So anyway ..
I had a pretty good weekend!
Summer Sprint Series round 5. Beautiful day, near perfect weather. PB's in flying 200's for almost everyone (including me, which was a big surprize, 13.212s) and my first ever podium at the SSS in 4 years of trying. I also rode my fastest ever last 200 metres, 13.049s, during a heat racing with Aaron Christiansen. I think I'm capable of getting into the 12's if everything goes right.
We had a decent turnout of riders, especially considering that three regulars were out, Dino with a busted collarbone, Ian McGinley with a matching busted collarbone and Emily at Vic team training. 17 riders took the track in the end and we had Jamie Stockland from Canada, who gave Chris Ray a real run for his money and Alissa Maglaty from San Fran. I'm not yet sure how they heard about our racing but we were thrilled to have them with us. The organising team was, as always, brilliant and everything went smoothly. Chris Ray was very close to breaking the magic 12 second barrier with his 12.068s flying 200, which is a record for the SSS, but not quite for Blackburn. Neil beat his target time and whooped it up to his and everyone else's delight.
A top day's racing!