WA 160km ITT Championships
|3||7||Steff Van Amerongen||30-39F||1||0:36:34||0:38:49||0:36:17||0:40:20||0:36:49||0:40:57||0:37:42||4:27:27.2||36.1||34:18||2||PB|
|9||10||Chris Roberts||40-49M||4||0:33:58||0:35:38||0:34:09||0:36:05||DNF puncture|
|6||16||Wade Adam||18-29M||2||1:01:42||0:38:24||0:34:42||0:38:08||2:52:56.2||32.0||Puncture Lap1|
"Laps" 1,3&5=24.5km; "Laps" 2,4&6=21.5km; Lap7=22.3km
CONGRATULATIONS Jarred–first ride at the distance and he goes sub-4hrs! That takes most of us some years! Well, done Steff: another gold medal for your collection. And apologies for not noting your course record last week at Wandi; Steff wasn't too far off the record for today's course either–46sec difference is not much in over 4 hours. It was a PB. Yes, it was a small field but today's riders emphasised the nature of an ITT–the individual effort and the times achieved would look good in any sized field; indeed, a bigger field certainly wouldn't make the ride any easier.
Not ideal conditions, it was a 19km slog along Old Bunbury Road although the trip down Forrest Hwy was, reportedly quite rewarding. The lap times tell the story. The slog took its toll and three of the blokes had to call 'enough!' after a couple of full laps (92km). But all the girls who started completed the distance although Sue was in a bit of trouble when she finished having suffered muscle cramps on the last lap.
John Healy was a late conversion to the 160. He'd only entered for the 2-lapper but when he realised he was going to be there for the duration, having brought the drinks, reckoned he might as well ride the full distance; and did. So we gave him a couple of medals for his effort (2nd-placed bloke and 1st-placed Master). It looked like it was going to be a DIY event a few days ago but we managed to rally a few helpers and none worked harder than Kim VanA, signing the course, manning the far corner where he had set up the timing loop and then disassembling most of it again; Aunt Emily did his share too, manning several corners for various times and patrolling the circuit; Lorraine also did a circuit on patrol after starting the field and Colin Rose looked after the turn on to SW Hwy for an hour or so, did a very quick 46km lap of his own (in a PB, the fastest average speed of the day) before heading back to his corner until the last rider passed through. Wendy Meggison looked after the morning's registrations before coming across to the start/finish to collect returning bibs and keeping the timekeeper company. Thank you all