#4 24th April K11/10 Lawford

Event Notes: This event has a 18:45 start. Meet on A428 west of Rugby at west end of lay-by west of Lawford Heath Lane/Long Lawford crossroads.

Start on A428 west of Rugby at west end of lay-by west of Lawford Heath Lane/Long Lawford crossroads.

Proceed west towards Coventry to junction with B4455.

Turn left on B4455, Fosse Way, to island junction with A45.

Proceed along A45 to first exit to Rugby signposted A4071. Take slip road and after 100 yards turn immediate left into Lawford Heath Lane (avoiding A4071) and continue, via sharp right-hand bend, to Finish at top of hill 400 yards before junction with A428 (the Start).

Volunteers always welcome to help at club events.

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Start List

1 – Allison Morris
2 – John Brothers
3 – Josie Goodwin
4 – Eddy Peachey
5 – Tony Johnson
6 – Jason Gibson
7 – Jes Featherstone
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9 – Paul Nash
10 – Steven Scott
11 – Rob Stilgoe
12 – Andrew Childs
13 – Peter Timmins
14 – Brian Haycock
15 – Jon Cottingham
16 – James Gibbs
17 – Vicky Nealon
18 – Dean Mason
19 – Phil Scott
20 – Duncan Weaver
21 – Mark Pascoe
22 – Ian Taylor
23 – Mike Smallwood
24 – Guy Sanders
25 – Naomi Leugs
26 – William Jones
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Reserve List

Start list grading – After a member’s suggestion we have operated a trial to start ladies and juniors in the first 10 slots. Whilst any changes like this will never please everyone (so apologies in advance!) we felt the positives of grading outweigh the negatives and are therefore proposing an improved grading system which will be managed simply by goodwill and lots of co-operation of the riders. All this would mean is when you go to book a slot always try first and foremost to book within one of the three grades that apply to you, we understand this will not be perfect and there will be lots of exceptions (work, appointments etc etc) when this rule of thumb cannot be followed. This grading format should stand us in good stead for the future. For this event the permitted field is limited to 60 Riders, the proposed 3 gradings are:

  • Slots 1-20 Juniors, novices and improving riders who would record times in the bottom third of our scratch times list.
  • Slots 21-40 All riders who normally record times in the mid-range of our scratch times list.
  • Slots 41-60 All riders who normally record times in the top third of our scratch list.

Clearly this grading by nature will be imperfect however after hours of discussion and suggestions the overriding factors that we considered were:

Safety – Starting riders in a graded format will result in racing completed well before we lose crucial light and visibility, and potentially limit the need of overtaking another rider.
Volunteers – Starting in this format means all of the volunteers and Marshals can get home before dark.
Racing – We are a racing club, so grading improves competition with riders of similar abilities competing and improving their times!

Reserve booking list – We have had a few weeks now where we have exceeded our permitted slots (what a great position to be in!) to manage this fairly we propose opening the booking system to beyond the permitted slots as a reserve list, how this will work is simple: if you attempt to book on and permitted slots are already booked, put your name on the reserve list. If for any reason a rider drops out and deletes a booking slot the next rider on the reserve list will be expected to access the system and book the now available slot. A curtesy WhatsApp message from the member withdrawing to next reserve would be a nice touch:

  • Slots 61-65 Rider reserve list for this event.