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SACU 2003 Championship ENDURO

Round 7 - ELRAT - Devils Beef Tub Enduro - Moffat

14th September 2003

 

Set up at record speed after being loaned use of the Forest by the Melville club the Devils Beef Tub Enduro turned out to be a great day in the woods with a special test that specators could see a large chunk of. Ian Paterson designed the course with a great help from Kenny Donaldson (Melville) who also brashed an event saving ride avoiding THE BIG MUDDY HOLE which could have cancelled the event.

High up in the clouds the ground was wet in places but stood up well. It is easy to see why this is the source of the river Tweed. On the day it was dry even if the ground was wet. The course followed most of the 2002 track with new rides to extend it and add in some blasts through the trees . Last years main bridge was moved and set up with help of a certified transport engineer (Malky Bisset from Halcrow  ) - even though  he was a roads man and not a bridge engineer - but it lasted the day.

On the day Murray Thomson finally got the win he was looking for this year over one of the most varied and flowing tests - the test changing from lap to lap with severe mud on the last round. Derek Little is getting back to fitness and confidence again and put in an impressive 2nd place on his RIDE ON Yamaha 450f. Kyle Deswert kept pushing to the end for 3rd place. Becoming a regular visitor to ELRAT enduros Colin Macrae was entered in the Expert class despite initial reservations - but proved that he is well up to speed on 2 wheels. Riding a KTM 125 he produced some very exciting riding in the test delighting the few spectators there to see it. Despite losing 13 seconds after a high speed crash on his last test he managed to secure 4th place against some of the top riders in Scotland and the North of England.  Joe Gilroy must wonder when his luck is going to change as he lost compression on the first lap and had to retire.

In the Over 40 class Andy Flockhart proved unbeatable again and set the fastest time of the day on his first timed run. Ian Patterson chased hard all day on the course he designed and came in in 2nd place 3 seconds ahead of Dougal Walker - both riders impressing with their speed up the hill in the test. Finishing the event Ian and Andy then set out to take the course down - the fastest marshalls this year !

Chris Stewart got his first win of 2003 with a very fast first test. This now makes the championship very close at the top as Duncan Jamieson lost time on the last test and finished down the points - Chris Buchan is still in with a chance over the next two rounds.

Another "Rally regular" to ELRAT events Robbie Head was doing well until a puncture near the end meant he dropped time. Mousses next time.

In the Sportsmen class Stephen Black and Alan Reid battled it out for top honours over a course which proved very testing for a lot of the Sportsman. Phil Perkins (91) was very relieved when he got back the start - "glad to be out of there alive" were his immortal words.

With the marshalls clearing new paths where required and guiding (hauling in some cases) tired riders out of the forest the event was seen as a success - if a tough event. Well done to all those who managed at least a lap.

Thanks to Tilhill Forestry for the use of their land for this event.

NAME			NO.	T1	T2	T3	T4	Total	Penalties		Event	Position
			seconds	seconds	seconds	seconds	seconds		Start	 Course	Total	      
EXPERTS											      
Murray Thomson		7	151	151	165	168	635			635	1
Derek Little		1	159	162	162	171	654			654	2
Kyle Deswert		6	156	159	171	174	660			660	3
Colin Macrae		10	165	163	170	184	682			682	4
Mark Oliver		5	166	169	178	195	708			708	5
Richard Neaves		15	168	170	180	193	711			711	6
John Agnew		3	171	175	185	190	721			721	7
Paul Ferry		4	177	177	186	201	741			741	8
Adam Lynam		2	188	191	194	215	788			788	9
Richard McVicar		12	172	171	212	353	908			908	10
Malcolm Bissett		11	172	174	184	709	1239		480	1719	11
Joe Gilroy		8	0	0	0	0	0			RET	      
CLUBMAN Over 40											      
Andrew Flockhart	19	148	166	171	0	485			485	1
Ian Paterson		22	166	171	175	0	512			512	2
Dougal Walker		26	166	172	177	0	515			515	3
Kenny Donaldson		29	173	175	183	0	531			531	4
Keith Spence		25	169	176	196	0	541			541	5
Stuart Livingstone	31	180	180	203	0	563			563	6
Douglas Page		21	182	201	196	0	579			579	7
Alex Kirk		23	174	219	193	0	586			586	8
Andrew McConnell	28	196	202	212	0	610			610	9
Gary Dalzell		20	194	197	224	0	615			615	10
Grant Millar		27	210	244	236	0	690			690	11
Geoff Pennycook		30	179	194	401	0	774			774	12
Dougie Meek		24	196	0	0	0	196			RET	      
CLUBMAN 											      
Chris Stewart		48	160	173	180	0	513			513	1
Scott Maxwell		53	174	176	207	0	557			557	2
Chris Buchan		39	167	175	235	0	577			577	3
Graham Smith		55	187	194	197	0	578			578	4
Iain McMullen		52	170	200	217	0	587			587	5
Rab Moir		42	183	204	213	0	600			600	6
Findlay White		40	195	202	210	0	607			607	7
Campbell Chatham	46	186	200	232	0	618			618	8
Neil Atkison		58	201	215	216	0	632			632	9
Mark Hartley		57	204	220	228	0	652			652	10
Duncan Jamieson		44	157	171	337	0	665			665	11
Gary Long		41	225	227	239	0	691			691	12
Steve Irvin		47	216	242	237	0	695			695	13
David Ramsay		50	195	258	260	0	713			713	14
John McGaff		54	191	201	358	0	750			750	15
Iain Wood		56	205	220	328	0	753			753	16
GarryMiddleton		60	200	225	235	0	660	60	420	1140	17
Robbie Head		45	178	199	233	0	610		600	1210	18
Ian Irving		43	225	262	443	0	930		960	1890	19
Jose Vega-Lozano  	59	0	0	0	0	0			NS	
Alx. McGowan		61	0	0	0	0	0			NS	
Alan Lauder		49	158	0	0	0	158			RET	
Ally Gordon		51	214	357	0	0	571			RET	      
SPORTSMAN											      
Steven Black		78	197	198	0	0	395			395	1
Alan Reid		74	201	205	0	0	406			406	2
Craig Gordon		76	212	205	0	0	417			417	3
Alex Austin		72	206	216	0	0	422			422	4
David Jamieson		75	201	223	0	0	424			424	5
Alistair Crocket	89	220	221	0	0	441			441	6
John Lupton		104	225	243	0	0	468			468	7
Stuart Edgar		87	226	252	0	0	478			478	8
Martyn McMinn		79	246	245	0	0	491			491	9
James Darrie		71	219	293	0	0	512			512	10
Owen Gourley		84	225	288	0	0	513			513	11
Jimmy Partick		77	224	296	0	0	520			520	12
Kevin Ostroznik		82	271	299	0	0	570			570	13
Keith Wright		88	222	397	0	0	619			619	14
James Ballantyne  	70	313	308	0	0	621			621	15
David Fergus		80	243	313	0	0	556		180	736	16
 Mark White		85	318	975	0	0	1293			1293	17
Stephen Forrest		90	364	376	0	0	740		1380	2120	18
Paul Mason		81	307	336	0	0	643		3559	4202	19
Phill Perkins		91	0	0	0	0	0			(324- 1st Test)	
Alan Campbell		73	0	0	0	0	0			NS	
Derek Fortune		69	261	0	0	0	261			RET	
Alex Hood		83	255	0	0	0	255			RET	
Rudi Hubner		86	0	0	0	0	0			RET	      

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Ready for the off at the
Beef Tub

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The "STARS" of tomorrow ? - ready to race !
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Winner - Murray Thomson
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Colin Macrae - still clean after 3 laps - and flying !
beef05.jpg (58569 bytes)Stan Peterson back on his feet again after his broken leg at Lossie.

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Robbie Head - there are no friends when you get a puncture
Only spectators - who could all do it better / faster !

Photos courtesy of Rosie Patrick - who captured the "feel" of the event
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End of the test

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1/2 way through and getting sticky

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On the "going"

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Colin Macrae at speed
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Some of the ground was new - no tracks here

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It was a bit dark in the trees

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Giving it some stick

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The Muddy part of the test
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Up the hill from the start of test

 

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