Well, the final event of the year is officially done and dusted and what a relief it is to have successfully navigated our way through the last few months of busy action on both the road and the track!
A huge congrats to all those who gave it their best during our Southland Track Champs over the weekend – it was another epic event and there were certainly a plethora of PBs getting pushed out over the three massive sessions – a huge thank you to all the volunteers – including those riding as well – who took time out to again help ensure this event ran smoothly! We can officially say you all deserve a well-earned break over Christmas and the New Year. Thank you so much everyone for all your help over the year – we couldn’t do it without you.
Remember we will next be needing a hand at the New Year Carnival on 17 and 18 January so if you’re back from holidays and okay to lend a hand we’d love to hear from you.
Elite squad is on this Friday night from 8-10pm, and while there is no official U19 Squad on, U19 riders are welcome to come and use the track time to roll around / for their own training.
Masters Men’s Squad – starts this Thursday 12th December 7-9pm
For Master’s Men named in the Southland Team for the Nationals, your Thursday sessions start this week at 7pm with coach Waine Harding.
Final Wheelers and Flyers sessions – Friday 13th December
The final night of Wheelers (4-5pm) and Flyers (5-6pm) is this Friday. We will start again next year on Wednesday 5th February.
Baxter & Neilson – Final night and Prize-giving – this Friday 13th December 6-8pm
Bring a plate along for the prize-giving and get-together afterwards.
A reminder that submissions need to be in on the draft summer road programme by this Friday please.
Meanwhile, tomorrow night 11 and 18 December are the last two nights of Cycle Surgery Wednesday Worlds. This will restart on 15 January 2014.
Also don’t forget to support the Tuatapere Grass Track Racing on 1 January at the Tuatapere Domain from around midday. There’s always great cash prizes to win so it’s well worth the effort if you’re around on New Year’s/ There is always the Browns Road Race and Browns Sports Day Grass Track Racing with the road race a 10.45am report for 11.30am race start at Coopers Corner and 12.30pm grass racing at Browns. If anyone is interested in supporting these events let Tony Ineson know on 217 4920.
Last week we announced the possibility of having the Velodrome open for a few sessions during the Christmas break (the proposed days are Monday 23rd, Monday 30th, Friday 3rd, from 10am-12 or 1pm), but we needed someone to put their hand up to volunteer to learn how to open and close the stadium. We had an overwhelming response to this….not one person! If there is anyone keen to learn to learn, then please let Dale know before Thursday 12th December at 12pm, otherwise there will be no track openings over the Christmas break (which runs from 12pm December 20th to January 6th).
Coach’s Corner – Dale’s latest news update
Sorry last week’s information was cut short so if you want the full version and any other coaching information visit here on the website http://www.cyclingsouth.org.nz/index.php?pageLoad=162
Distinction Hotels Milford Mountain Classic
This popular race is to be held again on January 25 next year so don’t forget to check out the details and get your entries in by clicking here http://www.milfordclassic.co.nz/
Tour de Lakes 2014
The initial information and entry form is now online for next year’s popular race so why not set yourself the challenge and enter now. Click here to view
Cherries for Sale
As part of the 2016 Masters World Track Champs fund raising effort, Erin, Neil and Roger are offering boxes of cherries from Jakimm Orchard in Central Otago.
Delivery date is Friday 20 December 2013 (weather dependant of course).
Orders by Wednesday 18 December:
021 134 2294
027 223 6134
021 188 2720
1kg box - $19
2kg box - $32
5kg Box - $75
So it’s goodnight from me and it’s goodnight from her – I’m off to sort New Year online registrations and tidy this office!!
Take care out there