MIVA 40km Time Trial


Peter McCaffery

June 7, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) – Thursday evening we were graced with great weather and with a good turnout of sixteen participants six riders from Russ Hays club in Victoria.

However, only five of them rode the time trial as trip coordinator Emile de Rosnay’ s bike had been damaged in transit. The visitors showed MIVA riders how it’s done, taking the top five places , with three of them beating one hour for the distance and winner Curtis Deardon establishing a new course record of 53′ 16″. MIVA’s fast man Don Gillmore was doing a great ride and set to place highly when he flatted just after a rough gravcel break and didn’t finish.Top female rider Haley Warkenton, also with Russ Hays, posted a women’s record of 1h 06′ 50″.

The top MIVA finisher was Gareth Slocombe in sixth place, with a time of 1h 08′ 59″. Mike Gill, riding in his first season did a personal best time of 1h 11′ 44″.

In the youth event, Abigail Hare won , with brother Aiden just under two minutes behind and eight year old Ian Gillmore finishing the twenty kilometers in just under an hour..

Thanks to Katy Wallington, starter, Corey Friesen for timing, Mike Mann, turn marshal, and Glen Gordon, holder.