April 18

Wonthaggi Human Powered Vehicle Race

On the weekend of 18th-19th two teams from Beaconsfield Primary school attended the Wonthaggi Human Powered Vehicle race.  The track in Wonthaggi is a 1.4 kilometres long street circuit and teams compete in a relay format with the winner being the team that completes the most laps.  The Junior Secondary team competing in Storm completed a split 16 hour race, 10 hours on Saturday and 6 hours on Sunday.  The Community team competing in Rogue attempted the full 24 hour event.

Storm had 11 team members, Declan I, Aroha S-T, Arthur W, Kyle M, Ryan D-L, Casey A, Riley M, Kai S, Jeremy L, Hunter F and Harrison from Cobram Anglican Grammar School.  Rogue was an adult team and had 7 team members, Liam, Stewart, Gary, Ashley, Nicholas, Peter and Anthony.

Storm completed 227 laps, finishing 2nd in their class and 73rd out right.  The fastest lap went to Declan on lap 191 with a time of 2 minutes 45 seconds. The team’s average lap time was 6 minutes 20 seconds.  The most laps were completed by Ryan, 33 laps.

Rogue completed 286 laps, finishing 10th in their class and 68th out right.  The fastest lap went to Gary on lap 66 with a time of 2 minutes 39 seconds. The team’s average lap time was 5 minutes 02 seconds.  The most laps were completed by Anthony, 67 laps.

Track marshalling, time keeping, pit changes, feeding riders, setting up and packing up, all these jobs and more need to be taken care of and many hands make for light work. A massive thank you to all the parents and friends who helped out with the many jobs that go towards making a successful human powered vehicle race team.

Thank you kindly

Mr Cole