This mountain bike race from Verbier – Grimentz in the Swiss Alps covers 131km with 4700m climb and crosses 6 valleys and must be accomplished within strict time limits. l was one of the 33 women to start among 1000 riders who lined up on the start line. Despite appalling weather conditions, l made it to the final hurdle but admitted defeat after missing the 90km checkpoint by 10 mins. Overnight rain had made the conditions very difficult especially on the steeper sections, all the riders finished covered in mud and exhausted. More details of Hilary’s epic at Planet Fear
SOUTH YORKSHIRE SPORT AND RE:PLAY SPORTS AWARDS 2006
Congratulations to Hilary on winning the Everyday Sport Hero award, sponsored by Spice Yorkshire.