Potter Valley Hill Climb - April 22, 2015
Driving to Potter tonight was full of visions of warm air and hot racing up the hill. Mother nature reminded us it was still April and that she usually has the fans blowing at Potter. Despite the wind and cool temperatures (just 48 degrees at the start), it was a beautiful night in Anchorage for the 70 plus racers who put their legs to the test Potter Valley Road. The 1.9 mile sprint to the top with up to 8% grades is not for the weary. In the Men's Open category James Stull had a commanding win seven seconds ahead of teammate John Sindell. In the Open Women's race Sheryl Loan maintained her champion pace to take the win! The tightest race was in the Novice Women's category with Charlotte Foley edging out Jessica Nangle by less than 1 second. This race was the first of seven races in the Hill Climb Series - if you missed this one it is not too late to join in the series. Click here for more Hill Climb Series information.
Next Race is Portage Glacier Road Time Trial on Saturday, April 25th at 11:00am. Registration will be open until 9pm on Friday night. Check out the course map for this fast and fun 9.9-mile race against the clock on Portage Glacier Road. This is a great time to race with low traffic and the awesome backdrop of the snow covered valley. at 11:00am. Registration will be open until 9pm on Friday night. Check out the course map for this fast and fun 9.9-mile race against the clock on Portage Glacier Road. This is a great time to race with low traffic and the awesome backdrop of the snow covered valley. at 11:00am. Registration will be open until 9pm on Friday night. Check out the course map for this fast and fun 9.9-mile race against the clock on Portage Glacier Road. This is a great time to race with low traffic and the awesome backdrop of the snow covered valley.
All racers much check between 9:30 and 10:30am. Parking and staging at the Begich Boggs Visitor Center at Portage Lake. Hope to see lots of racers on Saturday!
LAMOREAUX, LOAN STORM TO MOOSE RUN TT WINS
The first race of 2015 is in the books! True to tradition, we kicked off the season on Saturday with the Moose Run time trial. This race was run in the "backwards" direction, starting/finishing at the golf course parking lot. (For those who are wondering, the course is exactly 10.0 miles this way too.) Conditions were as good as they get for an early spring race: dry, mid-40's, and with a southerly breeze blowing the racers up the false flat to the turnaround. And the new pavement on the frontage road sure is sweet!
Over 80 racers turned out, and most categories saw close races. In the Open categories, Jason Lamoreaux barely beat Daniel Folmar by less than 2 seconds (with Joey Bacala only another 3 seconds behind Folmar), and Sheryl Loan held off Rebecca McKee by less than 7 seconds. Kudos to all who raced, and a tip of the helmet to all the winners:
- Open Men: Jason Lamoreaux
- Open Women: Sheryl Loan
- Master Men 45+: Brendan McKee
- Master Women 45+: Janus Reyes
- Master Men 60+: Gunnar Knapp
- Master Women 60+: Diane Mohwinkel
- Intermediate Men: David Henke
- Intermediate Women: Jenny Kimball
- Novice Men: Michael Boukamp
- Novice Women: Michelle Lonergan
- Junior Boys: Owen Farr
- Junior Girls: Alyssa Hargis
Potter Valley Hill Climb - Wednesday. April 22nd
Always a favorite early race you will not want to miss this one! Put those climbing legs and muscles to the test!
For post race fun, the Winegarners have invited all the racers and their fans to a post Potter party at their house. It's just a stones throw from the finish line~
Double the fun and all on a Wednesday night.
This is the first race in the 2015 Hill Climb Series...details to follow soon on the series format, scoring and more.
- Open (formerly Expert)
- Intermediate (formerly Sport)
- Novice (formerly Beginner)
- Masters 45+
- Masters 60+
Visit the FAQ page for full details of the new categories
Hill Climb and Criterium Race Series
Both the hill climb and crit series are back for 2015.
Mandatory Upgrade Policy
To ensure fair competition in the Novice and Intermediate categories, we are implementing a mandatory upgrade policy for 2014. It's simple: Novice or Intermediate racers who win a stage race overall general classification or five individual races in a season are required to upgrade to the