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Club Hillclimb 2020

posted 17 Oct 2020, 07:43 by Lara Taylor   [ updated 17 Oct 2020, 07:43 ]
Well done to the 27 riders who made it to this morning's hillclimb on the GH/44 Staple Lane. It was wet on the roads and around 10 degrees, so a very typical October morning!

Great riding from all, with a fast and very tightly packed results sheet. Impressive to see a few PBs in there, even though there was no pushing-off today, which must have cost everybody a few seconds.

First rider was Jon Hughes in 5:08 - only 9 seconds off his all-time PB. He was closely followed by Seb Morton in 5:10, and Chris Carroll in 5:16. Mark Pritchard (5:29) and Ross Ovens (5:30) were 2nd and 3rd vet behind Jon.

Laura Senior was first female and 17th overall in 6:06 - setting a new VCGH women's record. Charlie Payne was first junior and a very strong 7th= overall in 5:34, for his first ever hillclimb event. Tom Cockle (2 years younger than Charlie) was our second under-18 in an excellent 6:31 - also his first hillclimb event.

Big thanks to Will Ranoe for timekeeping, flexibility and mechanical assistance at the start line, and to Mark Wright for helping me with finish timekeeping.

That's it for our 2020 season folks. Thanks for all your support this year - it's always great to see how many of you enjoy (?) the events. Make the most of winter training and hopefully see you next April for (maybe a more normal) 2021 series.