Heather successfully defends British Schools National Hill Climb Title‏

Heather successfully defends British Schools National Hill Climb Title‏

Heather, who made her UK debut in this race last year, was amongst the 115 entrants who had to tackle a tough 2.2 mile long climb, with two steep hairpin corners of up to 20% and then a long gradual incline.

 

She paced herself well over the whole climb, despite being considerably hindered by a recent arm injury sustained in a local race which made it impossible for her to get out of the saddle for any part of the climb. She posted the fastest time by any girl in the event, her time being 53 seconds faster than the second placed competitor in her age group.

 

It was a great win for Heather who has shown some excellent recent form ahead of her first Island Games, where, arm injury permitting, she wil be competing in the mountain bike races