|It looks flat from space....|
|... but as Patrick here will testify its anything but.|
|Yup its definitely steep -|
The annual CCH Youth Springfield Hill Climb was held today with 44 riders from the Concorde and nightingale groups turning up to do battle with the hill which tops out at over 20% gradient over the course of 200m. In other words its short but it is brutal.
|- but that doesn't deter Kai here going flat out|
The riders were set of a minute apart with the youngest age group going first - many of them tackling the hill for the first time. Milo set the fastest under 8 time following on from his recent win in the YHPSCL hill climb at the same venue. Well done to newcomer Blessed who won the girls under 8s.
|The under 8 podium - Nasy 2nd, Milo 1st, Zuzana - 2nd.|
|Under 8's results - (girls in green)|
|The under 10 podium - Robbie 3rd, Nashane 1st and Anoushka 1st.|
|Under 10s results|
The under 12s saw times start to dip below 30 seconds with a great 25.3 seconds win for Tom with William close on his heels and Yande being top girl.
|The Under 12 podium - William 2nd , Tom 1st and Mack 3rd.|
|Under 12s results|
|Rasan blocking out the noise of the crowd|
|but Khariri matches him for speed|
|The under 14s podium - Elliot M 3rd, Sam 1st, Kai 2nd and Olivia 1st.|
|Under 14s results|
|Elliot H on his way to matching the old record.|
The under 16s were few in number but blink and you missed them - although someone told me they stopped half way up to chat with the squirrels - Jessie set the fastest girls time of the day and female course record of 25.7 seconds. Elliot hit the same mark as the old course record and Logan put it to bed with a blistering 18.3 seconds - setting a new mark for every one to aim at next year.
|Logan sets the new course record of 18.3 seconds.|
|Under 16s results|
|Um - Bill and Ben and the other one,,,?|
Well done to all and thanks to all our volunteers for helping out.