Matthew Pilkington (Progressive Cycle Coaching Development) set a new course record at the second running of the Waller Pain Hill Climb in Caterham, Surrey, on Sunday.

Defying the wet and slippery conditions on the 0.31-mile town-centre course up Waller Lane, Pilkington shaved 12 seconds off the marker set by Hal Bransby (Addiscombe CC) last year.

Simon Richardson (Norwood Paragon) came second with 1-20, and Bransby third at 1-22.

Alex Conway (VC Londres) placed ninth overall to clinch the men’s under-16 title, with Molly Cooke winning the under-16 women’s category.

Part of the spirit of the Waller Pain is that anyone is welcome to take part in the event and not just club riders. Accordingly, Aaron Moss won the open ‘Fat dad’ title with Lizzie Elliot bagging the ‘Fit mum’ trophy. Elliot also won the women’s category overall.

Waller Pain Hill Climb 2011: Men

1. Matthew Pilkington (Progressive Cycle Coaching Development Squad) in 1-14


2. Simon Richardson (Norwood Paragon CC) 1-20

3. Hal Bransby (Addiscombe CC) 1-22

4. Ben Pearce (Tri Project) 1-39

5. Nigel Wynn (Cycling Weekly) 1-42

6. Patrick Trainor (Norwood Paragon CC) 1-43

7. Geoff Dillon (Crystal Palace Tri) 1-46

8. Grant Georgiades (Crystal Palace Tri) 1-52

9. Alex Conway (VC Londres) 1-55

10. Adrian Blacker (Unattached) 1-58

‘Fit mum’/Women

1. Lizzie Elliot in 6-28

Under-16 men

1. Alex Conway (VC Londres) in 1-55

Under-16 women

1. Molly Cooke in 4-10

Fastest ‘fat dad’

1. Aaron Moss in 2-35

Aaron Moss, fat dad winner, Waller Pain hill climb 2011



Aaron Moss, ‘dads’ winner with tasty T-shirt

Alex Conway, under-16 men winner, Waller Pain hill climb 2011



Alex Conway, under-16 winner

Lizzie Elliott, women



An emotional Lizzie Elliot collects her prizes from organiser Scott Georgiades of Caterham Round Table

Matthew Pilkington, men



New course record holder Matthew Pilkington

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  • Pete Dommett

    A great day, the weather kept some of the locals away, and most of the female riders, but still fun. This climb isn’t the hardest or the longest but it certainly surprises you. In the full results on caterhamtable.com I think the 6min 36sec time for myself is a typo.

  • Andy Parr

    Well done Caterham Round Table for organising a brilliant event. Looking forward to the next one

  • Dan Bennett

    Well done Matt, you deserve it!