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It’s Owain’s World – WOR Events Wulfsport Winter Enduro Series Round 3 – Race Report & Results
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It’s Owain’s World – WOR Events Wulfsport Winter Enduro Series Round 3 – Race Report & Results

by adminFebruary 19, 2018

WOR Events hosted the 3rd and the penultimate round of the Wulfsport Winter Hare Scrambles Enduro series last weekend at the club’s winter and weather proof Llandrillo forest in North Wales.

Report by Keith Williams – Images courtesy of CWL Photography

A very healthy turn out of riders took to the start line for the 10am start, 2-hour race, that was on an 6 miles per lap course that had quite simply a little bit of everything in it for the riders. A very well-designed track that was ram packed full of trails, fire roads, technical sections and lots of ups and downs with big downhills and long gnarly climbs offering the riders lots of changes in elevation. The weather stayed kind too with good temperatures, no rain and no winds, the week of previous rain though had left the underfoot conditions slippery and wet in places, all just adding to this “proper” welsh forest Enduro circuit.

The Humphreys Brothers, Owain and Gethin once again headlined the results and where head and shoulders above the rest with a display of start to finish dominance. Gethin on his MRS Sherco 2t was flying early on and was sitting at the front of the pack until a problem with his rear Mousse in the back wheel caused him problems allowing the always hard charging, and in places, blisteringly quick, older brother, Owain to come through and take the win. Owain was on the CF Racing Husqvarna 350 4t and eventually finished 4 minutes up on his sibling and the Brothers where the only two riders to complete 9 laps in the event. 3rd placed Expert was Rob Francom taking some valuable Championship points on 7 laps.

Anthony Crowe is an old friend of WOR and returned to show his class to come away with the Expert Vets win on 8 laps and made his long 3hr drive from Cumbria worthwhile as pushed Martin Wells into the Runners Up spot on 7 laps and Rick De Fue was in 3rd after spending the race fettling and fiddling to set up his brand new GG300 on its maiden ride.

Top Clubman was Paul Engerlen on his Trusty KTM as he showed a superb return to form after a long time off the bike. Paul just pipping TT Star, Steve Mercer to the win by 50 odd seconds after an epic battle. Mercer does a 550-mile round trip to do the WOR events and won’t go anywhere else, some commitment that and his riding improves with every race he does, getting smoother and quicker all the time, let’s hope he doesn’t get to speed over 150 mph off road!!! Carl Thomas made it a Clubman podium, 1, 2 ,3 for KTM albeit 4 minutes adrift of the top 2 riders with all 3 completing 8 laps each.

Ryan Fallows was another Cumbrian making the Long trip over worthwhile as he topped the Clubman Vets from Lee Parry and Bryan Wilson on 7 laps each.

Lots of riders made big Journeys to ride this event no more so than Over 50’s winner, Andrew Maben. Andrew just upped his game on the last few laps to set slightly quicker times than Duncan Humphreys to snatch the lead on the final lap. Humphreys had led from the start, but he eventually took the silver and pushed his local Rival and a WOR Event Venue Boss, Gar “RHUG” Jones in to 3rd spot, Albeit Jones on 7 laps and Maben and Humphreys on 8 laps.

Young Charlie Goddard was out on his new Husky 250 2t and had a storming ride in the Sportsman class to be the only rider to complete 8 laps and win the group comfortably, Charlie was doing his First Non Extreme Hare Scramble and was unsure what class to ride in ..He was a fantastic 3Rd Overall in the entire race and showed his credentials to go straight to the Clubman class for his next event and won’t be shy of the Experts either., Well done that young man. Runner Up was Rich Zealand with a strong 7 laps and 3rd place went to Adam Bates a further 2 minutes down from Zealand. Special mention to Bates though as he rode the tricky course for the best part of an hour with No clutch, no mean feat in the demanding Llandrillo forest.

Sportsman Vet victory went to Jason Clarke with a convincing score line. Jason will move to Clubman Vets after this winter series and will certainly be one to watch in the upcoming Putoline and Michelin championships in 2018 in that group. Runner Up was Rob Parry with Nigel Lynn in 3rd spot, both riders putting in a superb display of guts to deserve their glory.

Top Youth Rider was Hayden Rainford from Izzy Skillin with both doing fantastic on the small wheeled machines to battle the uncompromising forest terrain.

Novice Honours went to James Shalliker, Danny Griffiths and Wayne Brennan respectively in that order, with all 3 on a well-earned 7 laps score.

To cap off, this was another quality WOR Event with the winter conditions proving not a problem for Steve Ireland and his Trusted team to deliver a slick and well-oiled event. Steve has recently increased the numbers of helpers, staff and marshals on the WOR squad and it stood out a mile as all pulled together to give the riders that knowledge they where in good hands to enjoy their days sport.

The 4th and final round of this WULFSPORT WINTER series, a double pointer, takes place in 2 weeks’ time on 3/4th MARCH at another one of the clubs unmatched venues, Carrog Isa near Llangollen, where a fantastic 6-mile lap of pure old school Hare and Hounds farm, mountain terrain will await the riders and racers for a weekends action.

WOR always ask for massive thank you to go out to the staff, land owners, helpers, medics, caterers and more importantly than ever, the riders for supporting the events.

Results

Overall

Position Number Class Name # Laps Penalty
1 5 EXPERT OWAIN HUMPHREYS 9 01:55:17
2 24 EXPERT GETHIN HUMPHREYS 9 01:59:03
3 980 SPORTSMAN CHARLIE GODDARD 8 02:01:27
4 61 CLUBMAN PAUL ENGERLEN 8 02:03:09
5 16 EXPERT VETS ANTHONY CROWE 8 02:03:36
6 1 CLUBMAN STEVE MERCER 8 02:04:15
7 179 SPORTSMAN VETS JASON IAN CLARKE 8 02:07:55
8 550 CLUBMAN CARL THOMAS 8 02:08:28
9 923 CLUBMAN AERON HUMPHREYS 8 02:08:59
10 800 CLUBMAN ALAN GRIFFITHS 8 02:09:01
11 300 OVER 50s ANDREW MABEN 8 02:09:12
12 15 OVER 50s DUNCAN HUMPHREY 8 02:10:04
13 31 CLUBMAN LIAM CROWE 8 02:10:30
14 136 SPORTSMAN RICHARD ZEALAND 7 01:55:47
15 316 CLUBMAN STEVEN FARTHING 7 01:56:20
16 19 SPORTSMAN ADAM BATES 7 01:57:23
17 73 SPORTSMAN VETS ROB PARRY 7 01:57:30
18 545 CLUBMAN STEVE URWIN 7 01:57:56
19 142 CLUBMAN VETS RYAN FALLOWS 7 01:58:28
20 809 SPORTSMAN GARY HICKS 7 01:58:30
21 69 SPORTSMAN VETS NIGEL LYNN 7 01:58:47
22 900 EXPERT VETS MARTIN WELLS 7 01:59:37
23 131 CLUBMAN LEON DEAN 7 01:59:59
24 175 OVER 50s GARETH JONES 7 02:00:40
25 925 OVER 50s IAN COBURN 7 02:00:46
26 3 SPORTSMAN VETS ANTHONY FOULKES 7 02:01:06
27 57 OVER 50s NEIL CRAYSTON 7 02:01:23
28 181 CLUBMAN VETS LEE PARRY 7 02:01:40
29 144 CLUBMAN VETS BRYAN WILSON 7 02:02:41
30 127 SPORTSMAN THOMAS LAWTON 7 02:03:29
31 908 EXPERT ROBERT FRANCOM 7 02:04:18
32 921 SPORTSMAN JAMES MARWOOD 7 02:05:56
33 950 NOVICE JAMES SHALLIKER 7 02:06:12
34 18 NOVICE DANNY GRIFFITHS 7 02:07:29
35 399 SPORTSMAN VETS KEITH JONES 7 02:07:43
36 109 CLUBMAN VETS ANDREW GRANGER 7 02:08:22
37 777 SPORTSMAN PADDY ROSNEY 7 02:09:03
38 722 SPORTSMAN MEGAN WILSON 7 02:09:19
39 817 SPORTSMAN KRISTIAN ANKRITT 7 02:10:00
40 7 SPORTSMAN PAUL LIGHTFOOT 7 02:10:12
41 41 OVER 50s IAN HOLDEN 7 02:10:22
42 53 OVER 50s ANDY MYERS 7 02:11:37
43 111 NOVICE WAYNE BRENNAN 7 02:11:46
44 47 NOVICE BADGER OWEN 7 02:12:01
45 292 OVER 50s LEE SEPHTON 7 02:13:11
46 92 SPORTSMAN PAUL POTTER 6 01:52:44
46 133 NOVICE LEE ANDERTON 6 01:56:10
47 823 NOVICE STEPHEN JONES 6 01:57:47
48 915 NOVICE LEIGH JOHNSTON 6 01:58:43
49 471 SPORTSMAN SCOTT MCDERMOT 6 01:59:41
50 714 OVER 50s JOHN CITRINE 6 02:01:12
51 34 YOUTH HAYDEN RAINFORD 6 02:01:16
52 55 SPORTSMAN JASON KING 6 02:01:18
53 12 NOVICE TONY RAINFORD 6 02:01:21
54 922 SPORTSMAN MAX DENT 6 02:03:07
55 812 SPORTSMAN JASON CHILDS 6 02:04:40
56 52 NOVICE RICHARD MARR 6 02:04:41
57 926 CLUBMAN MARTIN WILLIAMS 6 02:06:15
58 909 NOVICE DILLON EMYR 6 02:06:48
59 191 NOVICE BEN CHAMLEY 6 02:07:39
60 700 NOVICE JOSH TERRY 6 02:08:13
61 808 SPORTSMAN DOMINIC BARNES 6 02:08:47
62 801 NOVICE ANDREW WILLIAMS 6 02:09:26
63 363 SPORTSMAN DANNY SHORTER 6 02:15:07
64 802 NOVICE ANGUS MASSEY 5 01:55:44
65 84 NOVICE MATTHEW BLACKBURN 5 02:00:50
66 981 EXPERT VETS RICK DU’FEU 5 02:00:59
67 816 CLUBMAN KIERON BURVILLE 5 02:02:24
68 951 NOVICE CHRIS HARRISON 5 02:07:02
69 155 NOVICE MATTHEW WILCOX 5 02:09:44
70 13 NOVICE STEVE MCEWAN 5 02:11:41
71 29 YOUTH IZZY SKILLIN 4 01:55:29
72 971 NOVICE DAVID MARWOOD 4 02:16:09
73 78 CLUBMAN MATT CONNELL 3 00:55:33
74 813 NOVICE JAY HIRST 3 01:55:26
75 368 NOVICE DAN FARTHING 3 01:57:14
76 23 OVER 50s GUY STANDRING 3 01:57:27
77 4 CLUBMAN RYAN CRAYSTON 2 00:31:23
78 806 SPORTSMAN CRAIG PHILLIPS 2 00:37:30
79 920 SPORTSMAN VETS NICK BARROW 2 00:37:38
80 102 CLUBMAN VETS BEN SAYER 2 00:38:01
81 143 SPORTSMAN JOHN CARTER 2 00:52:50
82 819 EXPERT PAUL HUXLEY 2 01:41:52
83 121 CLUBMAN ROBERT CRAYSTON 1 00:15:57
84 814 SPORTSMAN JOSH ELLIOTT 1 00:19:38
85 369 NOVICE JAMES FARTHING 1 00:30:08

By Class

EXPERT
Position Number Name # Laps Penalty
1 5 OWAIN HUMPHREYS 9 01:55:17
2 24 GETHIN HUMPHREYS 9 01:59:03
3 908 ROBERT FRANCOM 7 02:04:18
4 819 PAUL HUXLEY 2 01:41:52 dnf

CLUBMAN
Position Number Name # Laps Penalty
1 61 PAUL ENGERLEN 8 02:03:09
2 1 STEVE MERCER 8 02:04:15
3 550 CARL THOMAS 8 02:08:28
4 923 AERON HUMPHREYS 8 02:08:59
5 800 ALAN GRIFFITHS 8 02:09:01
6 31 LIAM CROWE 8 02:10:30
7 316 STEVEN FARTHING 7 01:56:20
8 545 STEVE URWIN 7 01:57:56
9 131 LEON DEAN 7 01:59:59
10 926 MARTIN WILLIAMS 6 02:06:15
11 816 KIERON BURVILLE 5 02:02:24
12 78 MATT CONNELL 3 00:55:33 dnf
13 4 RYAN CRAYSTON 2 00:31:23 dnf
14 121 ROBERT CRAYSTON 1 00:15:57 dnf

EXPERT VETS
Position Number Name # Laps Penalty
1 16 ANTHONY CROWE 8 02:03:36
2 900 MARTIN WELLS 7 01:59:37
3 981 RICK DU’FEU 5 02:00:59

CLUBMAN VETS
Position Number Name # Laps Penalty
1 142 RYAN FALLOWS 7 01:58:28
2 181 LEE PARRY 7 02:01:40
3 144 BRYAN WILSON 7 02:02:41
4 109 ANDREW GRANGER 7 02:08:22
5 102 BEN SAYER 2 00:38:01 dnf

OVER 50s
Position Number Name # Laps Penalty
1 300 ANDREW MABEN 8 02:09:12
2 15 DUNCAN HUMPHREY 8 02:10:04
3 175 GARETH JONES 7 02:00:40
4 925 IAN COBURN 7 02:00:46
5 57 NEIL CRAYSTON 7 02:01:23
6 41 IAN HOLDEN 7 02:10:22
7 53 ANDY MYERS 7 02:11:37
8 292 LEE SEPHTON 7 02:13:11
9 714 JOHN CITRINE 6 02:01:12
10 23 GUY STANDRING 3 01:57:27

SPORTSMAN
Position Number Name # Laps Penalty
1 980 CHARLIE GODDARD 8 02:01:27
2 136 RICHARD ZEALAND 7 01:55:47
3 19 ADAM BATES 7 01:57:23
4 809 GARY HICKS 7 01:58:30
5 127 THOMAS LAWTON 7 02:03:29
6 921 JAMES MARWOOD 7 02:05:56
7 777 PADDY ROSNEY 7 02:09:03
8 722 MEGAN WILSON 7 02:09:19
9 817 KRISTIAN ANKRITT 7 02:10:00
10 7 PAUL LIGHTFOOT 7 02:10:12
11 92 PAUL POTTER 6 01:52:44 dnf
12 471 SCOTT MCDERMOT 6 01:59:41
13 55 JASON KING 6 02:01:18
14 922 MAX DENT 6 02:03:07
15 812 JASON CHILDS 6 02:04:40
16 808 DOMINIC BARNES 6 02:08:47
17 363 DANNY SHORTER 6 02:15:07
18 806 CRAIG PHILLIPS 2 00:37:30 dnf
19 143 JOHN CARTER 2 00:52:50 dnf
20 814 JOSH ELLIOTT 1 00:19:38 dnf
– 811 JAMES SALT 0 DNF

SPORTSMAN VETS
Position Number Name # Laps Penalty
1 179 JASON IAN CLARKE 8 02:07:55
2 73 ROB PARRY 7 01:57:30
3 69 NIGEL LYNN 7 01:58:47
4 3 ANTHONY FOULKES 7 02:01:06
5 399 KEITH JONES 7 02:07:43
6 920 NICK BARROW 2 00:37:38 dnf
– 803 ANTHONY MCPHELIM 0 DNF
– 815 KEITH JONES 0 DNF

NOVICE
Position Number Name # Laps Penalty
1 950 JAMES SHALLIKER 7 02:06:12
2 18 DANNY GRIFFITHS 7 02:07:29
3 111 WAYNE BRENNAN 7 02:11:46
4 47 BADGER OWEN 7 02:12:01
5 133 LEE ANDERTON 6 01:56:10
6 823 STEPHEN JONES 6 01:57:47
7 915 LEIGH JOHNSTON 6 01:58:43
8 12 TONY RAINFORD 6 02:01:21
9 52 RICHARD MARR 6 02:04:41
10 909 DILLON EMYR 6 02:06:48
11 191 BEN CHAMLEY 6 02:07:39
12 700 JOSH TERRY 6 02:08:13
13 801 ANDREW WILLIAMS 6 02:09:26
14 802 ANGUS MASSEY 5 01:55:44
15 84 MATTHEW BLACKBURN 5 02:00:50
16 951 CHRIS HARRISON 5 02:07:02
17 155 MATTHEW WILCOX 5 02:09:44
18 13 STEVE MCEWAN 5 02:11:41
19 971 DAVID MARWOOD 4 02:16:09
20 813 JAY HIRST 3 01:55:26
21 368 DAN FARTHING 3 01:57:14
22 369 JAMES FARTHING 1 00:30:08 dnf
– 97 CONNOR RYAN 0 DNF
– 272 ANDREW SHALLIKER 0 DNF
– 805 CHRISTOPHER LUNNON 0 DNF
– 807 DILLON EMYR 0 DNF
– 818 NICHOLAS ?? 0 DNF
– 821 PAUL PRIOR 0 DNF

YOUTH
Position Number Name # Laps Penalty
1 34 HAYDEN RAINFORD 6 02:01:16
2 29 IZZY SKILLIN 4 01:55:29
– 822 ROONEY MOORE 0 DNF