Sunday, 7 October 2012

30th Anniversary Horseshoe Pass Hill Climb, 7th Oct 2012

This event, organized by Fibrax Wrexham Road Club, attracted 101 entrants (including one tandem). Simple really, starts just before the Britannia Inn, straight up the Horseshoe Pass, and finishes just by the first layby as the road flattens off near the top. It was a beautiful day for the climb, although there wasn't the usual tailwind at the finish. The photo below shows the scene an hour or so before the start:

Total distance was 2 miles 585 yards. According to Strava, total amount of climbing was 827 feet, and the average gradient was 6.7%. My official time was 15 mins 50 secs, whilst the Strava version of the course gave 5 mins 39 secs. Anyhow, it was the best part of 40 secs faster than any previous time up here so I'm reasonably happy. See profile of route below:

Good turn out from Chester Road Club with 11 riders, most of whom did between 12 and 14 mins, with Alistair Wrenn being the best CRC rider with 11 mins 25 secs. Dan Evans (Rhos on Sea) was the best time I saw with 9 mins 51 secs.

Group photo of most of the Chester Road Club people who rode below:

Full set of results available here