Masters cyclists defend titles at national championships

By Cycling New Zealand


Two Masters cyclists defended road racing titles on the second day of the Grassroots Trust Age Group Cycling Nationals in Cambridge Saturday.

The road racing was staged in stunning conditions on a testing course that took riders on a loop into the hills at Maungatautari and on towards Awapuni.

Christchurch’s Sara Harnett (Canterbury Time Trial) and Masterton’s Lesley Mouat (ACM) both scored wins in the 50-54 years and 55-59 years categories respectively in the road races to back-up victories secured last year in Alexandra.

Two riders went close to doubling up with 2016 champions David Rowlands(Port Nicholson Poneke) in the 45-49 years division and Geoff Keogh (Cycling Otago) in the 50-54 years class both had to settle for second place Saturday.

Rowlands was particularly unlucky as he slipped a gear in the sprint finish with former national mountain running champion Aaron Strong after the pair broke clear from the peloton with 20kms remaining of the 93km race.

It gave Strong the double after winning the Time Trial title on Friday, something also achieved by Allan Luff (Wanganui) in the 70-74 years class; Garry Humperson (Whakatane) in the 75 years plus; Bronwyn MacGregor (Counties Manukau) in the 35-39 years and Sharon Prutton (Canterbury Time Trial) in the 65-69 years category.

There was local interest with the victory for local Te Awamutu rider Jack Swart, the former outstanding professional, who won the 60-64 years category, who won a medal on the track at the recent World Masters Games.

The championships conclude on Sunday with road races for the under-17 boys, under-19, under-23 and senior for both men and women from 9am.

Results, Male:
Under-15, 37km: Mitchel Fitzsimons (Cycling Timaru) 1:04.43, 1; Jack Carswell (Te Awamutu Sports) same time, 2; Kaio Lart (Tasman Wheelers) at 1sec, 3.
Masters 1 (35-39, 93km): Yancey Arrington (Canterbury TT) 2:23.19, 1; Reon Nolan (Canterbury TT) at 1:08, 2; Rob Scarlett (Counties Manukau) st, 3.
Masters 2 (40-44, 93km): Stuart Holder (Counties Manukau) 2:24.24, 1; Glenn Rewi (Papanui) st, 2; Jason Sturzaker (Wanganui) st, 3.
Masters 3 (45-49, 93km): Aaron Strong (Auckland Central) 2:22.16, 1; Dave Rowlands at 6s, 2; Stephen Lewthwaite (Counties Manukau) at 1:44, 3..
Masters 4 (50-54, 93km): Stu Williams (Counties Manukau) 2:32.10, 1; Geoff Keogh (Otago) st, 2; Brendon Madden-Smith (Counties Manukau) st, 3.
Masters 5 (55-59, 72km): Andrew Morrissey (Counties Manukau) 2:01.32, 1; John van der Griend (Counties Manukau) st, 2; Benny van der Griend (Counties Manukau) at 1s, 3..
Masters 6 (60-64, 72km): Jack Swart (Hamilton City) 2:04.00, 1; Steve Brough (Central otago Wakatipu) at 19s, 2; Paul Lundon (Port Nicholson Poneke) st, 3.
Masters 7 (65-69, 58km): Garry Overend (Tasman Wheelers) 1:44.47, 1; Gary Ferguson (Pegasus) at 1s, 2; Tinsley Janes (Counties Manukau) st, 3.
Masters 8 (70-74, 58km): Allan Luff (Wanganui) 1:46.38, 1; Willem Stein (Tasman Wheelers)at 3:35, 2; Ray Hewlett(Rotorua) at 3:36, 3.
Masters 9 (75 plus, 58km): Garry Humperson (Whakatane) 1:53.18, 1; Colin Horsfall (Marsden Wheelers) at 20:56, 2.

Under-15, 37km: Lucy Buckeridge (North Harbour) 1:10.51, 1; Prudence Fowler (Canterbury Track) at 1s, 2; Rhylee Akeroyd (Southland) at 3:02, 3.
Under-17, 45km: Sami Donnelly (Papanui) 1:22.07, 1; Ally Wollaston (Te Awamutu Sports) st, 2; Stella Nightingale (Counties Manukau) at 1s, 3.
Masters 1 (58km): Bronwyn MacGregor (Counties Manukau) 1:46.50, 1; Catherine McMurray (Wanganui) at 1:42, 2; Nicola Lewis (Te Awamutu Sports) at 10:39, 3.
Masters 2 (58km): Jeanie Blakemore (Canterbury TT) 1:46.50, 1; Sarah Morrison (Morrinsville Wheelers) at 1:29, 2; Alice Chaplin (Counties Manukau) st, 3.
Masters 3 (58km): Penny Pawson (Counties Manukau) 1:47.50, 1; Amanda Til (Hamilton City) st, 2; Janice Hill (Kapiti) at 1s, 3.
Masters 4 (58km): Sara Harnett (Canterbury TT) 1:47.55, 1; Vicki Martin (Canterbury TT) at 1:13, 2; Petra Trust (Counties Manukau) at 3:53, 3.
Masters 5, 45km: Carol McCallum (Ramblers) 1:24.04, 1; Mandy Gumbley (North Harbour) at 2s, 2; Sue Lazar (Canterbury TT) at 5:14, 3.
Masters 6, 45km: Lesley Mouat (ACM) 1:24.05, 1; Mary Jones (Canterbury TT) st, 2; Jane Sweeney (Marsden Wheelers) st, 3.
Masters 7, 45km): Sharon Prutton (Canterbury TT) 1:24.04, 1; Glenda West (Ramblers) at 5:31, 2. Mary Cullen (Ramblers) at 7:15, 3;
Masters 8, 45km: Christine van Hoppe (Tasman Wheelers) 1:37.52, 1; Carole Atkins (Ramblers) st, 2.
Tandem: BV3: Maraenui Taituha (Hamilton City) 1:28.08, 1. BV1: Mitch Wilson (Te Awamutu Sports) 1:14.01, 1.
Para C Class (adjusted): Fraser Sharp (Tauranga) 1:11.23, 1; Nick Blincoe (Auckland Central) 1:19.12, 2; Sarah Ellington (North Harbour) 1:19.57, 3; Steve Knott (Marsden Wheelers) 1:20.24, 4. Devon Rogers (Te Awamutu Sports) 1:24.42, 5; Brett Harpur (Counties Manukau) 1:28.26, 6.
Trikes: Eitje Malzbender (Te Awamutu Sports) 1:04.29, 1; Losi Harford (Auckland Central) 1:04.43, 2; John Lee (North Harbour) 1:15.52, 3.
Hand cycles: Shane Blows (Tasman Wheelers) 43.37, 1; Jono Nelson (Timaruy) 43.38, 2; Tiffiney Perry (MorrinsvilleWheelers) 47,32, 3; Karen Harvey (Morrinsville Wheelers) 48.54, 4; Jock Brown (New Plymouth) 54.29, 5; Scott Macdonald (Te Awamutu Sports) 55.49, 6.
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