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January 19/05 12:01 pm - Naomi Cooper Wins Joe Hailey Memorial Award, RWR/ Peak Winter Racing Series; Stage 6 Results

Posted by Editoress on 01/19/05

Joe Hailey Memorial Award to Naomi Cooper
Courtesy Allan Prazsky, Cycling BC

Cycling BC proudly awards the Joe Hailey Memorial Award for 2004 to Naomi Cooper. As a first year junior in 2004, Naomi won the Junior BC Road Championships, and medaled (silver) at the National Road Championships and again (silver) in the 2000m Individual Pursuit at the Track Nationals. Naomi represented her country, and British Columbia, at both Road and Track World Championships in 2004.

This Award was established in 2003, in memory of Joe Hailey, a fixture on the BC road and track cycling scene for over 20 years. The Joe Hailey Award is granted annually to both provide recognition and financial help to a young athlete attending Road and/or Track Nationals. The winner of this Award is recognized as one of the top young athletic prospects for the sport of cycling in BC. Each year the award is presented to either a second year Cadet, successfully upgraded to Junior age category, or a first year Junior, to help offset travel costs to the National Road or Track Championships. The dollar amount of the award varies by year, depending on travel costs to the National Championship(s).

Seed funding for this award was provided by the estate of Joe Hailey. Additional funds for the Joe Hailey Award have been raised through the Joe Hailey Stage Race, hosted by dEVo (the development team of the Escape Velocity Cycling Club) and through donation. Cycling BC manages this award through the Road, Track & Cyclocross High Performance Committee. Additional donations to this award through Cycling British Columbia are gratefully accepted.

The winner of this Award in its first year was second year Cadet, Scott Crump, who received $500 to help attend the 2003 National Track Championships in Quebec, and who subsequently won two Junior National titles. With both Road and Track Nationals in BC in 2004, the award is less ($100) while the recognition is equally well deserved.

Congratulations to Naomi and thanks to all those who have contributed to this award.

RWR/ Peak Winter Racing Series; Stage 6 Results

The results of Stage 6 of the RWR/ Peak Winter Series can now be seen on the Ride with Rendall website

21 riders went head to head in various heats in some of the most competitive racing of the series so far. William Goodfellow from Espoirs Laval took the win by less than a second over the RWR series mystery rider.

In the woman's field, Natasha Elliott from Cycle Logik continued her winning ways by posting a time good enough for 5th overall. Cynthia Clarke took second in the woman's category with a time good enough for 9th overall.

The next stage will be held this upcoming Sunday (January 23rd) and will be the second running of the Time Trial course profile that will be repeated once a month to help riders gauge their fitness.To book your start time or for more info call the Peak Centre at 613-737-Peak. Once again , first time riders will rider free.

See you Sunday,
Glen Rendall


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