FCA Midweek Series – Event 21 – Purrin Den Hill Climb – 29th August 2012

Report by Paul Lawson.

This weeks Fife Cycling Association event (and FCA members HC Championship) was moved from Purrin Den because of the poor road surface to another climb in the Lomond Hills area. The Craigmeads hill climb was even tougher than last weeks 1.4 mile haul up the Cleish Hills. Measuring 1.7 miles in length and rising 651ft it was a stern test for riders already very wet from the heavy rain just prior to the start. Fortunately the skies cleared as the first rider tore up the hill and conditions were more tolerable – 10’C and no noticeable wind to hinder our ascent. The few spectators urging the competitors on was about the only thing that kept me going towards the end when my lungs were burning and my legs screaming on the steep and unrelenting final ramp to the finish.
Next weeks final evening event of the season should be much easier – a 1 mile flat sprint near Thornton north of Kirkcaldy in Fife.

PositionNameClub nameTime
1Mr david king00:08:31:000
2Mr Calum FosterTeam Leslie Bike Shop - Right Move Windows00:08:38:000
3Mr Stuart StirlandEdinburgh RC00:08:45:000
4Master Lewis GrieveSpokes Racing Team00:08:51:000
5Mr Robert CarsonTeam Leslie Bike Shop - Right Move Windows00:09:41:000
6Mr Stevie OggDunfermline CC00:09:51:000
7Mr Iain TaylorDunfermline CC00:10:04:000
8Mr Brian ThomsonTeam Leslie Bike Shop - Right Move Windows00:10:35:000
9Mr Robert MarshallFife Cycling 200000:10:48:000
10Mr Paul LawsonWeaver Valley CC00:11:08:000
11Mr Andrew AllanTeam Leslie Bike Shop - Right Move Windows00:11:18:000
12Mr James DavidsonPedal Power RT00:11:29:000
13Mr Kenneth OgilvieKinross CC00:11:35:000
14Mr George CarrattFife Century RC00:11:54:000
15Mr Craig BuchananDunfermline CC00:12:16:000
16Mr Barry DuncanKennoway RC00:12:20:000
17Mr Robert Murray00:12:54:000
18Mr John DobbieKennoway RC00:14:42:000

As a club, we’d like to wish Andrew Simpson @simmo_on_sport all the best for the future, with a heartfelt thanks for supporting WVCC all these years....

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