Black ‘n’ Tan race was tough

UNIQUE: No not the win, but the ‘black and tan’. Winner Tim Hall said there is not another club that runs such an endurance. PHOTO: Peter Hunt

THE Mansfield Mt Buller Cycling Club held another Black ‘n’ Tan race on Thursday, January 30 as part of the current Summer Series.

With a scorcher of a day forecast, the normal course of 30km with two ‘tan’ sections was shortened to 26km with only one section of dirt – Mt Battery Road.

Even with the concession to the heat, only 16 names were on the start list; a couple of late scratchings meant only 14 ‘hard nuts’ actually started.

In his second race after a fairly long lay-off, Tim Hall won easing up by 10 seconds in a time of 59.19, corrected to 56.19.

Second was mountain biker Kian Lerch-MacKinnon in his first ever ‘proper’ road race, in a corrected time of 45.58 to also claim fastest time.

The dirt obviously suited him.

Third place went to Cam Lachal in 48.13; another mountain biker on the podium.

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