Gerhard Japp
Torrey Pines Hill Climb
Time Trial and Handicap Race
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Our friend Gerhard, 1938-2006
RESULTS for October 24, 2010Past results:  Spring 2010, Fall 2009, Spring 2009, Spring 2008, Fall 2008


Course was the usual from beginning of bike lane at the bottom to sign and flashing light at the top.  About 1.4 miles and 400 feet of climbing.  Weather was cloudy and humid, with moderate sunshine and warmth and average wind.  Click here for event flyer.

The course record was broken twice. In the time trial Blair Atwell bested the previous record by Carl Yee of 7:26.7 by half a second, registering a 7:26.2. The record fell in the handicapped race as Josh turned in a 7:22.1. It may be noted that while conditions may be substantially different between the time trial and the handicapped race the course record may be set in either race. However, timings have not been consistently captured over all editions of the handicapped race due to the closeness of some finishes. However, in this race the timekeeper judged that times had been accurately captured for both races and Josh was credited with a new record. Despite setting a course record Josh did not win any award, losing the time trial to Atwell's record-breaking performance and losing the handicapped race to McCormick.

Awards:
King of Torrey Pines:  
Blair Atwell
Queen of Torrey Pines:  Cathy McCormick
Handicapped Race Winner: Cathy McCormick
Sultan of Sandbagging (for the person with the greatest percentage improvement in time from the time trial to the handicapped race, but may be nullifed by race director's judgement):  No Sandbaggers this time!
Most Improved (for the person with the greatest percentage improvement over spring time:  Blair Atwell

Course Record:  Male:  Josh 7:22.1    Female: Wendy Holbert 9:06

Race #1: Time Trial

Place
Name
Sex
Team/Club
Time
Prior
Best
Division
1
Blair Atwell
M
SCS
7:26.2
8:09
Men
2
Josh
M
7:37.7

Men
3
Carl Yee
M
SDSE
7:41.9
7:26.7
Men
4
Carol Japp
F
SDSE
10:07.2
11:08
Bike
5
Nick Ashtary
M
SCS
10:13.9
9:31
Men
6
Cathy McCormick
F
SDSE
17:50.6
Women

Race #2: Handicapped (First to cross the line wins)
Place
Name
Handicap
Time  
Percent slower (+) or faster (-)
than first run
1
Cathy McCormick
0
15:28.8
- 13.2%
2
Josh
10:12.9
7:22.1
-3.4%
3
Carol Japp
7:43.4
10:06.6
-0.1%
4
Nick Ashtery
7:36.7
10:23.9
+1.6%
5
Blair Atwell
10:24.4
7:40.6
+3.2%
6
Carl Yee
10:08.7
9:18.5
+20.9%

 Improvement from Best Time in the Spring
Place
Name
Spring Best
Today  
Percent improvement
over spring time trial
1
Blair Atwell
8:19
7:26.2
10.6%
1
Carol Japp
11:08
10:06.6
9.2%
2
Carl Yee
8:02
7:41.9
4.2%
3
Nick Ashteri
10:38
10:13.9
3.8%

Updated 10/24/10 11:04 PM ML
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