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2018 Results

NVCC enjoyed a solid days racing at Symons Plains, sponsored by Cormiston Legal. Over 70 riders greeted the starter. All grades finished with bunch sprints except A grade where the impressive three man break of Ben Mather, Paul Butler and Andrew Flanagan stayed away.


A grade
1st Ben Mather
2nd Paul Butler
3rd Andrew Flanagan

Prime sprint: Paul Butler
First non placed non A+ rider: Matt Bernal

B grade:
1st Grant Viney
2nd Shane Delanty
3rd Alister Woodrooffe

Prime sprint: Luke Moore

C grade:
1st Mick Lockyer
2nd Andrew Youl
3rd Nick Lawerence

Prime sprint: Dyl Craw

D grade:
1st Andrew Loft
2nd James Coy
3rd John Lowe

Prime sprint: Richard Young

E grade:
1st Russell Hubbard
2nd Adrian Brotherton
3rd David Clark

Prime Sprint: Russell Hubbard

F grade:
1st Martin Simpson
2nd Danielle Paton
3rd Leanne Szmekura

It was great to see over 15 new riders. all of whom will be very welcome at our usual Sunday races. If anyone as any queries about racing with NVCC, feel free to contact myself or a committee member.

Thanks to to the volunteers who gave up their Sunday to allow the event to run. Gary Woodfall and Phil Stephenson on the line. Lynne, Aileen, Doreen and Amy did a sterling job on a busy day on the front desk. And Gavin Moore as our first aider.

Thanks to Sam Pratt for his generous sponsorship

With perfect conditions, and a cool SW wind, made for some tough racing over the 56km undulating course. With the Limit bunches holding off the fast closing Scratch bunches.

Overall Results;
1st Peter McCarron
2nd Russell Hubbard
3rd Leaanne Szmekura

And First in Grade;
A+ Andrew Margison
A Matthew Bernal
B Brian Dabner
C Peter Booth
D Tim Burford
E Peter McCarron
F Leaanne Szmekura

And special thanks to the ladies on the desk, who were also the Finish Line judges, greatly appreciated, and those who did their marshaling duty today.

A good field of 47 Northern Vets took on the lumpy Exeter – Flowery Gully 37km GMS. The climbs split all bunches and made for hard but fun racing. Andrew Flanagan and Matthew Bernal combined to hold off chasing A+ rider Greig Watson in A grade, Flanagan taking the win.

There were 4 left after the hills in B grade. Paul Rowlings is powering along nicely at present and was a deserved winner from Sam Pratt and Doug Blackaby.

A sprint finish in C grade saw Nick Lawrence take the honours from Phil Stevenson and Craig Brooks. Brooke Lendvay had a fine solo win in D grade from Julianne Smith and John Frankling.

Leigh Austin pipped Pete McCarron by a whisker in E grade, Justin Clements in third.

Brian Finn took the honours in F grade.

The Northern Vet’s were blessed with some of the hottest racing, in weather conditions, with those there and pinning on a number, will likely attest to, so far this year. With special thanks to the ladies on the desk and finish line, with James Proverbs, generously helping out. And thanks also to Craig Brooks, Bree Delanty, and Barbara Walton doing Corner Duties.
A & A+ Grades;
1st Matthew Bernal
2nd Dane Leedham
3rd Paul Morgan

B Grade;
1st Shane Delanty
2nd Paul Rowlings

C Grade;
1st Nick Lawrence
2nd Tony Roughan
3rd Robert Wrigley

D Grade;
1st Robert Purse
2nd Oliver Chartrain
3rd Micheal Dalton

E Grade;
1st Peter Dadson

F Grade;
1st Andy Hodson

In a perfect way to brush off the holiday cobwebs, the vets were sent up past Poatina village from Cressy. The climb to the village reminded most riders why they love racing, tongues to the tarmac with 30km to go.

Ben Mather made light of his 60 second handicap to win A grade from Gene Finn.

In B grade, Geoff Rollins and Paul Headlam took off at the crest of the climb and were never seen again, finishing in that order. Paul Rowlings had a strong ride in third.

New rider Dyl Craw had a good win in C grade from Warren Moore and Peter Booth. Grant Murfet won D grade from Tim Burford and Brooke Lendvay.

John Lowe looked strong in E grade, winning from Barbara Walton.

Andy Hodson was the F grade winner from Leaanne Szmekura.

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