Friday, 17 October 2014

Springfield Hill Climb kicks off new league to a great start

Its that way to the top....
A record turn out for the Hill Climb at Springfield park could only mean one or two things - 
1- is wasn't raining  - or
2- everyone wants to take part in the most exciting primary school league in Hackney

The riders get briefed before the racing starts
Well it's probably a combination of both but the 2014/15 season got off to a great start in the sunshine with 72 riders from eight schools participating in the short but sharp hill climb. Rising 55m for a length of around 150m with a real ramp up near the top the Springfield Hill Climb is not to be sniffed at.
With so many riders we had to set them off every 30 seconds to make sure everyone got back in time. So big thanks to the David and the Young Hackney staff and the coaches/teachers and parents for helping make the competition run so smoothly we were all finished in plenty of time.

Southwold riders enjoying their afternoon out
 Once the riders were briefed and numbered up they got themselves lined up in order  for their effort.
Quite a few riders found the latter part of the climb too steep to cycle so they jumped off and ran the bike over the line - after all their time may still count for league points.
Another rider setting off up the "Col de Springfield"
With points for 1st down to 10th for each age group and for boys/girls there were plenty on offer, and with the times averaging around 45 seconds the racing was pretty close. Kingsmead came out top followed by Jubilee then Gayhurst - but all schools scored points. Well done to new league members Parkwood and Sir Thomas Abney. Well done to all the riders - we look forward to the next event at the Lea Valley Velopark circuit next month. Full results below.

 - School League totals after round 1

Year 4 girls results
Year 4 boys results

Year 5 girls results
Year 5 boys results

Year 6 girls results

Year 6 boys results