This morning's Coot-tha Challenge was an epic battle of strength and determination that was thoroughly enjoyed by all who took part. Simone's Seven pulled off a well-deserved and narrow win with a 57 second improvement on their PBs, ahead of Blair's Boys who finished second only 49 seconds behind. The Dalglish Dashers were third, only another 24 seconds behind and the Farrington Five finished only another 45 seconds back. Considering there are 5 riders contributing to each time gap, the teams all finished up very close to each other.
King of the Mountain was awarded to mountain goat Liam McCarthy who danced up Mt Coot-tha in a lightning fast 8m 01s.
Queen of the Mountain went to Simone Grounds who led the Simone Seven in with a time of 8m 56s. King of the Wombles was Hamish Dalgish who delivered a fine time of 9m 40s. Queen of the Wombles was Lisa Duncan who had a great time of 10m 17s.
Rider of the Challenge goes to Anna Koblova who took out the Lanterne Rouge, best improved time (53 sec off), best dressed and an integral part of the winning team.
All 25 riders finished within a range of 7m16s starting from Liam's 8m01s. We would all like to thank Chris Gibbs and Rod Stewart for recording times.