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PACC Club Race Graded Scratch Races Mt Torrens 4 April 2009

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jxl

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Post Sun Apr 05, 2009 12:02 pm

PACC Club Race Graded Scratch Races Mt Torrens 4 April 2009

71 riders (22 Juniors , 49 Seniors) raced in perfect conditions at Mt Torrens for the first PACC Club Race race of the season. This has to be close to a record number of nominations for a PACC Club race in recent years. Thanks to all the riders from other clubs who took part, we look forward to your participation in future races.
Dale Parker broke up the Senior A Grade early in the race and only Brett Anderson could finish with him. There were some very keenly contested sprints in Open B and C - the uphill sprint finished off a challenging course.
The Juniors enjoyed some keen racing with Phil Mundy showing very rapid recovery from his recent fall on the track to win the Junior A Grade.
It was good to see some of the PACC track guys out there helping - some of the PACC track guys raced and I know one or two are discovering that doing a hard sprint session at the SuperDrome on Thursday is not good preparation for a road race.

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Thanks to all the helpers (especially those from other clubs), these races cannot go ahead without you.

This was also the first public appearance for the new club trailer purchased with a Dept of Recreation and Sport grant. The trailer makes it a lot easier to organise, distribute and collect the equipment necessary to run a race.

John L
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Thomas Altree

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Post Sun Apr 05, 2009 5:55 pm

A big thankyou to the race organisers, helpers, and commissaires at the race yesterday.
And it was good to race on some hills finally!
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Post Sun Apr 05, 2009 6:15 pm

Agree well organised race on a good course & good size groups in all grades.

A question why cant the sprint finish be across the whole road surely the locals would not complain that would give more people a chance at the end. Not much opportunity to get thru in the final sprint unless you crossed the white line.

thanks to all PACC volunteers on the day :grin: :grin:
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Post Sun Apr 05, 2009 6:32 pm

Fantapants wrote:Agree well organised race on a good course & good size groups in all grades.

A question why cant the sprint finish be across the whole road surely the locals would not complain that would give more people a chance at the end. Not much opportunity to get thru in the final sprint unless you crossed the white line.

thanks to all PACC volunteers on the day :grin: :grin:


There was about 40kms of opportunity to get through in C grade but most people seemed to prefer to stay near the back until the end...

Likewise, thanks to all involved during the day.
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jxl

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Post Sun Apr 05, 2009 7:19 pm

Sprint Finish

The following is my understanding of the situation.
If there is to be a sprint finish using the whole road we are required to obtain permission from the police and the local council on each occasion as riders on the wrong side of the road will be breaking road laws and possibly causing danger to other road users. In addition formal notice must be given well in advance to residents. Permission would also require the use of accredited traffic marshalls dedicated to this area for the whole race. It is very unlikley that we could obtain permission for an event such as this.

John L
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Belly

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Post Sun Apr 05, 2009 7:42 pm

as a newbie I was also wondering what the logistics were re' road rules and riding on both sides of the road so thanks for clarifying John :smile:

as others have said thanks to everyone involved in organising and running the day, the course was a cracker and the only downside to the day was forgetting to have a gander at the new trailer :roll:
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Post Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:36 pm

John
thanks for the clarification on that & again big thanks to all volunteers :grin:

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