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Brothers in Arms. WOR EVENTS 4 HOUR 2MAN / IRON MAN ENDURO – Race Report and Results
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Brothers in Arms. WOR EVENTS 4 HOUR 2MAN / IRON MAN ENDURO – Race Report and Results

by adminSeptember 5, 2017

The Humphreys brothers were an unstoppable unit of speed and skill last weekend at WOR Events 4 Hour Team and Ironman Enduro at the clubs Manor Park venue near Welshpool. Completing a combined score of 25 laps, 2 laps clear of everyone else, Gethin on the MRS Sherco 250f and Owain on the CF Racing Husqvarna 350 made the tricky, wet and slippery field sections look easy and in the unbelievably dry and dusty wooded sections the sheer power over the whoops in the old railway lines was a joy to watch. At the end of 4 hours the brothers stood tall as the 2man A team winners and simply dominated the event.

Report by Keith Williams – Images Courtesy of CWL Photography

A superb 5-mile lap was on offer from the WOR team and as always was prepped and managed to perfection with the mix of fast and slow in a perfect ratio. Settling in as worthy Runners up was the team of Alex West and George Price, uniting after a while of not doing much riding to show they still have the skill and speed to cut it at the forefront of the WOR events. They finished on 23 laps as did Wagstaff and Ditchfield in 3rd spot with a 4 and a half minute plus advantage to West and Price. A special mention must go out to 4th placed Paul Herbert and Rob Cooke, especially Herbert, whom after an early 2nd lap injury to Cooke, Herbie stayed solo and rode superb to match the 23 laps and be only 4 minutes adrift of the podium. Well done indeed.

Adam Bates and Paul Lightfoot topped the 2man B team group with a ride that led from start to finish of the 4hr battle. They completed 20 laps and took an 11-minute advantage over the pairing of Salt and King, also on 20 laps with the father and son team of Emery and Emery securing 3rd spot on 19 laps between them.

John Shirt and Martin Sandiford combined there old school skills in the Vets 2 man on the new Gas Gas 300 to take a 3 minute winning Margin over Runners up, WOR Legend, Lincoln Brewster and his fast team mate, Martin Atherton with both teams finishing on 22 laps as did the awesome performance of Freeman and Griffiths only 2 mins adrift of the runners up.

The Ironman folk showed super stamina and determination to tackle the entire 4hr challenge without a partner to share the load and help get more laps. Top Ironman Expert was Kevin Wallace showing sheer consistency to take the win in the group from runner up Andy Cooke with both riders on 20 laps each and a 10-minute advantage to Wallace. Earlier Matt Silvester had been out in front but two punctures ended his day at the 2hrs 50 mark with Craig Reynolds then taking the lead but pulling out and having a DNF at the 2hrs 55 minute.

Ironman Clubman victory went to TT Road racing star, Steve Mercer whom gave his all for the entire 4hrs to hold off a strong challenge from runner up Rob Francom. At the end their was 1 minute 40 seconds advantage to the likeable Mercer who made the long trip up from Kent worthwhile indeed. The top two completed 21 laps with 3rd placed Gwion Prys on 20 laps deserving his podium place.

The top Ironman Sportsman was Sam Morris with Martin Wells as Runner Up and Young Charlie Goddard in 3rd spot. All the top 4 Iron Sportsman doing 19 laps each.

The race started for the 4 hr racers at 10am and at 12 noon a new group of riders entered the battle in the separate but included, 2-hour open Hare Scramble. Top man in that was the fast KTM mounted youngster, Henry Yardley. Yardley was the only rider in that class to complete 12 laps as he pushed Expert Sherco mounted Gary Jenkins into the Runners up spot on 11 laps and 3rd placed Robert Hughes also on 11 laps bit 3 mins down on Jenkins.

A nice presentation of awards followed straight after in a very busy paddock that did not let the consistent rain and drizzle of the day hamper any of the riding or event enthusiasm. This was another top-drawer event from the WOR Events team and you could see the riders appreciated that as the smiling face left the to go home beeping horns and waving big thumbs up.

Steve Ireland and his WOR team would like as always to send out a massive thankyou to all involved from the Sponsors, Land owners, Staff, caterers, Medics and most of the Riders for supporting the events and making them happen in their droves.

WOR now have two back to back National Hare Scrambles on 9/10th September at a brand new 400-acre venue in Ludlow followed by the last round the week after on 16/17th with a welcome return to the Beautiful Firbank venue in the lake district. These events are open to all riders (not just WOR members or riders in the championship) and details on all things WOR can be found at www.worevents.com

Results

Position  Number  Name  # Laps  Penalty
2man A team
1 1  HUMPHREYS / HUMPHREYS 25  04:09:30
2 4  PRICE / WEST 23  04:01:06
3 14  WAGSTAFF/DITCHFIELD 23  04:05:51
4 2  COOKE / HERBERT 23  04:09:48
5 10  THOMAS / RITCHIE 22  04:07:04
6 22  DEAN  /DITCHFIELD 22  04:09:47
7 5  COOKE / JONES 21  04:04:23
8 9  BOLSOVER/STACEY 21  04:06:39
9 8  CARROLL / HUGHES 20  04:04:14
10 193  PRITCHARD / REES 20  04:04:33
11 7  MAYER/ ROBINSON 20  04:06:37
12 6  HAYHURST/POTTER 19  04:00:55
13 17  FISHER / FISHER 17  04:02:53
2man B team
1 19  BATES / LIGHTFOOT 20  04:00:34
2 824  SALT/KING 20  04:11:07
3 825  EMERY / EMERY 19  04:00:25
4 817  SHARP/EDWARD 19  04:01:27
5 281  HALL/WALTON 19  04:03:33
6 144  GRIFFITHS / CARTER 19  04:05:49
7 810  EILLEDGE/EILLEDGE 19  04:08:40
8 822  OGDEN/SVENSSON 19  04:08:44
9 134  WYNN/ WYNN 18  04:03:00
10 905  JENKINS/GWALCHMAI 18  04:04:31
11 352  PUGH / BENBOW 18  04:12:11
12 811  BAGULEY / TOWNLEY 17  04:12:25
13 815  FIELD/YOUNG 16  04:09:46
14 951  MORRIS / WHITSEY 7  02:12:18
2man C team
1 16  SHIRT / SANDIFORD 22  04:03:38
2 907  BREWSTER/ ATHERTON 22  04:06:26
3 151  GRIFFITHS/ FREEMAN 22  04:08:14
4 100  SKILLIN / JOHNSON 20  04:00:49
5 206  PARRY/ PULFREY 20  04:06:31
6 34  RAINFORD/ RAINFORD 19  04:05:50
7 461  CHILDS / HARRISON 17  04:07:00
IRONMAN EXPERT
1 23  KEVIN WALLACE 20  04:02:44
2 26  ANDY COOKE 20  04:12:30
3 772  CRAIG REYNOLDS 15  02:50:55
4 906  MATT SILVESTER 15  02:55:41
IRONMAN CLUBMAN
1 30  STEVE MERCER 21  04:07:19
2 908  ROB FRANCOM 21  04:08:57
3 902  GWION PRYS 20  04:00:04
4 950  JEREMY MOLD 18  04:00:22
5 20  JONATHAN STAMPER 18  04:11:32
6 953  LEE ALLIS SMITH 14  04:00:27
7 36  ALED JONES 7  01:53:44
IRONMAN SPORTSMAN
1 29  SAM MORRIS 19  04:02:40
2 900  MARTIN WELLS 19  04:04:48
3 71  CHARLIE GODDARD 19  04:10:01
4 69  NIGEL LYNN 19  04:12:43
5 31  STEPHEN WELCH 18  04:01:55
6 24  ALAN JONES 18  04:03:31
7 35  CHRIS DUCKWORTH 18  04:05:06
8 13  ASHLEY SWIFT 18  04:06:17
9 904  BEN LEIGHTON 18  04:07:27
10 3  ANTHONY FOULKES 18  04:11:21
11 28  LUKE AMES 18  04:12:22
12 127  JAMIE REECE 18  04:14:22
13 399  KEITH JONES 17  04:02:49
14 990  ANDY SMITH 17  04:12:19
15 25  RHYS GETHIN 17  04:14:28
16 955  MARK GODDARD 15  04:07:46
17 426  TONY HARVEY 15  04:08:09
18 11  PAUL MERCER 12  02:35:40
19 341  JAMES LLEWELYN 11  02:19:59
20 351  JOEL MORRIS 7  02:26:41
21 169  WAYNE LARSEN 5  01:58:28
OPEN 2HR RACE
1 257  HENRY YARDLEY 12  04:08:18
2 901  GARY JENKINS 11  04:03:22
3 800  ROBERT HUGHES 11  04:06:09
4 112  SION JONES 10  04:00:10
5 454  JAMES HALLIWELL 10  04:04:39
6 802  ADEN OVEREND 10  04:08:04
7 714  JOHN CITRINE 10  04:13:27
8 180  JOHN BOWEN 9  04:00:17
9 467  DANNY DAVISON 9  04:03:28
10 804  BART KOCZEN 9  04:10:42
11 805  PATRIK RABSKY 8  04:00:02
12 808  ASHLEY PENNIGTON 8  04:06:12
13 807  ANDRZEJ PIESZKO 7  04:05:44
14 806  PHILLIP RICHARDSON 7  04:07:09
15 78  MATT CONNELL 2  02:36:02
Position  Number  Class  Name  # Laps
1 1  2man A team  HUMPHREYS / HUMPHREYS 25
2 4  2man A team  PRICE / WEST 23
3 14  2man A team  WAGSTAFF/DITCHFIELD 23
4 2  2man A team  COOKE / HERBERT 23
5 16  2man C team  SHIRT / SANDIFORD 22
6 907  2man C team  BREWSTER/ ATHERTON 22
7 10  2man A team  THOMAS / RITCHIE 22
8 151  2man C team  GRIFFITHS/ FREEMAN 22
9 22  2man A team  DEAN  /DITCHFIELD 22
10 5  2man A team  COOKE / JONES 21
11 9  2man A team  BOLSOVER/STACEY 21
12 30  IRONMAN CLUBMAN  STEVE MERCER 21
13 908  IRONMAN CLUBMAN  ROB FRANCOM 21
14 902  IRONMAN CLUBMAN  GWION PRYS 20
15 19  2man B team  BATES / LIGHTFOOT 20
16 100  2man C team  SKILLIN / JOHNSON 20
17 23  IRONMAN EXPERT  KEVIN WALLACE 20
18 8  2man A team  CARROLL / HUGHES 20
19 193  2man A team  PRITCHARD / REES 20
20 206  2man C team  PARRY/ PULFREY 20
21 7  2man A team  MAYER/ ROBINSON 20
22 824  2man B team  SALT/KING 20
23 26  IRONMAN EXPERT  ANDY COOKE 20
24 825  2man B team  EMERY / EMERY 19
25 6  2man A team  HAYHURST/POTTER 19
26 817  2man B team  SHARP/EDWARD 19
27 29  IRONMAN SPORTSMAN  SAM MORRIS 19
28 281  2man B team  HALL/WALTON 19
29 900  IRONMAN SPORTSMAN  MARTIN WELLS 19
30 144  2man B team  GRIFFITHS / CARTER 19
31 34  2man C team  RAINFORD/ RAINFORD 19
32 810  2man B team  EILLEDGE/EILLEDGE 19
33 822  2man B team  OGDEN/SVENSSON 19
34 71  IRONMAN SPORTSMAN  CHARLIE GODDARD 19
35 69  IRONMAN SPORTSMAN  NIGEL LYNN 19
36 950  IRONMAN CLUBMAN  JEREMY MOLD 18
37 31  IRONMAN SPORTSMAN  STEPHEN WELCH 18
38 134  2man B team  WYNN/ WYNN 18
39 24  IRONMAN SPORTSMAN  ALAN JONES 18
40 905  2man B team  JENKINS/GWALCHMAI 18
41 35  IRONMAN SPORTSMAN  CHRIS DUCKWORTH 18
42 13  IRONMAN SPORTSMAN  ASHLEY SWIFT 18
43 904  IRONMAN SPORTSMAN  BEN LEIGHTON 18
44 3  IRONMAN SPORTSMAN  ANTHONY FOULKES 18
45 20  IRONMAN CLUBMAN  JONATHAN STAMPER 18
46 352  2man B team  PUGH / BENBOW 18
47 28  IRONMAN SPORTSMAN  LUKE AMES 18
48 127  IRONMAN SPORTSMAN  JAMIE REECE 18
49 399  IRONMAN SPORTSMAN  KEITH JONES 17
50 17  2man A team  FISHER / FISHER 17
51 461  2man C team  CHILDS / HARRISON 17
52 990  IRONMAN SPORTSMAN  ANDY SMITH 17
53 811  2man B team  BAGULEY / TOWNLEY 17
54 25  IRONMAN SPORTSMAN  RHYS GETHIN 17
55 815  2man B team  FIELD/YOUNG 16
56 772  IRONMAN EXPERT  CRAIG REYNOLDS 15
57 906  IRONMAN EXPERT  MATT SILVESTER 15
58 955  IRONMAN SPORTSMAN  MARK GODDARD 15
59 426  IRONMAN SPORTSMAN  TONY HARVEY 15
60 953  IRONMAN CLUBMAN  LEE ALLIS SMITH 14
61 11  IRONMAN SPORTSMAN  PAUL MERCER 12
62 257  OPEN 2HR RACE  HENRY YARDLEY 12
63 341  IRONMAN SPORTSMAN  JAMES LLEWELYN 11
64 901  OPEN 2HR RACE  GARY JENKINS 11
65 800  OPEN 2HR RACE  ROBERT HUGHES 11
66 112  OPEN 2HR RACE  SION JONES 10
67 454  OPEN 2HR RACE  JAMES HALLIWELL 10
68 802  OPEN 2HR RACE  ADEN OVEREND 10
69 714  OPEN 2HR RACE  JOHN CITRINE 10
70 180  OPEN 2HR RACE  JOHN BOWEN 9
71 467  OPEN 2HR RACE  DANNY DAVISON 9
72 804  OPEN 2HR RACE  BART KOCZEN 9
73 805  OPEN 2HR RACE  PATRIK RABSKY 8
74 808  OPEN 2HR RACE  ASHLEY PENNIGTON 8
75 36  IRONMAN CLUBMAN  ALED JONES 7
76 951  2man B team  MORRIS / WHITSEY 7
77 351  IRONMAN SPORTSMAN  JOEL MORRIS 7
78 807  OPEN 2HR RACE  ANDRZEJ PIESZKO 7
79 806  OPEN 2HR RACE  PHILLIP RICHARDSON 7
80 169  IRONMAN SPORTSMAN  WAYNE LARSEN 5
81 78  OPEN 2HR RACE  MATT CONNELL 2