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ELRAT MCC Ltd Griffin Enduro 29th Aug 2010


Event Sponsor Robert Brownlee Motor Engineers


With the Scottish Enduro Championship now at the half way point it was important for riders chasing the titles to put in some impressive times.  This is also the season of the Young Guns with several riders who  moved up to Expert class all keen to give the established riders a run for their money.

The ELRAT club have a lot of experience in Griffin Forest and Atholl Cameron put together an old fashioned forest enduro.  With torrential rain the night before the riders were expecting the worst  - but a strong cold wind soon dried up the forest and kept the riders from getting too hot all day.

Scottish favourites of long forest breaks with muddy bogs and slippy climbs tested the riders to the full – and new attractions such as “The Ski Slope”  - “Rocky Road” and the “Lost Walls”  meant the course was technical as well as hard.

It was not a course just for full on speed but line choice and quick thinking were essential.

In the Expert Class it was established rider Allyn Scotland who set the fastest pace of the day – his change from Suzuki 4 stroke to Suzuki 2 stroke giving him the edge over Richard Hay by only 2 seconds on the day.  Richard leads the Championship to date with Derek Little in second and Allyn charging in third.  David Macarthur – last years Clubman Champion got his highest placing of the year with a great 3rd .

The over 40 class was won by Gavin Johnston – a surprise entry considering he bashed his ribs at the last round at Monaughty. But he is leading the class and was keen to keep his points up.  2nd by only 1 second was the cheery Newcastle rider Mark Ritchie with Alan Davidson in  3rd.

In only his first year in Enduros young rider Fraser Flockhart has set the pace for the Clubman class this year winning every round so far. His test times were only a few seconds off the Experts despite his first time in a cross country forest test.  Followed in 2nd by Jamie Reid who is pushing hard to catch Fraser with a string of 2nd places all year. Hamish Patrick produced his best result with a 3rd place to take advantage of his experience in rough events.

Jordan Hayes has been a real find in the Clubman ‘B’ after moving over from MX – winning by three seconds from Chris Gallagher with Keith Watt putting in a charge for 3rd.

The Sportsman class saw some new names at the top for a change – Alan Maclean dominating the class by 30 seconds a test. Leslie Bertram and Andrew Bissett fought it out swapping tests to finish only 3 seconds apart at the end of the day.

And a big thank you to all the riders and officials who donated to the “Holidays for Heroes fund “– contributing several hundred pounds at the end of the day.

Thanks to Tillhill Economic Forestry for the use of Griffin Forest – always a great day out.

Yellowhat video of Griffin  click here

Photos by Scottishenduros - prints or posters available.

Strict diet and training essential ...

The Start

The "A" Team

And the test starts

Proper Forest

Andrew Bissett roosts

Adam Steven motors


Grant Coward on the '11 Gasser

Russel Thomson keeps it tidy

Matthew Allsop on the 300 Berg

Brian Donald takes the wide line

Brian Anderson speeds on the KDX

Richard Hay on the fast line

Derek Little gives it some stick

Poster Boy John Pollock gets dirty

A worthwhile Charity

Steven Currie Snr keeps it steady

David Macarthur flies

In case you missed the scenery

Mad Max in full flight

Nicky Beavitt flying high

Winner Allyn Scotland

Pics from Duncan McCormick - ta!

Orange County

There's a few wee rocks and a bit of mud ....

Mark Ritchie - I can't wait to start man ! ...




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