Hellyer Park Velodrome

2008 Season Comments

2008 Season: Several folks in the Hellyer community wanted to comment on the highlights of this past year. By far the most talked about event was the very successful Masters Nationals held at Hellyer. Closely related to that were the many successes that Hellyer racers had at both Masters and Elite Natz, as well as Masters Worlds.

Photo at right was taken at the 3rd RTWC race celebrating the accomplishments of many of those successful Hellyer riders.

2008 Champions from Hellyer Velodrome

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Hellyer Champions.

In addition to the general racing comments, here are few special moments:

From Rich Hill - "Rob Jensen and Glenn Kubacki ran an extremely
successful Sunday afternoon juniors program, running from February through October. Lots of success with the more experienced kids(e.g., national champion in the 10-12 women (Claire Jensen)) but it's the beginners that come out and keep improving week after week that are really fun to watch. Kids that can barely make it around the track their first time out that are doing decent 500m times and having fun in races a few sessions later."

From Donna Woods - My 2 cents:

1.Community. We all felt welcomed and included.

2.The experts such as Kevin, Warren, Larry and Peter shared their expertise freely and often.

3.Everyone was energized this year.There was more positive effort and passionate hard work that was put into Hellyer than I've ever seen in the past and this energy (good juju) was passed on to everyone who rode the track.

4.There were more people who seemed like they were seeking solutions rather than being snarky.

And from Warren Geissert - "I think the most important 2008 highlight was the sprint between Annabell and me at the third sprint tourney."