OSA ATC - Day 3

23 July 2014

Loveridge is King of the Hill!!

Matt Loveridge strengthened his grip on this year's OSA All Terrain title with a stunning run in the shortest stage of the week – the 600 Metre Climb up Jerbourg Steps.

 With runners starting at minute intervals in division order it wasn’t until the upper divisions ran that the fireworks started. Fastest division two runner Matt Drillot further proved his running prowess with a clocking of 2 minutes 16 seconds, a time that would ultimately earn him a podium place on the night..

 Most of the division one runners were returning times in the mid 2:20s and it looked like time gains may be minimal but both of the main contenders are recognised strong men with a track background.  Penultimate runner Jason James briefly headed the field with his 2:06 time but as he crossed the line his minute man was already over halfway up the climb and with strong support from a healthy crowd Loveridge powered up the final section to stop the clock in 1 minute 50 seconds.

 Earlier in the evening Chantal Green, who has also made this event her speciality, had posted the leading women’s time of 2:39. Louise Perrio’s record run in the previous day’s cliff path race underlined her form but on this occasion she could only get within 21 seconds of Green with a 3 minute clocking. Elyse Dandecker was third woman with 3:14.

 Various versions of this climb have been used and with storm damage rendering both the lighthouse and Telegraph Bay starts out of action, a new start was used on the grassy section slightly to the North of the lighthouse. The route was felt by many to be about 10 seconds slower than the classic Telegraph bay start.  Whether Loveridge’s time is superior to Nick Despres' 2001 record of 1:42 for the bay start is up for discussion but Loveridge now holds the record for the other two versions of the climb and for now is King of the Hill. 

Pos First Name Surname Actual time
1 Matthew Loveridge 1:50
2 Jason James 2:06
3 Matthew Drillot 2:16
4 Ross Stevenson 2:22
5 Simon Ingrouille 2:23
6 Warwick Helps 2:25
7 Alun Brown 2:26
8 David Gibson 2:26
9 Toby Grice 2:28
10 Clint King 2:28
11 James de Garis 2:30
12 Steve Smith 2:31
13 Will Rutherford-Child 2:33
14 Julian Falla 2:38
15 Jon Osborn 2:39
16 Chantal Green 2:39
17 Mark Elliott 2:39
18 Jon Sexton 2:41
19 Lloyd Wallbridge 2:43
20 Paul Ingrouille 2:46
21 Dave Hockey 2:47
22 Tom Shaw 2:49
23 Adam Dorey 2:49
24 Ben Perfitt 2:50
25 Matt Le Tissier 2:51
26 Jamie Ingrouille 2:51
27 Lee Hammond 2:52
28 Jonathan Shaw 2:56
29 Andrew Le Poidevin 2:59
30 Louise Perrio 3:00
31 Michael Way 3:00
32 Gary Chick 3:01
33 Matt Mason 3:03
34 Chris Jones 3:04
35 Stuart Tostevin 3:05
36 Adrian Lihou 3:08
37 Geoff King 3:09
38 Elyse Dandeker 3:14
39 James Bean 3:15
40 Jon Press 3:15
41 Mel Nicolle 3:16
42 Lorenzo Crispini 3:16
43 Richard Curtis 3:18
44 Jemma Loveridge 3:24
45 Sabrina Amy 3:25
46 Ben Rhodes 3:29
47 Kelson Seepaul 3:29
48 Ben Aston 3:30
49 Jean-Pierre Nicolle 3:32
50 Nicola Smith 3:34
51 Grant Cameron 3:36
52 Emma Curtis 3:44
53 Anna Phillips 3:48
54 Juliet Little 3:55
55 Keighley Mitchell 3:58
56 Paul Samman 3:58
57 Lucy James 4:01
58 Liz Kimber 4:03
59 Remi Loveridge 4:05
60 Nicola Mills 4:07
61 Bernie Gilman 4:20
62 Sam Abbott-Harland 4:25
63 Catherine Birnie 4:28
64 Terry Harnden 4:30
65 David Trescothic 4:37
66 Ray Scholes 4:53