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SACU 2002 National ENDURO

Melville MCC Beef Tub Enduro
Moffat

20th October 2002

See below for report and photos. Remember  Last event of 2002 is on 3rd November.

Provisional Results for Melville 20th Oct Raecleugh Forest,Beef Tub Enduro.

Expert Class

Start Pen

Course Pen

ST 1

ST2

ST3

ST4

Total

Position/Award

1 Derek Little

0

176

184

185

187

732

1st

Best Expert

2 Murray Thomson

0

175

170

194

199

738

2nd

Gold

3 Graeme Naismith

0

187

188

190

203

768

3rd

Gold

4 Ian Harkess

0

208

186

206

212

812

4th

Gold

6 Malcolm Bissett

0

194

197

198

235

824

5th

Gold

5 Martin Pennycook

0

221

216

233

238

908

6th

Silber

Over 40 Class

20 Dougal Walker

0

196

199

209

604

1st

Best over 40

22 Hugh O'Neill

0

216

221

235

672

3rd

G

21 Alex Kirk

0

223

213

239

675

2nd

G

23 Kenny Donaldson

0

204

217

270

691

4th

G

24 Geoff Pennycook

0

233

232

231

696

5th

G

26 Andrew Flockhart

360

192

215

226

993

6th

G

30 John Barbour

720

231

245

285

1481

7th

Silver

29 Paul Rudd

1080

281

296

325

1982

8th

Silver

28 Charles McKenzie

1200

296

298

369

2163

9th

Bronze

27 Joe Heron

1440

258

253

352

2303

10th

Bronze

Clubmen Class

19 Joe Gilroy

0

193

187

205

585

1st

Best Clubman

18 Stephen Scott

0

193

200

256

649

2nd

Gold

35 Richard McVickers

0

213

211

227

651

3rd

Gold

43 Adam Lynam

0

204

219

235

658

4th

Gold

38 Ian Paterson

0

213

224

231

668

5th

Gold

45 Graham Hewiston

0

197

214

271

682

6th

Silver

49 Kenny Thomson

0

203

245

249

697

7th

Silver

46 Scott Maxwell

0

225

235

238

698

8th

Silver

42 Paul Ferry

0

220

235

250

705

9th

Silver

58 Jeff McClleary

60

209

217

232

718

10th

Silver

39 Ian Wood

0

237

243

302

782

11th

Silver

41 Colin Armatage

0

245

255

286

786

12th

Silver

34 Rab Moir

0

206

328

260

794

13th

Silver

37Steve Irvine

0

253

272

301

826

14th

Silver

57 Finlay White

120

231

256

288

895

15th

Silver

54 Richard Neaves

480

207

215

216

1118

16th

Bronze

53 Craig Jagla

20

780

226

225

235

1486

17th

Bronze

50 Robert Laurent

900

228

265

288

1681

18th

Bronze

52 Steven Calvey

1380

237

247

263

2127

19th

Bronze

56 Dave Donald

1560

278

334

452

2624

20th

Bronze

44 John McGaff

1380

917

968

1040

4305

21st

Bronze

36 John McCormack

DNF

236

40 Jose Vega Lozano

DNF

266

305

47 Paul Glass

DNF

DNF

235

279

48 Greig Walker

DNF

DNF

344

543

51 Chris

55 Graham Miller

Sportsmen Class

80 Grant Miller

0

267

306

573

1st

Best Sportsman

72 Jimmy Patrick

0

265

322

587

2nd

Gold

81 Mark Clark

0

251

343

594

3rd

Gold

71 Stuart McDonald

0

256

387

643

4th

Gold

83 Donald Stewart

0

291

356

647

5th

Gold

77 Greig Gordon

180

260

320

760

6th

Silver

73 Stephen Todd

300

248

301

849

7th

Silver

78 Roddy Clark

180

283

389

852

8th

Silver

75 James Darrie

660

290

493

1443

9th

Bronze

74 Dave Milne

DNF

DNF

338

76 Derek Fortune

DNF

DNF

609

79 Mel Hume

777 Malcolm Miller

82 Steve Potts

DNF

84 Nial Patton

DNF

288

 

 

A Little win at the Beef Tub.

Report by Trevor Hay (and some comments by the webmaster)

The Melville's Scottish Championship Enduro at the Devil's Beef Tub, Moffat was won by Derek Little (250 Yamaha) closely followed by Murray Thompson (200 KTM). (with only a few points separating the riders at the top of the Championship table every event has to count and there is no such thing as an easy win . )

Even though Murray put up the fastest time of the day in the Special Tests, a consistent Derek Little won the final two tests by enough margin to have a six second lead at the finish.

The feud for the lead in the Clubman Class this year continued between Stephen Scott and Joe Gilroy, with Gilroy victorious after Scott slipped in the final test.

In the Over 40's Class, Dougal Walker romped home, putting up special test times that would have been good enough for the Experts Class (who said the over 40's was easy ? ). Runner up, Hugh O'Neill was almost 70 seconds behind.

The sunny conditions suited Grant Miller who won the Sportsman Class by just 13 seconds from Jimmy Patrick. However all the sportsmen and a number of the Clubmen Class found the later part of the day 'challenging' as some parts of the 15 mile course cut up after the rain the previous week. Richard McVicker, third in the Clubmen, suffered badly on the last lap. He skinned a large part of his back after a brush with a tree ( actually he performed the classic "flying W" dismount and was then gouged by his footpeg on the way past - see photo below - ouch !!). Andrew Flockhart had a 'bad day at the office' when he punctured his front tyre just before the quickest lap of the day and lost six minutes which put him down the results of the Over 40's Class. Stephen Scott, runner up in the Clubmen also had the same problem, but it happened earlier in the day when times were easier. There were only 6 DNF's from the 52 starters and generally it was thought that the elements of competition were just about right for the time of year.

Ta Trevor for that summary from the organisers. Now for a riders point of view ....

Anyone who stayed overnight will tell you that it was a very clear night sky and a tad cool. Greigs cup of tea actually froze in his van ! and my throttle even froze shut . The morning was perfect and the ground looked fantastic as we started off in sub zero temperatures. The rain in the rest of the country had managed to avoid Moffat so the ground was near perfect. This was a new piece of ground and had some fantastic rides on it. Well done to the Melville team of Kenny Donaldson, Rab Moir (who ran the entire event on a trials rear tire - or was it just a worn S12 ?), Stan Peterson and Hugh O'Neill for doing a load of work and setting out a great ride.

It was obvious after the first lap that there would be problems later as some of the course cut up. I had forgotten how deep ruts could get or how firmly a bike could get stuck - but the trick is -- don't follow the brown line. With time to spare after the first lap times were tightened and some time was lost by some riders near the end. But the times were spot on.

The course had some fast forest tracks in it and a flying jump off a 6 foot drop just before the special test. Great fun. The test was fast with some very tricky tight turns in the woods. The start of the test was dropped after it cut up at the first lap and would have been too dangerous for riders at full speed. But it was a long test ( or so it seemed to me) but again the top riders were only separated by seconds at the end.

Dave Donald showed some local knowledge (he is from Aberdeen) and rode a trials bike all day - even beating some of the enduro riders in the test. Still he has finished the SSDT so this was only Day 1 for him.

Mark Clark (81) was out in his first event and finished 3rd in the sportsman. Nice ride and looked quick. And he came in smiling.

A couple of thank you's from the event.

Could you publicly say thanks to rider no. 40  who stopped and gave me a split link after my chain broke on Sunday. I eventually finished after losing a fair bit of time. Saved a long push back to the finish, plus it gave me more opportunity to enjoy a bit more masochism! Cheers Bob Laurent (No 50)

And Greig Walker picked up Richard Neaves and his pals bikes on the way to the event after their trailer axle broke. Plenty of space in his big truck there. Greig was out on his new Husky 360 but suffered from fouled plugs on the day.

Thanks again to the Melvile for a great event - and see you in November for the last one.

Photos taken by Davy Dick - thanks and some great shots

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The early start - still frosty
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Did I mention it was cold ?
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Run up to the test
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Jimmy Patrick 2nd
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Mark Clark looking good in the test
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Derek Little preparing for the test
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Steven Calvey at speed
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Ian Harkess flying
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Rab Moir going for it
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Derek Fortune concentrating hard
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Murray pushing
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Well that was fun !!
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Richard McVicker
OUCH !!!
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Steven - glad to be finished
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Mark - bring on the next one !
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Mystery man - going hard
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Malky flying as usual
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Trials man at speed
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Richard McVicker - still in one piece
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2nd last corner in the test - where else to fall off ?
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Ready
Photo by Stuart McDonald
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Steady
(Thats my Dad !)
Photo by Stuart McDonald
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Go
Dougal Walker
Photo by Stuart McDonald
 

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