To the end of August the club has paid out $14,340 in prize money to 124 riders in 2014. Darren Roberts is still a clear leader at number 1 having earned almost $1,000 for the year. The big movers in the past month were:
Terry Hodges from 14th to 6th
Allison Watt from 25th to 9th
Terry Dwyer from 91st to 37th
Carl Cubitt from 55th to 27th
Lancefield/Pastoria Scratch Races
A cracking pace from the outset created a really tough race in A grade which had the peloton almost constantly in the gutter the for the first 20km. Eventually attacks from Phil Smith, Michael Borowski and then Nick Kennedy and Darren Roberts created the break up Bald Hill which was never caught, despite a valliant effort from Paul Logan and Tom McDonough and then later the entire chasing bunch. The break of 4 hit the line with just under two minutes on the remaining field. Due to the high speed the race time was almost 4 min quicker than the Club Championships a few months ago which then decimated the entire field. Great racing to all involved.
Thank you to Tre Cafe in Brunswick for your generous donation towards this race which made sure of good prize money for all grades across small fields. Also a big thanks to Albert Rain for standing in for Harry, Chooka for pitching in and helping as he always does and again Bruce Logan for his great work running registration and the camera and finish work.
Women's Aggregate Club Champion
1. Allison Watt - 43
2. Cristine Foster - 40
3. Tamara Riddell - 23
4. Jan Williamson - 19
5. Caitlin Chancellor - 15
6. Charmion Phillips - 13
7. Eliza Bergin - 12
8. Sharon Waters - 5
9. Shari Lofthouse - 4
10. Carolyn Baker - 0
11. Coral Pollard - 0
Raising money for Prostate Cancer
Thanks to everyone who made the effort and who enjoyed a great days racing at National Boulevard. A big thanks to Allison, who arranged for on line donations and to all riders whose generosity in racing for no prize money helped raise in excess of $1500 towards Prostate Cancer Research.
Thanks also to Club members Mark Collins, who donated first and second prizes on the day to help celebrate Fathers Day and Tamara Riddell, who also donated a prize for the ride of the day. Also to Heath from Bikeforce Richmond who again generously donated raffle prizes for our next crit day at National Boulevard.
Congratulations to all grade winners and especially to Kevin Russell, who rode a terrific race to take out the Fathers Day ‘One Tough Dadda Award’ for his long solo breakaway win in B grade (above). The days racing was hotly contested with a number of close finishes, including a dead heat in E grade (below). RESULTS. It was a great days racing, so thanks to everyone who participated.
Sunday the Eureka Vets are hosting the VVCC Open at Learmonth. Northern have been performing exceptionally well at opens this year, so make sure you try and get along next week to fly the Northern flag! Registrations close Tuesday Night!
Congratulations to the following series grade winners:
A Grade - Carl Cubitt
B Grade - Scott Riddell
C Grade - Stu Hearn
D Grade - Terry Hodges
E Grade - Geoff Youl & Mark Collins
F Grade - Michael Waterfield