August 28/09 18:47 pm - Club News: Blizzard, OBB
Posted by Editoress on 08/28/09
Blizzard Bike Club
Aug 27th, Fort St. John, BC
Stephen made it two club wins in a row with a Thursday night Baldonnel time trial time of 23:30 minutes. Bob Andrews was second at 25:25 and Les Elliott third at 25:42. Sandy McDonald was 4th at 26:20 and Richard Wood 5th at 27:30.
Trevor McDonell was 6th at 27:51, George Gamble 28:50, Sam Keats 28:52, Ken Nix 29:36, Owen Giebelhaus 29:50, Larry Joice 31:03, Adam Currie 32:25, Brandon Joice 36:34, Cherie Dunn 40:49 and Dawn Gladysz 43:32.
The 15th edition of the Club Mountain Bike Championship is happening, Sunday, at the new Beatton River Cactus course.
Defending Champion and 4 time winner Pat Ferris will be up against the 2007 National Mountain Bike Champion Sven Svenson and 2002 champ Trevor McDonell.
The new challenging and difficult course will be tough and fun for all the riders. The route features many switchback climbs, small and large drops, twisting turns, off camber tight ox-bow bends and a long, downhill. A slip and fall might have you sitting on a cactus or an anthill so riders will have to be at their best. Spectators get a front row seat for most of the action. Race time is 10:00 am.
Also: Floyd and Barb Polehoykie are in Penticton for the Ironman Triathlon. This event is a 2.5 mile open water swim, 112 mile bike and a 26.2 mile run, all in the hot Okanagan sun with 2500 competitors from 20 countries.
Stephen Ferris won the Wednesday night Beatton mountain bike race with a time of 39:11 minutes for the 7 km distance. Gary Hilderman was second at 46:57 and Pat ferris third at 50:08. Roger St. Jean was 4th at 53:03 and George Gamble 5th at 1:03:36. Adam Currie was 6th at 1:06:11.
All riders enjoyed the new tough, challenging and technical circuit.
Rob Churchill won the ‘short course’ at 43:06. Allen Kraus was second at 43:23 and Ken Nix 3rd at 57:56.
Thanks to Patricia Emery for timing!
OBB Wheelers Time Trial
Thursday August 27th, Nanaimo BC
Beautiful night cool, no wind, Small turn-out due to Canadian Ironman this weekend.
Anita Gillmore rode out to the turn with her children on the triplet
|Don Gillmore (Schwalbe - mb)
|Bill Hutchinson (NRC - md)
|Ross Palfrey (Tri BC - mc)
|Rose Houle (Tri BC - wc)
Peter McCaffery - timekeeper
Anita Gillmore Kenny - marshall
Corey Pickett - starter
Don Gillmore rode a 20km tt immediately after he finished the 15km.
His time was 28-51, a course record!
Please note: Next week is a 15km team team time trial. Riders will be according to this year's 15km individual tt times. Be at the start well before
6.30pm so seeding can be done in a timely fashion. Thanks.