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Stony Green Trial - 12 Oct 2014

Event Index: Info, Snippets, Jackie's Video, CofC Merv's Muttering, Section Statistics

Words by Colin, Merv. Pics: Matt Welch. Vid: And NOW Video by Jackie Jones.

Info

Latest: Final Results now up. There were only a few minor changes none of which changed any order so these are now final.

Snippets

Thanks to feedback we've spotted a couple of my typos and answered some queries. Here is what some of you had to say: Really good trial great venue. - Thanks for a super trial yesterday, First time at that venue, Liked it a lot. - Just wanted to thank you for a great trial, really enjoyed it.

Not specifically about our trial but the Western Centre Board meeting held the next day had a discussion about how we can help our Observer situation, Quantity/Quality/Training support/Rider's expectation etc. There will be a bigger discussion at the November Centre meeting. To get your views across talk to your club's delegates or attend yourself!

Don't know about you but I'm already forgetting which sections were S+ and C/E. I've not identified them on the results yet. I think Sports+ were 1, 4 and 9, and Merv reckons 1, 2 and 7 were the Clubman/Experts sections.

Harvey Bennion was our first puncture of the day as he limped back to the start with the tyre off the rim. Not the last either as Simon had to go and flash some tyre levers and had to rush his last lap before the markers got pulled down. He kept his cool enough to fend off pressure from an on form, despite being rusty, Ben Bowkett though.

Western Centre Championship is run over 7 rounds. Here are the results links so far. (16Mar GCSmith Trial, 18May Z1 Tim Fry Trial, 13Jul Malv Bodenham Trial, 31Aug CHG John Draper Trial, 14 Sep WV Trial, 5Oct SV Jack Wooldridge Trial, and, of course, ours linked over on the right - once they are made final.)

The scoring system now takes into account the age classes and the routes they ride on. So Matt Welch has to sort who gets what points over the various routes. Rather him than me!


Jackie's Video

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CofC Merv's Mutterings

How did we manage that? Booking a dry'ish weekend in between monsoon October weather. Anyway, it made all the hard work worthwhile. A big thank you to all who gave up their valuable time to help out.

Top honours went to on-form centre champ Simon Welch continuing in his status of never losing at Stony Green. Rusty Benzo Bowkett was his nearest rival some 13 marks adrift, having last ridden in our Wyegate long distance trial on a tiger cub in March. Joe won the battle of the Bendall brothers after dusting off their bikes along with Dad Alf for this event.

Richard Knott (apologies for misreading his name as Mott. ed.) edged out Keith Wooster to win c/e honours, all finding sections 1, 2, & 7 tough. Richard and Oliver Pekala making light work of section 2 however.

Brendan Kedward must be cursing the late entry of fellow Welshman Ashley Reed who resigned him to second place on the clubman course after a close battle with Alex Muirhead.

Sam Wilson edged out our own Colin Jones on the sports plus route while talented all rounder Owen Chiswell cleaned up on the sportsman route. Hope Chairman Vess's knee is better after his spectacular tumble on section 8!!!

While on Ben's conducted route Oliver Goode edged out Oakley Haines on the junior expert route with Arron Kear winning the junior route by some margin.


Section Statistics

Section01235Tot
Expert
110321220
29314122
34208446
403410251
51800000
606010246
714021165
81800000
91700015
108116231
115633126
Rte Tot:9028114426312
Clubman/Expert
1122418108
215613266
39854135
418342017
52520002
617532017
715119159
815410741
9111210329
1020510112
1181032442
Rte Tot:12661373637428
Clubman
1331011330
21510266133
3885216111
42212310153
54920002
6141968160
7446286130
842110423
9321020434
1033732334
119115716122
Rte Tot:247894210350732
Sports Plus
11443021
20129032
33512118
40029136
51020002
600110137
71137028
8911018
95132118
101110001
114521012
Rte Tot:442119435213
Sportsman
16624337
203016261
38432436
49241538
514420113
604215053
71259459
85424650
97614335
101731005
116915026
Rte Tot:7347236028413
Junior Expert
11231005
23317236
38113327
47104433
59220321
611102217
7000000
8000000
9000000
10000000
11000000
Rte Tot:501151614139
Junior
13026127
24026022
31128029
43108025
53017128
65106019
7000000
8000000
9000000
10000000
11000000
Rte Tot:1937412150