ARROWSMITH BIKES HILL CLIMB #3 – RECAP AND RESULTS Written By Corey on August 23, 2016 (Race report by timekeeper Peter McCaffery) “A very hot evening kept most riders away so there were only 8 competitors in this mass start climb. Aho Road and the lead in on Prospect feature numerous gradient changes, with a brief descent just before the tough final rise. Elijah Buffalo and Nick Kupiak soon drew away from the rest of the riders and stayed together until the final 100metres, when Nick pulled away from Elijah, finishing nearly 5 seconds up in a new record time. Next to finish was MIVA’s BAR winner Janna Gillick (ATAC) completing the climb in a new womens record time, just over a minute behind the leaders. The remaining competitors finished at intervals with Jim Brown unexpectedly beating James Sage in the mens category and Lesley Anderson beating Derek Steel to the finish by a scant 18 seconds. The remaining competitors finished at intervals with Jim Brown unexpectedly beating James Sage in the men’s category and Lesley Anderson beating Derek Steel to the finish by a scant 18 seconds. Next week’s event on Departure Bay Road should see a much larger number of riders for this popular ascent in mid Nanaimo.” The results from tonight are located here. Series Standings here. This weeks race is going to be a popular one up Departure Bay Road so pre register now so I can generate a start list early. HILL CLIMB 4 : DEPARTURE BAY ROAD : THURSDAY AUGUST 27TH : 6:30PM Pre Reg link An annual favourite, the Departure Bay Climb had a huge turnout last year with 26 (!!!) coming out to hit it hard. Results here. Strava Link here.