Essex Roads CC (Inc ECCA Championship)

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  • Date: 12-Oct-19
  • Time: 14:00
  • Distance: 0
  • Course: eh/15
  • Closing Date: 01-Oct-19 23:59
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Wins for Elliston and Hutchins in Essex

  • Published: 13 Oct 19
  • Written By: Frazer Snowdon
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James Hutchins and Katie-Ann Elliston were quickest man and woman on the roads of Woodham Ferrers in Essex, winning the Essex Roads CC hill-climb on Saturday afternoon.

Hutchins (Cycling Club Hackney) claimed a slim but maiden career victory on record despite never breaking into the top three prior to the day’s event.

The 45-year-old finished fifth in this event last year and even though his finishing time this season was six seconds slower than 2018, 2-24.3 was all that was needed to take victory.

Gareth Wignall (Hertfordshire Wheelers) had previously set foot on a podium but still bettered his best result on record, moving up a personal best of third to second thanks to a time of 2-25.7, just over a second off the winning time.

The podium spots were filled with riders bettering previous best placings, and Chris Hartono (LFGSS CC) was no different as the 24-year-old found himself amongst the top three for the first time, clocking 2-30.2.

Quickest female prize went to Katie-Ann Elliston (Southend Wheelers) powering up the hill in 3-00.2.

17-year-old Elliston finished 28 seconds better off than second place as she was also second quickest junior rider overall.

Faye Faiers (Thanet RC) was second behind Elliston, clocking a time of 3-28.4.

Alfie Salmon (Lee Valley Youth CC) was the quickest rider under 18 years of age as the juvenile finished in 2-36.9, which was good enough for fifth overall.

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