It was a cold, gloomy day as we marched down the hill. Lined up, we shivered, and were told to ignore John, as he alone ran sprits and forsook his shirt. A few other men could not let display this go unchallenged and also stripped. Winston complained that those wearing less clothing had a weight advantage, and it was noted that everyone who weighed less than anyone else had this advantage.
Those still in line watched lone runners sprint up the first ascent, probably - once out of sight - to turn the corner and collapse. The trail is dastardly confusing, and while Chris attempted to pin it down with a simple, "Turn Left, then Left, then Right," there remained multiple cases of newbies arriving at corners only to scream, "Which Way???"
The trail flattens in the third middle quarter, but soon is continued by a string of sharp, steep turns. Standing on the final of such stood a small bundle of cheerleaders who said nice, helpful things such as, "Pick it up!" "Pass her!" or "On your toes!"
The finish line was marked by a log, a hastily drawn line in the dirt, and a crowd of people doubled over, heaving.
Without further ado, here are your 2012 top male and female times for the (approximately) 1km hill sprint. (As far as I know; if you have contentions, take it up with Chris).
1. John Heinz - 4:04
2. Chris Bhatla - 4:18
3. Ben K - 4:20
1. Eliza Christie - 5:07
2. Theresa Price - 5:10
3. Tiffany Bilodeau - 5:20