Concordia’s six Pedal Prix teams, including Blue Saint from St Peters Campus, competed in the 8-Hour race at Tailem Bend on Saturday 5 August. Competing against 200 school and community teams from around Australia, all teams represented the College well on a challenging 3.41km circuit. Some unexpected rain turned the race into chaos with fogged up windows reducing visibility and making the track slippery, leading to multiple crashes and rollovers.
Concordia Campus teams worked well with smaller teams than normal to keep the trikes out on the track recording consistent lap times throughout the day. Veloci, our Senior School trike, experienced some mechanical issues, but our riders were able to make up some good time during the rain period and finish in the top 10 of the Senior School category. Our Year 7 team continued to show great improvement while our other three teams kept their trikes out on the track riding for periods of up to 60 minutes at a time. In a highly competitive competition, our teams achieved some good overall results for Round 4, placing three of our teams in the top 10 overall for the series.
Thank you to the staff and parents who assisted in many roles to make the race so successful. We look forward to the final race of the season at Murray Bridge where teams will race for 24 hours continuously at the end of Week 8 this term.
|Team/Category||Laps||Position in Category||Series Position Overall by Category|
|Shockwave (S2)||66||27th / 54||9th|
|Raptor (S2)||68||24th / 54||8th|
|Matrix (S3)||70||34th / 52||27th|
|Concorde (S3)||79||21st / 52||11th|
|Veloci (S3)||85||10th / 52||9th|
|Blue Saint (S1)|
|22nd / 31||-|
Matthew Smart and Trevor Burmeister
Pedal Prix Coordinators