Time Trial #10

John Eades takes the PB award with an improvement of 1m30s

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.

 


Morison Cup

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.


Open Results

Round 5 Open Results
Place Name Time PB Improvement
1 John Eades 33:56 1:30
2 Annette Mathews 38:27 0:40
3 Robert Walker 35:40
4 Robyn Bingle & John Denyer 26:41 1:17
5 Kevin Nettle 33:18 0:46
6 Bert Laurendet & Rod Berry 33:54 1:05
7 Albert Grantham 31:37 1:10
8 Greg Robertson 33:05 0:06
9 Deb and Jeff Buchan 25:51
10 John Mollard & Greg Archibald 28:04
11 Alistair Rowe 33:08
12 Mark Moro 29:46
13 Andrew Giardini 29:20
14 Steve & Kate Dawson 24:51
15 Lachlan Stokes 37:15
16 Gareth Stokes 32:29
17 Mark Sundin 35:04

Open Series Results

Series results will be available on December 8th after the Awards Dinner

Open Series Times
Name PB R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10
Adrian DiCesare 33:25 34:34 33:25
Albert Grantham 31:37 33:22 32:47 33:54 33:02 33:01 31:37
Alistair Rowe 33:01 39:07 34:23 33:01 33:08
Andrew Giardini 28:30 29:32 29:07 28:30 29:20
Annette Mathews 38:27 43:18 39:07 40:35 42:21 38:27
Ashley Dicker 45:42 45:42
Barry Higgins 32:03 33:19 32:03
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 28:50 28:57 28:50
Bob Turner & Peter Faherty 26:04 26:04
Brant Burrow 45:58 45:58
Bruce Sherlock & Janet Small 28:53 28:53
Darren Paillard 31:51 31:51
Deb and Jeff Buchan 25:51 25:57 26:36 27:18 26:46 25:51
Deb Buchan 32:09 32:09
Dianne Langan 37:29 41:14 39:56 41:50 38:16 38:51 40:16 37:29
Gareth Stokes 26:23 27:06 26:23 32:29
Gareth Stokes and Bob Turner 24:40 24:40
Graham Mundy 31:59 31:59
Grant Mascord 28:37 29:45 28:37
Greg Archibald & Kristy Benjamin 27:59 27:59
Greg Robertson 32:22 33:48 32:22 33:05
Ian & Sue McGuinness 28:49 29:51 29:47 28:49
Ian Purves 28:06 28:06 28:34
Janet Small 34:56 34:56 36:54
Janine Wassens 29:45 29:58 29:45
Jeff Buchan 27:08 27:26 27:08
John Denyer 28:15 28:15 29:27 28:20 29:25
John Eades 33:56 37:58 35:26 33:56
John Mollard & Greg Archibald 27:22 28:03 28:11 27:22 36:11 28:01 29:55 28:31 28:33 28:04
Julia Ong 35:26 35:26
Kate Dawson 32:05 32:05
Kate Dawson & Peter Faherty 25:46 25:46
Kevin Nettle 33:18 38:17 39:19 34:04 36:45 34:58 34:27 34:04 33:18
Kristy Benjamin 28:09 28:17 28:09
Lachlan Stokes 33:34 44:36 40:05 40:59 36:12 37:51 35:34 35:23 34:51 33:34 37:15
Lis O'Farrell 31:56 36:49 32:54 33:42 31:56 33:04 34:14 35:01 34:50
Mark Moro 29:07 30:18 30:03 29:07 29:46
Mark Sundin 28:39 28:54 28:39 28:56 35:04
Mick Rees 35:08 35:08
Narelle Evans 38:29 38:29
Nikki Burrow 49:22 49:22
Peter Faherty & Gareth Stokes 24:38 24:38 26:24 25:16 24:56
Robert Berinz 25:31 25:31
Robert Walker 35:40 35:40
Robyn Bingle 31:11 31:11
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
Una Curley 41:35 41:35

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