Sunday was the final round of the time trial series for 2018 as well as the Morison Cup race
The time trial was thrown into a little chaos as some paddlers opted to play the tactical cards for the Morison Cup.
Gareth dragged “Barbara”, the old whitewater slalom boat out of the clubrooms to qualify for the Rec category. Sundo arrived with a Tiderace Vortex. The result was that the latest in computer designed European technology went up against a design that was eyeballed in a shed back in the early 70s. Mark will undoubtedly contend that he overexerted himself with his spectacular pre-race Haka, but the record will show that the old design was faster.
John Eades crossed the finish line first in the TT with Annette following hard on his heels. Robyn and John were the first double to finish.
On time the fastest boats were the Dawsons – 24:51, the Buchans – 25:51, and the Presidential double of John D and Robyn B – 26:51.
The fastest single was Andrew Giardini, dressed in a gorilla suit, who finished looking very hot in 29:20.
It’s been a great year for participation with 153 boats taking to the water across the series. Two paddlers have entered all ten races for the series and get the bonus 10 points added to their totals.
The Morison Cup for 2018 went to the Dawsons with an adjusted (Mixed V40+ LRec2) time of 23:39. The Presidents were second with an adjusted (Mixed V50+ LRec2) time of 24:33. The Buchans were third with a (Mixed V60+ UN2) time of 25:03.
While the handicaps from the HCC do provide some advantage to slower boats, gender, gender, and age, you still need to go fast. Despite heroic attempts at handicap stacking over the years – Kath Tuziac with a Vet Junior TK2, Ross and Robyn in a Vet 50 C2, and Gareth this year in a SRec, the race has consistently been won by the team with the fastest unadjusted time.
Here’s how the adjusted times stack up.
|Place||Name||Raw Time||Class||Handicap %||Adjusted Time||Adjustment|
|1||Steve & Kate Dawson||00:24:51||X LRec2 40+||0.952||00:23:39||-00:01:12|
|2||Robyn Bingle & John Denyer||00:26:41||X LRec2 50+||0.92||00:24:33||-00:02:08|
|3||Deb & Jeff Buchan||00:25:51||X UN2 60+||0.969||00:25:03||-00:00:48|
|4||Mark Moro||00:29:46||M TK1 60+||0.923||00:27:28||-00:02:18|
|5||Greg Archibald and John Mollard||00:28:04||M LRec2 60+||1.005||00:28:12||+00:00:08|
|6||Gareth Stokes||00:32:29||M SRec Open||0.923||00:29:59||-00:02:30|
|7||Andrew Giardini||00:29:20||M ORS 50+||1.035||00:30:22||+00:01:02|
|8||Mark Sundin||00:35:04||M SRec 50+||0.895||00:31:23||-00:03:41|
|9||Robert Walker||00:35:40||M REC Open||0.895||00:31:55||-00:03:45|
|10||Albert Grantham||00:31:37||M K1 60+||1.032||00:32:38||+00:01:01|
|11||Bert Laurendet & Rod Berry||00:33:54||M TK2 70+||0.971||00:32:55||-00:00:59|
|12||Kevin Nettle||00:33:18||M K1 70+||0.998||00:33:14||-00:00:04|
|13||Greg Robertson||00:33:05||M ORS 60+||1.013||00:33:31||+00:00:26|
|14||John Eades||00:33:56||M K1 70+||0.998||00:33:52||-00:00:04|
|15||Annette Mathews||00:38:27||L ORS 50+||0.881||00:33:52||-00:04:35|
|16||Alistair Rowe||00:33:08||M ORS 50+||1.035||00:34:18||+00:01:10|
|17||Lachlin Stokes||00:37:15||M K1 Junior||1.032||00:38:27||+00:01:12|
You’ll notice that some classes actually get penalised by the handicaps, which might be a surprise to some. But that’s the way handicaps work.
So that’s the end of the time trial series for 2018. We’ll be back bigger and better in 2019 with a full calendar of races to be announced some time in December.
Thanks to Kay for always being on top of the timing of the event. Also Janet and John who stepped in to time various races through the year and allowed me to paddle in a few selected events.
|4||Robyn Bingle & John Denyer||26:41||1:17|
|6||Bert Laurendet & Rod Berry||33:54||1:05|
|9||Deb and Jeff Buchan||25:51|
|10||John Mollard & Greg Archibald||28:04|
|14||Steve & Kate Dawson||24:51|
Open Series Results
Series results will be available on December 8th after the Awards Dinner
|Bert Laurendet & Rod Berry||33:54||42:08||36:39||37:28||35:51||35:41||36:52||35:29||35:09||33:54|
|Bob Turner & Peter Faherty||26:04||26:04|
|Bruce Sherlock & Janet Small||28:53||28:53|
|Deb and Jeff Buchan||25:51||25:57||26:36||27:18||26:46||25:51|
|Gareth Stokes and Bob Turner||24:40||24:40|
|Greg Archibald & Kristy Benjamin||27:59||27:59|
|Ian & Sue McGuinness||28:49||29:51||29:47||28:49|
|John Mollard & Greg Archibald||27:22||28:03||28:11||27:22||36:11||28:01||29:55||28:31||28:33||28:04|
|Kate Dawson & Peter Faherty||25:46||25:46|
|Peter Faherty & Gareth Stokes||24:38||24:38||26:24||25:16||24:56|
|Robyn Bingle & John Denyer||26:41||27:58||26:41|
|Robyn Bingle & Kristy Benjamin||27:01||27:01|
|Steve & Kate Dawson||24:51||30:00||25:29||24:51|