i started working with Jake, 42, from England back at the tail-end of August. he’d identified this hill climb event that he was pretty soundly beaten in last year as his main aim for 2014.
he wanted the win this time around however. we had about 2 months to get cracking, and so we did, working on Jake’s power base and stamina whilst beginning to also get him ready for the short, sharp effort that the Maldon Hill Climb Championship required.
but crank on we did, punking a little here and there as we went, til the day was upon us. the night before i remember getting the sweaty palms and the tension i get when i have a race coming up, but it’s always worse when a client is racing!
the next day, some hours after the event and after wearing a hole in my carpet, i received a text from Jake.
well done Jake, you join the illustrious ranks of crankpunk podium snafflers!
The Maldon Hill Climb Championship event was held in Lodge Road, Hazeleigh on Sunday 2nd November 2014.