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On the Edge of the Woods. Edge Offroad Enduro Championship Round 8 – Race Report & Results
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On the Edge of the Woods. Edge Offroad Enduro Championship Round 8 – Race Report & Results

by adminSeptember 21, 2017

Howell Wood hosted Round 8 of the 2017 Edge Offroad Championship at the weekend, this time in a prime brand new woodland setting.

Race Report by Phoenix Media – Images courtesy of Scipspics

The Kids got things underway first on Sunday morning, with a good turn out from across the country. Edge rider Jamie Williams got the holeshot off the Youth line up followed by John Stanley and Cory Cookland. Jamie managed to squeeze a toilet break in on the last lap and still secured the overall win. Jamie quoted “I forgot there was a log on the ground, and I fell off on it! They all overtook me, but by the time I got to the new added section, I was ahead again!” This was ideal bike time for Jamie before he sets off to Sea to Sky at the end of this week, I’m sure everyone will get behind him and be wishing him the best of

John Stanley

luck, and lets hope he keeps us all up to date on Facebook! Lee Walters Offroad rider John Stanley took the Youth B win from Cory Cookland, and Josh Knight was third.

In the Junior class, new to Edge Offroad, Hayden Stansfield got the holeshot, but returning from injury, Edge rider Jak Heaney secured the win from a very happy Hayden and a bruised Harry Walker in third place. A massive Well Done to “Enduro Newbies” Connor Gulbrandsen and Emily Tropman for finishing in fine style on 5 and 6 laps each respectively.

The main race got underway a few minutes late, but with an excellent line up throughout all classes it was well worth the wait. Having received a message early week from Fast Ed saying Jack and Alex would be riding, we ended up with Potman, Cory and Cole Cookland, Harry Yardley, Lee Hattersley and Liam Radcliffe as well, I real good Fast Eddy turnout! This made it a bit more interesting

Will Reid

for MPS Sherco rider Luke Flack –  he definitely wasn’t going to be getting bored!

Even after the first lap they were all still like a bunch of scolded cats, and then having to deal with the Novices into the next few laps, certainly put the cat amongst the pigeons! They gradually all settled down once they realised it wasn’t going to be won in the lap scoring area! Luke picked up the pace and got ahead, until a Novice managed to knock him off line and to the ground, which gave Jack the chance to get away and pick up decent speed to go and never look back. American, Alex Teagarden, was right up there initially but had Harry “Potman” Edmondson gaining pace behind him! They had a great battle all race. Josh Bailey meanwhile was having his own battle with Lewis Ellis which went on all race, with Clubman winner Cory Cookland stuck between them and Liam Radcliffe

Mark Raynor

following up. Jack Eddy eventually taking the win, followed by Luke and then a very happy Potman! Cory Cookland happily took the Clubman win from a gutted Luke Owen! Lee Hattersley took third place and no beating for being in the wrong class this time! Ha!

Having the Experts and Clubman in with the Sportsman and Novice, was going to be interesting to see how it panned out. Nobody ended up having any issues, if anything it gave the slower riders a bit more pace, but it was wide enough for the faster riders to pass respectfully. Will Reid massively surprised himself, completing his first ever Enduro event and taking the Novice class win a lap up on second Steve Butterfield, and then Championship leader Gary Collins in third. Andy Dean took a very secure win in the Over 50 class which has virtually given him the 2017 Championship title. Steve Howes finished in second on the same laps as Andy, and Nigel Fox was over the moon to take third. Andy can’t make

Jack Edmondson

the last two rounds, so its all to play for now – but he’s kindly donating his two entry fees totalling £90 to Jamie Williams Just Giving page for his Sea to Sky journey. A massive thank you Andy! MJMX Owner, Mick Johnson was astounded to take the Sportsman Vets class win, so much so he missed the Presentation! Andrew Brook, who was in the timing system in the wrong class on the day, actually ended up second with Michael Eaton in third all on 11 laps. Ricky Pearson, Sportsman winner, missed out on the extra lap by 2 seconds, but didn’t see the chequered flag and went off and did anther lap anyway! Aiden Ferrell was chuffed with his second place spot , and returning to form Nathan Smith made his first outing on his Beta machine and took third. Rick Tropman was a very happy chap taking the Clubman Vets class win after spending the morning following his daughter Emily around in her first ever Youth event. Rick was a lap up on

Cole Cookland

second place Danny Clarke, with Andrew Sykes back on form now, taking the third place trophy home with him. Mark Raynor was happy enough to take 20 points back home with him finishing on 12 laps, with Deano Johnson in second.

It was nice to see a good competitive entry for the Ladies class, yet none of our regulars rode! Rosie Rowett won on 12 laps, followed by Kate Smith in second. Kate had a great battle all race with Ellie Cooke, and only ended up beating Ellie by six seconds in the end with Ellie coming on strong towards the end of the race. Rosie has her sights firmly set on riding in the Clubman class all next year, so watch out lads, she’s coming to get you!

Well done to everyone that took part, a big thank you to ALL that helped out over the course of the weekend and this week with everything, these events couldn’t happened without all of us! And a big heal soon/get well soon to the few injured riders. The next event is just under two weeks time, the Edge crew are looking at a few options, and are just waiting confirmation from the landowners at present. All info will go on Facebook and the awesome BRAND NEW WEBSITE, take a look www.edgeoffroad.events – catch you all soon!

Results

Position No Name Class Finish Time Laps
1 4 Jak Heaney Juniors 01:16:08:975 8
2 345 Hayden Stansfield Juniors 01:16:54:470 8
3 25 Harry Walker Juniors 01:18:45:560 8
4 210 Bert Boam Juniors 01:16:05:700 7
5 122 Charlie Page Juniors 01:22:41:429 7
6 45 Ryan Stoneley Juniors 01:22:43:702 7
7 2 Connor Gulbrandsen Juniors 01:22:11:837 5
Position No Name Class Finish Time Laps
1 1 John Stanley Youth B 01:22:06:789 10
2 99 Cory Cookland Youth B 01:16:38:868 9
3 199 Josh Knight Youth B 01:21:30:768 8
4 3 Emily Tropman Youth B 01:18:51:629 6
Position No Name Class Finish Time Laps
1 222 Jamie Williams Youth A 01:20:54:666 10
246 Abbie Piggott Youth A NS
Position No Name Class Finish Time Laps
1 84 Will Reid Novice 02:11:42:297 11
2 117 Steve Butterfield Novice 02:00:33:149 10
3 25 Gary Collins Novice 02:03:14:121 10
4 155 Mark Houghton Novice 02:03:28:281 10
5 252 Kyle Walton Novice 02:07:25:738 10
6 304 David Farrow Novice 02:08:22:820 10
7 35 Kris Munro Novice 02:09:14:434 10
8 177 Scott Cocker Novice 02:03:39:898 9
9 313 Joe Heatherington Novice 02:04:52:530 9
10 115 Peter Longden Novice 02:07:52:286 9
11 318 Elliot Heatherington Novice 02:08:38:983 9
12 749 Matt Baldwin Novice 02:06:35:726 8
13 11 Nick Coates Novice 02:09:54:351 8
14 158 Wes Dagless Novice 02:10:19:317 8
15 0 Kallum Sollitt Novice 02:13:20:808 8
16 307 Colin Pearson Novice 02:15:04:573 8
17 34 Simon Hoban Novice 02:02:20:694 7
18 132 Jordan Delap Novice 02:14:09:428 7
88 Mike Holgate Novice 01:59:27:415 DNF 5
113 Caven Mcfarlane Novice 01:21:26:077 DNF 3
112 Phil Lunnon Novice 01:29:35:185 DNF 3
60 Matt Holmes Novice 00:27:35:606 DNF 2
Position No Name Class Finish Time Laps
1 511 Rosie Rowett Ladies 02:10:24:104 12
2 107 Kate Smith Ladies 02:03:09:104 11
3 7 Ellie Cooke Ladies 02:03:15:773 11
122 Brook Johnson Ladies NS
Position No Name Class Finish Time Laps
1 65 Andy Dean Over 50’s 02:03:12:348 11
2 180 Steve Howes Over 50’s 02:11:01:227 11
3 141 Nigel Fox Over 50’s 02:02:32:731 10
4 72 Simon Challoner Over 50’s 02:02:42:676 10
5 171 Gary Court Over 50’s 02:05:05:322 10
6 151 Gawaine Clark Over 50’s 02:09:39:810 10
7 5 Mark Wardingley Over 50’s 02:09:46:810 10
51 Ian Heyworth Over 50’s 00:50:43:768 DNF 4
96 Sam Davidson Over 50’s 00:17:24:016 DNF 1
23 Geraint Rogers Over 50’s NS
Position No Name Class Finish Time Laps
1 33 Mick Johnson Sportsman Vets 02:02:03:019 10
2 333 Andrew Brook Sportsman Vets 02:03:19:779 10
3 711 Michael Eaton Sportsman Vets 02:06:47:403 10
4 42 Darren Bailey Sportsman Vets 02:12:56:383 8
Position No Name Class Finish Time Laps
1 66 Ricky Pearson Sportsman 02:00:02:916 11
2 71 Aiden Ferrell Sportsman 02:00:06:140 11
3 111 Nathan Smith Sportsman 02:01:26:436 11
4 80 Kris Keepin Sportsman 02:02:46:932 11
5 101 Ricky Ford Sportsman 02:03:10:435 11
6 22 Jacob Wilson Sportsman 02:04:16:110 11
7 16 Tom Simpson Sportsman 02:04:25:343 11
8 192 Jake Gregory Sportsman 02:05:24:062 11
9 228 Les Crookes Sportsman 02:05:47:146 11
10 104 Danny Harris Sportsman 02:07:20:640 11
11 67 Levi Walters Sportsman 02:11:38:561 11
12 74 Mark Foreman Sportsman 02:03:00:561 10
13 435 Scott Flynn Sportsman 02:04:58:979 10
14 75 Carlo Franchi Sportsman 02:05:09:716 10
15 10 Josh Fenton Sportsman 02:05:35:870 10
16 138 Alex Kerr Sportsman 02:07:17:055 10
17 92 Nic Boll Sportsman 02:11:22:648 10
18 125 Del Ager Sportsman 02:11:29:528 10
19 87 Jimmy Davy Sportsman 02:10:56:110 7
3 Rik Harris Sportsman 01:29:49:065 DNF 6
433 Rikki Jeeves Sportsman 01:37:08:858 DNF 6
175 Keith Kennedy Sportsman 00:37:24:935 DNF 3
32 Lee Harris Sportsman 01:58:18:345 DNF 3
54 Eddie Elkington Sportsman DNF
Position No Name Class Finish Time Laps
1 19 Rick Tropman Clubman Vets 02:09:20:913 12
2 700 Danny Clarke Clubman Vets 02:01:22:650 11
3 179 Andrew Sykes Clubman Vets 02:03:02:384 11
4 127 Shaun Woffinden Clubman Vets 02:03:03:866 11
5 206 Lee Parry Clubman Vets 02:03:51:825 11
6 85 Andy Williams Clubman Vets 02:11:11:432 11
7 205 Andy Granger Clubman Vets 02:02:30:067 10
8 123 Mark Horrobin Clubman Vets 02:07:38:877 10
40 Rob Little Clubman Vets 00:39:13:842 DNF 3
53 Kieron Norburn Clubman Vets 00:26:42:726 DNF 2
Position No Name Class Finish Time Laps
1 233 Cole Cookland Clubman 02:08:01:038 13
2 279 Luke Owen Clubman 02:02:50:196 12
3 114 Lee Hattersley Clubman 02:04:26:997 12
4 91 Ryan Patrick Clubman 02:04:30:951 12
5 12 James Gamble Clubman 02:05:38:744 12
6 182 Neil Marshall Clubman 02:07:10:636 12
7 162 Ben Walker Clubman 02:09:36:335 12
8 360 Adam Mulholland Clubman 02:01:58:111 11
9 18 Darrell Patrick Clubman 02:03:06:600 11
10 86 Gary Donaldson Clubman 02:05:28:349 11
11 124 Damen Ward Clubman 02:00:25:148 10
15 Ryan Crayston Clubman NS
912 Vinny Mullan Clubman NS
Position No Name Class Finish Time Laps
1 48 Mark Raynor Expert Vets 02:04:38:204 12
2 299 Dean Johnson Expert Vets 02:04:13:186 11
Position No Name Class Finish Time Laps
1 3 Jack Edmondson Expert 02:03:22:252 14
2 14 Luke Flack Expert 02:07:22:353 14
3 9 Harry Potman Expert 02:00:27:852 13
4 31 Alex Teegarden Expert 02:01:28:649 13
5 363 Josh Bailey Expert 02:06:08:126 13
6 52 Lewis Ellis Expert 02:06:11:881 13
7 29 Liam Radcliffe Expert 02:10:37:774 13
8 45 Chris Raynor Expert 02:00:04:007 12
9 81 Carl Hollis Expert 02:01:01:170 12
10 21 Conor Scott Expert 02:03:29:603 12
11 251 Henry Yardley Expert 02:03:35:662 12
4 Jamie Dilworth Expert 01:10:10:050 DNF 7
28 Stuart Waterhouse Expert NS