OCA Announces Women’s Coaching Initiative

As part of National Coaches Week, the Ontario Cycling Association is
proud to announce the launch of several initiatives focused on
increasing female cycling coaches in Ontario. These initiatives are
supported through Quest for Gold funding administered by the Coaching
Association of Ontario.

* SUBSIDIES FOR COMPLETION OF NCCP COURSES: Female coaches will be
eligible to apply for up to 70% subsidy for completion of courses
leading to Introduction to Competition certification
* COACH PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT: Female coaches may apply for
support to assist with travel and other expense to attend a camp or
competition under the mentorship of a Team Ontario, Team Canada, or
other high level coach
* WOMEN’S COACHING CONFERENCE: The OCA is excited to announce the
hosting of the Women’s Coaching Conference on December 9, 2018 at the
Mattamy National Cycling Centre. This one-day conference will include a
series of presenters covering topics applicable to today’s cycling
athletes. Workshops will be delivered both in-class and through
interactives activities.

For more details: OCA Womens Coaching Initiative Information.


Centurion Blue Mountain, Club Members’ Success.

Centurion Blue Mountain, Club Members’ Success.
Current or former club members.
 
C120 Patrick Kings, 2nd  M45-49
C120 Dermot Barry-Murphy, 4th  M40-44
 
C80 Woody Woods, 10th  M60-64
C80 Trevor Stokes, 1st M70-74
 
C40 Tim Duivesteyn, 1st M25-29
 
True Grit 65 Km Patrick Kings, 1st overall
True Grit 65 Km Dermot Barry-Murphy, 2nd M40-44
 
True Grit 40 Km Woody Woods, 3rd M60-69
 
Apologies if I missed anyone. I didn’t find a search by club name.
The results are all here.
 
 




TT Results / Age Categories

The TT Results now show position within age category.
I have specified age categories in 10 year increments: 20-29, 30-39…70-79. These can easily be changed or extended. Please let me know if there’s a convention for the younger riders.

I took birth dates from this year’s CCNBikes’ registrations and attempted to match names on the results database. Some failed (Jenn vs Jennifer, Alan vs Woody, etc.). But if you registered this year and if you have ever competed, you should get an age category position.

If your birthday isn’t on the database or if your age on race day falls outside of the above range I show {M|F}_Open.

Over time I’ll take registrations from other years to add more birth dates.



Emails / Women’s Rides

The weekly emails announcing the Tuesday rides are now only going out to those who specified interest in  the Women’s Rides.
If you are not receiving them and wish to, enter your email address in the Subscribe form on the top right of any club web site page. Assuming you are already subscribed, a link like this will appear:-

your.name@email.com is already subscribed to list Owen Sound Cycling Club. Click here to update your profile.

Click the link and follow the instructions

If you are receiving them and don’t wish to, use the update subscription preferences link which is in the footer of every club email. Un-check “Women’s Rides” under the list of interests.

Note: Although there is a similar interest for Time Trials, we are not currently using that. TT results go out to every one who is subscribed. The weekly emails announcing the Wednesday rides are also not affected.

TT Results Now Show Season’s Best

I have added logic to check for a seasonal best time on the TT results page.
First I check if the race time is the fastest ever (or equal fastest), and that the rider  has more than one result on that course. Then I display “PB.”

Then, if not a PB, I check if the race time is the fastest in the calendar year when the race was run  (or equal fastest) , and that the rider  has more than one result in that time. This assumes our season is a calendar year.  Then I display “SB.”

Of course a PB trumps an SB so I will never display both.

I’ve also laid the ground work for age divisions, but for that to work I need to enter everyone’s DoB. Over the years we have collected results for 366 riders (and teams). So I might only enter DoB for this year’s members (and future years as new members are entered) . I’ll probably have an “Open” division for those who don’t have a DoB on file.