Published November 2008
The Australian Footbike Association hosted the TSL Short Course
Footbike Championships yesterday, and the event was a huge success!
Record after record was broken despite gale-force winds that dropped
speeds of over 30km down to below 20km.
But first, a huge thank you to the Sponsors, TSL Project Services
Pty Ltd - Chartered Quantity Surveyors, for all your Tax Depreciation
Schedule needs. TSL was represented on the day by Steve and Tracey
Lunniss and their two gorgeous girls. And while mum and dad competed,
the two Lunnis Girls disappointingly missed out on racing on the
day as the imported Kickbikes for children were slightly longer
on the delivery time and didn’t arrive in Australia as scheduled.
Oh well, next time girls!
The women’s 1km Sprint took off at seperate intervals for each competitor,
as did the men’s. The 2.5km Time Trial was a group event with a
‘no drafting’ decision. Sharon Simmons, Personal Trainer and newly
dubbed ‘Kickbiker Extraordinaire’ absolutely blew the female contingent
away, blasting the previous Australian Record of 2mins 52 secs with
a 2mins 37secs in the 1km Sprint. Sharon also went on to take out
the previous Australian Record for the 2.5km of 7mins 21.3secs with
a time of 7mins and 9.7secs.
Alan Stewart led the field in the Men’s 1km Sprint and 2.5km Time
Trial matching his previous record in the 1km of 2mins 7secs (much
to his disgust!) and breaking the previous Australian Record in
2.5km of 5mins 50.1secs with a time of 5mins 49.46secs. Alan has
recorded much faster times in training, but unfortunately, the conditions
and an oncoming bout of the flu did not work to his favour. From
all of us here at Footbike Australia, great work Alan! Looking forward
to you blasting these times next year.