2nd Annual Kings Gap Time Trial - August 31, 2012

It was a great day to challenge the mountain! Forty-three registered participants chose to 'race against the clock' in the 2nd annual individual hill climb time trial. Each rider took to their bikes and went off at one minute timed increments to see how fast they could ascend the Kings Gap road. The course was almost 3.5 miles in length, with each rider crossing the finish line at the front of the Cameron/Masland Mansion.

The first rider left the start line at exactly 8:45 and that rider left her mark! Coming across the finish line with a time of 15:26, New Cumberland's Danielle Melhorn took first place overall for the females!
A little later on, John Salus of Mechanicsburg put the hammer down for the guys.....with a time of 11:10. He was blazing fast and absolutely no one could do better that morning. John's time bested last year's fastest time by 33 seconds!
After all had crossed the finish line, the participants enjoyed music, bagels, muffins, bananas, juice, warm coffee and the raffle pull! Multiple gift certificates and items from local bike shops, which were generously donated, were drawn and awarded. The event concluded with the awards for the top OVERALL times for males and females.

OVERALL MALE


1st place- John Salus 11:10
2nd place- John McMaster 12:13
3rd place- Kevin Burkey 12:30

OVERALL FEMALE


1st place- Danielle Melhorn 15:26
2nd place- Charlotte Yanno 17:12
3rd place- Sonja Hess 21:08

 

The annual hill climb time trial race is a community outreach event sponsored by the Harrisburg Bicycle Club. This year's event raised $841.20, for the Friends of Kings Gap, a non-profit organization formed and managed by local volunteers to promote and support Kings Gap State Park. 

 

See below for complete race results (by age categories).

 

 

Men 19 - 35

Kevin Burkey                     12 Min  30 Sec

John Lancione                   12 Min  43 Sec

Ben Strine                         12 Min  45 Sec

Eric Diamond                      12 Min  47 Sec

Chris Purell                         15 Min  18 Sec

Benjamin Coleman               15 Min  32 Sec

Matt Hazzard                      16 Min  38 Sec

Alex Dias                           19 Min  35 Sec

Cameron Lynch                   24 Min 42 Sec

 

Men 36 - 45

Mike Midock                       13 Min  23 Sec

Clayton Murray                   13 Min  58 Sec

Bernie Cornali                     14 Min  06 Sec

Robert Wiltrout                  14 Min  44 Sec

Jeff Spangler                     16 Min  33 Sec

 

Men 46 - 55

John Salus                           11 Min  10 Sec

Joseph McMaster                  12 Min  13 Sec

Cory Schaeffer                     13 Min  10 Sec

Mark McDonald                    13 Min  13 Sec

Ed Hinde                            13 Min  52 Sec

Bobby Lee                          15 Min  31 Sec

 

Men 56 - 65

Jeff Rowe                            13 Min  45 Sec

Mark Yon                             13 Min  49 Sec

Bill Barbour                           14 Min  35 Sec

David Opilo                           15 Min  25 Sec

Kent Gubler                         15 Min  53 Sec

Rod Murray                          16 Min  20 Sec

Alan Adelman                      16 Min  39 Sec

David Miller                         16 Min  55 Sec

Russell Wagner                   17 Min  02 Sec

Bill Bixler                             17 Min  17 Sec

 

Men 66 - 75

Keith Marks                        15 Min  47 Sec

John Yanno                       15 Min  50 Sec

Daniel Kesler                      17 Min  35 Sec

Michel Lefevre                    18 Min  40 Sec

 

Men +75

 Howard Beane                    21 Min  09 Sec

 

 

Women 19 - 35

  Sonja Hess                          21 Min  08 Sec

 

Women 46 - 55

Danielle Melhorn                 15 Min  26 Sec

 

Women 56 - 65

Charlotte Yanno                 17 Min  12 Sec