Numbers were down a bit on previous weeks as we head into the school holiday period but that didn’t seem to influence the enthusiasm of the 6 riders who turned up to the breezy conditions at the 1.2km track. Lucas Howlett and Oliver Belson trimmed more seconds off their lap times by posting new identical personal best times of 2:43. Nice work Lucas and Olly.
It was hard to ignore the improvements in bike handling skills as juniors navigated their way around the track in side by side and in-line (pace lining) group formations. Keeping all the junior riders together group was a bit of a challenge a times but new comer Jock Jarman saw this as an opportunity to step up and take on the role of ‘group leader’ by calling out any wandering riders with his big booming voice to bring them back in nice and tight – thanks Jock!
The family rivalry theme was kept alive with the return of Tommy and Bella Page, with both riders posting individual time trail times of 3:42 and 3:39 respectively. It seemed only fitting to for the siblings to square off in a one lap side by side race to determine who would hold bragging rights for the coming week. After a quick pre-race briefing, the riders set off with Tommy setting a blistering pace and Bella tapping into her long distance experience to find a comfortable pace. Both riders were soon out of sight and it wasn’t until they appeared the top of the final straight that it was clear that Tommy managed to keep up his pace and was leading the race by a comfortable margin. Spectators jumped to their feet, calling out words of encouragement for both riders. A late minute surge by Bella was not enough to close the gap though and this saw Tommy take the win in our first brother/sister race. Well done Tommy and Bella.
Special thanks to Wilfred too who was kept busy following the juniors around the track for the entire session.
Junior ITT Results
|row_id||Date||race_location||Rider Name||Start||Elapsed||Actual Time||race_distance||Personal Best|
|306||30 Jun 2018||Armidale TEC||Thomas Page||00:00:00||00:03:42||00:03:42||1.20||00:03:36|
|307||30 Jun 2018||Armidale TEC||Bella Page||00:00:30||00:04:09||00:03:39||1.20||00:03:31|
|308||30 Jun 2018||Armidale TEC||Jock Jarman||00:01:00||00:04:10||00:03:10||1.20||00:03:03|
|309||30 Jun 2018||Armidale TEC||Lucas Howlett||00:01:30||00:04:13||00:02:43||1.20||New PB - was 00:02:48|
|310||30 Jun 2018||Armidale TEC||Oliver Belson||00:02:00||00:04:43||00:02:43||1.20||New PB - was 00:02:47|
|311||30 Jun 2018||Armidale TEC||Andy Blair||00:02:30||00:05:15||00:02:45||1.20||00:02:41|
|282||23 Jun 2018||Armidale TEC||Oliver Robb||00:00:00||00:03:56||00:03:56||1.20||00:03:54|
|283||23 Jun 2018||Armidale TEC||Nick Thomas||00:00:30||00:04:09||00:03:39||1.20||New PB - was 00:03:51|
|284||23 Jun 2018||Armidale TEC||Marcus Robb||00:01:00||00:04:07||00:03:07||1.20||New PB - was 00:03:18|
|285||23 Jun 2018||Armidale TEC||Lucas Howlett||00:01:30||00:04:23||00:02:53||1.20||00:02:43|