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Dan Wilson does the hat-trick!

Dan Wilson won the Western Sydney Ironman triathlon on the weekend, making it three from three after Noosa and Shepperton. Read all about it on his blog

Membership Bonus for 2017

HWCC is providing all new and returning members a bonus for 2017. As well as weekly racing throughout the year, club support for QRTS Elite team, Club Champions jerseys, junior coaching, track coaching, annual presentation night, Century rides, fully sponsored State Teams Time Trial entry, Open track and Anzac 25 events, social TdF viewing nights – your club is offering all 2017 members a complimentary HWCC T shirt. To collect, all you need do is complete a volunteering duty, or come and race, and you can collect a Tee. (personal shopping only!!)
 
Willow has just ordered the shirts and they should be here before Xmas ready for 2017 delivery to members.

Vale  Alan  Absalom 




It is with sadness that we  report the passing of Alan  Absalom, on Tuesday 25th November, at the age of 67 yrs.
 
Alan was a past member of the Club, having joined and raced during the period  2006  until 2014, when upon retirement, he decided to change his riding activities to a recreational and social level.  He could often be seen riding with his local Caboolture group, doing the Redcliffe – Scarborough loop.   For those who knew Alan, he was a good strong rider, always willing to do his share of the pace, but at the same time watching for anyone who may be struggling, when he would drop back to check if they were ok, and to encourage them to keep trying.
 
In his days of youth, he played AFL football in Tasmania, later becoming a successful coach, and  along the way, leading up to his move to Brisbane, became an avid Geelong supporter, and with his close friend Ernie Butler, never missed an AFL game at the Gabba. 

Luggage Point Individual Time Trial

Next Sunday we will be testing a new Time Trial Course out at Luggage Point. If it all works out and depending on numbers, traffic and road conditions, we hope to hold regular time trials there. The course is flat, with very little traffic early on a sunday morning.

Due to an open event on the same day, this first event will be run as a 3 club interclub race. The invited clubs for this day will be LifeCycle and Balmoral Cycling club. Only members of Hamilton Wheelers or those two clubs, plus 3 day licence holders will be eligible to compete.

Where: Start is on Orsova St Pinkenba near the corner of Eagle Farm Road. Google Maps Link
What: 27km Individual Time Trial (2x13.5km laps) conducted as an age based challenge similar to the Veteran Time Trial Association (see below)
How (much): $10 entry on the day (no pre-registration)
Who: Members of Hamilton Wheelers, Lifecycle and Balmoral Cycling Clubs plus 3 day licence holders (just for this first event) who are on the grading list. Please apply before raceday if you aren't on the list. Juniors U13 & U15 may compete on a short course. All U13 riders must be accompanied by an adult rider (1:1 ratio). Compulsory rollout before registration. Junior equipment rules apply. 
Why: To test man and machine against the chronometer in the ultimate race of truth! Plus it's fun in a weird sort of way
When: Sunday 20th November 7am. Riders leave in 30 seconds intervals in sign-on order





The Course
The race will consist of 2 laps (13.6km) of the course making for a total distance 27km. Riders please park and prepare on the side streets around the start location, away from the Eagle Farm Road.
 
Location 1. Start/Finish Point
Riders will start on Orsova St and then make an immediate left hand to onto the course. A marshal will be present on the intersection to warn oncoming drivers that an event is in progress. There is a wide shoulder on the intersection giving riders the ability to merge safely on to the main road.
Riders waiting to start the event will be held on Orsava St, off the main road.
The turn point for lap 1 will be on the intersection of Orsava St and Eagle Farm Road. The wider intersection at this point will give the riders the ability to pull to the side safely if required.
The finish line will be located 100- 200m down from the Orsava St intersection, towards the city. 
 
Location 2. Luggage Point Turn around

A marshal will be present to alert riders of the turn point, as this is an intersection it provides riders with a wider turn around
 
Location 3. Lomandra Drive intersection
Marshalling Point, there will be signage and a safety marshal in place to ensure motorists are aware an event is in progress. Riders are to obey all normal road rules.


Event Details
The event will not based on grades. Each rider has a standard time to ride against, based on his or her age. Your recorded time will be plus (slower) or minus (faster) than the standard time for your age. The rider with the best time relative to their 'standard' time is the winner. Subsequent places will be awarded to the next fastest rider and so on. Riders under 30 years of age ride against that standard time (42:49 men and 45:58 women)


 

 
 

Presentation Night 2016

The club held it’s annual presentation evening at the clubhouse on Saturday October 15th. Whilst medal winners and Club champions have been announced previously, the following is list of major trophy winners for 2017.
 
Soldiers Honour                    Grant Rowan
Bill Osbourne                        Mark McLennan
Bill Osbourne Div 2               Phil Gibson
Frank Papp Memorial            Mitch Neumann
Frank Papp Memorial Div 2  Les Preston
Presidents Award                 Peter McDonald
Most Improved Junior           Stephanie Leech
Aggregate Points                  Mitch Neumann
Most Improved Rider            Mitch Neumann
Volunteer of the Year           Kris Kersley

Our Club Champions are:
U11 Boys Myles Houghton
U13 Boys Bennett Boyd
U13 Girls Stephanie Leech
U17 Men Clinton Fraser
Elite Women Ashleigh Elliott
Masters 5 Women Trish Sutton-Davies
Elite Men Michael Bettany
Masters 1 Men  Murray McClymont
Masters 2 Men  Shane Crawford
Masters 3 Men  Dave Wadsworth
Masters 4 Men  Andy Patten
Masters 5 Men  Darryl Henry
Masters 6 Men  Gary Reddacliff
Masters 7 Men  Garry Lee
Masters 8 Men  Pete Gumbley
Masters 9 Men  Les Preston
 
And..
The lucky draw for all members who volunteer at races was won by –
 RENE LUBBERS!! $500 richer for his efforts (and luck!!). Michael Murray won the 2nd prize of a free club kit.
Rene won the $500 Volunteer Random Draw



Junior Club Champions


Most Improved Junior - Stephanie Leech


Eddie, Tom and John



Club Champion lineup


Club Champion lineup with their new jerseys






Grant Rowan Soldiers Honour Winner


Mitch Neumann Frank Papp Memorial Winner, Aggregate Points Winner and Most Improved Rider!


Les Preston Frank Papp Memorial Div 2 Winner














Dan Wilson wins Noosa Triathlon!

Long time club member Dan Wilson produced the goods to win the 2016 Noosa Triathlon, after being runner-up twice! This is a fantastic result for Dan and caps off his Olympic distance racing as he is moving to half-ironman distance. Parents Wayne and Kerry were both in Noosa and got to see his win. Congratulations Dan!

Read this sports Report from SBS.