By Barry Lindsay
At the end of April it was thought that ground would be hard…well it wasn’t! But the event went ahead with some tricky conditions and would reward those with a feel of grip through there right foot.
Ian Robinson had designed some new routes for the event and set the event off marshalling tests 1&3 while Barry Lindsay ran 2&4 at the same time.
Geoffrey Harkness was fastest on the first test with 1m 06. Nigel Harkness was next on 1m 14 then Andrew Graham & Kieron Stynes on 1m17. John Ross, George Carrick & Alex Beaty all wrong tested.
Test 2 Neil Thomlinson was quickest on 54sec ahead of Nigel on 55sec, Richard Clark with 57sec then Kenton Pattison, Andrew & John on 58sec.
Test 3 Neil quickest with 1m06 after some tyre pressure adjustments, Nigel got 1m07 then Geoffrey on 1m08, Richard, John & Andrew on 1m10. George Carrick got a wrong test.
Test 4 Geoffrey was quickest with 53sec but it was close, Neil, Richard & Jerry Hettrick all on 54sec then John & Nigel on 55sec
Positions after 4 tests
1st Geoffrey Harkness 4m 07 9th Jerry Hettrick 4m 41
2nd Nigel Harkness 4m 11 10th John Ross 4m 51
3rd Neil Thomlinson 4m 13 11th Kenton Pattison 4m 54
4th Richard Clark 4m 19 12th Kieron Stynes Inc 10% 4m 59
5th Andrew Graham 4m 21 13th Alex Beaty 5m 05
6th Eric Ritchie 4m 32 14th Jon Stynes Inc 10% 5m 10
7th Helen Gibbon 4m 35 15th George Carrick 5m 21
8th George Edminson 4m 39
Quick change around and we were onto 5 & 7 with Ian and 6 & 8 with Barry.
Test 5, Geoffrey & Jon Stynes were quickest with 58sec ahead of Andrew & Neil on 59 then Richard & Kenton on 1m00. Nigel wrong tested.
Test 6 Geoffrey & Neil shared the honors with 47sec. Nigel & Eric Ritchie got 48sec then Andrew, Kenton & Jon got 50sec. Alex Beaty & Jerry wrong tested.
Test 7 Jon & Jerry topped the times with 58sec followed by John, Geoffrey, Andrew, Neil & George Edminson on 59 sec.
Test 8 Geoffrey quickest with 46sec ahead of Neil on 47sec, John & Jon on 48sec then Richard, Kieron, Andrew & Kenton on 49sec. George C wrong test.
Test 9 Nigel got 1m07 then Neil & Eric with 1m08,then Andrew, Kenton & Jon on 1m09
Test 10 Richard & Nigel were quickest with 1m04 followed by Geoffrey & Andrew on 1m05, Neil on 1m06 then Jerry on 1m07. Kenton & Alex both wrong tested.
Tests 11 &12 were run but a shower of rain made it very slippery and times went from under 1min to over 2 min so results were taken from after test 10.
Hope everyone enjoyed the event and thanks to Ian for marshalling and the routes. Thanks also to Joe & Neil Thomlinson for the use of the field.
1st Geoffrey Harkness 9m56 9th George Edminson 11m00
2nd Neil Thomlinson 9m59 10th Kenton Pattison 11m12
3rd Andrew Graham 10m12 11th John Ross 11m17
4th Nigel Harkness 10m18 12th Jon Stynes Inc 10% 11m49
5th Richard Clark 10m24 13th Kieron Stynes Inc 10% 11m53
6th Helen Gibbon 10m49 14th George Carrick 12m27
7th Jerry Hettrick 10m53 15th Alex Beaty 12m29
8th Eric Ritchie 10m55
1st Geoffrey Harkness 19 11th Jerry Hettrick 6
2nd Neil Thomlinson 18 = Eric Ritchie 6
= Andrew Graham 18 = George Edminson 6
4th Nigel Harkness 16 = Jon Stynes 6
5th Kenton Pattison 15 15th Joe Thomlinson 3
= Barry Lindsay 15 16th Kieron Stynes 2
7th John Ross 11 17th George Carrick 1
8th Stephen Dixon 10 = Christine Ross 1
9th Richard Clark 8 = Rob Glendinning 1
= Helen Gibbon 8 = Alex Beaty 1
(Images © H. R. Gibbon / Spadeadam Motor Club 2014)