Rush takes title with powerful ride

STU PIDDINGTON
Last updated 05:00 07/08/2014
Tim Rush
Steve Keenan
PEDAL POWER: Tim Rush on his way to winning Cycling Timaru's senior club championship.

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Tim Rush is the Cycling Timaru's senior men's champion after his powerful effort over 58km.

Rush won in 1hr 28min 26sec from Kyle Wood and Chris Karton.

Raced in high winds, around the Totara Valley area, it took in the climb of Gays Pass three times.

Josh Connor won the under-19 race from Tim Leonard in 1hr 34min 35sec.

The 35 to 44-year-old section winner was Reon Park, who rode away to win from Craig Domigan and Glen Gould, in the fastest time of the day in 1hr 28min 09sec.

The 45 to 54 section had 17 starters and at the finish Darrell Kircher out sprinted Nathan Dickson and Grant Cook to win gold in 1hr 34min 36sec.

In the 55 to 64 division Paul MacFie won well from Peter Kisi and Paul Blackgrove in 1hr 44min 50s while the over-65 race was won by Alister McMillan in 1hr 44min 50sec.

The women's 45 to 49-year-old race was won in a strong sprint by Amy Hollamby from Pippa Goodwin and Doreen Lembke in 1hr 46min 33sec.

The over 50s went to Denese Keenan, who was too strong for Adair Craik, her time 1hr 47min 45sec.

The cadets raced over 20km, with Regan Holland winning the under-17 boys while the girls was won by India Domigan from Natalie Preston.

Lyndon Olds was first in the under-15 boys from Jack Gibbs and Cullen Towler with Kelsie James the girls' victor.

The under-13 boys was taken out by Connor Leov from Jaxson Whyte and Mitchell Fitzsimmons. Erin Hall held off Milly Ford and Charlotte Grant for the title in the girls.

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- The Timaru Herald

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