Feilding Herald : January 26th 2012
29 THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2012 NEWS Cool country tunes on hot festival day Hot temperatures and cool music were the order of the day at the Marton Country and Western Festival last Saturday. Yum: Juicy watermelon was a welcome refreshment. Right: Marton's favourite Rainbow Ranch Girls, Tori Tuau and Talie Lewaruarua, on stage. Walk back: Kevin and Kay Tappin, from Matamata, leave the stage to enjoy the day after their performance. Marton Country 'n' Western Festival Riders enjoy evening Omnium Bike Manawatu Track Cycling Johnston Park Feilding Tuesday 17th January 2012 Thirty-one riders came out to enjoy a beautiful summer's evening with a clear blue sky and a light westerly breeze that eased as the night progressed. Three riders made the trip over from Wanganui. The theme of the night's racing was the Omnium which is a multi discipline event over three disciplines. The disciplines raced were a short scratch race followed by a one lap standing time trial and finished with a short handicap race. The races were raced in respect- ive age grades and points were awarded one for first, two for second and so on, this makes the Omnium winner the rider that has accumulated the least points. The racing concluded with the traditional long handicap race to entertain the audience and ensure all riders had a meaningful and realistic opportunity to challenge for the victory. The race of the night was the under-17 boys and girls' five-lap handicap race. The toughest draw went to George Roberts on scratch while giving the in-form Jordan Castle and Josh Kendall 90 metres over the relatively short five-lap race. The inseparable pair of Kate Stewart and Ruby Perry were a further 100 metres round the track. After the first lap gaps were closing everywhere except the gap between George and the pair of Josh and Jordan. Lap three completed and it became one big bunch and George 80 metres away. The large bunch was moving well together but limited to the speed of the slowest rider. Jordan could see George closing the gap and tried to hurry the bunch up by reminding them that George was now on the charge and closing in fast. As George reached the bunch with a lap and a half to go Jordan made another move with Campbell Stewart, Josh and Lewis Bunker which caused the bunch to stretch out and to apply even more pressure on George. The sprint was on with 250 metres to go and Campbell latched on to the leading wheel of Jordan and they both managed to survive George's final assault to leave the gallant George with third. Another special feature of the night was the pres- ence of a true past great of New Zealand cycling in Anthony Cuff. In his glittering career he accumulated a stack of national titles on the road and the track. He was at the peak of his powers in 1980 when he won the Tour of Southland, broke the World record in the Flying Kilo at Mexico City with a time of 59.62 and he also broke the New Zealand standing start Kilo record which he held for 16 years. Results for Tuesday 17th January 2012 U15 Girls 3 lap scratch race: 1st Michaela Drummond, 2nd= Libby Arbuckle, 2nd= Emily Shearman, 4th Corrie Keedle. U15 Boys 3 lap scratch race: 1st Cody Simpson, 2nd James Cuff, 3rd Carne Groube, 4th Chris Denholm. U17 Boys 4 lap scratch race: 1st George Roberts, 2nd Jordan Castle, 3rd Josh Kendall, 4th Lewis Bunker. U17 Girls 4 lap scratch race: 1st Kate Stewart, 2nd Ruby Perry. Womens 4 lap scratch race: 1st Megan Blatchford, 2nd Hayley Giddens, 3rd Kelsi Eccles, 4th Sharon Hollenstein. Mens 5 lap scratch race: 1st Jaycob Humphreys, 2nd Luuk van Wantendonk, 3rd Marcel Hollenstein, 4th Brent Zimmerman. 1 lap standing time trial: Jaycob Humphreys, 32.02, Jordan Castle, 32.07, Brent Zimmerman, 32.11, Josh Kendall, 32.64, George Roberts, 32.79. U15 Girls 3 lap handicap: 1st Emily Shearman, 2nd Corrie Keedle, 3rd Libby Arbuckle. U15 Boys 3 lap handicap: 1st Cody Simpson, 2nd Carne Groube, 3rd Fergus Groube, 4th Chris Denholm. U17 Girls 5 lap handicap race: 1st Kate Stewart, 2nd Ruby Perry. U17 Boys 5 lap handicap race: 1st Jordan Castle, 2nd Campbell Stewart, 3rd George Roberts, 4th Josh Klendall. Womens 5 lap handicap race: 1st Tamara Ross, 2nd Megan Blatchford, 3rd Hayley Giddens, 4th Kelsi Eccles. Mens 6 lap handicap race: 1st Jaycob Humphreys, 2nd Luuk van Wantendonk, 3rd Marcl Hollenstein, 4th Shaun Matena. Final Omnium results: U15 Girls: 1st = Libby Arbuckle, 7 points, 1st= Emily Shearman, 7 points, 3rd Corrie Keedle, 9 points. U15 Boys: 1st Cody Simpson, 4 points, 2nd Carne Groube, 6 points, 3rd James Cuff, 8 points, 4th Chris Denholm, 12 points. U17 Girls: 1st Kate Stewart, 4 points, 2nd Ruby Perry, 5 points. U17 Boys: 1st Jordan Castle, 4 points, 2nd George Roberts, 7 points, 3rd Josh Kendall, 9 points, 4th= Lewis Bunker, 13 points, 4th= Campbell Stewart, 13 points. Womens: 1st Megan Blatchford, 4 points, 2nd Hayley Giddens, 7 points, 3rd Tamara Ross, 10 points, 4th Kelsi Eccles, 12 points. Mens: 1st Jaycob Humphreys, 3 points, 2nd=Luuk van Wantendonk, 10 points, 2nd= Marcel Hollenstein, 10 points, 4th=Shaun Matena, 12 points, 4th= Brent Zimmerman, 12 points. U15 Boys and Girls 7 lap handicap race: 1st Libby Arbuckle, 2nd Cody Simpson, 3rd Carne Groube, 4th Fergus Bryan. U17 boys and Girls 7 lap handicap race: 1st Jordan Castle, 2nd George Roberts, 3rd Campbell Stewart, 4th Liam Barber. Men and Womens 12 lap handicap race: 1st Jaycob Humphreys, 2nd Marcel Hollenstein, 3rd Luuk van Wantendonk, 4th Hayley Giddens.
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