3rd Annual Kings Gap Time Trial - August 31, 2013

Gorgeous weather and pumped up riders made for another successful race up Kings Gap! On Saturday August 31st, forty-five registered participants challenged the 3.3 mile course to the summit of Kings Gap where the proceeds of close to $600 went to benefit The Friends of Kings Gap, a volunteer organization that maintains the beauty of the park. Temperatures in the morning were PERFECT for racing, at right around 70 degrees. Riders took off one minute apart on their "race of truth" to the summit, blazing across the finish line. This year our top male rider was again John Selus from Mechanicsburg with a time of 11:22, which was 5 seconds faster than his winning time last year! On the female side, a new challenger emerged, Alissa Gindlesperger from Frederick MD. Her winning time was 14:36. Congratulations to John and Alissa!

This year the very first unicycle made it up the mountain! Joe McMaster who has previously raced up Kings Gap, tried it a new and unique way. He crossed the line in 25:14. Now that is a real challenge!

While each rider made their way to the top, the spectators awaiting their arrival were entertained with "rider trivia" by our colorful race announcer, Keith Spangler! After the last rider crossed the finish line, the tabulation of the results began.

While they were awaiting the results, they enjoyed muffins, bananas, juice and coffee and then the raffling off of multiple gift certificates and items from our local bike shops. 

When the results were completed, the top three male and female racers were announced and awarded trophies (1st place) and medals (2nd and 3rd place). They are as follows:

Top 3 males

John Selus 11:22
Andrew Webster 11:27
Michael Shirey 12:43

 

Top 3 Females


Alissa Gindlesperger 14:36
Denise Vaughn 15:42
Charlotte Yanno 16:51

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

 

Men 15-18

Alexander Kostyak 14 Min 40 Sec
Bernie Cornali 18 Min 32 Sec

Men 19 - 35

Andrew Webster 11 Min 27 Sec
Kevin Burkey 12 Min 50 Sec
Benjamin Coleman 14 Min 22 Sec
Shane Wildasin 17 Min 03 Sec
Christopher Frye DNS

Men 36 - 45

Ingo Gulde 12 Min 55 Sec
Michael Lewis 13 Min 54 Sec
Tim DeLay 13 Min 57 Sec
Bernard Cornali 14 Min 21 Sec
Darren Reighard 15 Min 15 Sec
Bradley Kostyak 24 Min 23 Sec (stopped to assist medical emergency)

Men 46 - 55

John Selus 11 Min 22 Sec
Michael Shirey 12 Min 43 Sec
John Polak 13 Min 29 Sec
Ed Hinde 13 Min 44 Sec
Simon Frechette 13 Min 53 Sec
Bruce Mort 14 Min 17 Sec
David Murdocca 15 Min 24 Sec
William Gabel 15 Min 32 Sec
David Hrobuchak 16 Min 30 Sec
Jeff Spangler 16 Min 30 Sec
Joseph McMaster 25 Min 14 Sec (riding a unicycle)

Men 56 - 65

Jeff Rowe 13 Min 57 Sec
Donn Putt 14 Min 04 Sec
Kent Gubler 14 Min 46 Sec
Bill Barbour 14 Min 55 Sec
Jim Mader 15 Min 31 Sec
Alan Adelman 16 Min 04 Sec
Stephen Shrader 16 Min 04 Sec
Bill Lader 16 Min 27 Sec
Mike McMullen 16 Min 35 Sec
Geoff Kramer 20 Min 15 Sec
Drew Stokes 20 Min 24 Sec (stopped to assist medical emergency)

Men 66 - 75

John Yanno 14 Min 40 Sec
Keith Marks 15 Min 08 Sec
Dennis Kapp 16 Min 31 Sec
Jerry Rasmus 19 Min 19 Sec

Women 36 - 45

Alissa Gindlesperger 14 Min 36 Sec
Alma Solomon DNF

Women 46 - 55

Lisa Ramey 27 Min 01 Sec

Women 56 - 65

Denise Vaughn 15 Min 42 Sec
Charlotte Yanno 16 Min 51 Sec