Alan Brown tells me the stakes are all in, the roping is in place, so it’s all systems go for Sunday’s re-arranged Meeting. Practice is from 11:00 to 12:00 with Racing from 13:00hrs. It’s a 46 race programme too. If I wasn’t at Naish Hill for the West Wilts Hare & Hounds beginning at 11:00hrs I’d be at Hangar Farm Lower Stanton St Quintin [just North of the M4 Junction 17]
Meamwhile I’m taping “Motor Sport can be Dangerous” Warning Notices to Hardboard Backings for WWMC to use on Sunday. Talking of dangerous, Phyllis saw either a Police or Ambulance vehicle whizzing down our Lane yesterday Siren wailing & Lights flashing, found out why this morning on local News, two guys trampled by cattle down in Turleigh, one fatally. WWMC Vice Chairman, Terry Phelps next door neighbour had the same thing happen to him a couple of years ago & the iron work to immobilise his head to allow his neck vertebrae to fuse & recover had to be seen to be believed.
The Centre was out in Force at the SSDT, we saw Terry, Aleta & Victoria Payne together with Terry’s Dad, Andy Perry, Chris Adams, Mike & Chris Fear, Cris Wrigley & Janet Hillier, Ted Heather, Dave Norris, Gareth Talbot & Nipper Allen. We didn’t see Mark & Theresa Talbot but I’m sure they were rushing round supporting their Riders. From out of Centre we saw George Sartin for the first time in ages from SW Centre & Tom Welch from Western Centre. Adam Norris had probably our best result winning the O 40 Class [from John Shirt junior], Scott Cameron seemed to be struggling a bit but he still managed, I think 6th O 40. Brother Mark was having his usual steady ride – to enjoy his six days. Fred Adams had a good ride we thought, I hope he’s pleased with his week. Craig & Becky were steady all week although Becky was probably disappointed with the points difference between herself & Emma Bristow. We weren’t up for the pre65 event [fortunately] it was very nearly a washout. One day abandoned & the result decided on 1 lap of 15 sections. The main event was similar with horrendous 60mph winds on the tops of the hills on the Wednesday & I guess rain all day on the last Saturday [we started coming home on Saturday morning without even thinking of trying to watch any Sections] Looking at marks lost on Saturday it was probably the hardest day, ordinary mortals are getting tired physically & mentally & thinking its nearly over now & then the weather kicks you in the teeth!
The little Japanese lady stuck to it, she even had one clean on Monday Tuesday & Wednesday, if truth be known it was much too difficult for her, but when you are less than 1.5m tall any Trial is going to be difficult!
Come back soon – after dinner – Ive got some NSMSC Regs to Post together with the Wells John Stait Results to put up
Bye for now Frank