Absolute beast of a ride from Kate Richardson today, covering the 5km from Campsie Golf Club car park to the summit in 14 minutes and 20 seconds to win the youth race comfortably, beating every junior in the event and all but 2 senior women, to record the 3rd fastest overall time of the day in the process.
Inexplicably, for what was promoted as an open women’s event, Kate wasn’t allowed to take her place on the main podium because youths were excluded from the main championship race. The old saying ‘if you are good enough you are old enough’ comes to mind.
She will be back next year to win overall and blow the field apart.
That will give them something to talk about.
Athlete: Kate Richardson
Event: Scottish Cycling National Hill Climb Championships 2018
Location: Crow Road, Lennoxtown