South Island Road Racing Championships

By TBHS | Posted: Wednesday August 18, 2021

The first few days of the holidays saw our Road Cycling team racing in the South Island Championships in Christchurch.

After our first day of competition, we rode away with two Golds (Noah Hollamby and Jesse Johnston) and a Bronze for Payo O'Sullivan in the individual time trials. But the highlight for the teams was winning a Silver  medal for the senior boys' event and a Bronze for the junior boys in the Team Time Trial.

The last day of racing are the road races, up to 40 kms in distance, depending on the age group. Great results were achieved all round but the above students again featured on the medals podium - Hollamby, Johnston and O’Sullivan.

To finish the holidays, some of our "road" boys competed in the South Island Schools' Cyclocross (riding a road bike with skinny tyres on a ‘muddy as’ mountain bike trail with obstacles such as knee high hurdles which could be bunny hopped if they chose). Pretty much everyone crashed at least once, and it was a lot of fun. Payo O’Sullivan was our champion rider, picking up the Gold medal for U15 grade.

Well done team - you did us proud!

Team Members

Thomas Peters
Jani McLennan
Corban Sprague (Bronze)
Reef Roberts (Bronze)
Mitchell Brookland (Silver)
Ferg Sail (Silver)
Josh Young (Silver)
Thomas Allan - Team Captain (Silver)
Payo O’Sullivan (3x Bronze 1x Gold)

Jesse Johnston (1xBronze 2xGold)

Noah Hollamby (1x Silver 2x Gold)

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