Well it has certainly been a busy week again with a classic road race and annual awards night to keep everyone busy. Congratulations to all our finalists and winners at the annual awards night on Friday.
The award winners were: Elite Rider of the Year - Natasha Hansen (track), Tom Scully (road); Senior Rider of the Year - Erin Criglington (track), Matt Zenovich (road); Junior Rider of the Year - Corbin Strong; Most Improved Rider of the Year - Nicole Marshall; Under 17 Rider of the Year - Mitchel Fitzsimons; Under 15 Rider of the Year - Ronan Shearing; Under 13 Rider of the Year - Magnus Jamieson; Best Performance Award - Eddie Dawkins (three medals at Commonwealth Games).
Junior Newcomer – Caitlin Breen; U15 Newcomer – Alana Breen; U19/Hub Rider of the Year – Corbin Strong; Junior Off the Bike Award – Caitlin Breen; Senior Newcomers Award – James Jubb; Senior off the Bike Award – Peter Kissell Memorial – Tony Ineson; Laurie Tall Cup for Contribution to Junior Cycling – Brendon McLeod; Tony Ineson Cup for Contribution to Senior Cycling – Tracey Miller; Peter Grandiek Cup for Contribution to Masters Cycling – Roger Nicholas.
Special Contribution Awards: Allan Dunn, Paul Tomlinson, Andrea Borrie. Volunteer of the Year – Neil Jamieson.
Geo Wilson and Sons Limited-Southland Farm Machinery Limited Gore to Waikiwi Classic
A compact field turned out in stunning conditions on Saturday for the annual classic from Gore to Waikiwi Read the race article
Thanks to all who managed, marshalled and helped the race run smoothly for juniors and seniors alike.
This Saturday is the Windsor Street Physiotherapy Teretonga Race Day, with a time trial, criterium and road race across all grades and age groups. Check out the full details Sign on is 9.30am with a 10am race start. Take along your gazebos and some food to cook yourselves a BBQ lunch and enjoy the day out.
Yunca Junior Tour, Track Carnival & Schools Champs
Get your entries in now for the next Yunca Junior Tour of Southland from 5 to 7 October. Register online
Remember this will be followed by the South Island Secondary School Track Champs on 9 and 10 October and our Junior Track Carnival on 9 October. Enter for the track events now
Following on from a request at the AGM, here’s a date for the calendar: the next club meeting will be on September 26, venue and time to be confirmed. There will be an update on how planning for the two road tours is going and a chance to ask the new board any questions. All welcome.
Can everyone please check their car boots and garages for any Cycling Southland lights, hi-res vests, flags and radios as we very much need them returned so they can be checked in readiness for the upcoming major road tours please.
If anyone is interested in training as a STMS or a TC (traffic controller) we have details on some upcoming courses. Contact Mark if interested.
A big thank you to Gerald Paterson and Nathan Shearing for offering to undertake the role of coach and team manager, respectively, for the Southland team travelling to the Oceania Track Champs.
Cuddon Southern Schools Tour
Well done to the Borrie boys – Kayne, Oliver and Morgan – along with Navarh Brotherston who made the big trek to the Southern Tour in Cuddon last weekend. Some great results from you all, particularly great to see Kayne finish second overall and Navarh was fourth in every event taking out fourth overall and young Oliver was fourth in every event except for one when he was fifth. Brilliant stuff lads, particularly with Morgan and Navarh bouncing back from a couple of nasty crashes too. Check out the results
Righty hoo that’s it from me today, so have a cracking week ahead!