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August 19/98 9:57 am - B.C. Hillclimb, Yukon Fat Tire Festival, New World Records


Posted by Editor on 08/19/98
 

B.C. Hillclimb Championships

The Comox Valley Cycle Club and MT. Washington resort invite you to participate in the Second Annual MT. Washington Hill Climb. This year to be held as the official B.C. Hillclimb Championships.

DATE: SUNDAY, AUGUST 23, 1998TIME: 12:00 NOON START TIME
REGISTRATION STARTS AT 10:AM
LOCATION: AT THE LOWER MT. WASHINGTON CHAIN UP AREA JUST OUTSIDE OF COURTENAY - same as start of RR of Comox Valley Stage Race.
ENTRY FEE: $ 25.00 (includes brunch at Mt. Washington Main Lodge); $ 15.00 for Cadets and Juniors
Open to all categories.
CHAMPIONSHIP MEDALS AND CASH PRIZES TO ALL CATEGORIES WITH A MINIMUM OF FIVE ENTRIES.

THE RACE BEGINS WITH A ROLLING MASS START AND ENDS WITH AN ALL YOU CAN EAT BRUNCH SERVED BY THE RESORT.

COURSE: 18 KM LONG WITH 1150 METERS OF CLIMBING, MAX. GRADIENT 10%. EXCELLENT ROAD SURFACE.
LAST YEAR‚S WINNING TIME (SET BY JIM MACKIE OF VANCOUVER) WAS 47min 29 sec.
For more info on the Hill Climb Championships call:
Donna Cloutier 250-334-1060
Ed Schum 250-338-1653
Doug Godden 250-334-0211
fax: 250-338-1823
EMAIL: edschum@comox.island.net
Website: www.mars.ark.com/~cvcc

SAVE $ 10.00 WHEN YOU ENTER THE HILL CLIMB AND THE COAL TOWN CLASSIC ROAD RACE. HELD BY THE NANAIMO BICYCLE CLUB THE DAY BEFORE. CALL MIKE (250-748-6457) OR DAVE (250-754-4972) FOR MORE INFORMATION.


Overlander Sports Yellowknife Fat Tire Festival
(courtesy Katherine Stoddard)

SATURDAY AUGUST 15 JAVAROMA DIRT CRIT
OPEN MEN:
1- BOB FAWCETT
2- TODD MANNING
3- COREY BOROLIEN

OPEN WOMEN:
1- MARY-BETH MILLER
2- JAIDA GREEN
3- GINNY WAINWRIGHT

SUNDAY AUGUST 16 RYFAN ELECTRIC/AIR TINDI KIDS RACE
10 LAPS 3.5 KM
1- CHAD ROMANKO 12:37
2- KEVIN MACPHEIL 12:41
3- BRYN LIVINGSTONE 13:28
4- LEE ROMANKO 14:40
5- COLIN MATTHEWS 15:20

BODYWORKS CROSS-COUNTRY CHALLENGE
EXPERT MEN 4 LAPS 20KM
1- BOB FAWCETT 1:03:20
2- TODD MANNING 1:08:06
3- COREY BOROLIEN 1:09:40
4- KEVIN CYMBALISTY 1:14:59
5- JAMES COOK 1:16:22
6- MIKE POLLOCK 1:16:52
7- ROD SAVOIE 1:18:54
8- DAVE UNGER 1:22:43
9- REGEN CHERNISH 1:24:16
10- GARY TAIT 1:32:16
11- DENNIS MARCHIORI 1:35:57
12- BRENT KAPICHI 1:37:29
13- DEAN PURCKA DNF
14- DARREN KEITH DNF

EXPERT WOMEN 2.5 LAPS 12.5KM
1- JAIDA GREEN 52:59
2- MARY -BETH MILLER 53:02
3- ERIN FREELAND 53:27
4- KATHERINE STODDART 1:06:57
5- LINDSEY CYMBALISTY DNF

SPORT MEN 2.5 LAPS 12.5 KM
1- CRAIG MACHTAUS 43:56
2- JIM MALLOCH 49:l8
3- CHRIS MARTIN 52:59
4- KIRK MAGRUM 55:50
5- MIKE FREELAND 59:24
6- PAT QUEALEY 1:00:27
7- ROGER BARABONOFF 1:00:30
8- RIC BOLIVAR 1:12:17

JUNIOR MEN 2.5 LAPS 12.5 KM
1- CONOR MCGREISH 43:53
2- JARED MARSHALL 46:13
3- ROBERT PURCKA 1:02:28
4- BRYN LIVINGSTONE 1:35:50

SPORT WOMEN 2 LAPS 5 KM
1- LINDSEY BOLIVAR 21:09
2- DARLENE LEVESQUE 26:05
3- GINNY WAINWRIGHT DNF

KILLER B‚S PRODUCTIONS DUAL ELIMINATOR
OPEN MEN:
1- KEVIN GIROUX
2- ALEX RENGUETTE
3- COREY BOROLIEN

OPEN WOMEN
1- MARY-BETH MILLER
2- JAIDA GREEN
3- GINNY WAINWRIGHT


7 New World Records by Canadian Duo

Between July 22 and July 31 a total of 7 human powered vehicle world records were broken by Sam Whittingham and Paul Buttemer of Team Varna, at the PMG Technologies testing facility in Montreal. These include achieving 79.14 km for 1 hour and 100.06 kph for 200m. Sam Whittingham, from Victoria, British Columbia, piloting Varna Mephisto, set these as well as new benchmarks for the 500m, one kilometer, and the one mile. Paul Buttemer of Comox, British Columbia broke the10 km and 100 km records in Varna Orpheus. Both vehicles were designed and built by George Georgiev, a world-renowned Human Powered Vehicle designer, of Gabriola Island, British Columbia.

Four records (1 hour, 500m, 100km, and 10km) were fast enough to surpass both high and low altitude marks, even though the PMG track is a mere 60 metres above sea level and the high altitude boundary is 700 metres.
One of Team Varna‚s greatest achievements was the breaking of the much-coveted one-hour record. The old one-hour distance record of 78.04 km was surpassed by Whittingham on the evening of July 31, raising it to 79.136 km (49.17 miles). This record has been hotly contested over the last few years, changing hands several times.

Whittingham also raised the stakes on another big human-power record, the low-altitude 200 m sprint. Sam beat this record twice in Varna Mephisto, before arriving at a final top speed of 100.06 kph (62.17 mph), smashing the 15 year-old low-altitude record of 95.11 kph set by Carl Sunquist in Moby by almost 5 kph!

Paul Buttemer, riding Varna Orpheus, set a new endurance record by riding 100km in 1:19:04. This beats the old record of 1:24:01 by nearly 5 minutes! Both the high and low altitude 500m record speeds were raised by Whittingham to 99.17 kph (61.63 mph) from 97.29 kph and 91.63 kph respectively. The old 10 km record of 8 :42.95 was annihilated by Buttemer, setting a new standard of 7:53.02. This average speed of 76.11 kph (47.3 MPH) is good for both high and low altitude records. New low-altitude record speeds of 96.44 kph (59.928 mph) for a distance of 1 km and 95.02 kph (59.06 mph) for 1 mile were also set by Whittingham, beating the old marks of 95.11 kph and 87.08 kph.

During Team Varna‚s two-weeks in Blainville, much of the their time was spent waiting for the ideal environmental conditions to make the record attempts. Hot weather, low humidity, low air pressure, and most importantly low wind levels are necessary ingredients for a successful run. Needless to say, these "windows" of opportunity were few and far between. Consequently, 80% of the runs were made in the evening, when the wind was low.

The PMG Technologies test track is a paved, almost-level, oval track with no banking. It is slightly more than 6km around and located just outside of Montreal in the town of Blainville. The average elevation of the track is 60 meters. An official surveyor measured the track and all distances. All of the records were witnessed by at least two International Human Powered Vehicle Association officials and were properly recorded.

Record Summary

200 meters:

Old Low Altitude record: 95.11 kph
New Low altitude record: 100.06 kph (62.17 mph)
Sam Whittingham, Varna Mephisto

500 meters:

Old High altitude record: 97.29 kpm; old low altitude: = 91.63 kph
New record (set at low altitude): 99.17 kph (61.63 mph)
Sam Whittingham, Varna Mephisto

One Kilometer:

Old Low Altitude record: 95.11 kph (high altitude record is 97.14 kph)
New Low altitude record: 96.44 kph (59.928 mph)
Sam Whittingham, Varna Mephisto

One Mile:

Old Low Altitude record: 87.08 kph (high altitude record is 95.34 kph)
New Low altitude record: 95.02 kph (59.06 mph)
Sam Whittingham, Varna Mephisto

4000 meters:

Old High altitude record: 3 min, 34.33 sec.; Old low altitude: 3 min
43.79 seconds
New record (set at low altitude): 3 minutes 29.559 sec. (42.73 mph)
Robert Lafleur, Lafleur 4

One Hour:

Old Record: 78.04 km
New Record: 79.136 km (49.17 miles)
Sam Whittingham, Varna Mephisto

10 km:

Old Record: 8 minutes 42.95 seconds
New Record (set at low altitude record): 7 minutes 53.02 seconds (47.2 mph)
Paul Buttemer, Varna Orpheus

100km:

Old Record: 1 hour, 24 minutes 1 second.
New Record (set at low altitude): One hour 19 minutes 4.74 seconds (47.2
mph)
Paul Buttemer, Varna Orpheus

 


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