February 7 - 13, 2021: Issue 482
February Mix 2021
Dylan George Takes Gold In Road National Championships
The 2021 Federation University Road National Championships are currently running and moved to Buninyong on Saturday February 6, 2021 with Australia’s para-cycling world champions, under 23, under 19 and cyclists in the intellectual impairment category, tackling the tough Mt Buninyong road course.
More than 1400 cyclists from across Australia have descended on Ballarat this week for the AusCycling 2021 Federation University Road National Championships. The 2021 Championships, usually held in the first week of January but postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will be one of Victoria’s first major events of the year. The five days of action in Ballarat and Buninyong from February 3-7 feature the time trial, criterium, road race, plus Gran Fondo events.
In all, 151 AusCycling national champions will be crowned across the elite, under 23, under 19, para, deaf, club and intellectual impairment categories. 40 UCI gold medals will be awarded in the UCI Gran Fondo World Qualifier events in the road race and time trial.
The junior men’s road race on Saturday saw a mad dash to the finish with Dylan George (Manly Warringah CC) beating five competitors in a photo finish.
Great news for Manly Warringah Cycling Club member Dylan George who won GOLD in the under 19 road race.
A former state and national champ off-road, Dylan's win is no surprise to those who have seen him train or race. It wasn't too long ago that he wasn't sure about stepping up to A grade at the club's race and now he's the best in the country. Dylan obviously has talent but when combined with his determination it's a recipe for success. Dylan is another product of the Northside Cycling Academy under the guidance of Helmet Vetisch, is a regular on our Coast and Toast bunch rides, and has made the move this year to Team BridgeLane. Congratulations Dylan. AUSSIE CHAMP!!!
Dylan George, Saturday February 6, 2021 - Photo Courtesy - Con Chronis
Dylan George posted to the Manly Warringah Cycling Club's social media page post race; ''Thanks so much to the whole club for all the support! Really proud to be part of such an awesome club.''
On the same day, reigning world champion Carol Cooke celebrated an eleventh straight road crown in the T2 Tricycle classification, which came after an eleventh straight time trial title last Thursday.
“It’s just so awesome to have an event to go to, mentally I think we all needed it,” said Cooke after a successful week in her return to road racing. “You can race all you want virtually, but it’s just not the same. I was racing virtually on Zwift against my competitors overseas. But I was getting up at like, 1am, to race them at 2am.
“But to be able to come to an event, even though I did not have any competitors, but to be with the team to be with all the other para cyclists too, to see of us racing. It’s just been awesome.”
“The volunteers have been amazing. The staff around the event have been amazing. Even the people in Buninyong and Ballarat have been “Oh, it’s so good to have everybody back.”
Cooke is eyeing a third Paralympic Games selection for the Tokyo Games, and a third straight time trial gold.
Men C2 Darren HICKS (Norwood CC)
Men C3 David NICHOLAS (Mackay Cycling Club)
Men C4 Patrick BEST (Mersey Valley Devonport CC)
Men C5 Michael GALLAGHER (Carnegie Caulfield CC)
Women C3 Paige GRECO (Port Adelaide Cycling Club)
Women C4 Meg LEMON (Port Adelaide Cycling Club)
Women C5 Bronwyn DOLMAN (Port Adelaide Cycling Club)
Women H1 Emilie MILLER (Bathurst CC)
Men H1 Beau VERNON (Southern Masters Cycling Club)
Women H3 Lauren PARKER (Hunter District Cycling Club)
Men H3 Alex WELSH (Leongatha Cycling Club)
Men H4 Grant ALLEN (Port Adelaide Cycling Club)
Men H5 Stuart TRIPP (Alpine Cycling Club)
Men T2 Stuart JONES (Newcastle Cycling Club)
Women T2 Carol COOKE (St Kilda Cycling Club)
Men MB Benjamin SAID (Manly Warringah CC)
Men Intellectually Impaired Nathan GLARVEY (Balmoral Cycling Club)
Women Intellectually Impaired Georgia POWNING (Preston Cycling Club)
Find out more at: https://www.roadnationals.org.au/
Out & About Mix
Ingleside Rural Fire Brigade Volunteers at Big Swim: 10th Year
Sunday January 31, 2021: 11 of Ingleside NSWRFS volunteers helped Whale Beach SLSC run their yearly 2.8km Big Swim event from Palm Beach to Whale Beach today. Our volunteers have assisted the club with parking & minor traffic management for over 10 years. Great to help them out again.
Ingleside Rural Fire Brigade photo
Avalon Bowlo Outdoor Upgrade
Have you seen our new improved beer garden?! Perfect for a refreshing summer’s afternoon bevvy by the green!
Avalon Bowling Club photo
Bangally Junior Touch Football Finals
Report by Brian Friend OAM
February 6th, 2021
Last night the Grand Finals of the Bangally Junior Touch Football was held with some awesome games of footy at it's best.
Special Thanks go to our Referee's U-6-2 Abby Wooldridge, U-6-1 Matt Leigh, Riley Eves U-8, Tom Holoway U-10, Josh Leigh U-12 Anthony Collins U-14 and Jason Leigh U-16. 2 games went into overtime with the teams being even at full time. In extra time, both games went down to 4 players left on the field to get a result. To watch these kids put on a great exhibition of footy, the crowd cheered on their teams without incident. A fact that everyone was there to watch the kids...and they did'nt disappoint us.
RESULTS : Under 6-2 Winners Tuff Pups
Under 6-1 Winners The Ninjas
Under 8 Winners Thunderbolts
Under 10 Winners The Demons
Under 12 Winners Glizzy Gobblers
Under 14 Winners Chunky Mexicans
Under 16 Winners Flabongo
The Avalon Bulldogs JRLFC would like to thank all the volunteers that assisted this competition through out the hard times during the Covid problem. To the Parents and Spectators last night, you were a credit to the Avalon Beach community. You cheered on all the children and made their night so special. 730 kids participated in this competition during the season and we thank all of you. We will continue with this 'community sport' next summer season and hope to see you all there. The winter season of Rugby League is about to start with training and Registrations. The club will be open on Saturday 13th. February, 2021 from 9am to 12pm (Midday) to assist those who need help registering their children.
Baby dusky whaler Shark in Palm Beach Rock Pool Saturday February 6th, 2021 - was later released back into ocean by Manly Aquarium staff - photo by Adam Crowley
Net-casting spider at Elanora - makes a net to cast over prey - photo by Selena Griffith
Warriewood, Narrabeen & Turimetta Splendour
Photos By Joe Mills, February 2021
Birds: Our Place This Week
photos by A J Guesdon