2007-2008 summer track sprint series?
Who's interested? I need suggestions.
So, what can we do for Rowan, Nathan Larkin, Richard Grace, and anyone else that wants to do regular match sprinting? I know there's a lot of Blackburn trackies that would like the chance to do more of it. Brett Curren and I discussed it and his eyes lit up (as well they should!), and of course Nicko (John Nicholson), as a former world match sprint champion, was interested too. Maybe we can get the old lion out racing again?
Some possibilities :
Once a fortnight over the summer track season, run a 'sprint series' on Sunday afternoons at the BBN velodrome. Round robins rather than eliminations (so everyone gets more chances to race). Graded, with series aggregate and daily prizes. Maybe do grading by initial flying 200 times and then promotion/relegation through grades depending on ongoing results.
Once a fortnight run Friday night sprints at Blackburn or one of the other banked velodromes - Packer Park (CCCC) isn't banked enough so it's not a good venue for match sprinting. I'm not so keen on weeknights, people that work for a living can't often get away from work early enough to make this practical, but it might work?
Any other suggestions? I want to make this run next summer, and input is much appreciated.