Results and Reports for March 23-24, 2002


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Randwick Botany Cycling Club

Maroubra, March 23, 2002

Parramatta Rider Wins at Heffron Park

Eight "A" Grade riders competed in the Randwick Botany Cycling Club Criterium race at Heffron Park, Maroubra on Saturday, March 23, 2002. Three riders broke away by lap five of the 36km race. Randwick Botany's Shaun Higgerson, Dave Stewart, from Eastern Suburbs Club and Tom Brook from the Parramatta Club, almost lapped the field by the end of the race. Final placings were Brook first, in a time of 55.25 minutes. Stewart second, Higgerson third and Randwick Botany's Aaron Castles fourth.

B Grade maintained a steady pace in their 32km event with Matthew Lucas making a solo break with seven laps to go. First place went to Lucas (Randwick Botany) in a time of 53.30 followed by Craig Dempsey (Eastern Suburbs) and Dave Mackey (Randwick Botany).

Twenty-two riders lined up for the C Grade 32km race with Stephen Pearson from the Auburn Lidcombe club setting the pace early in the event. Newcomers Nick Murray and Simon Gallagher stayed with the bunch to the end. Joseph Sorby and John Buckton made a strong breakaway midway through the race. Sorby, who was doing most of the work at the front, punctured on the last lap leaving Buckton to coast home for an easy win, in a time of 50.55. Second place went to Dave McPherson with Pearson finishing third.

Sixteen D Grade riders raced for 20km, with Peter Davison (Randwick Botany) claiming first place in a time of 36.49. Second place went to Con Roubis (Sydney) with Peter Nieass (Randwick Botany) third. Julia Guinan and Kevin Blanchfield took out the placings in the 14km E Grade race.

In other senior track racing news, Randwick Botany "Masters 4" rider Chris White has won the NSW State Individual 2km Time Trail at Dunc Grey Velodrome on Sunday 24 March 2002, in a time of 2.34.

Placings in the Junior A Grade scratch race over 6km were Michael Murdoch first in a time of 12.12 followed by Andrew Young and Thomas Murdoch. The Junior B Grade race over 4km was won by Adriano Maradini in a time of 9.32 minutes followed by Tyler Hailwood and Nicholas Mellick.

There will be no Randwick Botany Cycling Club racing on Saturday, March 30, 2002 due to the Easter long weekend. For more information please contact the club secretary Helen Vella on 02 9667 3307 or website


A Grade - 36km
1 Tom Brook (Parramatta)                                 55.25
2 David Stewart (Eastern Suburbs)
3 Shaun Higgerson (Randwick Botany)
4 Aaron Castles (Randwick Botany)
5 Clive Hammerson (Randwick Botany)
B Grade - 32km
1 Matthew Lucas (Randwick Botany)                        53.30
2 Craig Dempsey (Eastern Suburbs)
3 Dave Mackey (Randwick Botany)
C Grade - 32km
1 John Buckton (Randwick Botany)                         50.55
2 Dave McPherson (Randwick Botany)
3 Stephen Pearson (Auburn Lidcombe)
D Grade - 20km
1 Peter Davison (Randwick Botany)                        36.49
2 Con Roubis (Sydney)
3 Peter Nieass (Randwick Botany)
E Grade - 14km
1 Julia Guinan (Randwick Botany)                         33.14
2 Kevin Blanchfield (Randwick Botany)
Under 17 Time Trial - 12km
1 Thomas Murdoch                                         23.19
2 Michael Murdoch                                        24.41
Under 15 Time Trial - 10km
1 Andrew Young                                           20.50
2 Mark Woodhouse                                         21.09
Under 13 Time Trial - 8km
1 Bede Kelly                                             18.58
2 Luke Davison
Under 11 Time Trial - 4km
1 Scott Harding (Southern Cross)                          8.10
2 Jack Bennett (Bankstown Sports)                         8.30
3 Adriano Maradini, 9.25
Junior A Grade - 6km
1 Michael Murdoch                                        12.12
2 Andrew Young
3 Thomas Murdoch
Junior B Grade - 4km
1 Adriano Maradini                                        9.32
2 Tyler Hailwood
3 Nicholas Mellick
Results prepared by Tony Horneman, Randwick Botany Cycling Club

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