Greer, Henry win on the hill

Skagway, Alaska, was the site of the 2006 Yukon Hill Climb Championships Saturday. A 990-metre climb from the Dyea Turnoff to the Summit provided…

Skagway, Alaska, was the site of the 2006 Yukon Hill Climb Championships Saturday.

A 990-metre climb from the Dyea Turnoff to the Summit provided quite a challenge to the six cyclists who wanted to hold the title of Mountain Goat of Yukon Cycling.

Youthfulness and a lack of body fat was on the side of the eventual top finishers. Seventeen-year-old David Greer and 16-year-old Troy Henry defied gravity to finish in 53:40 and 55:13 seconds respectively, with an average speed of 21.3 kilometres an hour for the 19-kilometre climb.

Jerome McIntyre finished off the top three also arriving in under an hour, followed by Derrick Hynes and Darren Holcomb. A visiting young athlete from Manitoba, 15-year-old Blake McKay — who raced on his dad’s old 10-speed — finished out the field in an impressive 1:09:29.

Results

1st David Greer, 53:40

2nd Troy Henry, 55:13.6

3rd Jerome McIntyre, 57:23.2

4th Derrick Hynes, 1:01:53.6

5th Darren Holcomb,

1:05:37.7

6th Blake McKay, 1:09:29.0

Men’s Commercial Golf

Northerm and Matco Transportation were winners in the playoff at the Mountainview Golf Course Men’s Commercial League on Thursday.

They will play off next week in the final.  Yukon Tire Mechanical will play Feature Foods for the third place, while the other 23 teams will follow the schedule unless notified.

September 7th will be the final night of golf with a BBQ to follow.

Chocolate Claim 10 Miler

Forty-two runners participated in Sunday’s  Chocolate Claim 10-Mile event. Below, are the top five finishers in each category.

Males

1st Bill Parry, 1:06:56

2nd Tom Ullyett, 1:07:43

3rd Don White, 1:08:36

4th Dan Shier,     1:09:40

5th Brian Love, 1:12:35

Females                   

1st Helen Stappers, 1:17:37

2nd Michelle Beaulieu,

1:17:40

3rd Sandra Orban, 1:18:34

4th Janet Clarke, 1:18:44

5th Cindy Freeman, 1:19:52

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