Apologies that these results weren’t posted last night, but my computer was being doctored & I’ve only got it back this evening. See them here, Frome Ron Jefferies 14:0914
In brief, Champion Kurt Brain continued his winning ways on 37 m/l, former Champion Colin Crease was R/up on 72m/l, 3rd & 4th placemen Lee Hassall & Ben Lovelace parted with 80 & 81 marks respectively. Ollie Humphris had a dnf with a rear tyre rolled off the rim by a concussive force. Sole Youth Expert George Marshman lost 89, & interestingly went 1,0,0 in section 12, where Kurt went 1,5,5!.
A rather disappointing entry of just 34 had a good day out of 3 laps of 12 Sections set out with the help of Jon Bees & Jerry Cross [Thanks Guys it was greatly appreciated]. Another disappointment was that most Sections did not have a dedicated Observer, we thank Colin Hassall, Bob Burt, Nipper Allen & Gary Marshman who all took a Board. Tom & Mary Crease, as ever, were CofC & Secretary & it’s good that Tom felt well enough to take it on again.
I saw Jamie Crease on his little electric GasGas having fun! Meanwhile Phyllis was comparing notes with Richard Elliott having his first trials ride since being injured earlier in the year, & Mark Bean, who we haven’t seen since the WWMC Club Dinner whose hand is now mended well enough to be back riding!
Talking of Observing, I hear that there are a number of runners in the British Youth Championships [all classes] who are becoming disillusioned with either the partiality &/or consistency of Observers. It’s such that they don’t feel the best rider always wins, sometimes they feel it’s the rider who is luckiest with the Observers decision. Bad news indeed.
On a more positive note the Ladies Trial of Nations team of Emma Bristow, Joanne Coles & Becky Cook, yes I know she’s Becky Talbot now, were on the top step in Andorra pipping the Spanish Ladies on the most cleans tie breaker last Saturday. Becky was unable to pull off the possible in the last Ladies World Round [if she had won the Round she would have been Champion] held last Friday & Emma Bristow who did win has become World Champion for 2014. Sundays Mens Trial des Nations saw us [Dabill/Brown/Wigg/Sheppard] Runners up to the Spanish.
That’s it for the moment: Frank