Calder Hill Climb. 1st September 2010

Calder’s Kevin Watson on the Woolley Edge Climb

Owen Mitton (Huddersfield RC regained his Open Calder Hill Climb title on Woolley Edge, completing the 1200 metres 17% climb in 2:53.1 Owen is famous in Calder Clarion circles after falling in the Calder and Hebble Canal while guesting on a Calder club run and also later at a club dinner when he presented Ian Steeper with a Gentleman’s Ball scratcher !!!. 
He won the event in 2008, but was narrowly beaten ( 1.6 seconds) by Holme Valley Wheeler’s Stephen Robinson last year. 

This year, Michael Richmond (Wakefield Triathlon), turning a huge gear, seemingly effortlessly, got within 5 seconds of
the winner. Feathersone Road Club riders John Nicholson and Anthony Jones filled the next two places.

The Calder Hill Climb Championship winner was Matthew Dodsworth. Despite having a 7 seconds winning margin over a valiant Martin Price, Matthew went down the hill and repeated the climb as an unofficial test. Michael Vennard took 3rd place. 

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