEC||Dempsey Burton||00:02:00||00:04:00||00:02:00||1.20||00:01:57|
|2,322||29 Aug 2020||Armidale TEC||Aayla Harper||00:02:30||00:04:51||00:02:21||1.20||00:02:19|
|2,310||15 Aug 2020||Armidale TEC||Tahlia Harper||00:00:00||00:02:57||00:02:57||1.20||00:02:47|
|2,311||15 Aug 2020||Armidale TEC||Thomas Page||00:00:30||00:03:34||00:03:04||1.20||00:02:51|
|2,312||15 Aug 2020||Armidale TEC||Elliot Scott-Hamilton||00:01:00||00:03:35||00:02:35||1.20||00:02:34|
|2,313||15 Aug 2020||Armidale TEC||Richard May||00:01:30||00:04:02||00:02:32||1.20||00:02:04|