Sunday 7th August 2022
Garvey Park, Ascot
It was a perfect way to end the 2022 WACX season at the spiritual home of WACX, Garvey Park, which delivered an iconic course with plenty of mud, water, sand, stairs & heaps of fun.
Kudos to all who raced today and particularly those who took home podium-place biscuits.
The Elite races saw some of our talented young riders take the top step of the podium to finish their first full cx season on a high – congratulations to Chloe Dal Passo and Mark Chong.
The season points for each grade will be posted in due course, but the Men’s Elite Numbat Cup Series trophy was retained by Tristan Nash, who despite missing the last race due to a clash with the National CX Series rounds, still banked away enough points after such a dominant season. New season rider Mark Chong finished as runner-up and Lewis Blackie in 3rd. A photo of Tristan with the season trophy was not possible, but we hope to be posting photos of him on the podium at the AusCycling National CX Championships in Wollongong next month. Best of luck Tristan!
The Women’s Elite Numbat Cup Series plate was presented to our 2022 champion Andrea Coleman who finished top of the Elite points table ahead of Annie Bramley in 2nd and Zoe Davison in 3rd.
The inaugural Ian “Tugger” Trayler Trophy for the Men’s Masters season was awarded to Tony Lendrum, with Joel Ferguson as runner-up and Ben Nash in 3rd.
So many thank-you’s – to everyone who swung a mallet and helped build the courses each week (too many to name, but you know who you are), Mandy McEvoy and Tanya L’Estrelle-Adcock who ran the rego desk all season, Bryan Stevenson who assisted with venue and first-aid bookings, and all those who took the time to capture and post photos of our riders throughout the season (especially Mark Uzii, Stack Art Photography, Aloysius Parker Photography), Tanya Matear & Mark Matear for keeping the WACX website up to speed, Ashley Williams for his support every Race-day and Mr WACX – Steuart Van der Caarson for his unwavering passion that makes all of these events possible.
Whilst the WACX races are finished for the season, the social annual gravel Crossmas (X-mas) Ride will be happening in December, and keep your eyes out for a Femmes in Flannel social gravel ride later in the year.
Links to the published albums of the photographers that were in attendance at the race can be found below. You’ll also find these, and a range of other race photos and videos, posted on the WA Cyclocross Facebook group.
Aloysius Parker Photography
Men’s C Grade, Young Guns and Open
Men’s B Grade and Single-speed
Women’s (all grades)
Pre and post race shenanigans
Article feature photo snapped by Aloysius Parker Photography (Insta: @nigelnosering)