Date: Tuesday, 11 March 2014
Posted by: Cycling Southland

Phew – phase one of the Track Nationals is done and dusted but it’s only half way there as our team of primed and fizzing Elites begin assembling in Cambridge to start phase 2 from Thursday through to Sunday. Firstly to our Age Group team – a massive congratulations on such an epic week as records tumbled, PBs abounded and Southland dominated to lead their comrades into the Elite event by a healthy 49 point buffer!

Well done everyone – you should be euphoric and a particularly big shout out to our new NZ record holders:

Jon Andrews – M2 500m TT
Jon, Rog Nicholas & Brett Roulston – Masters 1,2 & 3 750m Team Sprint
Cherie Champion & Erin Crigling - WM Team Sprint
Neil Familton – Masters 3 IP
Ellesse Andrews & Emma Cumming – W17 500 Team Sprint
Tom Sexton, Brayden Stephens, Hamish Beadle and Hayden Strong – M17 3000m Team Pursuit


Meanwhile, Russell Scott also broke his own record in the M3 500m TT – so 6 NZ records in all over 5 days – pretty darned impressive. There is a huge wealth of results, info and images on the website/Facebook so check it out when you can if you haven’t already and keep an eye out for regular updates/diary instalments from Dale and images from Cambridge over the coming week – should be exciting to see how it all unfolds – Good luck and go hard to our Southland riders! We’re right behind you all!

Finally, a huge and ever-grateful thank you to all those who again took time out to lend a hand with volunteering over the week – you are the only reason these events can actually happen – so again THANK YOU VERY MUCH  - You are our life blood!!

Vital Signs Tour de Lakes
Next on the main event calendar in the south again is the ever-popular Vital Signs Tour de Lakes, held over Easter 18 to 21 April, and Tour maestro Allan Dunn is hoping a couple of people may be free to help out Lindsay Jones with the STMS. Please give Dunny a buzz on 021 773 701 or 027 773 7050 and let him know. Hugely appreciated. To find out anything about the Tour click here

Junior Division Meeting Rescheduled
The Junior Division meeting scheduled for this week has been postponed until 7pm Thursday 20 March – see you there. 

A reminder that there is no Junior Division racing this Friday night – time for a breather folks!

Road Racing Returns
Wednesday Worlds is back on again this week after a small break – so head along at 6pm to let the legs out again on the road. This Saturday is the Woodlands Graded Circuit so register now 

South Port Criterium Teretonga
After a couple of false starts we should be good to go on Monday night – weather permitting for the first of our South Port Criteriums. Report at Teretonga Raceway at 6pm for a 6.30pm race start. 

James Williamson Training Camp
2012 New Zealand Road Race Champion James Williamson will be holding a "How to Win" Training Camp in Alexandra on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 April. Find out more here 

Well it’s watch and wait with anticipation time for the Elite Track Nationals so go get ‘em team!


Good luck and hope you go ballistic

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