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  • Date: 13-Oct-19
  • Time: 09:15
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  • Course: uh40
  • Closing Date: 01-Oct-19 23:59
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Hill-climb wins for Ellison and Railton in Somerset

  • Published: 13 Oct 19
  • Written By: Frazer Snowdon
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Jess Railton and Ricki Ellison were narrowly victorious in the Bath CC hill-climb on Hinton Hill in Hinton Charthouse, Somerset, on Sunday morning.

Ellison (CC Giro) won for the first time on record after a previous best placing of fourth during the same event last season.

The 29-year-old from Tamworth clocked two minutes and 27 seconds here last year despite “absolutely filthy” conditions as described by organisers, Ellison still managed to better last years’ time by nine seconds, clocking 2-18.7.

Experienced rider Glyndwr Griffiths (73 Degrees Bicycles) had to settle for second a week after notching his first win of the season at the VC Walcot.

Griffiths finished three second behind the winner with a time of 2-21.4.

Much like Ellison, a third place for Kevin Thomas (Bradford-on-Avon CC) would be his first ever podium place on record, crossing the line in 2-26.7.

The women’s category was hotly contested with the top three all within three seconds of each other.

Jess Railton (Bristol South CC) came out victorious with a time of 3-17.2, doubling her win tally to two in 2019.

Railton has failed to finish outside of the major placings during all five starts this season so far.

Only a place behind her in the scratch race and finishing second was Emily Slavin (Avid Sport) who clocked 3-19.8 while her team-mate Lauren Johnston was only a further 0.2 seconds behind in third.

In other categories, Jacob Hardy (Cheltenham & County CC) was fastest junior rider in 2-28.1, missing out on an overall third place by just 1.4 seconds.

Harvey Thomas (Bristol Road Club) finished as quickest juvenile with the 13-year old clocked 3-14.0.

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