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Celebrating 64 Years of Motor Cycling 1953 - 2017

Stony Green Trial - 11 Sep 2016

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OK, That is done and dusted. Final Results are NOW ON RIGHT.

We've just heard good news from Malcolm that he can be rebuilt! Shoulder is back in and the rest should heal. Real bad luck for the observer to suffer instead of you lot. Thanks to all the folks who stepped up, strapped up and got him to the road for the ambulance.


C of C Says

Well what a weekend, heavy rain, large entry, spectacular riding and drama. Sunday dawned a fine day but the previous day's deluge was always going to affect the conditions for the worse. With a healthy entry of 73 waved off, all seemed well, however I had not even achieved a complete inspection lap before I got a message that club stalwart Malc Harvey, observer on section 10, had taken a nasty tumble down the steep bank there. It turned out Malc had dislocated his shoulder and was in some distress. The upshot being Malc took a trip to Glos A&E dept. I am pleased to report that Malc is now recovering well at home, and I'm sure we all underestimate the sacrifice that observers give in their time and risking life and limb so that we can have a day's sport, get well soon Malc!

The expert route title turned into a 3 man scrap between locals, centre champ Simon Welch and once a year rider Ben Bowkett and visitor William McBain, with Simon regaining his King of Stony Green title after narrowly losing it last year. Simon made it look easy only really having bother with section 3, which he eventually cleaned on lap 3. It was good to see 3 Youth B riders tackling this tough event on 125's on the Expert route.

Scott Faulkner easily won the C/E route on 78, the only route we may need to ease in future, with Steve Clarke edging Sam Smetham into 3rd courtesy of more single dabs. (ed. says: More dabs beats less where tie sorting gets past most cleans. Unfortunately my automated results system doesn't sort ties in order...yet. leaving the reader to understand TSR23.)

The clubman route was won by visitor Chris Tett by 9 marks from another visitor, Mark Talbot who edged out our own Mike Hughes by a single mark.

Sports+ honours were shared between 3 age groups; 40, 50, 60's with the most experienced (notice I didn't say oldest) riders triumphant with Phil Marsh edging out Alf Bendall who took our advice on route choice. 3rd was Y/B rider Oliver Goode making fine progress on his 125 Beta. Simon Legg won the sportsman route on a 125 Gas Gas from ex-conducted course riders Oakley Haines and Finley Kettle, doing extremely well coming in 3rd and 4th respectively. Ben Falconer showed offspring Amory that in tough events he is still the boss (for now).

On the conducted expert route Fred Bishop was literally in a class of his own with an excellent score of 2.

A tight finish on the standard course was edged by Aaron Watson from Jackson Morman by one mark. It was great to see 44% of the conducted entry consisting of Bishops (no not clergymen) but West Glos's answer to the Lampkins.

Finally a big thank you to all the club members who gave up their time to help put on this event and all the riders who came along to enjoy it. Hope to see you all again next year. Merv.


Snippets

Our usual media team didn't get it together as I was riding and Jack didn't make it. So, can I ask, 'Did anyone get any shots we can put on this web page?' (admin@wgdfmcc.org.uk)

If you spotted that I was overbiked with a Sherco Bling, correct! There will be an advert for my superb Sherco 200 coming soon, anyone interested? ed.

Why the entry price? you ask. We are privileged to ride this Forestry Commission venue and national rates agreed with the ACU have to be applied.

Why ask about Observers in the On-Line entry process? Knowing in advance who our Observers will be helps ensure minimal delay at the start of an event and allows us to keep a good number of sections rather than scrap some at the last minute. We may be able to pass on discounts or some expenses in some cases. So, talk to your friends who know enough about your sport to come and help out.


Section Statistics

SectionScore IncidenceTot
No.01235Marks
Expert
1251041310107
24653710177
32422331232
45921004
5101416202116
64652126209
710581425188
86431237231
92843918127
102412811796
Rte Tot:17267551601661487
Clubman/Expert
114181185
206712161
312533230
417430115
514414369
624213467
75666246
812812264
9020420114
1015281083
Rte Tot:4042368056634
Clubman
1541311018
21089393158
3161811213118
462620010
5382550035
60203927254
7101614209149
8377446183
9411263348
1055301636
Rte Tot:28911055168571009
Sports Plus
113848355
2810017166
318222393
43141006
578311782
6000000
7101493041
812969048
925325127
1031212010
Rte Tot:13866287715428
Sportsman
1271445142
212102611155
337615128
4371050020
51213812380
6000000
71310913382
81211519288
9155951298
1023608870
Rte Tot:17777519341663
Conducted Expert
1400000
2400000
3310001
4310001
5400000
6400000
Rte Tot:2220002
Conducted Standard
119435130
2113213361
3152110454
4122114361
5104311463
621227027
Rte Tot:8817126015296