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Hill Climb Brings the Curtain Down on a Fantastic Season.

posted 27 Sept 2010, 02:03 by Kevin Monaghan   [ updated 27 Sept 2010, 04:31 ]
There could have been no better way to bring a close to the Lakeside Wheelers  season than to see so many riders at ORS last Sunday for the 9am start to warm up for the club Hill Climb. With the weather nice and dry and not too windy it was perfect for the last event of the year.

As usual we departed for a shorter than normal spin with all groups under strict orders from Mark Horohoe to make sure they were reconvened in Multyfarnham for 11am. With nobody wanting to upset our competitions officer, all groups promptly headed off in different directions, although most passed through Castlepollard and Coole at some stage making their way across the bog en route to Multy for the big challenge.

At precisely 11am anyone who was taking on the Hill Climb reported to Dave Fagan our official starter at the foot of the slope to Wilson’s Hospital school, and with Mick Reynolds doing a fine job steadying the bikes so as we could all start with the cleats in, it was the juniors off first. These young wheelers gave a fantastic account of themselves and their times displayed to everyone just how much they have improved over the course of this year. Next up it was the adults and with the breeze becoming very chilly there were lots of lads stretching and spinning up and down the start area. Pat Weir tried to start a war when he claimed one of the ladies was even warming up on a turbo at the back of his pub but this was quickly refuted.
After the event we all retired to Weir’s of Multy for tea, coffee and scones and to await the all important times. Mark will send out all the times via email once they have passed the doping control team but hot off the organisers lap top are preliminary results for the fastest underage, Luke Eivers with 4mins 11secs, fastest lady was Cathy O’Toole with 4mins 38secs and fastest overall, Stuart Cox with a time of 3mins 27secs. There were several other notable performances and well done to everyone who took part, all prizes will be presented at the Christmas party.
Many thanks to Cathy Flynn and Carmel Dolan who were the finish line stewards and to Pat and all his team in Weir’s, who served us up the most delicious tea, coffee, scones and even soup afterwards.

So there we have it, another year complete and would you believe it some lads are already planning training schedules for the 2011 season!!! To Mark Horohoe and your team of many helpers, take a bow for yet another fabulous season in the competitions hot seat and no doubt everybody is eagerly looking forward to next year.
Tommy Casey sets out on his Hill Climb in Multyfarnham...
More pictures ofthe 2010 Hill Climb here