Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Done and Dusted for another year....

Start of the race
The Noosa 000 was held on Saturday 2nd October at Pomona State School and the riders and supporters were lucky to have clear skies and a fast and dry track. At times the wind was a challenge but that did not damper the mood, everyone had  a great time. It was an 8 hour event on a 14km circuit covering fire road and single track.
Cognition, a proud sponsor was happy to be part of a great cycling community event, with local and non local riders coming to take part to raise valuable funds for such a great charity, the Royal Children's Hospital Foundation. 

Congratulations to all the Noosa Trailblazers and local Sunshine Coast riders, there was some great results and achievements made. Chris Pearson finished in 2nd place in the Solo division with 13 laps and 2 person team, Team Cognition consisting of Justin Thompson and Greg Long fought hard for 3rd position against a very strong team, Ausmar Homes. After 8 hours and 15 laps, the two teams were side by side with 500 metres to go, with a final burst of energy, Greg edged ahead and crossed the line first. It was great to see the two teams shake hands and congratulate each other on a hard fought race which both teams really enjoyed.
Justin ready to head out

It seems only fitting to mention Lester Manning and Garth Kellett who rode solo for the 8 hours and finished with 11 laps each. Both kept challenging themselves to keep going out for another lap. Lester said about the challenge, "This is nothing compared to what the children in the hospital go through everyday".

Lester coming through for yet another lap

Glorious sunset after a great day of riding

With the support of the Pomona State School P and C for catering it was a great day out, bring on 2012. 

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