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New faces at the races! Lincolnshire Enduro Championships Round 5 – Race Report and Results
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New faces at the races! Lincolnshire Enduro Championships Round 5 – Race Report and Results

by adminAugust 11, 2018

Lincolnshire Enduro club played host not only to their own event at the weekend (Round 5), but also to the first of the ACU’s East Midlands Centre championship rounds too. Because of that, there certainly seemed a slightly different feeling to the race due to some fresh faces seen on the start line. Not only are the club attracting riders from further afield these days, one of the marshall’s was from another continent; Australia in fact !!

Report by Martin Southwick – Images courtesy of Terri Saunders

Once again sponsored by Gear4 Motorcycles, its the second time this year that the club have visited the race track at Willingham near Market Rasen. It was back in May when the club were there last, but the riding was much different this time. The May race was two 90 minute “sprints” whereas the club reverted back to 3 hours straight through this time. Also, the early summer race saw very slippery conditions, especially in the first half of the race after an overnight deluge. This time, the long dry spell of (very) hot weather we are having gave a lot more grip through the wooded areas etc but the stubble fields were that dry that the race line actually became shiny in places. (With that kind of underfoot condition, we may have to don slicks and go along the road to Cadwell park road race circuit next time !!!)

Nearly 100 riders entered the event which ran over a 7 mile circuit. It had 6 wooded areas, (some of which were very tight,) some very fast stubble field straights, a few tyres to negotiate and also a rock garden. (For rock garden, read “boulder field”. No doubt a few riders will have said thanks to the marshalls for their assistance on that one !!)

As it was an East Midlands championship round, a few guys appear on the winners lists who haven’t been seen at the club before. The Experts class was won by Lee Sampson, followed home by another name we don’t hear much of, Tom Weston. LEC regular Mathew Thompson was third spot on the podium. Indeed, it looks like those riders were the only ones on the day in any class who completed 9 laps in the 180 minutes.

The Clubman race did however see names we are familiar with. Mark Lonsdale was first home, with Michael Harris in 2nd and Craig Keyworth in 3rd spot. Michaels result sees him maintain his overall position of 2nd in the LEC competition, and has narrowed the gap to top spot to just 4 points in that class.

Another unfamiliar name is Joshua Hamilton. Joshua won the Sportsman (2T) class and was the only rider to achieve 8 laps in that group. He was though followed home by Carl Gordon (2nd) and Rikki Harris (3rd). As Carl is actually leading the (2T) LEC class from Rikki, he know sees his slender lead stretched, but its only by a thin margin. Rob Millar won the Sportsman (4T) race, with Niall Bowker in 2nd place and Jonathan Lister making up the top three. As Niall is currently leading the LEC (4T) class, his 2nd place on the day sees him move further away from his opponents.

Kev Bartle (Senior) won the Trail and Classic group, and in turn must have one eye on that class’s trophy for the year. The over 40’s class was filled with names we see on a regular basis at the top. Simon Howden, Ian shepherd and Fred Farquharson were 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively . Simon is currently leading the class but there’s a whole bunch of riders chasing him very hard, and waiting in the wings for a slip up ! The over 50’s class once again was one of the biggest group of the day, with 20 riders. The top three guys were the only ones in that class to run to 8 laps. After a lengthy spell away from racing, Neil Tapper came out top on the day, with Mark Glover (2nd) and Nigel Ross (3rd) chasing Neil over the line.

A big thumbs should go to the two riders on the day who were in the Beginners class. Whilst the club doesn’t issue points or prizes to those riders, Ross Walker and Marc Carter should have their hands shaken for their perseverance on a very hot day in the saddle. Well done lads. Hope we see you at next race.

That next race is on September the 9th. Venue to be confirmed.
All details of that and all things LEC can be found at the clubs Facebook page …..https://www.facebook.com/groups/LincolnshireEnduroClub/

Results

Position Rider No Name Category Laps Total Time
1st 564 Lee Sampson Expert 9 03:15:48
2nd 293 Tom Weston Expert 9 03:20:11
3rd 373 Matthew Thompson Expert 9 03:21:31
4th 81 Lee Hattersley Expert 8 03:00:20
5th 537 Sam Followell Expert 8 03:04:37
6th 44 Danny Kidd Expert 8 03:05:00
7th 16 Danny Catlin Expert 8 03:07:09
8th 72 Mark Lonsdale Clubman 8 03:08:26
9th 919 Lee Pallett Expert 8 03:09:07
10th 105 Michael Harris Clubman 8 03:09:18
11th 75 Simon Howden Over 40s 8 03:11:43
12th 511 Luke Taylor Expert 8 03:13:17
13th 275 Craig Keyworth Clubman 8 03:13:23
14th 994 Daniel Key Clubman 8 03:13:26
15th 466 Rob Miller Sportsman 4T 8 03:15:11
16th 311 Craig Dodd Clubman 8 03:16:30
17th 7 Neil Tapper Over 50s 8 03:17:06
18th 206 George Pearce Clubman 8 03:17:48
19th 452 Ian Shepherd Over 40s 8 03:19:20
20th 723 Mark Glover Over 50s 8 03:19:50
21st 97 Jake Wright Clubman 8 03:19:56
22nd 18 Joshua Hamilton Sportsman 2T 8 03:22:54
23rd 234 Josh Followell Clubman 8 03:23:18
24th 174 Frederick Farquharson Over 40s 8 03:23:31
25th 507 Niall Bowker Sportsman 4T 8 03:23:33
26th 319 Nigel Ross Over 50s 8 03:23:37
27th 455 Carl Gordon Sportsman 2T 7 03:00:01
28th 619 Steven Buckthorpe Clubman 7 03:00:55
29th 87 Rikki Harris Sportsman 2T 7 03:01:05
30th 394 Adrian Rickwood Over 50s 7 03:01:26
31st 310 Stephen Johnson Over 50s 7 03:02:13
32nd 557 Jules Croft Over 40s 7 03:02:45
33rd 488 Sean Thompson Sportsman 2T 7 03:03:50
34th 370 Steven Dickinson Over 50s 7 03:05:45
35th 67 Stuart Cryer Over 50s 7 03:05:58
36th 215 Jonathan Lister Sportsman 4T 7 03:06:01
37th 122 Ethan Champion Sportsman 2T 7 03:06:12
38th 305 Jason Brown Sportsman 4T 7 03:06:57
39th 5 Joe Tapper Sportsman 4T 7 03:07:29
40th 396 Chris Belford Clubman 7 03:07:53
41st 351 Richard Owen Over 40s 7 03:09:44
42nd 142 Adam Savage Over 50s 7 03:09:55
43rd 24 Thomas Feely Sportsman 2T 7 03:10:26
44th 371 michael greaves Sportsman 4T 7 03:11:17
45th 651 Kevin Bartle Trail / Classic 7 03:12:16
46th 653 Joshua Johnson Sportsman 4T 7 03:12:20
47th 650 Kevin Bartle Clubman 7 03:12:29
48th 108 Ryan Overton Sportsman 2T 7 03:15:03
49th 107 Leigh Overton Sportsman 2T 7 03:15:39
50th 92 Darran Gill Clubman 7 03:17:18
51st 101 Jason Teale Clubman 7 03:17:55
52nd 6 John Hughes Over 40s 7 03:19:30
53rd 724 Mick Dyson Over 50s 7 03:21:00
54th 3 Stephen Kemp Over 50s 7 03:22:11
55th 328 Carl Moxon Sportsman 4T 7 03:25:37
56th 474 Jack Austin Clubman 7 03:26:50
57th 522 Samuel-Jon Chapman Expert 6 02:17:01
58th 12 Matthew Parkinson Clubman 6 02:30:22
59th 577 Andy Page Clubman 6 02:38:52
60th 290 Oliver Hamp Sportsman 4T 6 02:40:44
61st 235 Dan green Clubman 6 02:50:22
62nd 15 Gawaine Clark Over 50s 6 02:55:14
63rd 91 Martin Southwick Over 50s 6 03:00:05
64th 82 Peter Adams Over 50s 6 03:00:09
65th 253 Dean Harper Over 40s 6 03:00:53
66th 266 Kevin Robertson Over 40s 6 03:06:30
67th 544 David Stent Over 40s 6 03:08:14
68th 162 Chris Woodward Over 50s 6 03:08:26
69th 93 Samuel Davidson Over 50s 6 03:09:35
70th 55 Ian Stewart Over 50s 6 03:14:11
71st 418 Andrew Mackinder Over 40s 6 03:16:46
72nd 374 Shaun Avison Trail / Classic 6 03:16:50
73rd 281 John Cotterill Over 50s 6 03:18:32
74th 916 John Buckthorpe Clubman 6 03:21:07
75th 888 Mark Mumby Over 50s 6 03:21:22
76th 86 Adam Patrick Sportsman 4T 6 03:23:36
77th 448 Alex Howe Sportsman 2T 6 03:26:10
78th 32 Paul Redford Over 40s 6 03:27:09
79th 545 Jake Smith Sportsman 4T 5 02:52:17
80th 99 Shane Campling Sportsman 2T 5 03:07:27
81st 258 Daniel Hughes Clubman 5 03:10:02
82nd 722 Ross Walker Beginners 5 03:28:58
83rd 410 Stuart Williams Sportsman 2T 4 01:54:23
84th 49 Robert Harmston-Hall Sportsman 4T 4 01:54:45
85th 581 Jake Taylor Clubman 4 02:07:56
86th 384 Marc Carter Beginners 4 02:46:02
87th 666 Michael Owen Sportsman 4T 4 03:08:42
88th 286 Simon Ruck Sportsman 4T 4 03:19:29
89th 551 Jonathan Otter Over 40s 3 01:43:25
90th 307 Joshua Paige Trail / Classic 3 01:50:20
91st 930 Jason Cowlishaw Clubman 2 00:50:02
92nd 26 Mark Vardy Clubman 1 00:25:47
93rd 1 Ben Hamilton Expert 1 00:36:03
94th 542 Jeffrey Bodill Over 50s 1 00:42:49
95th 612 Danny woodward Over 50s 1 02:43:25