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SACU 2003 Championship ENDURO

Round 2 - Grampian MC Lossie Forest Enduro

27th April 2003

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Another fantastic event from the Grampian club. Not too tough - but 4 1/2 hours of great riding.  It was a great event for Sportsmen as well as experts as everyone could get round - but it was getting harder as the hours worn on. Known as The Grampian BAJA or The Lossie Bike Wash due to the sandy stretches - all the bikes came back clean - except for the Stewards bike which started muddy.

107 riders started the day at Bears Head Forest - just outside Lossiemouth. It was dry and warm - a change from the previous week. A few drops of rain fell during the race but hardly even got the bikes wet. The course was laid out in two loops as a figure of eight coming back to two checks. The first half of the course was about 20 minutes of fast trails in the forest with sandy banks and some tight turns. Most riders cleaned the course (except for the Webmaster - who managed to knock his carb off and push the rocker cover gasket into the head losing  27 minutes stripping the bike to get it back on - but finished the course) with only a few Sportsmen needing extra time. The start area was well laid out with a concrete refuelling area - no need for Environment mats here !.

The second half of the course of 45 minutes was where it got interesting with some fast blasts through the forest and then down to the far end of the forest and some deep sand. Keeping the power on was the best way through - but this got harder as the day went on and riders tired. Weaving through the dunes on narrow tracks between the grass and then a blast up a steep sandy hill back to the road.  The course always required full attention and a few tight corners and slippy log sections kept you on your toes. Great fun - and no bogs.

Then the test just before the end of the lap. Starting at an old WW2 Military Pill box it was a very tight and twisting test changing from deep sand to fast moto x going and then tight trails through the forest. Rarely flat and with a few drop offs for the unwary. The fastest part of the course was the section where you dropped down to the beach and then had a straight blast along a taped narrow sandy track before turning back through the dunes. Most riders got a fair bit of speed up - but Richard Hay was reported as doing the entire strip on his back wheel - saves wear on the tires I suppose.

The end of the test was down past some old tank traps (one way to slow you down !) and a final downhill taped chicane at the B's. With the top riders getting down to the 260's Ricky Mair set a fastest test of 255 - obviously used to the sand at Woodside.

In the Experts Richard Hay took the honours from a hard charging and very consistent Murray Thomson ( 4 tests within 2 seconds of each other - exceptional considering the very tough terrain). Crawford Carrick Anderson came in 3rd to repeat his third at Pathhead. Joe Gilroy pushing hard for 4th ahead of Ricky Mair in 5th - both riders up to speed in their first year in the experts.

Clubman Michael Lowrie getting the win here with Duncan Jamieson improving on his 3rd at Pathhead to finish 2nd. Chris Stewart on his Suzuki 250  finished just ahead of Campbell Chatham who again showed he still has his old speed. With the majority of bikes either blue or orange it was good to see a GAS GAS finishing well up the positions at the hands of Chris Buchan. Local trials rider Peter Mitchell swapped his trials bike for a Yamaha 125 and finished in 8th - must be warming up for the Scottish. Stephen Palmer had a bad day and had to retire when his clutch started making noises ( Anyone know how to get a KDX cover off in a hurry)

Ride On Motorcycles manager Setphen Lafferty brought a team up from Glasgow - all resplendant in their matching race shirts.   Another 4 stroke convert he was on the Yamaha 250 - (needs the button though ). Finishing mid pack it was his first race for a year - hope to see them at more events.

Two trails riders - Alan Poynton and Jim Ballantyne did a lap but had to retire. A long - fast course - it was not really suited to trials bikes unlike some of the borders forest events.  Good try - hope to see them back next year as well.

In the Sportsmen Mark Anderson and Graham Melvin set some very fast times with Graham racing a big Husaberg - quite a handful but plenty of power in the sand. There were two lady riders again - Liz Millet returning from riding Enduro Sidecars in English events - and Pauline Hay - both finishing the course mid pack.  Phil Hay was out for one of his rare races - which meant that Mary had to refuel Richard, Pauline and Phil - all go in the Hay family.

The over 40 class was again a close fought battle with Andrew Flockhart on the big Yamaha 400 powering his way to the front - just ahead of Dougal Walker on his KTM 200. With very close tests it all came down to the last test with Andrew managing to keep ahead by 8 seconds. Ian Paterson pushed hard for 3rd with Geoff Pennycook leading the rest of the field.

Many thanks to the hard work of John Little. Gilbert Ray and their team in setting out a great event and as John promised - a dry one . Kevin Gauld Clerk of the Course and his team of Marshalls did a great job on the day and will no doubt have more ideas for next year.

Thanks also to the Forestry, Local council and residents for welcoming us to the North.

Derek Little was also at the event - only one week after breaking his leg and was chatting to everyone and offering lots of advice. He passes on his thanks to all the well wishers for their support. Getting round the track on a quad - he was spotted everywhere.

 

GRAMPIAN M.C.C.

IAIN MACKENZIE MEMORIAL ENDURO

Lossiemouth 27th April 2003

Time

Pos.

No.

Name

Bike

Class

Start

St.1

St.2

St.3

St.4

St.5

Pens

Total

Remarks

1

427

Richard Hay

Yam450

A - Expt

0

288

266

266

271

261

0

1352

Premier

2

2

Murray Thomson

KTM 250

A - Expt

0

276

271

272

272

273

0

1364

Gold

3

77

C. Carrick- Anders

Hon 4504t

A - Expt

0

284

268

261

268

286

0

1367

Gold

4

4

Joe Gilroy

Yam 250

A - Expt

0

281

278

270

272

281

0

1382

Gold

5

5

Ricky Mair

Husq125

A - Expt

0

296

255

274

275

303

0

1403

Gold

6

211

Richie Reid

Hon 125

A - Expt

0

305

280

272

274

276

0

1407

Gold

7

1

Ian Harkess

Yam 250

A - Expt

0

313

271

275

272

279

0

1410

Gold

8

12

Darren Scott

Hon 250

A - Expt

0

301

292

283

281

281

0

1438

Gold

9

7

Alastair Lauder

Yam 250

A - Expt

0

316

285

277

284

287

0

1449

Gold

10

111

Nicky Beavitt

Husa400

A - Expt

0

298

282

285

318

302

0

1485

Gold

11

9

Gavin Johnston

Hon4504t

A - Expt

0

307

292

286

300

314

0

1499

Silver

12

99

Graham Naismith

Kaw 250

A - Expt

0

318

293

311

286

299

0

1507

Silver

13

10

Alasdair McGowan

Yam 250

A - Expt

0

311

306

303

307

313

0

1540

Silver

14

6

Grant Smith

Hon450 4t

A - Expt

0

330

297

345

284

290

0

1546

Silver

15

8

Jeff McCleary

KTM 125

A - Expt

0

365

312

315

311

314

0

1617

Silver

16

3

Malcolm Bisset

KTM 250

A - Expt

0

304

324

330

335

328

0

1621

Silver

17

106

Richard McVicker

Ktm 200

A - Expt

0

306

301

358

330

344

0

1639

Silver

18

11

Martin Pennycook

KTM200

A - Expt

0

350

346

342

334

334

0

1706

Bronze

19

14

Stewart Gaul

Hon 250

A - Expt

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

N/S

20

15

Shewn Stewart

Hon 250

A - Expt

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

N/S

21

98

Sean Wooley

KTM 250

A - Expt

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

N/S

22

13

Barry Gray

KTM 250

A - Expt

0

298

287

284

0

0

0

869

Retired

1

26

Michael Lowrie

Yam 250

B - Clbmn

0

306

286

324

290

0

0

1206

Gold

2

47

D. Jamieson

Suz 250

B - Clbmn

0

341

308

295

296

0

0

1240

Gold

3

32

Chris Stewart

KTM 125

B - Clbmn

0

307

324

314

301

0

0

1246

Gold

4

33

C. Chatham

Ktm 200

B - Clbmn

0

327

312

305

311

0

0

1255

Gold

5

29

Chris Buchan

Gas 200

B - Clbmn

0

329

307

322

315

0

0

1273

Gold

6

54

D. McCormick

Yam 400

B - Clbmn

0

323

313

316

324

0

0

1276

Gold

7

53

Craig Jagla

Hon 250

B - Clbmn

0

349

316

307

322

0

0

1294

Gold

8

288

Peter Mitchell

Yam 125

B - Clbmn

0

311

336

323

329

0

0

1299

Gold

9

34

Richard Neaves

Gas 200

B - Clbmn

0

380

304

314

321

0

0

1319

Gold

10

44

G. Hewitson

Yam 250

B - Clbmn

0

317

317

334

355

0

0

1323

Gold

11

100

Alan Davidson

Yam426 4t

B - Clbmn

0

333

327

334

347

0

0

1341

Silver

12

31

Les Gamble

Hon 250

B - Clbmn

0

340

335

352

336

0

0

1363

Silver

13

46

Jim Stuart

Hon 250

B - Clbmn

0

368

347

334

340

0

0

1389

Silver

14

39

Stuart Young

Husq 250

B - Clbmn

0

337

344

358

352

0

0

1391

Silver

15

36

Paul Scott

Hon 250

B - Clbmn

0

381

340

315

361

0

0

1397

Silver

16

56

David McLean

Yam 250

B - Clbmn

0

386

334

339

354

0

0

1413

Silver

17

48

Stan Peterson

KTM 200

B - Clbmn

0

360

353

357

362

0

0

1432

Silver

18

49

Rab Moir

Ktm 200

B - Clbmn

0

395

362

342

347

0

0

1446

Silver

19

107

Mark Dawson

Ktm 200

B - Clbmn

0

339

356

371

390

0

0

1456

Silver

20

42

Stephen Lafferty

Yam250 4t

B - Clbmn

0

379

367

346

374

0

0

1466

Silver

21

55

Fraser Ross

Yam 250

B - Clbmn

0

404

359

355

364

0

0

1482

Silver

22

28

Billy McGregor

Hon 250

B - Clbmn

0

402

356

370

362

0

0

1490

Silver

23

43

Iain McMullen

Yam 250

B - Clbmn

0

404

367

384

364

0

0

1519

Bronze

24

19

Graham Smith

KTM 300

B - Clbmn

0

482

338

339

368

0

0

1527

Bronze

25

25

Russell Fraser

Hon4504t

B - Clbmn

0

435

368

341

396

0

0

1540

Bronze

26

18

Iain Wood

Yam 125

B - Clbmn

0

482

360

369

390

0

0

1601

Bronze

27

35

Mark Clark

Kaw 125

B - Clbmn

0

405

375

375

446

0

0

1601

Bronze

28

38

David Ramsey

Yam250 4t

B - Clbmn

0

344

401

419

437

0

0

1601

Bronze

29

24

David Paterson

Kaw 250

B - Clbmn

0

458

373

373

429

0

0

1633

Bronze

30

30

David Donald

KTM 200

B - Clbmn

0

400

412

410

415

0

0

1637

Bronze

31

27

Colin Armatage

Ktm 200

B - Clbmn

0

411

376

392

463

0

0

1642

Bronze

32

50

Paul Glass

Yam250 4t

B - Clbmn

0

490

352

353

461

0

0

1656

Bronze

33

23

Rory Cameron

Hon2504t

B - Clbmn

0

445

384

436

413

0

0

1678

Bronze

34

103

Alistair McGowan

Hon 250

B - Clbmn

0

369

385

400

525

0

0

1679

Bronze

35

108

Mathew McDonell

Suz400 4t

B - Clbmn

0

414

354

528

407

0

0

1703

Bronze

36

37

Keith Borthwick

KTM 250

B - Clbmn

0

509

397

391

426

0

0

1723

Bronze

37

21

Steve Irvine

Yam 250

B - Clbmn

0

418

394

419

382

0

120

1733

Bronze

38

45

Greig Walker

Hqv 360

B - Clbmn

0

466

377

361

461

0

120

1785

Bronze

39

41

Alastair Gordon

Yam250 4t

B - Clbmn

0

474

480

453

404

0

0

1811

Bronze

40

20

Marco Martinelli

Yam250 4t

B - Clbmn

0

368

1199

0

0

0

0

1567

REtired

41

17

R. Lambourne

Yam 250

B - Clbmn

0

366

941

0

0

0

0

1307

Retired

42

22

Neil Young

Yam2504t

B - Clbmn

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

N/S

43

40

Alex McGowan

Ktm 200

B - Clbmn

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

N/S

44

57

Richard Craig

Hon2504t

B - Clbmn

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

N/S

45

51

Steve Palmer

Kaw 220

B - Clbmn

0

515

0

0

0

0

0

515

Retired

46

52

S. Campbell

Yam 250

B - Clbmn

0

322

340

353

0

0

0

1015

Retired

1

96

Mark Anderson

Yam 125

C-Sprtmn

0

344

347

363

0

0

0

1054

Gold

2

97

Graham Melvin

Husa470 4t

C-Sprtmn

0

361

368

362

0

0

0

1091

Gold

3

104

Scoot Wescott

Yam 125

C-Sprtmn

0

394

382

409

0

0

0

1185

Silver

4

94

David Main

Yam 125

C-Sprtmn

0

391

373

439

0

0

0

1203

Silver

5

84

Ewan Barclay

Suz400 4t

C-Sprtmn

0

410

405

392

0

0

0

1207

Silver

6

93

Stephen Booth

C-Sprtmn

0

394

389

453

0

0

0

1236

Silver

7

85

Dode Fraser

KTM4004t

C-Sprtmn

0

408

417

436

0

0

0

1261

Silver

8

92

Allan Strling

Yam400 4t

C-Sprtmn

0

433

437

398

0

0

0

1268

Silver

9

89

Liz. Millett

KTM 125

C-Sprtmn

0

430

429

480

0

0

0

1339

Bronze

10

95

Phil Hay

Husq 125

C-Sprtmn

0

415

478

455

0

0

0

1348

Bronze

11

78

David Fergus

Yam 250

C-Sprtmn

0

434

462

463

0

0

0

1359

Bronze

12

86

G. Williamson

Yam4004t

C-Sprtmn

0

480

445

463

0

0

0

1388

Bronze

13

110

Gavin Millar

Yam 125

C-Sprtmn

0

490

441

470

0

0

0

1401

Bronze

14

75

Keith Wright

Yam 250

C-Sprtmn

0

471

468

489

0

0

0

1428

Bronze

15

72

Chris Hamill

Yam250 4t

C-Sprtmn

0

483

516

479

0

0

0

1478

Bronze

16

71

Paul Mason

Suz 250

C-Sprtmn

0

473

497

521

0

0

0

1491

Bronze

17

73

James Anthony

KTM4004t

C-Sprtmn

0

492

487

533

0

0

0

1512

Bronze

18

109

Chris. Hoyle

Hon 650

C-Sprtmn

0

480

511

620

0

0

0

1611

Bronze

19

82

Geo. McGowan

Gas200EC

C-Sprtmn

0

543

520

568

0

0

0

1631

Bronze

20

130

Pauline Hay

Kaw 100

C-Sprtmn

0

505

524

632

0

0

0

1661

Bronze

21

87

Donald Cameron

Hon 250

C-Sprtmn

0

657

519

498

0

0

60

1734

Bronze

22

88

John Cameron

Suz 250

C-Sprtmn

0

643

433

496

0

0

180

1752

Bronze

23

90

Martin Koster

Hus610 4t

C-Sprtmn

0

579

715

664

0

0

0

1958

Bronze

24

80

Dean Darlington

Hon400 4t

C-Sprtmn

0

398

430

509

0

0

2160

3497

Bronze

25

81

Ian Bell

Kaw200KX

C-Sprtmn

0

682

718

1134

0

0

1680

4214

Bronze

26

76

Alan Campbell

Yam2504t

C-Sprtmn

0

541

850

633

0

0

2812

4836

Bronze

27

83

Gareth Jamieson

Suz400 4t

C-Sprtmn

0

355

404

0

0

0

0

759

Retired

28

74

Stephen Forrest

KTM2004t

C-Sprtmn

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

N/S

29

79

John Moffat

Husq 125

C-Sprtmn

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

N/S

1

102

Alan Poynton

Yam 250

D - Trial

0

440

0

0

0

0

0

440

Retired

2

101

Jim Ballantyne

SWM 300

D - Trial

0

536

0

0

0

0

0

536

Retired

1

70

Andy Flockhart

Yam400 4t

E - Ovr 40

0

317

321

311

313

0

0

1262

Gold

2

65

Dougal Walker

KTM 200

E - Ovr 40

0

313

319

316

322

0

0

1270

Gold

3

66

Ian Paterson

Yam 250

E - Ovr 40

0

322

319

313

332

0

0

1286

Gold

4

69

Geoff Pennycook

KTM 125

E - Ovr 40

0

345

332

335

331

0

0

1343

Gold

5

67

Alex Kirk

Ktm 200

E - Ovr 40

0

348

345

345

378

0

0

1416

Silver

6

64

Andy McConnell

Ktm 200

E - Ovr 40

0

339

350

351

389

0

0

1429

Silver

7

105

Kenneth Donaldson

Ktm 200

E - Ovr 40

0

361

348

369

370

0

0

1448

Silver

8

62

Keith Spence

KTM 250

E - Ovr 40

0

337

330

335

558

0

0

1560

Silver

9

68

Dave Bowie

Ktm 200

E - Ovr 40

0

481

395

445

421

0

0

1742

Bronze

10

59

Gary Buckett

Husq 250

E - Ovr 40

0

468

503

508

486

0

120

2085

Bronze

11

60

Chas. McKenzie

Yam2504t

E - Ovr 40

0

477

427

475

495

0

1620

3494

Bronze

12

58

Duncan Braid

Hon 250

E - Ovr 40

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Retired

13

63

Stuart McCaig

Yam2504t

E - Ovr 40

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

N/S

14

61

Alan Walker

Gas4504t

E - Ovr 40

0

728

0

0

0

0

0

728

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Photos by Rachel - Click to enlarge. 
Letter to Forestry - write and thank Forest Enterprise !!    
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The hardest part of the day

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Gilbert Ray and CofC Kevin Gauld

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Scrutinnering - they were tough here
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The Parc Ferme

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Derek - up and about
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The Glasgow Boys
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Second Check
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Murray Thompson start of test

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Malky Bissett - start of test

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Mid test
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Andy Flockhart - end of the test

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When you can touch the ground you can have the bike !
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Ricky Mair - giving it stick

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Nicky Beavitt with the tank traps

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Start of the test for Joe
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Derek and Ian - "Any tips" - "yeh - don't crash !"
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Liz Millett
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Stephen Lafferty
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Ricky Mair - end of the beach
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Murray Thomson
These photos courtesy of Stu Young.
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Pauline Hay
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Gavin Miller - styling in the test
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The evil Snapper strikes again -
Colin Armitage at rest

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Stu Young starts off.
					    

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