Well, what a climb that was!
Before we get into the results, I want to say thank you to all of you that rode up the climb yesterday, as well as a big thank you to those that helped in the mornings smooth running. Judging by the feedback so far, the decision to move our event to Whiteleaf was a good one, and everyone suffered admirably!
The results below are a little different to those that we provisionally announced at the event, and the times have been re-checked by our CTT timekeepers on the day. The results below are being submitted to CTT and the riders should see them against their CTT profile shortly.
The 2017 internal Watford Club champion is Harry Savell – Congratulations Harry (we’ll get the shield over to you asap!). Each year on our hill climb has given us a new champion, and its great to see Harry round of his cracking year for Watford Velo by taking home the club shield.
In the ladies event yesterday, Jacintha Hamilton-Love from Dulwich Paragon took the win with an impressive time of 04:42 (which also placed her 15th overall). Second place was taken by Helen Reynolds from our friends at Hemel Hempstead CC with a time of 05:25, with the podium being rounded off with Jennifer Andrews of CC Ashwell in a time of 05:38.
In the Vets event, the win was taken by Thomas Rabb of Bedfordshire road RT in a time of 04:32, second was Keith Lawrence of Rapha CC in 04:43, and Richard Jones of VC10 took third place with a time of 05:13.
In the overall, the win was taken by Richard Gildea of Didcott Phoenix, with an absolutely stunning time of 03:44. Second was Calvin Cheung of Hub Velo, with 04:04 and finally, Angus Fisk of Oxford University takes 3rd with 04:11