Rain at seven, clear by eleven – that’s how the concreter’s adage goes and so it was on Saturday. The early morning showers and the weather bureau’s lack of conviction maybe kept the numbers down but those that made the journey enjoyed near perfect conditions for racing.
The a-grade race saw a big field fight it out with breakaways brought back in time for a mass sprint that sent the officials on the line to the iPad to determine the placegetters. A brave, determined late effort by Steve Short in C-grade nearly caught the group by surprise but a lap too far as he was swamped 100m after receiving the bell. You can read all the news and more in this week’s newsletter.