RESULTS OF ENCOUNTER PADDLING CLUB’S TIME TRIAL
2016 Series 2 Time Trial #5 was contested by an excellent field of 22 paddlers including 5 visitors. There was a very rare occurrence when one paddler requested a greater offset than entitled, this was duly granted and he still came in 24 seconds under, good stuff Tim Symonds!
In a change to our recent conditions, almost perfect weather saw the first paddler away with a gentle little NW breeze keeping paddlers cool. It was an interesting field ranging from single and double seakayaks through ocean skis, a TK1, a number of K1s to a lone K2 that started at the 24 minute mark, a little over 22 minutes after the first paddler. From start beach, there appeared to be a number of fierce contests towards the end of the first lap with obvious gains made by several paddlers.
Taking line honours today was a paddler of old, Mike Cooper coming in 1 minute 51 seconds under scratch (Time Trial HQ has his number for next time!). He was followed 56 seconds later by Indie Byerlee, a mere 3 seconds ahead of Josh Roberts, the two of whom had an excellent tussle for most of the trial. Onkaparinga CC’s Bennett Maxwell and Dale Thomson in the K2 whizzed around in the fasted time of the past couple of years, averaging over 14 km per hour for the nominal 6 km course, a mere 25 minutes and 15 seconds elapsed time. After the event, Bennett remarked he thought they would aim at 24 minutes next time. June Finlay filled 5th positions with Cayden Byerlee in 6th followed by Tim Symonds in 7th who had eased past his old coach, Marc Brehin (obviously no respect for the old on the water J ) in 8th place. Top 12 rounded out with Cath Venning, John Hurrell, Sally Nunan and Verity Remilton.
These twelve craft all came in under Scratch Time with good performances from President Cath shaving 8 seconds and Verity Remilton taking another 3 seconds off for another PB on the ski.
The Leader Board is looking very interesting, Cameron Gane has held onto 1st place, 3 points ahead of Josh Roberts who has moved into 2nd place, two points ahead of Verity Remilton who is just 1 point ahead of Pip Archer and Cathy Venning a further point behind on 22 points. After an illness affected trial today, Cameron is considered an early favourite to take GOLDfor this series.
The EPC Time Trial results are now included in a national time trial data base that you can access by clicking on http://kayak.net.au/timetrials.html
Thanks to Brad Butler (ably assisted by Vlado) for placing the buoys and to Clare Dingsdale, Wayne Byerlee and Laura Gane for their assistance with Timekeeping.
As always, happy paddling until the final event of the 2016 Series 2 on Sunday 4th December 2016.
|2016 SERIES 2 TIME TRIAL 5; Sunday 6th November 2016||0:50:00|
|NAME||CLASSIFICATION||NUM-||OFFSET||FINISH||TIME TRIAL||TIME TRIAL||AWARDED||SPEED|
|MIKE COOPER||M 60+ K1||27||13:46||48:09||34:23||15:37||12||10.47|
|INDIA BYERLEE||W U18 K1||EPC||36||15:42||49:05||33:23||16:37||11||10.78|
|JOSH ROBERTS||M U16 K1||EPC||39||16:00||49:08||33:08||16:52||10||10.87|
|DALE THOMSON/BENNETT MAXWELL||M O K2||OCC||52||24:00||49:15||25:15||24:45||8 & 8||14.26|
|JUNE FINLAY||W 50+ RKM1||EPC||9||07:03||49:26||42:23||07:37||7||8.49|
|CAYDEN BYERLEE||M U12 K1||EPC||4||01:50||49:35||47:45||02:15||6||7.49|
|TIM SYMONDS||M O K1||EPC||49||22:00||49:36||27:36||22:24||5||13.04|
|MARC BREHIN||M 55+ K1||EPC||48||20:23||49:47||29:24||20:36||4||12.24|
|CATHY VENNING||W 40+ K1||EPC||37||15:50||49:52||34:02||15:58||3||10.58|
|JOHN HURRELL||M 65+ K1||EPC||15||09:46||49:54||40:08||09:52||2||8.97|
|SALLY NUNAN||W 35+ K1||EPC||29||14:41||49:55||35:14||14:46||1||10.22|
|VERITY REMILTON SKI||W 60+ OR1||EPC||19||10:24||49:57||39:33||10:27||1||9.10|
|PAUL PERRY K1||M 50+ K1||EPC||35||15:41||50:32||34:51||15:09||1||10.33|
|PHIL DINGSDALE K1||M 70+ K1||EPC||23||12:17||50:38||38:21||11:39||1||9.39|
|NEIL THOMSON||M 60+ OR1||OCC||28||14:23||50:43||36:20||13:40||1||9.91|
|BRAD BUTLER AND VLADO STEVANOVIC||M 50+ RKL2||EPC||43||17:26||50:57||33:31||16:29||1||10.74|
|JACK BAIN||M O K1||OCC||51||22:46||51:05||28:19||21:41||1||12.71|
|CAMERON GANE||M U14 K1||EPC||31||15:02||51:12||36:10||13:50||1||9.95|
|BEC MCMILLAN||W 35+ TK1||EPC||12||09:04||51:53||42:49||07:11||1||8.41|
|JODIE BYERLEE||W 45+ TK1||EPC||22||12:05||DNF||–||12:05||1||9.49|