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SACU 2004 Championship ENDURO

Round 3 - Mellville MC - Pathhead Enduro - Day 2

18th April 2004

Day Two - and what a change. Same course in reverse - but heavy overnight rain transformed the event from a fast trail ride into a tough enduro. Several hills were cut out  and the second test was just part of the course now.  This was definately an event worth finishing and all those who completed the full number of laps knew they had been in an enduro. Well done to the Melville club for altering the course where needed and keeping everything flowing.

The course was always rideable but was very slippy in places and required a delicate throttle. The test was very slippy and even getting round was tough - with some riders choosing some "new" lines. Several deep ruts had developed from the 1st day - but could be ridden round - you don't need to follow the brown line. The end of the test proving the hardest part with a tough off camber just before the end cards.

The rest of the day was damp in places but no real bogs to contend with. Careful line selection avoided any deep ruts. The steep climb off the railway ws cut out after the first lap with riders then being guided across the road crossing. Good job to the two lads there and to all the other helpers and marshalls who kept the event going.

One rider had a shocking experience on his way round after tangling with an electric fence. Is the power on ? Yes - no - yes - no - damn! Thats one way to recharge your battery !  Hugh O'Neill had a nasty crash on the open part of the course and was helped to the first aid.His helmet was smashed and is still not sure what happened. "Little's Rock" claims another victim. OK now but a bit bruised.

In the experts Crawford Carrick-Anderson made up for his snapped chain on the SAturday with a win. Pushed hard by Richard Hay and Phil Fallows. Only a few seconds separating all the top riders.

Graeme Naismith made it to the top of the over 40's after missing the "easy" Saturday ride. Ian Paterson coming in second to make his claim for honors this year on his new KTM. Third was Andy Flockhart - keeping up his championship hopes for 2004.

Alan Lauder topped the Clubman class doing only the one day - to just beat Craig Jagla - with Michael Scott claiming another 3rd place. DAve DOnald was pushing hard at the end of the race to ensure he did not hour out and met the marshalls coming back to check on him. His language was " colourful" as he indicated he did not have time to stop and chat. Well done for finishing a very tough event.

In the Sporstsman Grant Miller claimed the win just  ahead of Andy Hobbs and Kevin Ostroznik in 3rd. A tough event for Sportsmen they all did well to finish the full two laps.

ANother great event - and we look forward to the next round - the SBEC event at Little Clyde . Rocks and mud -should be fun.

And a final note - from one of our time keepers. Who stand and time you all day. Say hello - and ta on your last lap.

I’m not one of those girls that hate being covered in mud but what I had to put up with at the weekend was just a tad too much. I’m sure some of the riders enjoyed spraying me with mud more than necessary. Your rider numbers are duly noted and 5 seconds were added to your special test time (only joking…. before anyone starts to complain!!!!).

However, I will give you an insider tip. Before you start the special test, if it’s muddy, do what Crawford does and rub your hands in the grass and then get a handful of grass to clean your handlebars to get more grip. But since Murray being No 1 and all, had to show off and go one better he did the bum shuffle. This involves getting your backside to the ground and shuffling. Which I have to say was rather amusing.

One thing Viv, Jackie and I agreed was that seeing the riders with snot and mud covered faces was that hopefully they could only look better (I stress the hopefully!!)

By the next Enduro I hope to be getting a suntan instead of a mudpack!!

Love and Kisses…….well not with the faces I see!

Rachel ‘the almighty special test starter’ Patrick

Final Results (10th May 2004)

No. EXPERTS Test 1 Test 2 Test 3 Penalties Total Secs Place Medal
3 Crawford C-Anderson 319 289 261 0 869 1 Best
19 Richard Hay 319 289 272 0 880 2 Gold
10 Phil Fallows 320 315 265 0 900 3 Gold
2 Grant Smith 309 302 292 0 903 4 Gold
4 Karl Dungait 315 306 288 0 909 5 Gold
1 Murray Thomson 328 299 284 0 911 6 Gold
5 Derek Little 323 299 291 0 913 7 Gold
18 Ian Harkes 314 311 303 0 928 8 Gold
11 Chris Buchan 333 316 292 0 941 9 Gold
13 Malcolm Bissett 340 324 313 0 977 10 Silver
6 Jeff McCleary 336 344 321 0 1001 11 Silver
15 Stuart Livingstone 369 347 366 0 1082 12 Silver
16 Richard McVicker 369 385 0 0 RET    
14 John Agnew 0 0 0 0 RET    
7 Robert Poulton 0 0 0 0 NS    
8 Richard Neaves 0 0 0 0 NS    
9 Gavin Johnston 0 0 0 0 NS    
12 Chris Stewart 0 0 0 0 NS    
17 Nicky Beavitt 0 0 0 0 NS    
20 Ricky Mair 0 0 0 0 NS    
21 John McNeil 0 0 0 0 NS    
                 
  OVER 40'S Test 1 Test 2 Test 3 Penalties Total Secs Place Medal
42 Graeme Naismith 311 294 0 0 605 1 Best
33 Ian Paterson 319 309 0 0 628 2 Gold
26 Andrew Flockhart 330 308 0 0 638 3 Gold
44 Geoff Pennycook 361 340 0 0 701 4 Silver
43 Keith Spence 366 339 0 0 705 5 Silver
27 Kenny Donaldson 377 340 0 0 717 6= Silver
35 Bill Brown 381 336 0 0 717 6= Silver
29 Alex Kirk 357 367 0 0 724 8 Silver
36 Campbell Chatham 403 370 0 0 773 9 Silver
32 Dougie Meek 441 411 0 0 852 10 Silver
30 Andrew McConnell 363 0 0 0 RET    
38 Gary Dalzell 426 0 0 0 RET    
45 Hugh O'Neill 465 0 0 0 RET    
28 Charles MacKenzie 0 0 0 0 RET    
37 John Flockhart 0 0 0 0 RET    
40 Martin Moore 0 0 0 0 RET    
31 Nigel Fallows 0 0 0 0 NS    
34 Dougal Walker 0 0 0 0 NS    
39 Graeme Towns 0 0 0 0 NS    
41 Sean Woolley 0 0 0 0 NS    
                 
  CLUBMAN Test 1 Test 2 Test 3 Penalties Total Secs Place Medal
73 Alan Lauder 316 299 0 0 615 1 Best
65 Craig Jagla 324 301 0 0 625 2 Gold
51 Michael Scott 334 309 0 0 643 3 Gold
76 Paul Scott 342 304 0 0 646 4 Gold
62 Scott Maxwell 352 311 0 0 663 5 Gold
71 Graham Smith 356 327 0 0 683 6 Silver
69 Stuart Edgar 374 350 0 0 724 7 Silver
77 John Francis 384 348 0 0 732 8 Silver
48 Findlay White 385 350 0 0 735 9 Silver
72 Douglas Page 394 353 0 0 747 10 Silver
79 Ian Parker 441 382 0 0 823 11 Silver
75 Alan Reid 437 447 0 0 884 12 Silver
52 Ryan Fallows 422 602 0 0 1024 13 Bronze
59 David Donald 642 465 0 2760 3867 14 Bronze
67 Robert Moir 337 0 0 0 RET    
56 Stuart Young 629 0 0 0 RET    
66 Keith Reid 932 0 0 0 RET    
49 Gavin Douglas 0 0 0 0 RET    
55 David Ramsay 0 0 0 0 RET    
60 Craig Gordon 0 0 0 0 RET    
61 Paul Chatham 0 0 0 0 RET    
68 Martyn McMinn 0 0 0 0 RET    
78 John Sidwell 0 0 0 0 RET    
47 Iain Wood 0 0 0 0 NS    
50 Neil Davidson 0 0 0 0 NS    
53 Robert Laurent 0 0 0 0 NS    
54 Sam Davidson 0 0 0 0 NS    
57 Mark Glover 0 0 0 0 NS    
58 Brendon McDonagh 0 0 0 0 NS    
63 Neil Pentland 0 0 0 0 NS    
64 Gary Hamilton 0 0 0 0 NS    
70 Gary Buckett 0 0 0 0 NS    
74 Gary Middleton 0 0 0 0 NS    
80 Drew Harvey 0 0 0 0 NS    
                 
  SPORTSMAN Test 1 Test 2 Test 3 Penalties Total Secs Place Medal
125 Grant Miller 381 0 0 0 381 1 Best
124 Andy Hobbs 439 0 0 0 439 2 Gold
101 Kevin Ostroznik 455 0 0 0 455 3 Gold
112 Alex Hood 555 0 0 0 555 4 Silver
120 James Ballantyne 634 0 0 0 634 5 Silver
121 Allan Poynton 700 0 0 1740 2440 6 Bronze
102 Colin McDonald 481 0 0 1980 2461 7 Bronze
114 Shaun Sinclair 433 0 0 2100 2533   Finishers
123 Chris Hamill 491 0 0 2100 2591   Finishers
103 James Anthony 0 0 0 0 RET    
106 Mark White 0 0 0 0 RET    
107 Paul White 0 0 0 60 RET    
108 Mike Robertson 0 0 0 0 RET    
109 William Brown 0 0 0 60 RET    
110 Thomas Melrose 0 0 0 0 RET    
111 Allyn Scotland 0 0 0 0 RET    
113 Craig Martin 0 0 0 0 RET    
115 Dean Darlington 0 0 0 0 RET    
122 Paul Carlyle 0 0 0 0 RET    
100 Stuart McDonald 0 0 0 0 NS    
104 Gary Blair 0 0 0 0 NS    
105 Alan Campbell 0 0 0 0 NS    
116 Ian Bell 0 0 0 0 NS    
126 Robert Farrell 0 0 0 0 NS    
                 

Last Updated on 10/05/04
By cwm

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