Stocksbridge CC

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  • Date: 30-Sep-18
  • Time: 11:00
  • Distance: 0.5 Miles
  • Course: ohc/9
  • Closing Date: 18-Sep-18 23:59
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Clark and Burnie take hill climb victories in South Yorkshire

  • Published: 30 Sep 18
  • Written By: Frazer Snowdon
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Fiona Burnie

Fiona Burnie and Joseph Clark tackled the gruelling half mile hill-climb, emerging as top woman and man respectively in the Stockbridge CC hosted event.

Joseph Clark (Cycling Sheffield-Giant) made it back to back win in open hill-climbs, but only by the width of his lycra suit as he pipped Andy Nichols by 0.4 seconds with a winning time of 2-24.5.

Clark, 26 and from Belper in Derbyshire, made the trip to Sheffield again where he has found past success, winning the Sheffrec CC hill-climb in Bradfield back in July.

The 860-yard course in Stockbridge has recently been named the venue for the upcoming National Championships in October.

Andy Nichols (Team B38-Underpin Racing) has taken the top step of the podium a few times already this season but has had to settle for second in his last two races. It may not have been first but Nichols crossed the line in 2-24.9 to maintain a record that sees Nichols finishing third or higher in started races in 2018.

Leon Wright (Race Hub) wasn’t far off the pace either after crossing the line in 2-25.1 and will have been disappointed to finish third after winning his previous three events.

Fiona Burnie (GS Metro) continued a fine run of form taking her win tally to seven for the season.

Eight started events has seen Burnie only fail to win once, back in round five of the Knight Composites TT Series in May where she placed sixth. Since then she has now won three in a row with her latest coming in a time of 3-12.7 – 12.4 seconds ahead of Hatti Archer.

Joseph Clark 

Archer (Bolsover and District CC) finished second in 3-25.1 with Emilie Verroken (Maxx R.T.) 12 seconds further adrift in third.

Bolsover and District CC rider Kieran Smith finished as top junior of the day by around seven seconds with a time of 2-48.9.

15-year-old Taylor Hill (Sheffrec CC) took the fastest juvenile prize, stopping the clock on 3-08.5.

In the veterans category, 45-year-old Jon Wild (Veloviewer) finished 16th overall but managed to take the prize for fastest veteran with a time of 2-51.9.

* All reports are copyright of Cycling Time Trials/Snowdon Sports. Not to be used without permission. This report by Jack Cudworth.

* A full gallery of images from this event by Kimroy Photography is available here