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Records tumble at Scotland’s closed-road hill climb

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Kingscavil Hill Climb
Location: Philpstoun Community Centre, Philpstoun, West Lothian
Event: 14 October 2012


Steven Lawley of TheBicycleworks.com set a new course record of two minutes and ten seconds for the Kingscavil Hill Climb near Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland.

In a close-fought battle, Lawley took top spot from last year’s winner David Griffiths, Glasgow Wheelers, who peaked the 0.9 mile climb in 2.13, one second down on his previous record-setting mark.

Mark McGuire of Perth United came third. He clocked 2.21, a performance strong enough to win him the Youth 'A' prize and help his club scoop the team contest.

Rising talent Jennifer Taylor, of host club the West Lothian Clarion, smashed the women’s record to win the female competition in 2.53. She continued the rich run of form which saw her take top women’s spot in the prestigious Tour of the Trossachs time trial last week.

West Lothian Clarion took two out of three podium places in the women’s event, with Diane Clayton Chisholm taking third place, beaten to the line by Gabriella Nordin of Sandy Wallace Cycles who claimed second in 3.11.

Out of a strong field of over 100 entries West Lothian riders scored strong performances across a range of categories. Father and son Clarion duo Matt and Alex Ball won the veterans’ and youth Cat ‘D’ prizes respectively.

With a growing number of young riders taking part – there were 12 from West Lothian Clarion cycling club – British Cycling’s Scottish talent coach Mark Young was on hand to spot the future Hoys and Pendletons.

The annual lung-busting race up the hill to Kingscavil is also attracting national media attention. BBC Scotland’s Adventure Show covered this year’s event and a full report is expected to be broadcast by the programme in January.

Race organiser Paul Hammond of West Lothian Clarion said: “We saw some really gutsy performances and it was great to have such a big crowd at the roadside cheering them on. The atmosphere at this event is special with people ringing cowbells and a piper playing as riders grovel over the finishing line.

"As a cycling club the West Lothian Clarion puts a big emphasis on friendliness as well as competition. I was delighted to see so many families at the event."

Results

Position Name Club Race Time Category Cat Pos'n
1 Steven Lawley TheBicycleWorks.com 00:02:10 SM 1
2 David Griffiths Glasgow Wheelers 00:02:13 SM 2
3 Mark McGuire Perth United 00:02:21 AM 1
4 John Paterson Classic Racing Team 00:02:23 SM 3
5 Jack Beezer Leighton Buzzard RCC 00:02:24 SM 4
6 Fraser Martin Perth United 00:02:28 AM 2
7 Iain Elliot West Lothian Clarion 00:02:30 SM 5
8 Cameron Balfour CNP Orbea 00:02:32 JM 1
9 Matthew Ball West Lothian Clarion 00:02:33 VM 1
10 Hector Lancaster Perth United 00:02:34 AM 3
11 Scott Johnston Icarus Racing 00:02:36 VM 2
11 Paul Gareze Lomond Roads CC 00:02:36 SM 6
13 Matthias Barnet ERC Martin Currie Race Team 00:02:39 BM 1
13 Richard Graveling Stirling Bike Club 00:02:39 SM 7
13 Mark Munro Cairngorm CC 00:02:39 SM 7
16 Rian Hill Classic Racing Team 00:02:41 AM 4
16 Ayrton Pellet Edinburgh RC 00:02:41 JM 2
18 John Macleod ERC 00:02:43 BM 2
18 Jason Barnes Glasgow Nightingale CC 00:02:43 SM 9
20 Grant Martin Discovery Junior CC 00:02:44 BM 3
20 Matthew Peters Perth United 00:02:44 AM 5
22 Keir Greatorex Edinburgh RC 00:02:45 JM 3
23 Stephen Dent Nevis Cycles RT 00:02:46 BM 4
24 Tom Worthington Vortex Race Team 00:02:47 VM 4
25 Ben Forsyth ERC Martin Currie Race Team 00:02:48 AM 6
26 Tim Caine Berwick Wheelers CC 00:02:49 VM 5
27 Billy Minto West Lothian Clarion 00:02:50 VM 6
28 Jack Crombie Sandy Wallace Cycles 00:02:51 BM 5
29 Jennifer Taylor West Lothian Clarion 00:02:53 SF 1
30 Sean Flynn ERC Martin Currie Race Team 00:02:54 CM 1
31 Eric Spencer Nightingale CC 00:02:55 VM 7
32 Derek Timmins Musselburgh RCC 00:02:57 SM 10
32 Neil Brown Pedal Power RT 00:02:57 SM 10
34 Angus McCool-Duncan Edinburgh RC 00:02:58 AM 7
35 Keith Greenwood West Lothian Clarion 00:02:59 SM 12
36 Douglas Kirkham Musselburgh RCC 00:03:01 VM 8
37 Andrew Brown Falkirk Bicycle Club 00:03:03 AM 8
38 Louise Borthwick Edinburgh RC 00:03:06 JF 1
39 Danny Mulholland Johnstone Jets 00:03:08 BM 6
39 Lewis Mulholland Johnstone Jets 00:03:08 AM 9
41 Andrew Vettraino Glasgow Riderz 00:03:10 BM 7
42 Gabriella Nordin Sandy Wallace Cycles 00:03:11 SF 2
43 John Watters Unattached 00:03:15 VM 9
43 Stephen Darling West Lothian Clarion 00:03:15 SM 13
45 Stuart Gordon Stirling Bike Club 00:03:17 VM 10
46 Cameron Greatorex Edinburgh RC 00:03:18 BM 8
47 Rhona Callander Stirling Bike Club 00:03:20 BF 1
47 Steve Gilbert Sandy Wallace Cycles 00:03:20 VM 11
49 Iain Rivans West Lothian Clarion 00:03:22 SM 14
50 Iain Pryde Deeside Thistle CC 00:03:24 VM 12
51 Alistair Chisholm West Lothian Clarion 00:03:25 VM 13
52 Alfie George Dundee Discovery JCC 00:03:26 CM 2
53 Ryan Jamieson West Lothian Clarion 00:03:27 AM 10
54 Ellie Park Glasgow Riderz 00:03:29 CF 1
54 Alexander Dent Nevis Cycles RT 00:03:29 CM 3
56 Struan Pryde Deeside Thistle CC 00:03:32 CM 4
56 Diane Clayton Chisholm West Lothian Clarion 00:03:32 SF 3
58 Keira Johnston Glasgow Riderz 00:03:33 AF 1
58 Robert Bloor ERC 00:03:33 VM 14
60 Lulu Bartlett Edinburgh Racers 00:03:34 BF 2
61 Duncan Turner West Lothian Clarion 00:03:39 SM 15
62 Ewan Mathieson Glasgow Riderz 00:03:40 BM 9
62 Peggy Series Hervelo Cycling 00:03:40 SF 4
64 Calum Johnston Unattached 00:03:47 BM 10
65 Max Bloor ERC 00:03:48 CM 5
66 Matthew Running Glasgow Riderz 00:03:55 CM 6
67 Jonathon Hilbourne Glasgow Riderz 00:04:00 CM 7
68 Amanda Brown Hervelo Cycling 00:04:05 SF 5
69 Ruairidh Brown Glasgow Riderz 00:04:07 BM 11
70 Trish Kenny Hervelo Cycling 00:04:15 VF 1
71 Toby  Dawson Gala CC 00:04:16 CM 8
72 Innes Wilson West Lothian Clarion 00:04:23 CM 9
73 Katie McLean Johnstone Jets 00:04:24 AF 2
74 Emma Forsyth ERC Martin Currie Race Team 00:04:30 CF 2
75 Elizabeth  Henry West Lothian Clarion 00:04:41 VF 2
76 Eva Barnet ERC Martin Currie Race Team 00:05:18 CF 3
77 Erica Oxley West Lothian Clarion 00:06:12 BF 3
DNS Innes Johnston Glasgow Riderz - BM -
DNS Ryan Ewing West Lothian Clarion - BM -
DNS Pearce Somerville Rockhard MTB Racing - AM -
DNS Paul Sharp Squadra Porcini - SM -
DNS Jonathan Buckley Squadra Porcini - SM -
DNS Grant Ferguson Boardman Elite - SM -
DNS Grant Thomson Stirling Bike Club - SM -
DNS Iain Barton West Lothian Clarion - SM -
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