SCU Women's APR Garlogie 31/03/2013

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SCU Women's APR Garlogie 31/03/2013

Postby Andy D » Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:04 am

Report/Results couresy BCF website:

Chloe Fraser secured victory in the Women’s APR Race in Aberdeenshire on Sunday, as Deeside Thistle dominated the top five placings at the end of the 40-mile race.

She crossed the line 12 seconds ahead of her nearest rival at the end of the two-hour race, while team-mates Polly Tandy and Kirsty Aitken joined her on the podium, second and third respectively.


Results:

1 Chloe Fraser Deeside Thistle CC 40mls in 2hr 0min 38sec

2 Polly Tandy Deeside Thistle CC @ 12sec

3 Kirsty Aitken Deeside Thistle CC S T

4 J Laing Deeside Thistle CC S T

5 P Series Deeside Thistle CC @ 20sec

6 F Duncan Ythan CC/BCF @ 2min 36sec

7 L Murray Breast Cancer CCT S T

8 Julie Erskine Granite City RT S T

9 G Neil Pedal Power RT S T

10 C Martin Edinburgh RC S T

11 L Nicolson Moray Firth CC @ 2min 44sec

12 M Petrie Deeside Thistle CC @ 10min 26sec

13 G Nordin Pedal Power RT @ 11min 10sec

14 P Phillips Moray Firth CC @ 11min 27sec

15 L Fraser Deeside Thistle CC @ 15min 35sec

16 J Prabucki Deeside Thistle CC @ 15min 40sec

17 A Mair Edinburgh RC @ 19min 3sec

18 F Carter U/Att @ 19min 33sec

19 E Llyinskaya Edinburgh RC S T

20 L Carson VCM @ 19min 58sec

21 G Watt Deeside Thistle CC @ 21min 7sec

22 F Paton Ben Wyvis CC @ 22min 37sec

23 L Aitken Deeside Thistle CC @ 28min 18sec

24 K Griffiths Deeside Thistle CC @ 28min 38sec

25 P Morris Deeside Thistle CC @ 30min

26 M McRae East Sutherland Whs @ 33min 2sec

DNF J Taylor Deeside Thistle CC Mechanical


From your Ythan correspondent:
A successful event run in freezing conditions. Seeding of groups in APR's are notoriously difficult but probably even harder in women's only/development events such as this where strong riders who have few, if any, racing results available to seed them accurately, can bolster weaker early groups.

The 1st Group had 9 minutes start on the scratch group for a race of about 40-odd miles distance, tough but do-able surely for the scratch group to catch them. No as it turned out, although it was the 8 minute 2nd group that stayed away throughout, being seen to be well drilled and comprising almost all Deeside 'Divas' who are routinely coached/trained by experienced folks from DTCC.

Scratch group were about 5 minutes down with less than a lap to go and the game was up, although the final margin was only about 2 and half minutes at the end, so maybe a more concerted effort could have reeled them in.

Fiona, racing solo for Ythan cc for the first time in a long time, said that the scratch group worked but perhaps due to the cold and lack of cohesion were a little slow. She felt the cold temperatures contributed and she claimed to be affected by the lack of heat in her legs.

I was at the finish to see Chloe Fraser (DTCC) break away at the death from her group and she looks a strong rider.

Fiona led the scratch group home, choosing to contest a bunch sprint to test her legs ahead of the Women's Perth 2 day race next week. She won the sprint comfortably ahead of Breast Cancer CT rider Laura Murray and Julie Erskine (GCRT) with Gemma Neil (Pedal Power) and Claire Martin (ERC) following them in for the minor placings.

A shame that for the purposes of development of the novice racers that the groups didn't come together as intended, to give them the experience of a race alongside the faster girls in the latter stages but the DTCC dominated group 2 got a good run out, demonstrated a good grasp of working through and off and deserved the win for a young rider not previously featuring on the open results pages, as far as I can recall.

A great advert for women's racing, hope to see more of this in the months to come (along with some warmer weather!!)
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Re: SCU Women's APR Garlogie 31/03/2013

Postby Colin A » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:13 am

Sounds like a good race and there was no way of knowing how the seeding would work out. Fair play to the divas, it sounds like their training is paying off. Good stuff
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