St Martins teams battle it out with great results

On March 27, there was much excitement in the air when the St Martins HPV teams participated in the first 8-hour race at McNamara Park, after 18 months sitting idle. The College entered 4 teams; 1 community team, a Middle School team and 2 Junior School teams. In total, 18 students, 3 teachers, 2 parents and a brother, battled it out – for many this was their first time racing.

Our Middle School team ‘Anything but Orange’ finished 8th in its category, completing 99 laps. Our Junior School team ‘Crank it’ finished 4th on 79 laps and ‘Little Fish’ finished 7th on 63 laps. It was great to have a community team in ‘Carbonated’ riding around. The team encountered the most repairs on the day and finished 4th in their category completing 83 laps.

Congratulations to Jake, Nathan, Les, Jade, Miller, Sammy, Hayley, Ivy, Ethan, Henry, Amalia, Geordie, Bethany, Brock, Koby, Marley, Angas and Chloe. Mr Bradley, Mr Spencer and myself have a new found
respect for your ability to continually push yourself and to adapt to the ever changing weather. You are fantastic role models and represented the College in the best light.

Thank you to Matt, Geoff and Drew for making up our community team.

A big thank you to Geoff Wood from Gtrikes for getting the carts race ready, to all the parents, pit crew and COVID marshals thanks for making the day run smoothly and managing to keep the carts on the track.

Looking forward to hopefully another race soon.

Briodie Wilson | HPV Coordinator