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SACU 2003 Championship ENDURO

Round 1 - Melville MMC Pathhead Enduro

20th April 2003

With a large entry of over 120 riders this was a great start to the 2003 season. A lot of new faces and some older ones as well as the over 40 class also has one of it's biggest entries. With riders from all over Scotland and quite a few from the North of England it shows how popular the sport is .

The day dawned cold and overcast and most riders were freezing queuing for sign on. Luckily there was no rain and the clouds gave way to sun ( a large yellow ball in the sky ) and perfect riding conditions. The course set out by Kenny Donaldson and his team (Colin Armitage, Stan Peterson  Alex Kirk and Stewart Macdonald ) over the previous months was an ideal start to the year. Overall the course was dry with some fast field work and tight woods - there were also a few wee damp patches to catch out the unwary - careful line choice was essential. One rider stuck in a bog watched as Ian Bell ( known as the Mudmaster) carefully plotted a course and sailed through. There is no substitute for experience. The course wound it's way round several fields and some fast open going. This proved the undoing for DEREK LITTLE - only 5 minutes after the start of his title defence on his new Ride On Yamaha 450 he hit a rock hidden in grass and ended up with a broken leg. He also managed to get tire marks on both sides - this bike wasn't messing about. The first aiders were driven up on the back of two bikes to attend to him and a 4X4 driven by Jim Douglas and Henry Harvey brought him out. Thanks to these folk for all their help. Thanks also to Murray Thomson Richard Hay and Malcolm Bissett for stopping to aid Derek till help came. In the sport you will not be penalised for helping another rider  - any time you lose you get back . Safety First Another rider also suffered on the day - James Darrie who ended his day with a broken hand - hope it is getting better now. Thanks to the Red Cross for all their efforts in looking after the riders.

Several familiar names started one of the largest Expert classes for years. Richard Hay getting in practice for the British Rounds on his Yamaha GB 450. Crawford Carrick Anderson - better known for his mountain biking competeing in Scotland for the first time after some very good results down south. Les Winthrope back after wee gap - another well know trials rider. Ricky Mair and Joe Gilroy joining the Experts for the first time. Joe having a good race - apart from getting well stuck in a bog and having to flag down some help. " Just like buses" he said " no one stopped then suddenly there were 4 guys to give me a hand. Thanks guys!". Steven Scott the Clubman Champ from 2002 was out on the course marshalling and hopes to get in to the races later this year.

There was also a Finnish rider here for his first Scottish race - No 11 Timo Hautamaki. Thought it was not too hard and looks forward to some of the later events.

The Over 40 class is maintaining it's reputation as a very competitive one with several new experts joining it for 2003. New boy Ian Patterson was looking fairly rapid and was pushing the other ELRAT member Andrew Flockart's yellow and black WR400.  A lot of talent there and an open race  at the start of the season. There are now more riders than points so every race will need to count.

In the Clubman class there is no favourite at the start of the season - but Richard McVicker and Duncan McCormick have both posted fast times over the last year and must be looking for a good result. Alan Lauder and Campbell Chatham are back in the fray after absences of several years. Both hoping to do well before joining the over 40 boys in a few years.

In the Sportsman class there were 2 lady riders - Pauline Hay and Doren Shaw. Doren had a bad start to the day when she discovered she only had one boot (" left in a hurry"). Gentleman Steven Scott stepped in so to speak and provided a spare. Who said chivalry was dead.

Several riders retired with breakdowns. Greig Walker suffering a snapped chain and getting a tow back. Richard Jones on his first outing riding a classic Suzuki SP 400 - remember those - retired with a tired machine.

The test was very technical with a mixture of tight motocross turns and some fast field work. Off camber turns were there to catch out the unwary and one area of muddy ruts caught out a few folk. Different to a flat field or a hilly forest it was a test that rewarded smooth commitment.

The Expert class was won by Richard Hay just in front of former trials riders Grant Smith and Crawford Carrick Anderson sharing second with Murray Thomson 2 seconds behind with the fastest test of the day.

Andrew Flockhart was consistently faster in the Over40 class beating newcomer Ian Ian Paterson and class act Dougal Walker. Last years champ Alex Kirk was next in 4th to keep himself in contention.

In the Clubman class Alan Lauder showed he has lost none of his speed with some very rapid times. Chris Stewart was also fast in a couple of test but not quite fast enough.  Richard McVicker retired when his mousse decided it was too hot to carry on - despite some encouraging words from a fellow Irishman.(At least I think they were words of encouragement)

The Sportsman had an "enjoyable" day out with some fairly fast test times showing up. Craig Gordon put up good test times getting faster on each lap to win by 30 secs from Stuart Macdonald. Pauline Hay finished on Silver beating half the class - good to have ladies back in the field again.

Thanks to all the officials for their help on the day and to the crews who manned the test on a long hot day.

Check below the results for photos

Provisional results for Melville Enduro held on Sunday 20th April 2003

EXPERT CLASS

123 - results amended - 30/04/03

Position

Rider No

Name

Start

S/T 1

ST 2

S/T3

S/T 4

Time/Pen

Total

Award

1st

427

Richard Hay

0

257

255

258

254

0

1024

Best Perf

2nd=

2

Grant Smith

0

264

252

258

257

0

1031

Gold

2nd=

16

Crawford Anderson

0

264

256

259

252

0

1031

Gold

4th

5

Murray Thomson

0

262

262

261

248

0

1033

Gold

5th

9

Darren Scott

0

266

256

255

270

0

1047

Gold

6th

14

Ricky Mair

0

265

265

263

266

0

1059

Gold

7th

201

Les Winthrop

0

270

262

265

263

0

1060

Gold

8th

4

Ally Lauder

0

264

275

261

264

0

1064

Gold

9th

7

Joe Gilroy

0

263

274

272

265

0

1074

Gold

10th

200

Graeme Naismith

0

273

271

268

274

0

1086

Gold

11th

17

Kyle Deswert

0

274

269

272

276

0

1091

Gold

12th

6

Malcolm Bissett

0

274

276

279

263

0

1092

Gold

13th

11

Paul Watson

0

274

270

279

272

0

1095

Gold

14th

19

Ian Harkes

0

274

309

265

269

0

1117

Gold

15th

3

Julian Stevens

0

283

283

283

284

0

1133

Gold

16th

10

Adam Lynam

0

290

285

284

291

0

1150

Gold

17th

12

Timo Hautamaki

0

284

309

289

287

0

1169

Gold

18th

203

Martin Pennycook

0

304

297

290

294

0

1185

Silver

19th

18

Mark Oliver

0

284

303

328

292

0

1207

Silver

20th

20

John Barbour

0

283

287

287

492

0

1349

Silver

21st

13

Hugh Richards

20

279

288

285

297

420

1589

Silver

22nd

202

Gavin Johnston

0

283

532

286

283

540

1924

Bronze

23rd

8

Jeff McCleary

0

2180

273

272

291

1980

4996

Bronze

1

Derek Little

0

0

0

0

R

15

Andrew Nicholson

0

1755

299

0

0

0

R

Provisional results for Melville Enduro held on 20th April 2003

Over 40 Class

Pos

Rider No

Name

Start P

S/T 1

S/T 2

S/T 3

S/T4

Time Pen

Total

Award

1st

25

Andrew Flockhart

0

272

267

268

273

0

1080

Best Perf

2nd

24

Ian Paterson

0

279

277

276

278

0

1110

Gold

3rd

22

Dougal Walker

0

280

281

278

291

0

1130

Gold

4th

26

Alex Kirk

0

280

289

282

279

0

1130

Gold

5th

27

Kenny Donaldson

0

288

279

300

283

0

1150

Gold

6th

29

Keith Spence

0

294

287

287

297

0

1165

Gold

7th

208

Goeff Pannycook

0

307

294

286

280

0

1167

Gold

8th

23

Andrew McConnell

0

306

306

300

303

0

1215

Gold

97h

37

Duncan Braid

0

297

304

311

316

0

1228

Gold

10th

28

Dougie Meek

0

321

318

319

312

0

1270

Silver

11th

222

Neil Young

0

284

284

445

307

0

1320

Silver

12th

34

Joe Heron

0

336

342

339

340

0

1357

Silver

13th

223

Douglas Page

0

342

325

404

328

0

1399

Silver

14th

21

Jim Sharp

0

346

362

356

377

0

1441

Silver

15th

30

William Lyall

0

362

366

390

380

0

1498

Silver

16th

35

Albert Britton

0

307

328

317

857

0

1809

Bronze

17th

36

Stephen Baker

0

867

312

377

285

0

1841

Bronze

18th

32

Garry Buckett

20

348

348

380

482

480

2058

Bronze

31

Stuart McCaig

0

0

0

R

0

R

33

Ian Myers

0

0

0

R

0

R

Provisional results for Melville Enduro held on 20th April 2003

Clubmen Class

Position

Rider No

Name

Start Pen

S/T 1

S/T 2

S/T 3

S/T 4

Time Pen

Total

Award

1st

71

Alan Lauder

0

270

273

261

262

0

1066

Best Perf

2nd

55

Chris Stewart

0

263

273

275

265

0

1076

Gold

3rd

56

Duncan Jamieson

0

257

265

267

292

0

1081

Gold

4th

41

Duncan McCormick

0

276

266

276

282

0

1100

Gold

5th

68

Colin Jagla

0

283

270

262

293

0

1108

Gold

6th

58

Michael Lowrie

0

270

293

282

279

0

1124

Gold

7th

44

Campbell Chatham

0

289

278

275

293

0

1135

Gold

8th

82

John Francis

0

272

284

286

294

0

1136

Gold

9th

69

Paul Scott

0

277

298

286

278

0

1139

Gold

10th

67

Craig Jagla

0

272

276

322

270

0

1140

Gold

11th

65

Graham Smith

0

287

281

292

285

0

1145

Gold

12th

87

Stephen Palmer

0

305

290

275

275

0

1145

Gold

13th

77

Richard Neaves

0

284

289

287

297

0

1157

Gold

14th

80

Chris Buchan

0

295

283

290

294

0

1162

Gold

15th

51

Rab Moir

0

283

296

292

293

0

1164

Gold

16th

85

Rodger Shaw

0

307

298

288

280

0

1173

Gold

17th

61

Graeme Hewitson

0

287

294

301

302

0

1184

Silver

18th

81

Paul Ferry

0

305

297

293

297

0

1192

Silver

19th

76

Keith Bothwick

0

293

301

303

297

0

1194

Silver

20th

50

Stan Peterson

0

305

293

302

299

0

1199

Silver

21st

70

Robert Laurent

0

296

296

305

327

0

1224

Silver

22nd

60

Garry Hamilton

0

297

296

300

332

0

1225

Silver

23rd

88

Paul Glass

0

295

300

296

334

0

1225

Silver

24th

75

Edward Rennie

0

311

303

303

315

0

1232

Silver

25th

53

Edward Collins

0

297

302

319

315

0

1233

Silver

26th

47

Colin Armitage

0

311

303

309

312

0

1235

Silver

27th

45

Mark Hartley

0

305

308

312

312

0

1237

Silver

28th

38

Iain Wood

0

314

307

312

305

0

1238

Silver

29th

52

Les Gamble

0

304

315

321

312

0

1252

Silver

30th

46

Matthew Raywood

0

310

315

326

315

0

1266

Silver

31st

39

Steve Irwin

0

313

322

324

312

0

1271

Silver

32nd

48

Billy McGregor

0

284

297

306

412

0

1299

Silver

33rd

84

Stephen Gilhooley

0

303

377

308

312

0

1300

Silver

34th

43

Gary Long

20

346

304

327

305

0

1302

Silver

35th

72

David Donald

0

329

324

342

334

0

1329

Bronze

36th

78

Stuart Young

0

295

353

334

353

0

1335

Silver

37th

57

Gavin Douglas

0

305

318

306

439

0

1368

Silver

38th

59

Findlay White

0

498

312

316

313

0

1439

Silver

39th

74

Brendon McDonagl

0

289

346

271

600

0

1506

Silver

40th

64

Scott Maxwell

0

285

287

295

298

420

1585

Silver

41st

83

Chris Hickey

0

542

309

399

341

0

1591

Silver

42nd

63

David Ramsay

0

315

318

699

333

0

1665

Silver

43rd

54

John McGaff

0

304

302

308

1334

120

2368

Bronze

44th

89

Donald Stewart

0

338

351

353

315

2340

3697

Bronze

42

0

0

0

0

R

0

R

66

Neill Johnstone

0

0

0

0

R

0

R

79

Andrew Woodward

0

0

-14400

0

0

0

R

86

0

0

0

0

R

0

R

40

Richard Mc Vicker

0

286

275

275

285

0

R

49

Andrew Warwick

0

314

559

R

0

R

62

Mark Clark

0

338

0

0

R

0

R

73

Greig Walker

0

293

0

0

R

0

R

Provisional Results for Melville Enduro held on 20th April 2003

Sportsman Class

Position No Name Start S/T1 S/T2 S/T3

Time Pe Total

Award

1st

92

Craig Gordon

0

309

294

274

0

0

877

Best Perf

2nd

90

Stuart McDonald

0

309

316

319

0

0

944

Gold

3rd

109

John Lupton

0

320

309

324

0

0

953

Gold

4th

107

Scott McNeil

0

357

325

328

0

0

1010

Silver

5th

183

Martin McMinn

0

358

340

340

0

0

1038

Silver

6th

106

Ellis Gaston

0

352

355

368

0

0

1075

Silver

7th

112

Alistair McGowan

0

320

329

313

0

120

1082

Silver

8th

93

David Fergus

0

369

422

340

0

0

1131

Silver

9th

102

James Anthony

0

401

355

394

0

0

1150

Silver

10th

98

Keith Wright

0

403

458

472

0

0

1333

Silver

11th

97

Malcolm Millar

0

490

489

362

0

0

1341

Silver

12th

130

Pauline Hay

0

468

463

517

0

0

1448

Silver

13th

96

David Dick

0

509

539

417

0

0

1465

Bronze

14th

99

Ian Bell

0

445

497

597

0

0

1539

Bronze

15th

95

Steven Crukshank

0

399

817

420

0

0

1636

Bronze

16th

101

Alex Austin

0

970

304

377

0

0

1651

Bronze

17th

104

Mark White

0

746

459

482

0

0

1687

Bronze

18th

116

Greg Haylott

0

394

374

423

0

540

1731

Bronze

19th

103

Stephen Forrest

0

1565

414

0

0

1979

Bronze

20th

111

Doreen Shaw

0

1282

409

405

0

0

2096

Bronze

21st

100

Paul Mason

0

358

386

900

0

2266

Bronze

117

Douglas Knox

0

462

0

0

0

R

R

105

James Darrie

0

331

361

0

0

0

R

91

0

0

0

0

0

0

R

94

Keith Learmonth

0

0

0

0

0

0

R

108

Gary Milburn

0

0

0

0

0

0

R

115

Steve Black

0

0

0

0

0

0

R

110

Steven Calvey

0

316

385

0

0

0

R

114

Richard Jones

0

0

0

0

0

0

R

  Photos - click to enlarge ( If you want a better copy - e-mail me )

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Andrew Flockharts WR400 in Team Yamaha Colours

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Richard Jones on a "Classic" Machine

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The wait to sign on - nice tent !

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Doreen Shaw with 2 boots- and a bronze medal

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Graeme Naismith - at last

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Jimmy Patrick Cof C

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The start of 2003

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The fast field leading away from the start

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Richard Hay at the first turn

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Joe Gilroy raring to go

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Andrew McConnel

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Stephen Baker

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Joe and Hugh Richards

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Grant Smith ducks under the tree at the start

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Pauline Hay

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2nd place - no wonder he's smiling. Ian Patterson

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Keep off the field !!

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Paul Glass

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Why is it ALWAYS uphill to the  ? car ?

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The pits

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Rarin' to go out again

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Jim Douglas and Henry Harvey

4 X 4 heroes - brought Derek out

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Ian Bell on his KX/KDX 200

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Timo Hautamaki from Finland

 

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