Gerhard Japp
Torrey Pines Hill Climb
Time Trial and Handicap Race
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Our friend Gerhard, 1938-2006
RESULTS for April 30, 2011 Past results:  Fall 2010, 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 warm, sunny and dry, with perhaps a slight tailwind going uphill.  Click here for event flyer.

It was a great day for a race.  Harry Bigham, Marc Steiner and Brian Wolf participated for the first time and did very well.  Ever the innovator, Blair Atwell skated the time trial on only 3 wheels per skate, having removed the next to rearmost wheels because the bearings weren't rolling all that well.  However he went back to 4 wheels per skate for the second climb.  Gregg Hedlund skated pushing his son Andrew up Torrey Pines in a Jog Stroller! There were no female entrants this time but there was a woman skating the hill who blew past us on the way down and skated much of the descent sideways.

Thanks to Carol Japp for helping with the timing and to Joes Prescott for timing and shuttling people and stuff up and down the hill.

Awards:
King of Torrey Pines:  
Carl Yee
Queen of Torrey Pines: (Ladies, your name could have been here...)
Handicapped Race Winner: Gregg and Andrew Hedlund
Sultan of Sandbagging (for the person with the greatest percentage improvement in time from the time trial to the handicapped race, but may be nullified by race director's judgment):  No Sandbaggers this time!

Best time of the day:  7:24.5
Course Records:  Male:  Joshua Richart 7:22.1    Female: Wendy Holbert 9:06

Race #1: Time Trial

Place
Name
Sex
Team/Club
Time
Division
1
Carl Yee
M
SDSE
7:24.5
Men
2
Blair Atwell
M
SCS
8:01.3
Men
3
Brian Wolf
M
8:59.1
Men
4
Marc Steiner
M
SDSE
9:51.8
Bike
5
Harry Bigham
M
SDSE
10:59.9
Men
6
Carol Japp
F
SDSE
11:16.8
Bike
7
Gregg & Andrew HedlundM
SDSE14.22.5Stroller

Race #2: Handicapped (First to cross the line wins)
Place
Name
Handicap
Time  
Time slower (+) or faster (-)
than first run
1
Gregg & Andrew Hedlund
0
13:52
-0:30.5
2
Marc Steiner
4:30
9:41
-0:10.8
3
Blair Atwell
6:21
7:54
-0:07.3
4
Brian Wolf
5:23
8:58
-0:01.1
5
Carl Yee
6:57
7:41
+0:17.5
6
Harry Bigham
3:22
11:36
+0:36.1



Updated 4/30/11 10:49 pm CY
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