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SACU 2003 Championship ENDURO

Round 3 - Melville MC Barrhill - Girvan

27th July 2003

A second visit to Dumfries in as many months brought the riders to a new venue - this time for a Championship Enduro. Run by the Melville MC and laid  by Andrew McConnel and Brian McCleary it was a real test of man and machine stamina.

Run over an 18 mile course it was mostly soft going with some felled areas and a lot of bogs and moss. The trick was to avoid getting stuck and keep moving. Andrew had set the times out to be fairly easy bt a lot of riders still lost time after burying their bikes. Fun was not a word heard a lot - but it was an event that had a lot of satisfaction to getting round.  Sportsman had been warned that it was going to be tough and the few who came deserved their finishers awards. Alex Hood on his XR650 must have wondered if he would ever see the finish but got back and seemed happy to complete his one lap. The boys from the Lakes were keen and John Lupton pushed hard to win the Sportsman class.

The test was a quick blast round a quarry - and then down into a track   that was probably harder than some of the course.  Choice of line was crucial in the test as there were some bogs that were really hard to get the bikes out of once stuck - causing more than one person to lose critical time.

In the Experts the battle was again between Crawford Carrick -Andereson, Murray Thomson and Grant Smith with only 30 seconds separating Murray and Crawford after nearly 5 hours of racing. An important race to win for Championship points.

Derek Little was back racing again after his broken leg in round one. With his bike playing up in the early laps and the course very physical the race took it's toll as he was forced to retire just before the end. An amazing effort to be back and racing so soon.

In the over 40's a tie for 1st place between Dougal Walker and Andrew Flockhart - with both looking for a title this year. The final test proving the trial as both riders lost time. Ian Paterson in 3rd keeps his title hopes alive as he put in another consistent performance.

Duncan Jamieson looked very smooth on his way to the clubman win over Chris Buchan with some very fast test times . The championship is wide open at this time and every race is important.

To all who didn't complete the full course - well done for getting out there - you will rarely find a harder event. And you know you have been in a race !

Report from the organisers

The weather the week prior to the event turned what would have been a relatively straight forward enduro, into a test of man and machine as rider ability came to the fore.  The course was sell set out and marked by Andrew McConnell and Jeff McLeary.  The lap timing was spot on and all who finished should receive a speical award - It was a true mud and guts enduro.  If you didn't make it to the end you were not alone. ( Kenny Donaldson)

Provisional Results

								
No	Name			ST1	ST2	ST3	ST4  Penalty   Total	Position
	EXPERTS								
4	Crawford C-Anderson	256	272	261	264	0	1053	1
5	Murray Thomson		263	278	284	265	0	1090	2
2	Grant Smith		264	290	300	308	0	1162	3
8	Julian Stevens		291	314	313	299	0	1217	4
1	Derek Little		373	353	396				Retired
3	Richard Neaves		281	296	454				Retired
6	Malcolm Bissett		319	337					Retired
9	Joe Gilroy		292	297					Retired
									  
	OVER  40's								
26	Dougal Walker		305	300	341		0	946	1
35	Andrew Flockhart	295	294	357		0	946	1
36	Ian Paterson		314	333	357		0	1004	3
33	Kenny Donaldson		304	370	637		0	1311	4
34	Alex Kirk		315	406	349		300	1370	5
30	Ian Parker		414	420	477		900	2211	6
27	Jim Wightman		316	436					Retired
29	John Turner								Retired
31	Stuart McCaig								Retired
32	Dougie Meek		355	377					Retired
37	Iain Wood		393						Retired
38	Geoff Pennycook		381	363					Retired
40	Hugh O'Neill		381	542					Retired
28	Stephen Baker								NS
									  
	CLUBMAN								
56	Duncan Jamieson		277	288	302		0	867	1
50	Chris Buchan		282	317	354		0	953	2
62	Paul Richardson		340	333	358		0	1031	3
70	Graham Smith		344	376	373		0	1093	4
60	Findlay White		337	394	371		0	1102	5
46	Campbell Chatham	379	386	367		0	1132	6
66	Rab Moir		328	333	499		0	1160	7
75	Alex McGowan		376	402	437		0	1215	8
47	Tony Wood		354	396	471		420	1641	9
69	Paul Scott		355	342	338		960	1995	10
52	Anthony Crowe		330	334	934		420	2018	11
48	Keith Reid		345	395					Retired
49	Steve Irvin								Retired
51	Allan Ritchie		369	592					Retired
53	Paul Usher		347						Retired
54	John McGaff								Retired
55	Chris Stewart		305	715					Retired
57	Craig Jagla		350						Retired
58	Colin Jagla		301						Retired
59	Stephen Gilhooley	345	524					Retired
61	Graeme Hewitson		600						Retired
63	John Barbour		317	365					Retired
64	Duncan Braid		360	397					Retired
65	Stan Petersen		421	427					Retired
67	Colin Armatage		354	475					Retired
68	Allan Richardson	426						Retired
71	Mark Clark		361						Retired
72	Les Gamble		333	892					Retired
73	Duncan McCormick							Retired
74	Gary Buckett		519						Retired
76	Paul Glass								Retired
									  
	SPORTSMAN								
105	John Lupton		386	498			0	884	1
116	Robert Farrell		495	544			2160	3199	2
101	Alex Austin		394	437			3360	4191	3
103	Martin McMinn		381	1367			2880	4628	4
106	Ian Rayton		709	554			3600	4863	5
100	Alex Hood								Retired
102	Stephen Forrest								Retired
104	James Darrie								Retired
107	Michael Grindey								Retired
108	Keith Wright								Retired
109	Craig Gordon		1480						Retired
110	Chris Scott		620						Retired
112	James Ballantyne							Retired
113	Derek Cook								Retired
114	Derek Fortune		1451						Retired
115	Michael Arnold		450						Retired
117	Liz Millett		580						Retired
118	Mark White								Retired
111	Jimmy Patrick								NS  
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Keith Reid and his Tartan KTM

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Jeff McCleary - plus Otterburn Injury - Nasty Collarbone

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Ready for the off.

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The Champ and the challengers

Crawford - Derek - Grant

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Campbell Chatham - warming up for the over 40 class next year.

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He's back again - Alex Hood and his monster XR650.

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Chris Stewart from Ormiston

Focused.

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The Boys from the Lake District

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A smiling Liz Millet

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True Blue ...... Honda CR450f

Martin Mcminn

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Jim Wightman dives into the test

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Julian Stevens exits the test

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Joe Gilroy flying before he lost his back tire

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Ian Parker

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Geoff Pennycook roosting the brown line

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John McGaff - never without a smile

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Duncan Jamieson showing how to ride the bogs

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Ian Rayton - on his way to a finish

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Derek Little charging into the test

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Ian Parker in the test

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Graham Smith getting the power on in the test

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Keith Reid getting sideways in the test

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Paul Richardson - just like home!

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Chris Buchan going for it

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Findlay White with Rose Patrick - timekeeper and motivator !

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Crawford Carrick-Anderson

Flying as usual

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John Lupton - still smiling !

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Brian McCleary - chief marshall - seemed to be everywhere

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The test - looks simple - but it was the hardest this year.

 

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