September 2013

A big month for bike racers with the commencement of the new Track cycling season, the week night Time trials and short road races and beginning of the 2013-14 mountain bike season .

Cycling:
Fionn Cullinane wins the annual Ashburton to Christchurch classic. Two weeks after placing second in the annual Geoff Inwood cup handicap race.

fionn tt

In the fifth round of the Elite racing series in Queenstown, Sharlotte Lucas placed third to secure her second spot on the overall series behind team mate Lauren Ellis with one round to go. The last round will be held in Christchurch over a course that entails several unpaved sections to keep things interesting.

School cycling:
Ava Morrow won a silver medal at the National schools cycling champs in the point’s race held up around Palmerston North. The Rangi ruru senior Team Time Trial team got a pain staking fourth.

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In a three way tie for first Brooke Hudson, Rose Marshall-Lee and Laura Pidcock all recorded the exact same time in the final round’s Hill climb time trial of the Christchurch schools racing season to finish with a win.

brooke hill climb

Every round over the entire Christchurch school’s racing season the riders are given points on how well they place. At the end of the season the points are tallied up and we a stoked to see:
Olivia Podmore wins the overall girls point’s series for the 2013 school season and Ava Morrow won the U14 girls point’s series. In the U14 boys Jared Pidcock got second.

Held at Auckland’s Mt Wellington, Chloe Jenkins placed third in the Hill climb time trial at the NZ Individual schools national champs.

Running:
Jared Pidcock earned a well placed sixth, in the NZ inter-regional cross-country champs running for Canterbury.
Natasha Douglas placed second woman in the off road half marathon held in Ashley at the start of the month.

Natasha pic

Duathalon:
The “Quickie in the forest” off road duathalon, held at Christchurch’s Burwood forest was run earlier in the month and Brad Hudson had a blinder coming in second overall.

Spring Challenge:
Held in Queenstown this year Jo Forbes, Michelle and Sharon Prutton lined up as the PTS team for the 10 hour event.
Anne Morgan and Rowan Aspros also completed the 6 hour event in style.