Posted by Editoress on 10/6/08
Oak Bay Wheelers Nanaimo Hill Climb Championships October 5th, Nanaimo BC
Courtesy Peter McCaffery
Photos by Leigh Blaney
After three days of rain, it was great to have a fine, and somewhat 'warmer' morning for the championship. There was an island cyclo-cross the same day so we were not sure if anyone would show but we had ten starters, much better than the first time trial in the OBB Wheelers Midweek series.
Series overall points winner, Tony Winter (OBB) was first off and did a very creditable time, totally exhausting himself over the last 500 meters which were the hardest part of the course. However, the next two men , both 66 years old, both eclipsed his time as they had nearly three minutes handicap each. Next off was Hobbema's Elijah Buffalo who did the fastest scratch time so far but Dave Steen's handicap figures still stood until last man off, Stefan Jacobson (Frontrunners) surprised everyone but himself by going over two minutes faster than anyone else and taking both the scratch and handicap awards AND established a men's record for the climb.
Shailie Sanborns (Frontrunners) was first off in the women's race and her time turned out to be fastest. However, Rose Houle (Arrowsmith) was only 1:58 behind her in actual time and, with her handicap subtracted, easily won the women's event.
Thanks to all our hardworking marshals and to sponsor Oak Bay Bikes for their support of both the hill climb championship and the evening time trial series.
|Women||Time B4 Handicap||Handicap||Final Time|
|1 Rose Houle (Arrowsmith)||0:17:45||2:12||0:15:33|
|2 Shailie Sanbrooks (Frontrunners)||0:16:47||0||0:16:47|
|3 Kim McCarley (Ind)||0:19:36||2:32||0:17:40|
|4 Kerry Jacobson (Frontrunners)||0:17:57||0||0:17:57|
|1 Stefan Jacobson (Frontrunners)||0:12:28||0||0:12:28|
|2 Dave Steen (BC Masters CA)||0:16:58||2:52||0:14:06|
|3 Dave Ellis (Nanaimo CC)||0:17:14||2:52||0:14:22|
|4 Elijah Buffalo (Samson Band)||0:14:47||0||0:14:47|
|5 Tony Winter (OBB Wheelers)||0:15:06||0||0:15:06|
|6 Tim Stokes (Tri BC)||0:22:45||1:06||0:21:39|
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