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Canberra Off Road Cyclists Winter Cross Country Series

Stromlo Slopes July, 28, 2002

Paton stes the pace

By Russel Baker

With the demise of many popular riding spots around Canberra, the Stromlo Slopes area has become arguably Canberra's pre-eminent mountain biking location. This popularity attracted a sizeable field of 113 riders, who braved a frosty morning to test themselves on a quick and moderately challenging course. The presence of 11 novices in the field and a large number of Sport C Men perhaps demonstrated the success of some of the CORC introductory rides held to familiarise new riders with this area.

The mild, sunny conditions and mostly dry track were near ideal for racing. The 4.9 km full course and the 3.1 km novice course included some familiar singletrack, some rediscovered old tracks and some specially constructed new singletracks. These included 'Stoney Crossing' and the 'Easy Climb', which brought the riders to the top of the course. The full course contained some climbs sure to test riders as the race progressed.

Eventual Senior Men race winner Shane Paton put in a scorching 14 minute and 19 second first lap to set up an unassailable lead. Paton completed the six laps in a time of 1:27:55. Dave Osmond attempted to keep the pressure on, lapping faster than Paton on the third lap, but in the end was unable to bridge the gap. Osmond eventually finishing over two and a half minutes behind. Rounding out the podium placings was Martin Mullin six minutes off the pace, but lapping consistently.

Jacqui Clynes took out the Senior Women category in a time of 1:18:20, one minute and 16 seconds up on her only competitor Rosie Barnes. The Sport A Men field was large and competitive. First and second were separated by only 10 seconds, with a fast finishing Daniel Schlage just failing to haul in a consistently quick Matt Lees, who completed five laps in a time of 1:16:25.

Similarly close were the Sport B Men and Veteran Men categories. Josh Bosschieter won Sport B by six seconds from Michael Johnson and Rod Higgins won Vets by 17 seconds from Gary Scheld. Congrats go to Paul Cole, Paul Mason and Paul Brodie for setting a course that made for close racing.

Results

Senior Men
  
1 Shane Paton             1.27.55
2 David Osmond               2.39
3 Martin Mullin              6.00
4 Ben Geier                  9.54
 
Senior Women
 
1 Jacqui Clynes           1.18.20
2 Rosie Barnes               1.16
 
Sport A Men
 
1 Matt Lees               1.16.25
2 Daniel Schlage             0.10
3 Steve Peddle               1.48
4 Adam Carmody               2.53
5 Scotty Preston             3.22
6 Benjamin O'Keeffe          3.40
7 Dan Smith                  3.57
8 Scott Wines                6.21
9 Adam Mcgrath               9.22
10 Mathew Spackman          15.59
DNF Chris Geelan
DNF Nicholas Crisp
 
Sport A Women
 
1 Allison Skinner         1.00.46
 
Sport B Men
 
1 Josh Bosschieter        0.48.10
2 Michael Johnson            0.06
3 Leslie Ridsdale            0.36
4 Dean Scott                 0.48
5 Erich Fisher               0.57
6 Michael Moore              2.34
7 Ben Young                  3.02
8 David Anderson-Smith       4.13
9 Nigel Mcginty              4.28
10 Andrew Harnisch           4.30
11 Stuart Wilkes             5.17
12 Ben Mcduff                5.41
13 Tim Lawley                6.34
14 Christopher Gallimore     6.46
15 Tony Frazer               6.50
16 Aston Maddock             6.56
17 John Boxall               6.57
18 Ian Donlan                7.01
19 Tim Liston                9.56
20 Tom Robertson            12.29
 
Sport B Women
 
1 Marea England           0.41.29
2 Claire Graydon             0.52
3 Michelle Van Der Voort     4.58
4 Stacey Potter              7.50
 
Sport C Men
 
1 Gareth Paton            0.33.41
2 Clinton Grohs              0.59
3 Reece Biddiscombe          1.37
4 Thor Phillips              2.39
5 Tim Butler                 2.42
6 Ricky Dew                  3.09
7 David Cummins              3.23
8 Geoffrey Fielding          4.35
9 Liam Adamaitys             5.42
10 Mark Young                6.32
11 Andrew Forster            6.56
12 Dick Cornish              9.08
13 Simon Johnston           10.06
14 James Andrews            10.36
15 Craig Lindenmayer        10.40
16 Jeff Scheetz             12.33
17 Simon Pellatt            20.42
18 Stephen Murphy           21.21
 
Veteran Men
 
1 Rod Higgins             1.01.13
2 Gary Scheld                0.17
3 Paul Brodie                1.15
4 David Bush                 1.32
5 Paul Mason                 2.28
6 Duncan Watt                3.56
7 Mal Bennett                4.41
8 David Searle               4.43
9 Andrew Remely              6.31
10 Uli Faul                  6.35
11 Trevor Jacobs             7.18
 
Veteran Women
 
1 Janine Ridsdale         0.52.00
2 Rachel Storey              9.28
 
Masters Men
 
1 Paul Lees               0.47.23
2 John Graydon               2.27
3 Richard Davis              4.00
4 David Sutton               4.27
5 Wayne Johnson              4.51
6 Andrew Stephenson          6.02
7 Eric Kyprianou             6.54
8 Phil Hopkins               7.51
9 Tony Nairn                 7.52
10 Russell Baker             9.28
11 Brendan Cranney          11.16
12 Darryl Cram              15.38
13 Alf Hoop                 19.33
14 Rory O'Dowd              33.40
DNF Russell Plaice
 
Masters Women
 
1 Bev Anderson-Tranter    0.38.38
2 Adair Ferguson             0.27
 
Super Masters Men
 
1 Paul Cole               0.37.31
2 Keith Davis                1.44
 
Under 19 Men
 
1 Jason Watts             1.01.43
 
Under 17 Men
 
1 Ben Henderson           0.50.12
2 Joseph Cram                1.17
 
Under 15 Men
 
1 Zac Lasek               0.37.50
2 Luke Graydon               1.07
3 Kieran Hoop                4.59
4 Michael Jeziorny          10.21
 
Novice Men
 
1 Andrew Caldwell         0.28.03
2 Ben Schroeter              2.54
3 Carl Graydon               9.41
4 Luke Bergsma               9.44
5 Damian Bergsma            11.46
6 Davis Hopkins             51.48
 
Novice Women
 
1 Lisa Charles            0.34.02
2 Annette De La Rue          0.32
3 Teresa Kunaeva             3.10
4 Wendy Bergsma              5.55
5 Ninon Robert              14.02
 

Australian results from the past week

Road
Chelsea & Peninsula Cycling Club
Bundaberg Cycling Club
Latrobe 40km
Randwick Botany Cycling Club
Randwick Botany CC - Snowy Wilson Memorial
Canberra Cycling Club - Round 2
Mildura-Coomealla Cycling Club
Illawarra Cycling Club

      

Complete Australian results for 2002