You know it is a tough course when marshals outnumber competitors and so it was with the penultimate FWCC summer league event of 2018. A hilly time trial that started at the foot of the hill outside Gatehead near Kilmarnock, climbed again out of the village of Earlston, up to Symington via the Secretary of State climb, followed by an ascent around the back of Corraith, culminating with a summit finish on the top of Dundonald Hill. Eight miles and over 1000 feet of climbing, no wonder just nine competitors signed up. At least everyone got into the top ten. Sean Barron put in an excellent ride, winning in a time of 24:21 and catching Summer League front runner Chris Staples at the top of Dundonald Hill. Rider Del Young also flew up the hills, tailing third place by only 20 seconds. Neil Colquhoun screeched up to the start line in his car, running late, and just about made the cut off. Clearly the adrenalin had a positive effect with a superb fourth place (and veteran winning) time of 28:15. Only one more 2018 Summer League event to go, the Iain O'May Hillclimb Trophy to be contested on October 7th on the Fairlie Moor Road.

Results for Event 7

1. Sean Barron 24.21
2. Chris Staples 25.26
3. Del Young 25.46
4. Neil Colquhoun 28.15
5. Colin Gillies 28.56
6. Joe Boyle 29.30
7. Guy Walker 29.41
8. Catherine Logan 31.05
9. Steve Donaldson 34.08