Interclub Track Meet - Saturday March 14, 2015

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James Rogers
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Postby James Rogers » 03 Mar 2015, 11:57



Did you miss out on the Valentine's Day club track meet? Well here's your chance to make amends.

Saturday March 14 we'll be doing it all over again! Gates open at 2pm, racing starts from 3pm. This time we're running it as an interclub event, and asking other clubs to join us.

And as always, there will be a BBQ, mildly inappropriate music, and prizes.

Grades A to D. Juniors U13 and up are welcome to join in, either on the graded racing, or in the U13 category.
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Postby James Rogers » 03 Mar 2015, 12:00

Also – as always looking for volunteers to attend to the following areas, (please add your name to the list):

- Sign on and entry
- Marshalling
- Canteen
- BBQ
- Time keeping/recording (it's easy!)

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Postby JoTheBuilder » 03 Mar 2015, 12:05

I can volunteer wherever you have a gap. Except for time keeping - that sh1t is stressful.

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Postby James Rogers » 03 Mar 2015, 12:31

Stressful only for engineers, Jo. ;)

Here's an expanded list:

- Marquee setup, etc

- Sign on, and rider lists (2 people)

- Canteen (and drinks, ice, tea, etc)

- BBQ (both cooking and purloining sausages, vege options, onions, buns) – BBQ needs gas and a lighting device!

- Timers and record keeping (we need about 3 people for timing, and 1 for record keeping – it’s easy!)

- Marshals (about two people)

- Someone with golden tonsils to take the microphone

- First Aid support

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Postby JoTheBuilder » 03 Mar 2015, 13:28

By the way, is that a coffee stain on the poster?

Happy to be on canteen, sign on etc. Wouldn't trust my cooking.

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Postby James Rogers » 03 Mar 2015, 13:41

That's no coffee stain — it's an inner west watermark.

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Postby James Rogers » 07 Mar 2015, 08:17

Still looking for a few volunteers. Four people who have raised their hands so far...! Need about another six. Any time you can spare would be appreciated...

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Postby Jenny and Bob W » 08 Mar 2015, 21:18

Bob Wallace - whatever job is needed

Jenny till about 4pm.

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Postby RR-M » 09 Mar 2015, 10:53

hi James,
Would like to help out with the sign on and rider list job. Ruby not going to ride but is asking if she can take photographs of the meet.
Budding photojournalist seeks experience !
regards
Alan + Ruby

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Postby James Rogers » 09 Mar 2015, 12:07

Thanks Alan, that would be terrific. Ruby is more than welcome to take photos.

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Postby kiwiames » 10 Mar 2015, 08:50

Hey James,

I'll be the time keeper/recorder person I was last meet.

It WAS fun.

Cheers
amy.

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Postby James Rogers » 10 Mar 2015, 12:55

Hey under 13s! Yes you! How would you like to come down to Tempe on Saturday for a bit of racing?

Good news! We are opening up the carnival and adding an under 13 category, as well as racing grades A-D...

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Postby Jenny and Bob W » 10 Mar 2015, 21:01

Great news about the U13's. We had received a complaint.

Wallaces.

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Postby James Rogers » 14 Mar 2015, 07:41

Schedule for today's track meet:

Racing starts at 3pm, finished by 6pm.

1. Warm up scratch race (qualifier for wheel race)
2. Eliminations
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3. Italian Pursuit (mixed grade teams)
4. Aussie Crawl (if you don't know, we'll explain)
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5. Wheel Race repechage (from scratch race placings)
6. Wheel Race (from scratch race placings)

Grades: A-D, plus U13 and JW15.

Points awarded in each race for participation, as well as top 3 places.

Come down to join in or watch. The BBQ will be fired up! See you at the velodrome!

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Postby James Rogers » 14 Mar 2015, 18:14

Hot out of the electronic sign on/race record database, here are the from today's racing...

Thanks to the 20 riders who came down and had a crack, and thanks to the many volunteers that helped out enthusiastically. Special thanks to the Wallaces for solving the BBQ conundrum (the o-ring is broken), and also Ian Carswell, who showed true show-biz grit by turning up with PA in tow, despite nursing a nasty contusion on the forehead.

We ended up having two wheel race heats, with the top five of each of those going into a final.

Points were assigned for participation, and first three places. The most points were won by Katarina Chung-Orr with 28. The participation points came into play in quite a few places, and some people were surprised by how highly they were ranked in the end. The computer doesn't lie, though. Well done to all.


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Postby Eleri » 14 Mar 2015, 18:58

Well that was a lot of fun! Perfect weather and a nice atmosphere. I do like racing at Tempe. Thanks James! Thanks crew of volunteers and everyone who came down to watch or race.


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