Arrowsmith Bikes Hill Climb Series - Finale and Recap
A wet rainy night held some riders away as fall seemed to hit us like a brick wall. 11 racers took to the line shivering (some reluctantly) but the allure of double points kept them there. With slick roads, times were definitely a bit slower than in previous years, but that didn't stop TWO course records being broken! Congrats to Ayden Houle for his 15:48 climb (prev record Evan Luksay 16:51), and to Janna Gillick for again lowering the female CR to 14:08 (prev record 14:12).
The foursome of Gillick, Anderson, Houle, and Zavarise were all racing of course, as a group they only were absent for 3 races. Tamara Zavarise had a chain malfunction yet still beat her 2015 time (19:41) by climbing to the top in 19:36. Rose Houle was third in 18:35, after a strong dedicated season in the MIVA series', and Lesley Anderson again took 2nd spot as she did every race she entered with a fast 15:55.
The mens race also had a group of dedicated racers out, with Kupiak, Buffalo, and Brown all doing their 5th race. Tonights race had Eli Buffalo finally nipping one from Nick Kupiak with a 12:22.7 and 12:22.9, respectively. Matthys Redelinghuys came in third with a 15:02 PB as one broken spoke flailed out to the side while he climbed, with Steve Crowley close behind in 15:20, and Jim Brown just behind him in 15:27. Lee Zavarise also set a PB with a 16:04 (from 17:35!).
Top times ever up Doumont (note: due to some stats being lost pre 2011 some results are missing)