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SACU 2000 ENDURO CHAMPIONSHIP
Round  8 ELRAT Blairadam Forest Enduro

Three weeks of rain left the running of this event in doubt up until the last day. With rivers running several feet higher than last year some parts of the course had to be cut out and others amended.  The clerk of the course Andrew Flockhart decided on slack time schedules and a reduced number of laps to reduce ground damage. Initially it was thought this would produce a short event of only three hours but it turned out three hours was as much as most folk could manage and was just right.
With this being the last event of the year ( the Melville MCC event being cancelled) there were several championships up for grabs. The Expert class had already been won by Derek Little but the over 40 class had the top 5 separated by only 5 points. Jim Wightman secured the title in fine form by winning the event in the first year of this very competitive class. In the Clubman class the title would depend on who won this event. Duncan McCormick still had a chance if he could finish far enough ahead of Hugh Richards, but Hugh pulled out the stops and finished one place ahead to secure the title.
Richard Hay again produced another set of very rapid Expert test times with Derek Little being the only person able to get within reach of him. The test itself was the same as last year with a short Mx style start followed by a fast blast down the road and then a slippy ride through the trees. Chris Hay nearly ended his day within 10  minutes of starting as he discovered trees are not very good at getting out of the way. The marshalls quickly straightened out that stretch of the test. Very few tapes were brought down - thanks guys.
The course itself consisted of some very rutted hills and very slidey off cambers down the BMX track.  However with course adjustments and a lot of heaving by the marshalls the traffic kept on moving. Only one rider was awarded the UFO medal - Rab Moir who attacked a bank at high speed and was removed from the course by the Red Cross. He walked away later but was somewhat stirred and shaken.
In the clubman class Scot Stephen produced a very consitent ride to take the event but a surprise was Rally driver Robbie Head who produced a blistering first test - good enough for an expert place - before the course started to take it's toll and he slipped to a mere human speed, but still good enough for second place.

Several of the riders are now away off the the ISDE in Spain and we wish them well - hopefully there won't be as much mud there.

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Scott Stephen - winning style

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Tony Barnett

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Expert Winner Richard Hay

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Nicky Beavitt - Husaberg

NAME

NO.

T1

T2

T3

T4

Total

Penalties

Event

Position

seconds

seconds

seconds

seconds

seconds

Start

Course

Total

EXPERTS

Richard

Hay

5

205

213

214

212

844

844

Premier

Derek

Little

1

208

223

219

224

874

874

2

Malcolm

Bissett

11

230

238

239

240

947

947

3

Murray

Thomson

3

227

238

255

244

964

964

4

Nicky

Beavitt

9

230

232

266

252

980

980

5

David

Loudon

7

245

248

246

259

998

998

6

Ian

Harkes

10

230

239

245

245

959

60

1019

7

Martin

Pennycook

2

251

267

283

300

1101

600

1701

8

Chris

Hay

4

228

237

230

232

927

900

1827

9

Euan

McConnel

6

0

0

0

0

0

N/S

Stuart

Livingston

8

0

0

0

0

0

N/S

OVER 40

Jim

Wightman

17

227

250

243

0

720

720

Premier

Dougal

Walker

16

233

250

251

0

734

734

2

Geoff

Pennycook

18

248

262

281

0

791

791

3

Andrew

McConnell

22

265

266

263

0

794

794

4

Kenny

Donaldson

24

257

271

307

0

835

835

5

Stan

Peterson

20

273

292

337

0

902

902

6

Rab

Moir

21

244

252

0

0

496

RET

Alan

Murray

23

287

0

0

0

287

RET

Dougie

Meek

19

0

0

0

0

0

N/S

CLUBMAN

Stephen

Scott

37

231

237

239

0

707

707

Premier

Robbie

Head

31

213

263

269

0

745

745

2

Sean

Wooley

32

265

253

252

0

770

770

3

Alex

Kirk

43

258

261

273

0

792

792

4

Hugh

Richards

39

254

258

281

0

793

793

5

Duncan

McCormick

45

264

278

273

0

815

815

6

Stephen

Lafferty

33

263

260

307

0

830

830

7

Joe

Gilroy

29

277

276

279

0

832

832

8

Finlay

White

30

275

292

290

0

857

857

9

Graham

Chalmers

48

282

293

298

0

873

873

10

Hugh

O'Neill

40

276

301

319

0

896

896

11

Ian

McMullen

36

283

296

327

0

906

906

12

Tim

Wilson

42

295

319

310

0

924

924

13

Marco

Martinelli

49

269

378

284

0

931

600

1531

14

William

Macgregor

38

290

283

-

0

-

RET

Steve

Forsyth

41

0

0

0

0

0

RET

Stephen

Palmer

34

257

0

0

0

257

RET

Stephen

Gilhooley

35

332

0

0

0

332

RET

Scott

Girvan

44

252

0

0

0

252

RET

Ross

Roper-Caldbeck

46

274

0

0

0

274

RET

Richard

McVicker

26

250

274

0

0

524

RET

Alec

McGowan

47

279

0

0

0

279

RET

Graham

Smith

28

0

0

0

0

0

N/S

Gary

Emsley

27

0

0

0

0

0

N/S

SPORTSMAN

David

Maclean

68

257

258

253

0

768

768

Premier

Fraser

Ross

67

267

280

269

0

816

816

2

Mike

Young

70

295

299

239

0

833

833

3

Michael

Houston

78

282

297

300

0

879

879

4

Allan

Ritchie

63

280

295

327

0

902

902

5

Steven

Calvey

73

289

307

350

0

946

946

6

Spike

Donald

62

305

360

322

0

987

987

7

Graeme

Hewitson

75

914

287

281

0

1482

1482

8

Tony

Barnett

66

295

324

318

0

937

600

1537

9

Mel

Hume

72

307

323

336

0

966

960

1926

10

George

McGowan

71

415

404

405

0

1224

1020

2244

11

Steven

Goodall

77

286

374

320

0

980

1500

2480

12

Jimmy

Patrick

79

358

376

348

0

1082

1800

2882

13

Bruce

Frew

65

314

342

537

0

1193

2220

3413

14

Ian

Bell

61

1640

0

0

0

1640

RET

John

Moffat

64

403

0

0

0

403

RET

John

Pollock

69

611

0

0

0

611

RET

Malcolm

Macfie

74

519

0

0

0

519

RET

Jim

Goodall

76

0

0

0

0

0

RET

Campbell

Chatham

80

329

0

0

0

329

RET

There were 43 finishers and 16 retirals.

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Jim Whiteman Over 40 Champ 2000

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Over 40 Start

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Duncan McCormick at speed

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Stan - Billy - Rab
The Good - ...........

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Ian Bell giving it stick in the test

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Ian Harkes. Afraid of the dark ?

 

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