SEPT. 2ND. OBB WHEELERS 3.2km HILL CLIMB, KILPATRICK RD.
SEPT. 2ND. OBB WHEELERS 3.2km HILL CLIMB, KILPATRICK RD. OBB Wheelers second midweek hill climb this season saw twelve competitors
take the line to do battle on Kilpatrick Road/Benson View Road. This proved
to be a very different race to the previous contest on Departure Bay Road.
The course started off on Kilpatrick Road at about 6% with a couple of slight
increases and then, after one and a half kilometers, turned right onto
Benson View Road and a big gradient increase to 8%. After another couple
of hundred meters, there was a right hairpin, with the slope increasing to 10%
and then easing back to a final run in that leveled off, descended slightly and
then rose up to 7% for the sting in the tail.
This hill seemed to suit the cyclists more than the triathletes, as members of
cycling clubs won both categories. In the men’s contest, despite missing his start
by 12 seconds, Everti’s Derek Brain just piped Tri BC’s Shawn Boyd by a mere
9 seconds. with PDA (Cycling BC) and Bryan Rehill (Tri BVC) sharing 3rd. place, a
further 22 seconds back.
In the women’s category, OBB’s Erin Hibbitts beat Tri BC’s Cheryl Morch by well
over a minute, with fellow Tri BC rider, Rose Houle in 3rd.place, 41 seconds back.
We had several volunteers out to help with holding, and marshalling on the
corners, plus Dave Kenny did duty as co-timekeeper and starter. Thanks to
Mike Woodworth, Tony Winter and to John Hannon who rode the event
as well as helping out beforehand.
Next week’s 15km time trial will start promptly at 6.30pm. Those concerned
about being seen by motorists can get a flashing LED at registration.
|Derek Brain||Everti||8||38||12” late start||12|
|Shawn Boyd||Tri BC||8||49||10|
|Bryan Rehill||Tri BC||9||01||9|
|John Hannon||Cycling BC||11||49||4|
|Cheryl Morch||Tri BC||10||47||10|
|Rose Houle||Tri BC||11||28||9|
|Vicki Boyd||Tri BC||12||08||8|