Easters Centre Championship Trials, British Trials Championships Roundup

Trials Championships:

Wessex Centre: its a busy time for Centre Clubs, “   As TMX’s TrialsTorque said a couple of weeks ago, It’s a busy Easter for Wessex Centre Championship Trials, with a “Trinity Of Trials” week” beginning on Easter Day. with Mendip’s Traders Trophy.

Next day, West Wilts  are running their James Cup Trial at Beckie Addie Woods, Westwood on Easter Monday. In the past three or four years this Event has had to contend with bad weather & date clashes with other Events. So this  year the Club has changed it’s date to Easter Monday, decided the Event will run “come what may” and that as long as you have phoned Secretary Phyllis Sweeting no later than Good Friday 3rd April you won’t be surcharged for a late entry. That will help experienced CofC, Brian Shuttleworth & his team, as they mark out on the Saturday. WWMC Club members will be over at at Mendip Vale’s Traders Trophy Trial at Frys Bottom, Chelwood helping out on Easter Day & as always volunteers to Observe will be welcomed at all three events especially at the third of the “Trinity of Trials”, the Frome “Wyndham Haines” Trophy Trial on Sunday April 12th at Weston Town Farm Wanstrow. We hope you’ll “keep your feet up” & enjoy all three Trials!   “

British Championship Trials: I thought about going over to Seymours Arena for the first of the Ladies Championships, but it sounds as if it was rather cold so I’m glad I didn’t go, I looked on Google maps & it doesn’t look as if its the most picturesque venue so that was another reason not to go. Results continued where they left off last Season with Emma Bristow taking the win from Becky Cook. Donna Fox was third & Victoria Payne having her first ride in the Adult Championships finding it very demanding judging by the scores. Good to see Chloe Cross &  Izzy Saunders riding in Support classes & Hanna Vesterinen also. Alicia Robinson was a close 2nd in Girls B class & sister Leah won her non Championship Class.

Last weekend saw Centre Champ Kurt Brain start his British Championship adventure with a 15th at Hook Woods & 11th at Butser Lime Works. Lee Hassall & Fred Adams were also riding & we hope to bring you Roger Brains Report on both Events shortly.

The Sidecar Champs have had double headers in the Island & down in Devon/Cornwall. Jon & Matt are 4th at the moment [they didn’t do the first island Round], Josh & Luke were 3rd in the off road Round in Cornwall, behind Jon & Matt who were 2nd. David Tuck/Luke Golding are 2nd in B class with Andy Scrivens/Jana Goodman 3rd. Title Sponsor Phil Sparkes & Joe Newman are 3rd in C Class with Mark Watmore/Martin Lawford 2nd. Luke is having a busy time not only passengering for Josh but also other drivers who need ballast on a one off basis. Still being driven round each Section twice by a different driver as in Cornwall might be an advantage for the second driver? What do you think?

I should of course have mentioned earlier that Tom Culliford who was also across at Hook Woods & down at Butser over the Weekend, Tom was 6th at Hook Woods, & aced that on Sunday with a Podium taking 3rd place behind Toby Martin & Jack Peace in the Youth A British Championship Class.

Good luck to all local runners in their future Championship Endeavours.




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