Gerhard Japp
Torrey Pines Hill Climb
Time Trial and Handicap Race
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Our friend Gerhard, 1938-2006
RESULTS for April 26, 2009Past results:  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 sunny and pleasant with a tailwind going uphill.  Click here for event flyer.

It was a great day of skating.  Thanks to Brandon Thorsten for his work at the starting line, providing bagels, bananas, and doughnuts, and driving people down the hill who didn't want to skate down.  Thanks to Joe Prescott for driving people too and doing the finish timing.  Thanks to Carol Japp for riding her bike up the hill and encouraging the skaters on the way up.  Thanks to Glenn Koshi of Bont and SDSE for the raffle prizes.  And thanks to all the skaters for making the event fun.  

Awards:
King of Torrey Pines:  
Carl Yee
Queen of Torrey Pines:  Wendy Holbert
Handicapped Race Winner: Gregg Hedlund
Sultan of Sandbagging (for the person with the greatest percentage improvement in time from the time trial to the handicapped race):  Gregg Hedlund (Is a 3.5% improvement is enough to qualify as sandbagging?)
Most Improved (for the person with the greatest percentage improvement over best previous time:  Linus Harth

Best times of the day:  Male:  Carl Yee 7:26.7 (new record)    Female: Wendy Holbert 9:06 (new record)

Race #1: Time Trial

Place
Name
Sex
Team/Club
Time
Division
1
Carl Yee
M
SDSE
7:26.7
Men
2
Linus Harth
M
SAFE/SDSE
7:48.8
Men
3
Matt Walther
M
BONT/SDSE
7:59.5
Men
4
Blair Atwell
M
SAFE/SCS
8:09.0
Men
5
Gregg Hedlund
M
SDSE
8:59.5
Men
6
Scott Palleiko
M
SCS
9:03.5
Men
7
Wendy Holbert
F
SDSE
9:08.5
Women
8
Noriko Morita
F
SDSE
11:12.6
Women

Race #2: Handicapped (First to cross the line wins)
Place
Name
Handicap
Time  
Percent slower (+) or faster (-)
than first run
1
Gregg Hedlund
:09
8:40.4
- 3.5%
2
Scott Palleiko
:05
8:48.9
-2.7%
3
Wendy Holbert
0
9:05.9
-.5% 
4
Matt Walther
1:09
8:02.9
+.7%
5
Linus Harth
1:19.7
7:55.2
+1.4%
6
Blair Atwell
59.5
8:21.4
+2.5%
7
Carl Yee
1:41.8
7:46.1
+4.3%
DNS
Noriko Morita



 Improvement from Previous Best
Place
Name
Previous Best
Today  
Percent slower (+) or faster (-)
than spring time trial
1
Linus Harth
9:05
7:48.8
- 14%
2
Carl Yee
7:47
7:26.7
- 4%
3
Gregg Hedlund
8:25
8:40.4
+ 3%

Photos and possibly video to be added soon. . .


Updated 4/26/09 10:04 PM CY
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