Arrowsmith Bikes Hill Climb Series – Finale and Recap

Written By on September 2, 2016

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!).

Tonights results link available here. Series results (which don’t show double points though) here.

Series Results
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Top times ever up Doumont (note: due to some stats being lost pre 2011 some results are missing)

Special thanks to Arrowsmith Bikes for sponsoring the Hill Climb Series, and to everyone who raced and volunteered to make this a success. See you next year! arrowsmith colour