Eleven enthusiasts lined up for this evening’s rescheduled hill climb on Bradshaw’s Brae.
Showing no ill effects from the tough Newry 3 Day at the weekend, Andrew Hedley stormed up the one mile climb in 4:04 to take the win by 6 seconds from Stewart Miller (North Down).
The battle for third was very close, with Marc Allen (another survivor from the Newry 3 Day) tying with Barry Mitchell (who recorded a personal best 10 on Sunday) both on 4:29, and regular club winner John Rafferty just 2 seconds further back.
|1||Andrew Hedley||Ards CC||4:04|
|2||Stewart Miller||North Down||4:10|
|3=||Marc Allen||Ards CC||4:29|
|3=||Barry Mitchell||Ards CC||4:29|
|5||John Rafferty||Ards CC||4:31|
|6||Gareth McBride||North Down||4:37|
|7||Andrew Jess||Ards CC||4:41|
|9||Colin Wilson||Ards CC||5:24|
|11||Alastair Martin||Ards CC||6:10|
Thanks as always to the timekeepers and pusher off.
We were saddened to hear of the passing of Andrew’s grandfather Peter Hedley on Sunday. Peter was a great supporter and volunteer in the club when Andrew’s father Mark and uncle Lee were racing in the 1980s. Our sympathies to Andrew and the whole family circle.