Perryman king of the hill

sportsjasonperrymanJason Perryman out-rode all opposition yesterday to remind doubters, if there were any, that he remains one of Barbados’ best hill climbers.

Perryman won the the Barbados Cycling Union’s 4 kilometre hill time trial from among the 14 riders brave enough to enter the fray. The event took riders from Bathsheba over Horse Hill and ending at Grantley Adams Memorial School in St. Joseph.

Of note was that among the starters were the likes of female cyclist Esther Rosemond-Miller, the sole female competitor, over-50 competitor Ronald Harding and juvenile riders like Jacob Kelly and Shamar Rollins showing no fear for the gruelling event.

Rosemond-Miller drew position one and led the assault up the climb. She was extremely strong to the finish and not only won her category but also came 9th overall. Perryman was the man of the moment and made calculated attacks on this climb showing his strength and wealth of experience.Perryman knew that this would not be a walk in the park with Russell Elcock being his main threat. Elcock was very strong but this would not be his day as he had to settle for second in the event.

Third overall went to the very strong junior climber Joshua Kelly who seems to be extremely confident returning home from a sterling performance in Trinidad.

Darwin Griffith came across the line in fourth position and Edwin Sutherland one of the other top juniors rounded off the top 5.

The final positions in the categories were as follows: Seniors

1st – Jason Perryman

2nd – Russell Elcock

3rd – Darwin Griffith


1st – Joshua Kelly

2nd – Edwin Sutherland

3rd – Kristin Vanderpool


1st – Jacob Kelly

Seniors over 50

1st – Ronald Harding

Women1st – Esther Rosemond-Miller

Category 4

1st – Rene Lashley

2nd – Ricardo Maynard

3rd – Philip Als


Shamar Rawlins

The next event is scheduled for April 28 and will be at the Gun Hill circuit.††

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