Race Report: Tymor Park Challenge, H2H Series
Location: Lagrangeville, NY
Date: May 23, 2010
This was round two of the Campmor H2H series at Tymor Park in Lagrangeville, NY. This course is known for its super long and steep climbs and one of the hardest races of this series.
I was able to get a good start off the line into the first climb into the single track, I was sitting about 6th out of 25+ racers. Then we hit a long steep climb and was able to make my way up to 4th place behind last year's pro racer Roger Foco. After following him to the halfway point of the first lap, I passed him to sit in 3rd for the whole race until Roger passed me on the final lap finishing in 4th. The top 4 of us finished with more than 3 minutes on the 5th place guy.
Team mate Ross Anderson had a strong race finishing in 6th place.
This series is by far one of the hardest and most competitive series on the east coast. Every race is jammed packed with 20-30 racers who are all super strong. If you can do good at these races, every other series will seem easy.
Results are here.
Off next this weekend to the MASS series race at Iron Hill in Delaware on June 6.
- John Arias