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Longtown Clubman Champ's Trial Rnd 3 - 2016

Words: Colin.

Event Index: Info, Snippets, Gallery, Section Statistics.

Info

Updates:

Updated Final Results are now available on the right.

Apologies, I had the Dai's wrong way around after Tie deciding. Dai Bedford won the Sports Plus.

Longtown's Conducted Route Competitors with Head Coach Simon Welch - All happy faces even after the Trial! Pic: Ben Bishop.

Want to see some pics from the Friday Training Day? Click on Gallery Here. More to come - visit this page again soon.

This is the 3rd round of ACU Western's new Clubman Championship. All classes are allowed to enter but only certain ones are eligible for points.

This Sunday trial tied in with the Centre's Youth Development Squad who were running their Summer Training camp on the Friday and Saturday at the same venue and WG offered to help by running the 3rd day as an actual trial, for them to test their newfound skills.

Camping was available over the 3 days. We also had a great village pub (Crown Inn, Longtown), with some great food and drink available.

The Squad have regular updates on their Facebook page


Snippets

Heard the story of why Rich Gwinnutt was sponsored (he had a 'BrenKed' Sherco)? It is possible to 'crack a yoke' on a 4RT. (See what I did there?)

Adrian and Ken has a slightly delayed start as the collective Brown heads were scratched. A misfire was eventually traced down by Gordon to one strand of wire waggling free in the coil and a good ride by Adrian later on the hard course.

What a great range of ages we had riding. This truly is a sport you could ride your whole life. Congrats to Martin on his win and being in the top age range (Experience counts!) And now look at Sportsman with 2 over 60s taking the lead, but 2 opposite age range trainees were hot on their heels.

Many thanks to our willing observers. And apologies that views were not as described in the sales literature. Unfortunately we were not confident we would be able to man the top 2 sections, which were nearly a mile away from the start, right at the top of the farm, so the reduced 10 limit was quickly increased to 11 to use one of our 'Spare' observers. This also helps to explain why we guessed the laps wrong. You wait, you'll moan next year when it will be 4 laps of 12!

Thanks to the many who entered OnLine. West Glos are trying to go 'OnLine' only, and if you were in the queue to sign-on then you will know what we would like to avoid. No one should be filling a form in on the day. Organisers needed to know who they were catering for the week before at least. OnLine enterers only needed to sign on and picked their numbers up and walked away, that's it - no money changing hands, no licence checking, no last minute Licence applications, no last minute which-route/Class pondering after never having read the regs anyway. What? Me? Rant?. Anyone feeling guilty yet? We do have vacancies in the list of event officials! (YDS Trainees were the only ones who should have been filling in forms and most of them did the evening before - so don't feel guilty you guys.)

With a number of our regulars already off on their summer hols we still had a health entry who enjoyed some pretty good summer weather.


Gallery

Here are a few pics from the first training Day showing some of the section we were riding.

Many more shots to come. Might take a few days, sorry.

If any riders/parents would like shots emailed to them then please ask (Viv took loads more than shown). admin@wgdfmcc.org.uk

Steve can

I can

Me Too

Easy

Now where did we put the bikes?

1 Clean logged

Bigger clean logged

Air Time

Sorted

Sorted


Section Statistics

SectionScore IncidenceTot
No.01235Marks
Clubman
13750005
230530431
33750005
44200000
54020002
636500110
726952025
832253021
9581216185
1030603330
113552009
Rte Tot:3505227249223
Sports Plus
119201215
22400000
32100000
42100000
52100000
617321115
72310001
85725551
9000000
109554132
112310001
Rte Tot:183199119115
Sportsman
13230003
23310104
332100211
431020214
53310016
612858252
729302114
871137773
9000000
1018860440
113500000
Rte Tot:26236161819217
Conducted Exp
1410104
2221107
3510001
4500015
54000210
6420002
7000000
8000000
9000000
10000000
11000000
Rte Tot:24612329
Conducted Std
110115782
215215124
3103011036
452210561
593110140
655110352
7000000
8000000
9000000
10000000
11000000
Rte Tot:451566117295