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SACU 2002 National ENDURO

Bon Accord Glenfarquhar Enduro
Stonehaven

28th July 2002

Another superb event by Dave Donald, Clerk of the Course - fresh from his finish in the Scottish Six Days Trial. He obviously thought that last year was a bit lenient and decided to toughen up the competitors this year. Quote from his riders meeting prior to the race " A tour  round the roads with some off road stuff to keep you happy". Fair enough there were a couple of nice road/ trail sections but there were also some great pure enduro rides, in all there was over 5 hours of racing - that has to be the best value entry fee this year. A lot of riders stayed clean on time so the lap times were spot on. The test was straight from the World Rounds with a taped section in a quarry over rocks with some tricky turns then a fast blast to the timing chicane.

Quite a few riders retired out of time - one rider over his hour was still keen to go out - so was obviously enjoying the event. The only major problem was a fern covered hill which stopped a fair number of riders for a time before being modified on the later laps. The going was mixed with tight forest paths and fast uphill blasts followed by some grass covered forest roads. No real stoppers anywhere just hard work in places.

A bit hard for some of the sportsmen but most managed at least one lap. Due to lack of time and Daves dislocated shoulder there was not enough time to set out Sportsmen loops - but there should be some by next year.

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Spot the Bike
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DIY Yamaha
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The start
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P Watson - N Boyd and Pit Crew
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Derek Little and Fiance Rachel

Derek Little (Ride on Yamaha)managed to overheat his engine and stopped to cool it a few times - but still stayed clean on time finishing 2nd to Nicky Beavitt by only 4 secs over the 4 tests. Nicky has only done a few events this year but has been threatening a win and finally peaked at the right time (He also cooks a great sausage roll - Ta Nicky). Graeme Naismith is still pushing hard for the Championship and remains in close contention. A great championship this year with some very close racing. Paul Watson and NeilBoyd (Ipone Racing Oils) made the long trip up from the North of England as they reckon the Scots events are worth it. Thanks lads

In the Clubmen Stephen Scott continued his charge for the Championship but was pushed hard by Richard Lambourne.  Joe Gilroy gets the award for keenest rider of the day. No lift up was available so he dismantled the bike and stuck it in the back of his car (see photos). He has what it takes to win - determination - keep on going Joe. ( He is also looking for sponsors in case anyone is looking to help a rider). Joes subframe also worked loose on the last lap so he rode with his seat flapping about held on by a cable tie. Not bad for 3rd place.

Hard luck of the day has to be Richard McVicker whose broken chain smashed the hydraulic clutch and casing ending his race.

In the over 40 class Andrew Flockhart finally got his win at Glenfarquhar after retiring in 2001. Hard charging and this time with a front brake - lost it at Shiplaw last time out.

In the Sporstmen the Goodalls had a family 1 -2. Due to the fairly tough nature and length of the event a large no of Sportsmen retired - hopefully we will see you next year.

 

Glenfarquhar Enduro 28th July Results sheet

Test 2

Test 3

Test 4

Test 5

Test Total

Pen. Total

Total Points

Position

Experts

9

Nicky Beavitt

65

66

64

66

261

0

261

1

1

Derek Little

66

66

66

67

265

0

265

2

3

Graeme Naismith

77

70

66

65

278

0

278

3

6

Neil Boyd

74

72

69

69

284

0

284

4

4

Ian Harkes

79

70

70

69

288

0

288

5

2

Murray Thomson

75

70

73

72

290

0

290

6

10

Keith Carrison

77

68

77

69

291

0

291

7

7

Paul Watson

76

75

73

72

296

0

296

8

5

Stuart Livingstone

77

78

74

78

307

0

307

9

8

Malcolm Bisset

77

75

112

73

337

0

337

10

Clubmen

43

Stephen Scott

69

65

66

200

0

200

1

54

Richard Lambourne

74

71

74

219

0

219

2

29

Joe Gilroy

87

68

67

222

0

222

3

16

Graham Smith

77

74

73

224

0

224

4=

18

Duncan McCormick

77

75

72

224

0

224

4=

35

Adam Lynam

75

78

75

228

0

228

6

22

Richard Neaves

82

75

74

231

0

231

7

48

David Maclean

82

75

77

234

0

234

8

56

Duncan Braid

84

79

78

241

0

241

9

44

John McGaff

84

81

81

246

0

246

10

26

Edward Rennie

85

81

81

247

0

247

11

19

C. Jagla

85

89

76

250

0

250

12

42

Stan Peterson

87

85

86

258

0

258

13

25

Paul Rennie

92

90

90

272

0

272

14

30

Graeme Hewitson

81

114

85

280

0

280

15

31

Alex McGowan

158

84

81

323

0

323

16

41

Rab Moir

154

82

103

339

0

339

17

17

Steven Carver

81

82

80

243

3780

4023

18

21

Jose Vega Lozano

113

94

XX

0

Retired

24

Richard McVicar

74

75

XX

0

Retired

32

Stuart Young

78

XX

0

Retired

37

Colin Armitage

92

85

XX

0

Retired

38

Billy McGregor

XX

0

Retired

45

Tom Anderson

XX

0

Retired

46

Paul Metcalfe

XX

0

Retired

50

Allan Ritchie

121

XX

0

Retired

51

Archie Baird

80

XX

0

Retired

53

Russell Fraser

XX

0

Retired

55

Bruce Calder

XX

0

Retired

58

John Shand

79

116

XX

0

Retired

60

Stephen Calvey

140

84

85

309

Retired

Clubmen O 40

52

Andrew Flockhart

72

66

68

206

0

206

1

49

Jim Wightman

73

76

73

222

0

222

2

36

Alex Kirk

76

75

75

226

0

226

3

59

Kenny Donaldson

78

72

79

229

0

229

4

23

Geoff Pennycook

79

78

78

235

0

235

5

33

Dougal Walker

88

74

75

237

0

237

6

57

Charles McKenzie

217

XX

XX

0

Retired

Sportsmen

75

Jim Goodall

84

102

186

0

186

1

74

Steven Goodall

114

101

215

0

215

2

76

Cameron Slater

127

171

298

0

298

3

72

Spence Nicol

90

308

398

0

398

4

69

David Ramsay

100

88

188

1020

1208

5

61

Gary Buckett

106

XX

0

Retired

62

Fraser Waters

XX

XX

0

Retired

63

Paul Mason

Void

XX

0

Retired

64

Derek Duncan

XX

XX

0

Retired

65

James Darrie

XX

XX

0

Retired

66

Mel Hulme

XX

xX

0

Retired

67

Ian Bell

XX

XX

0

Retired

68

Les Gamble

245

xx

0

Retired

70

Andrew Cumisky

XX

xx

0

Retired

71

Paul Glass

XX

xx

0

Retired

73

Dean Darlington

86

XX

0

Retired

77

Neil Sutherland

102

XX

0

Retired

78

Martin Slader

XX

XX

0

Retired

 

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