Seven brave men faced the time keeper for tonight’s hill climb from the old Ballycullen stop up to the Scrabo carpark. Conditions were good for climbing, with a slight tail wind on the steepest section.
Fastest overall was visitor David Spalding (North Down CC) with a 5:13 (despite your correspondent’s attempts to send him to the wrong starting point…). He was just 6 seconds ahead of our own Gareth Murray. Both these riders were faster than last year’s winner.
The battle for third was also close, with William Gill (5:57) just shading it from Luke Fulton (6:05) and Richard Hanna (6:07). Roman Sarvas (6:37) took sixth place by just two seconds from Andrew Jess (6:39).
Thanks as always to the time keepers and marshals. Hopefully we’ll get a bigger field again next year. The spectators really enjoy it!