|4||17||Steff Van Amerongen||40-49F||1||0:34:52||0:36:24||1:11:16.3||32.7||-01:51||3||Course record PB||56||69|
|6||19||Paul van der Walt||60-69M||1||0:36:29||0:38:35||1:15:05.0||31.0||-07:10||7||45||47|
… not a breath of wind on the finish line but first man home, Finlay McRobbie said there was a little from the NE down the other end of Reserve Rd. Anyway, despite what most of the mob registered a couple of days ago thought, conditions weren't too bad. Steff proved that with another improvement to her course record; Lorraine Mac's PB said something too. A field comprised of 43% women is also a statement to think about.
It was a very select field, well serviced by exactly one helper-person for every two riders: David Equid and Kim VanA were out there in the drizzle-and-gloom setting up the course as John Healy chased them around to retrieve the bib numbers for the rego desk; John Andrews was the marshal chappie at the end of Reserve Rd and, at the turn, Dave Nangle and Ian Turner managed things and collected intermediate times. Throw in a starter/timekeeper, and you have the full complement.
And that wraps up another Hilly Series, our 29th.