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SACU 2002 National ENDURO

Melville MCC St John's of Dalry Enduro
Dumfries

3rd November 2002

Provisional Results - Report and Photos Below

Melville Motor Club 3rd November 2002 Final Round Scottish Enduro Championship Final  Results 21/11/02

Expert Class Course PenS/T 1 S/T 1 S/T 2 S/T 3 S/T 4 Total Position Award
1. Derek Little

0

167

175

173

178

693

1st Best Perf Expert
7.Murray Thomson

0

170

176

181

178

705

2nd Gold
3.Graeme Naismith

0

190

176

173

189

728

3rd Gold
2.Craig Trew

0

186

196

205

215

802

4th Silver
5..Martin Pennycook

0

200

202

212

209

823

5th Silver
6.Malcolm Bisset R
Over 40 Class
20 Dougal Walker

0

183

197

192

572

1st Best Over 40
19 Jim Wightman

0

191

194

225

610

2nd Gold
24 Geoff Pennycook

0

207

203

214

624

3rd Gold
22 Hugh O'Neill

0

227

201

200

628

4th Gold
21 Alex Kirk

0

202

224

235

661

5th Silver
23 Kenny Donaldson

0

197

210

230

637

5th Gold
28 Charles MacKenzie

480

232

267

348

1327

6th Bronze
27 Joe Heron

560

260

259

323

1402

7th Bronze
29 Paul Rudd

600

259

282

310

1451

8th Bronze
Clubmen Class
18 Stephen Scott

0

182

187

190

559

1st Best Perf.Clubmen
17 Joe Gilroy

0

199

180

219

598

2nd Gold
40 Richard Neaves

0

189

211

202

602

3rd Gold
43 Adam Lynam

0

196

196

211

603

4th Gold
57 Jeff McCleary

0

190

212

208

610

5th Gold
42 Paul Ferry

0

197

215

209

621

6th Silver
34 Rab Moir

0

198

208

215

621

6th Gold
33 Stan Peterson

0

208

221

225

654

8th Silver
60 Findlay White

0

218

207

230

655

9th Silver
63 Edward Rennie

0

213

231

219

663

10th Silver
38 Stephen Gilholey

0

214

228

247

689

11th Silver
54 Neil Atkinson

0

223

228

241

692

12th Silver
37 Steve Irvin

0

232

228

264

724

13th Silver
50 Robert Laurent

231

256

238

725

14th Silver
44 John McGaff

0

242

230

258

730

15th Silver
62 Paul Rennie

0

210

280

324

814

16th Silver
46 Scott Maxwell

0

297

229

295

821

18th Silver
41 Colin Armatage

0

346

232

282

860

17th Silver
31 Andrew Warwick

60

284

272

343

959

19th Bronze
36 Andrew Wrigley

240

236

258

385

1119

20th Bronze
51 William McGowan

1260

314

413

351

2338

21st Bronze
48 Greig Walker R

272

239

52 Steven Calvey R

224

55 Garry Long R

242

318

56 John Barbour R
58 Scott McNeill cNeil R

245

269

59 Alastair McGarry R

386

61 Ian Irving R
Sportsmen Class
82 Steve Potts

0

218

218

1st Best Perf.Sportsman
91 Grant Miller

0

233

233

2nd Gold
80 David Ramsay

0

235

235

3rd Gold
69 J Vega Lozano

0

255

255

4th Silver
77 Donald Stewart

0

257

257

5th Silver
72 Jimmy Patrick

0

265

265

6th Silver
103 Martyn McMinn

0

281

281

7th Silver
88 Lee Hewitt

0

291

291

8th Silver
70 Willliam Cranston

60

285

345

9th Silver
78 Rod Clarke

180

346

526

10th Bronze
73 Neil Johnstone

300

336

636

11th Bronze
89 Robert Farrell

480

305

785

12th Bronze
71 Paul Kirkwood

0

74 Stephen Forrest R
75 Cameron Shearer R
79 Ian Bell R
84 Neil Charlton R
85 E.Gaston R

396

86 Thomas\Brown R
87 W.Beath R
120 Michael Houston R

Flippers and snorkels were packed for the final event of the 2002 Scottish enduro championship. With heavy rain for the previous week the course was expected to be under water. Surprisingly the course was almost dry with no deep ruts forming and only a few muddy areas that were still rideable. There were tree roots which got slicker as the day wore on but overall it was a flowing course.

Set out by Andrew McConnel over the previous few months it was a true enduro but very enjoyable. The hardest part of the course was the last 10 yards up to the final check as you emerged from the trees. Roots, stumps, mud - all in one place. It was easier to carry your bike to the line and hand in your card - (or was it just me !!). With no real stoppers on the course most riders were in on time. A short event of 3 1/2 hours it was a perfect  finish to the season with the riders tired but smiling after a testing course but one that allowed riders to keep moving - unlike the previous event where riders were digging bikes out of ruts.

The test was flowing over the first couple of laps then some deep muddy ruts developed ready to trap the unwary which slowed things a bit. Starting with some fast going over tree roots and some very slippy muddy straights it finished with fast tracks in the forest with a few tight turns thrown in.  Great fun to ride it allowed the top riders to fly and the rest to try and keep up.

After some confusion at the start over the start time the event ran smoothly. A couple of hills were cut out as they rutted up and the Sportsmen were reduced to two laps. Quick route marking by the marshalls and some changes of course ensured that any problem areas were dealt with.

Malcolm Bissett had a short day as he holed a case 5 minutes after the start. But he smiled all day and pointed out the best lines in the test - handy bloke to have around !. Ian Bell was out on his KX/KDX 200 showing some of the younger riders how to avoid getting stuck. Joe Gilroy was pushing hard all day chasing Stephen Scott for the Clubman award but couldn't quite manage to close the gap. Both riders moving up to expert class next year where they will find things even faster.

Steve Potts (token Englishman ) nipped across the border for his only Scottish ride this year and won the Sportsman class. He has managed to get his photo on the website every year so far - so seemed a shame to break his run (see below) He organises the Otterburn event - so knows a wee bit about the sport.

Derek Little turned in some blistering times in the test to seal his Championshiop for another year. Closely pursued all year by Murray Thomson and Graeme Naismith this was one of the closest title races for a few years and was all down to the last event. Congratulations.

Thanks to Andrew for setting out a superb event - even longer next year please ?.

Finally thanks to the Melville club for persisting all year to get their events run - despite torrential rain and land problems - they got both events done and helped make a meaningful Championship.

Next year there are 9 events - so start training now !

Photos taken by Colin Hume - many thanks !

Click on the photo to enlarge. (If you want a copy let me know - these are reduced in size)

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Ian Bell - going strong in 2003
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Steve Potts
-- Tourist.
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Scrutineers Assistant-
Justene Farrell
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The "Evil Snapper " strikes again.

You drop it - we photograph it !

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Jim Wightman
Special test start with Trevor Hay (Under the brolley)
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Queueing up for the special test
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Adam Lynam on the slippy straight
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Joe Gilroy -pushing hard
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Graeme Naismith in one of the test ruts
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Craig Trew - heading for silver
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Paul Rennie setting his own pace in the test

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Scottish Champion 2002

Derek Little

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Robert Laurent
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Stephen Scott in the tight trees of the test
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Dougal Walker

- Over 40 Winner

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Jim Wightman

Over 40 2nd

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Robert Farrell- seems to like the mud !

 

 

 

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