Recognition for the new National Records holders in track cycling this season

South Africa’s Track Cycling fraternity has witnessed a year full of great performances across a range of age categories, with some record-breaking achievements from the stars of the sport. This year has seen 26 new National Records (in 13 Men and 13 Women’s events).

Cycling South Africa’s Women’s Track Cycling Programme Coordinator, Annerine Wenhold, said: “It is wonderful to see that we are progressively improving on our performances across the board. And in what, in some master age categories, are already world-class times.  From my side, I’d like to congratulate all the riders – this is a product of talent, hard work and dedication.”

A definite highlight is the world record set by expatriate Adelia Reyneke in the 35-39 age category in the hour event.

 
Cycling South Africa's Track cycling community has seen 26 new National Records (13 Mens, 13 Womens) over the 2015 Season. Photo: Craig Dutton / pics2go

Cycling South Africa's Track cycling community has seen 26 new National Records (13 Mens, 13 Womens) over the 2015 Season. Photo: Craig Dutton / pics2go

 


The men and women of Track Cycling in South Africa have demonstrated remarkable skill and determination on the track this year, with an array of new National Records to show for it as well.  What makes it remarkable is that the bulk of the records have been set on outdoor concrete tracks.

Men’s 2015 Track Records

Men’s Time Trial (750m)

45-49
Almo Pretorius 51”29, set at Hector Norris Park in Gauteng, 7 April 2015.

Men’s Time Trial (500m)

50-54
Grenville Scullard 34”33, set at Hector Norris Park in Gauteng, 7 April 2015.

55-59
Gerrit Schepers 35”01, set at Hector Norris Park in Gauteng, 7 April 2015.

65-69
Wendell Bole 39”24, set at Hector Norris Park in Gauteng, 14 March 2015. Wendell improved on that to lower the time further to 39”04, set at Hector Norris Park in Gauteng, 7 April 2015.

Men's Individual Pursuit (2000m)

65-69
Wendell Bole 2:49”59, set at Hector Norris Park in Gauteng, 14 March 2015.

70-74
Maurice Conner 2:50”79, set at Hector Norris Park in Gauteng, 14 March 2015.

75+
Albert Fryer 3:25”55, set at Cyril Geoghegan in KwaZulu-Natal, 14 March 2015.

Men's Individual Pursuit (1500m)

U14
Whayde David 2:10”34, set at Cyril Geoghegan in KwaZulu-Natal, 30 April 2015.

Men's Individual Pursuit (1000m)

U10
Connor Luck, 1:47”13, set at Sax Young in KwaZulu-Natal, 14 March 2015.  This was subsequently surpassed by Zakariyyaa Martin, 01:40.7, set at Hector Norris Park in Gauteng, 6 April 2015.

Men’s Team Pursuit (3000m)

180+
3:47”50, set at Hector Norris Park in Gauteng, 15 March 2015 by the team consisting of:

Glen Brydges (45-49)
Douw Grundling (45-49)
Martin van Wyk (45-49)
Bruce Viljoen (50-54)

Men's Team Sprint (750m)

Junior
49”336, set at Astana in Kazakhstan, 19 August 2015 by our national Junior team consisting of:

Bradley Gouveris (EP)
Alroy Palm (WP)
Wade Theunissen (WP)

Women’s 2015 Track records

Women's 200m Flying Start

Elite
Bernette Beyers 11”797, set at Manchester in UK, 24 October 2015.

Women's 500m Time Trial

60-64
Ilna Lemmer 48”50, set at Hector Norris Park in Gauteng, 14 March 2015. Ilna subsequently bettered this time to a 45”912, set at Manchester in UK, 4 October 2015.

U12
Chante Olivier 44”32, set at Hector Norris Park in Gauteng, 7 April 2015.

U10
Kita Uys 47”72, set at Hector Norris Park in Gauteng, 14 March 2015.

Women's Individual Pursuit (2000m)

60-64
Ilna Lemmer 3:12”00, set at Hector Norris Park in Gauteng, 14 March 2015. Ilna subsequently lowered this time further to a 2:56”207, set at Manchester in UK, 4 October 2015.

Women's Individual Pursuit (1500m)

U14
Simone Faber 2:26”72, set at Hector Norris Park in Gauteng, 14 March 2015.

Women's Individual Pursuit (1000m)

U10
Kita Uys 1:43”50, set at Hector Norris Park in Gauteng, 14 March 2015.

Women’s Team Pursuit (4000m)

Elite
5:39"29, set at Hector Norris Park in Gauteng, 15 March 2015 by the team consisting of:

Leandi Barnardt (CG)
Ilze Bole (GN)
Elisa Gianchino (CG)
Danielle Norman (CG)

This record was further improved to 5:22”47, set at Hector Norris Park in Gauteng, 10 April 2015 by the team consisting of:

Bernette Beyers (WP)
Debbie Loffell-Dawson (WP)
Maroesjka Matthee (WP)
Elfriede Wolfaardt (WP)

Women’s Team Pursuit (3000m)

Open Masters
3:08”30, set at Hector Norris Park in Gauteng, 15 March 2015 by the team consisting of:

Suzan Bowman (GN).
Ilna Lemmer (GN)
Annelise Pretorius (GN)

Women’s Hour Record  – this is a national but also a WORLD record

35-39
Adelia Reyneke 41.386km, set at Sydney in Australia, 24 March 2015.

To see the full list of the South African High Achievers, click here: http://www.cyclingsa.com/s/20151119_SA-Track-Cycling-OUR-HIGH-ACHIEVERS-revNov2015a.pdf

To see the full list of Women’s Track Records, click here: http://www.cyclingsa.com/s/20151119_SA-Track-Cycling-WOMEN-RECORDS-RevNov2015a.pdf

To see the full list of Men’s Track Records, click here: http://www.cyclingsa.com/s/20151119_SA-Track-Cycling-MENS-RECORDS-revNov2015a.pdf