Vikings Crace Nocturne Criterium.

johnboy 30 May 2011 3

Last week we previewed the running of a night cycling race in the soon to be completed empty streets of Crace.

Andrew Collins has sent in video of the event, which ended up with 79 hardy competitors.

There’s also a lot of brilliant photography on the Vikings Cycling Forum.

crace nocturne criterium

Results are:

    1 Ryan Coyles
    2 Jade Coyles

    1 Emily Nicholls
    2 Liz Lowe
    3 Angela Wren
    4 Anna Johnston
    5 Verity Linehan
    6 Haylee Weaver
    7 Shalan Bray
    DNF Rachel Green

    1 Craig Ritchie
    2 Peter Merrick
    3 Tony Goldsworthy
    4 Chris Knezevic
    5 Nigel Huckstep
    6 Ray Gorrell
    7 Jonathan Lowe
    8 David Harries
    9 Rowan Mason
    10 Travis Schofield
    DNF Michael Milton

    1 Lee Sheather
    2 Shridevi Vasudeva
    3 Emma Viotto
    4 Yvette Fisher
    DNF Alexandria Nicholls
    DNF Saly Thomson
    DNF Vanessa Essam
    DNF Lyn Vasudeva

    1 Michael Langdon
    2 Patrick Quiggin
    3 Adrian Moy
    4 Rakin Rahman
    5 Adrian Plumb
    6 Michael Masters
    7 Matthew Larkin
    8 Ben Cooper
    DNF Liam Stone
    DNF Oliver Thearle
    DNF Julian Drape
    DNF James Fisher
    DNF David Brudenall
    DNF Darryl Cram
    DNF David Johnson
    DNF Jesse Kennedy

    1 Cheryl Hulscamp
    2 Kimberley Wells

    1 Matthew Cousins
    2 Chris Short
    3 James Toole
    4 Ed Pellegrino
    5 Jared Greenville
    6 Andrew Collins
    7 Chris Wilson
    8 Heath Chester
    9 Ross MacPherson
    10 Kenneth Webster
    11 Mal Bennett
    12 Danny Chak
    DNF Brad Drew
    DNF Rob Fisher

    1 Ian Downing
    2 Nathan Spillane
    3 Mike DeBoer
    DNF Andrew Thaller
    DNF David O’Neill
    DNF Steven Jones
    DNF Simon Niemeyer
    DNF Myf Galloway
    DNF Kane Piper
    DNF Jamie Young
    DNF Anthony Murfett
    DNF Avi Vasudeva
    DNF Andrew Lake
    DNF Jeff Dau
    DNF Jason Chalker
    DNF Ben Smith
    DNF Simon Claringbold
    DNF Andrew Schloeffel

UPDATE: And here’s the race report:

81 brave souls endured sub-zero temperatures to participate in the Vikings Crace Nocturne Criterium.

A big thankyou to the developers of Crace, and Major Sponsor: Crace Joint Venture, who provided excellent support to the organisers.

The racing was conducted on a tight 800m circuit, with 4 90 degree turns. Most grades were stretched out in single file, with overtaking very difficult. Riders with good cornering skills were rewarded.

For the spectators, it was hard to tell the riders apart, because in the dark they all looked like a bike headlight.

Riders were out of the saddle after every corner. This meant that the B-grade riders had to do around 200 short sprints throughout their race. This proved too much for most participants, with only 3 finishers in B-grade. Congratulations to Ian Downing on his impressive win. Perhaps a promotion is required for Mr. Downing?

It was great to see so many female participants, especially in the lower grades. I hope we see these riders returning for future local races.

Feedback received from competitors showed that night racing, and new criterium circuits, are extremely popular.

Luckily, there were no crashes involving competitors.

The Lucky Door Prize, of a 1000 lumen bike light, supplied by NiteLights was won by Michael Milton. Milto was at more of a disadvantage than usual, because of the four 90 degree right-hand turns.

Smaller raffle prizes were won by Lyn Vasudeva, Rachel Green and Simon Claringbold.

There was prize money for 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Winners that did not collect their prizes on the night will be contacted to arrange prize money collection.

video here:

pictures here:

A big thankyou to helpers – Steve Callahan, Rob Fisher, Michael Milton, Simon Claringbold, Michael Masters, Tony Goldsworthy, Jane Jones, Michael Langdon, Verity Linehan, Andrew Thaller, Rachel Green, Haylee Weaver, Lee Sheather, Malcolm Paterson, Niva Pryor and Danielle Morris


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3 Responses to Vikings Crace Nocturne Criterium.
Moose Moose 9:26 am 31 May 11

Well done all. Shame about the out of focus video though…

Thoroughly Smashed Thoroughly Smashed 9:14 pm 30 May 11

Solidarity said :

Imagine the outrage if they were motorbikes rather than pushbikes.

Solidarity Solidarity 8:12 pm 30 May 11

Imagine the outrage if they were motorbikes rather than pushbikes.

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