Sproson and Faux win the TP180
The 2014 Thunderpoint 180 has been run with Lucas Sproson and Tanya Faux come out on top as deserving winners. Sproson from Brighton, Victoria won with 10 laps of the course 6.9km course in a time of 3 hrs 3 min 42 sec. Previous TP 180 winner Phillip Orr (Ballarat) had placed second behind Sproson with 10 laps in 3 hrs 8 min 58 sec with Craig Findlow (Hoppers Crossing) completing 9 laps in the 3 hour period.
Faux (Warrnambool), a new member of the club won the female 3hr category with 8 laps in 3 hrs 9 min 50 sec with Jude Jonasson in second with 7 laps 3 hrs 8 min 33 sec.
The team category change from last years 2hr event, to be a part of the 3 hr race. This seem to be a success with teams demonstrating good results across the afternoon. First place for the men's was Jeremy Evens and Jacob Lamb with 10 laps with Wally Lynch and Luke Robertson with 8 laps. In the women's Colleen Hughson and Chelsea Fox complete 7 laps to win their category.
The 1 hour category is always a tough event as competitors are pushed for a sprint race with Paul Sagnol winning first ahead of Stephan Beaumont and Jake Dumnsey. The under 17s in the one hour had good representation from the younger folk with Harrison Parker, Jack Webster and Joseph Clough taking out the placing all with 3 laps.
Overall, the event was well received with a village atmosphere, food and music around the club rooms. Work has already commenced on next years event with early discussion how to better manage track conditions, avoid the heat of summer and getting the WMTBC profile out to a greater range of competitors. Stay tune.
Many thanks to the Volunteers, especially the Race Director - Russell Cairns. It was his birthday as well!
October 26, 2013 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Registration from 12pm.
BBQ from 12 onwards
Cost MTBA member (present your card) race fee $10, Day licence and race fee $30.
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The South West Games are regional Victoria’s premier multi-sport event running since 1983. In 2013 the games will be held in Corangamite Shire.
The 2013 ACE RADIO South West Games will see over 60 events staged with around 6000 participants. The majority of the events will be conducted from the 2nd – 10th November 2013, within Corangamite Shire, however events will be held across the south west region.
This event will consist of a 2 hour enduro style race on the Mt Clay mountain bike course. Do as many laps as you can over a 2 hour time period with the winner being the most number of laps.
The BBQ brought people out to play last night, or was it the good weather. Lots of positive comments about the track and some good feedback about the racing so far. Thanks to all involved. The result are available by clicking on the image and will open a .pdf file.
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The You Yang's Yowie lived up to reputation, providing a challenging technique race. Rocks were a plenty and the first technical section Trav's Diamond set the challenge for the day. Well worth the trip and a great results by the team.
Yowie results -
Harrison Ernst 6th
Evan Shepard 50th
Darren Pearce 52nd
Brett Easton 67th
Jeremy Anderson 13th
Jason Ernst 34th
Dale Beaton 43rd
Brendan Pollack 53rd
Barry Pike broken battered and bruised DNF