A massive last six weeks of racing across all disciplines leading into the Christmas break. As the year starts to wrap up I hope everyone has a fantastic break, trains hard and is ready to rip into all the major events early next year like the Elite road cycling nationals, Coast to Coast and Ironman Wanaka.
Sharlotte Lucas has had a great couple months. She won the women’s race at the annual Wild West coaster 100km road race from Greymouth to Westport, backed it up two weeks later with the fastest female time and second overall across the line in the Christchurch to Hanmer 109km Handicap, then placed 4th in the road race at the festival of cycling and 2nd in the criterium.
Jeremy Heathfield had a good Christchurch to Hanmer race crossing the line in third place.
Mike Smart took second place in the festival of cycling club criterium.
Representing New Zealand in the recent Oceania track champs Olivia Podmore won the U19 women’s 500m TT, Scratch race, Sprint and the Keirin. Quadruple Oceania champ!!!
Representing Canterbury were Fionn Cullinane and Tessa Jenkins, Tessa finishing 6th in the U19 Individual pursuit.
At the mid-season champs Chloe Jenkins won the U17 girls IP and Jared Pidcock took the win in the U15 boys’ point’s race.
Glen Currie showed the form that placed him third in the coast to coast a couple years back to take second spot overall all in the Big Day at the Office multisport race.
Also at Methven that day, Sam Bell won the Duathlon event.
Racing out at Pegasus township at the Festival of triathlon event, Dean Cameron and Jess Kikstra had solid races. Jess coming in second in her category.
Mike Smart placed third at the Longbeach classic, behind Jeremy Inglis and Logan Horn. In the women’s race Sharon Prutton won the vet section.
At Christchurch’s festival of cycling Sara Taylor lead home Sharon Prutton and Brooke Hudson to complete the womens podium in the Mt Bike race.
Brad Hudson had a solid race at the Hammerhead event held in hanmer springs, he placed 3rd in the 18-30 age group crossing the line forth.
Running for a great cause in the breast cancer charity event, Emily wood did a solid time in the Auckland half marathon earlier this month.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,
from PT Systems