May 17, 2011 in mountain biking
This year’s BORCA Spring Chicken Run saw 125 mountain bikers competing in the various races, a nice jump from last year’s inaugural race.
Cameron Dube, one of the event organizers and an outdoor education teacher at Algonquin College, was glad to see the weather cooperating this year, and was pleased with the increased numbers:
“The idea for Beachburg right now,” Dube says, “is to get the awareness out of riding in this area, in Whitewater Township. We see a lot of development stress in the Ottawa and Kanata Lakes area. Which is a great area for riding, but every day it shrinks from big box shops going in and housing, so we foresee all that population of riders coming out this way to ride.”
In the five-kilometre race, Clinton Fitzpatrick posted the fastest overall time, completing the race in 21 minutes and nine seconds. Carmen Kuntz was second overall with her time of 30:38, and Adrian Woodfine came in third with a time of 32:35.
In the 10K race, Dana Buchanan took top spot, finishing in 40:37, mere seconds faster than J.P. Sauvé, who posted a time of 40:40. Ian Rae’s 42:03 time was good enough for third overall.
Jean-Christoph Vialaret finished the 50-kilometre bike race in two hours, 24 minutes and three seconds. Marcel Vautour was second overall, finishing in 2:26:11, and David Munden was third-fastest, posting a time of 2:32:58.
You can see the full results at the BORCA website, and this year’s event was written up in the Daily Observer, so check out the full article here.