DHBC Awards 2012

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Postby Eleri » 08 Dec 2012, 17:41

The 2012 Awards were announced at the Christmas Party. Congratulations to the winners

Some people who weren't at the party may be surprised to see they won an award! I have them at my place. Unless you got a banana in which case someone ate it and your real trophy is on its way.

Track rider of the year Male - Tom Bolton
Track rider of the year Male Masters - John Nguyen
Road rider of the year Male - Alex Chubb
Road rider of the year Male Masters - Simon Berry
Track Rider of the year Female - Lizanne Wilmot
Road Rider of the Year Female - Eleri Morgan-Thomas
Most improved rider of the year Female - Paulette Clayton

Coaches of the year award - Colin Williamson, James Rogers, Lizanne Wilmot
Team of the year award - DHBC elite pursuit team 1 (Alex, John, Chris, Matt)

OTHER AWARDS
Male Model of the Year - John Nguyen
Master of Masters Award - Eugen Schilter
Best Drunken purchase of the year - Glenn King (watt bike)
Hill climbing legs of the year - Michele Pezzutti (for exploits in the FrenchAlps)
Most aggressive move of the year - Alex Chubb (blacking out at the end of a points race\crashing out before a 24hr race)
Biggest Spender award - James Mabbot (Baum with Enve wheels)
Lional Cox memorial award for best Sprinter - Patrick Noble
Female Mountain biker of the year award -Alison Gibberd
Male Mountain Biker of the year award - Ondrej Slezak
Fixie Hard Man of the year - Alex Dircks
Most improved enduro Masters - Philip Le Masurier
Most Improved Bike rider - Chris Hageman
$$$ Most popular $$$ Rider - Douglas Kirkham
Madi team member of the year award- Jake Grierson
The cleat of courage award - Marc Receretnam for that crash
Fox of the year - John Mason (for going in Crits and winning them)
Commuter of the year - Anthony Kenway
Retro Rampage award - John Johnson (steel rim fixie down Mac pass)
Saturday Slowies Consistency Award - Michele Moss
Eats, sleeps, breathes cycling Award - Adrian Emilsen
DIY serial offender - Christian Lees (for building not one, but two frames)
Shortest knicks - Alan Bransdon
Encouragement award for training during the week - Stuart Hickson (did this at least 3 times this year!)
Crimes against sartorial elegance - Simon Sharwood (For wearing tri-socks to Saturday Slowies)
N-1 Award - Mark Lacey (colnago RIP)

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Postby Eleri » 08 Dec 2012, 17:51

And the raffle prizes were:

$100 voucher from the (used to be MC Cyclery) at 230 Clarence Street Sydney were won by James Rogers

$50 vouchers were won by Ted Robinson and Craig Weller

was won by Simon Berry

Thanks very much to Giant Sydney, Cycology and Babici for your support. We raised about $500 at the Christmas Party that will help support club racing including the proposed National Road Series Team and the Juniors.

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Postby Stuart » 09 Dec 2012, 10:29

Eleri, I took the liberty of updating the year to 2012 in this post :-)

Also, just interested as to why the Females don't also get an Elite & Masters award for both track and road? Seems odd to me and it certainly happened in past years.

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Postby shrubb face » 09 Dec 2012, 10:39

It hasn't Stuart and the reason it hasn't is because we simply dont have the riders to fill out of the categories.

Last year we had:

Rider of the year Female – Lizanne Wilmot

Most improved rider of the year Female – Jo Skinner

Rider of the year Female Masters – Jo Troutman

Most improved rider of the year Female Masters – Eleri Morgan-Thomas

If we were to award masters and elite for track and road we would currently have the same people winning it year after year. Hopefully in the future this can change but at the moment it just how things are...

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Postby Philip » 09 Dec 2012, 11:23

"Most Improved Enduro Masters"

I might have "Enduro Master" tattooed across my back in gothic script, then sell my bike, retire to the couch, get really fat and regale all with stories of my good old days.

Thanks, I'm really touched.

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Postby Stuart » 09 Dec 2012, 14:33

@Shrubb Face: Apologies for my misunderstanding of the previous years awards. I'd just assumed the women had equal ranking to the men.

However, using the committee's logic, if the same male was to win the award year after year, would the committee stop awarding it, or do they just 'share it around'? I can't see that's a valid reason to not present an award. If you win year after year, maybe it's because you're putting in the hard work, doing the racing and getting the results. No? And if there's nobody deemed worthy of the award, just don't award it and say its not being awarded this year.

I'm sure the committee have sound and reasoned criteria for selecting recipients of these 'best in club' awards. Just seems to me that the women are being short changed.

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Postby Hashtag » 09 Dec 2012, 15:23

Pretty surprised and chuffed to read I won something. Thanks to the club for your support and encouragement. Looking forward to 2013. Merry Christmas and happy new year to all.

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