Thursday, March 26, 2009

The only way is up........

In fact the Palipane Hill Climb Challenge is only 5km. But it's a tough 5 K. Veteran, Yee Wah Sing challenged holder of the Palipane Trophy, Mesake Yalidole, but both were piped to the top by record holder Timothy Fong Jnr. Tim didn't manage to beat his record(10:25???) but 13:00.9 is a respectable time. Holder of the trophy, Mesake Yalidole had the misfortune of leaving his cycling shoes in a taxi and had to race with MTB pedals and training shoes.
A special mention must go to 15 year old Chris Cakobau. Chris was not looking forward to cycling up the hill but courage won out and he clocked an amazing time for a first attempt of 24:23. Chris now has a benchmark to beat and we expect great things from this young man.

Timothy Fong Jnr (and Junior Jnr) receive the Palipane Trohpy

Chris Cakobau cheered on by challenger Yee Wah Sing, in his herculean effort to "Kill the Hill"

Here are the times:
Timothy Fong Jnr 13:00.9
Mesake Yalidole
Jope Tikotani
Yee Wah Sing
Nau Dakuliga
Chris Cakobau

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