Sun, 07 Aug|
Wainuiomata Hill, Gracefield
WSC Hill Climb Gravity Grinder
It's all about the legs! Who can be the fastest up the Wainuiomata Hill? Better still - can you beat your time from last year?
Time & Location
07 Aug 2022, 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Wainuiomata Hill, Gracefield, Gracefield Road, Gracefield, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
About the Event
The Gravity Grinder is the toughest hill-climb of the season for schools riders to conquer!
Riders gather at the carpark on Gracefield Rd (outside Callaghan Innovation).
Warm-ups are preferred on wind-trainers or rollers to keep kids off the road. Riders are then sent off at 30 seconds or 1 minute intervals from outside the GNS Science complex and ride up the cycle-path to the top of the hill in the shortest time possible. Anyone missing their start will be allocated another start time at the back of the field.
Please Note: sorry, there are no toilets at the start. The nearest toilets are 1km away at the Z Petrol Station, Seaview Rd or at the Hutt Park complex.
Riders can earn valuable points for their school to go towards the inter-school points trophies (Yr 7-8, U16 & U20).
Additionally the fastest boy and girl get to have their name engraved on the Hill Climb trophy.
First rider off at 9am. Early riders will need to be warmed-up prior to this time. A start sheet will be sent out onto the Schools facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WellingtonSchoolsCycling
Please register on-line here. Entry is $5.00 per person, paid for on the day
All riders welcome using any kind of bicycle provided it's powered by legs.
Grade No School Name Actual Time
U11W 1 Newlands Primary Amelia Burkhart 13:51:00
U12 2 Seatoun Primary Kingsley McGuigan 9:58:00
U13 3 Tawa Int Ila Makasini DNF
U13 4 T awa Int Angus Warren 11:11:00
U14 5 Raumati Beach Liam Parkes 9:29:00
U16W 6 St Mary's College Lara Comeskey 8:11:00
U16W 7 Kapiti College Millie Donald 8:06:00
U16 8 Rongotai College Bertie McGuigan 7:07:00
U17W 9 WEGC Mikayla Perry 9:47:00
U17 10 HVHS Nate Beard 6:10:00
U17 11 Onslow College Alex Foden 7:16:00
U19 12 Scots College Elliot Robertson 6:02:00