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Stony Green Open Trial - 14 September 2008

Words by Ben Falconer

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Ben's Press report

A FAMILIAR name came out on top but with more marks against his name than is usual in a centre championship trial.

That Simon Welch lost 46 marks illustrated the challenge the West Glos and Dean Forest MCC had set over Stony Greenís large rocks in the heart of the Forest of Dean.

The reigning Western Centre champion finished only six marks ahead of ever-improving schoolboy Jake Luter-Evans. Welch recorded four maximum five mark losses, whereas the South Wales youngster lost five fives, and that proved to be the difference.

Another youngster, Ben Bowkett, made a welcome return and came third on 71, just ahead of M Johnson, Barry Husband and Henry Bendall, who all lost marks in the 70s.

Rather than one or two sections making the difference in marks lost, the trial as a whole was a battle of attrition, with marks being taken on every section. Many riders recorded high scores but there were only three retirements.

Ben Toms again topped the clubman 50/50 class, only five marks ahead of A Reed and nine marks ahead of Ben Bishop.

Alternative route winner Shane Gunn rolled back the years on his Yamaha TYZ 250, losing 35 marks, just five ahead of Tim Wheeler.

Terry Price won the easy route on just one mark lost.

The club would like to thank all observers for their help, and the Forestry Commission.

Class Winners

  • Standard: Simon Welch, 46 marks lost
  • Clubman 50/50: Ben Toms, 55
  • Alternative: Shane Gunn, 35
  • Easy: Terry Price, 1

Section Statistics

Section01235Tot
Standard
1762915112
2101477154
30221322155
4312267118
52441019137
61412111172
7463197104
825832125
920822753
1094915277
11554916120
123351216129
Rte Tot:10273441251241156
Clubman/Expert
111031375
20359145
322310143
48523018
59225021
63910536
701017052
86301846
91610104
101346449
111375242
123159038
Rte Tot:5034296934469
Alternative
11610117483
2323391130
3551352122
4198416169
57136232104
631951547
74951518154
81713271193
936901432
10549293124
114172710146
12295294126
Rte Tot:1499248239651230
Easy
13730209
232520324
325574136
43650108
535401217
64000206
730620430
8157211779
930524126
1029445027
1122919143
1227734130
Rte Tot:35860234320335