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The Wild Weather card! WOR Events Putoline National Hare Scrambles Wildcard round – Race Report and Results
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The Wild Weather card! WOR Events Putoline National Hare Scrambles Wildcard round – Race Report and Results

by adminJuly 30, 2018

WOR Events ran the Wildcard Hare Scramble for the Putoline NHS series last Sunday with Wild being a very apt name considering the wild wind and torrential rain storms that powered their way through this idyllic Shropshire mountain range.

Report by Keith Williams – Images courtesy of CWL Photography

This was a new track for WOR in the sleepy village of Picklescott with a 3-mile lap of varying terrain, a gnarly ups and downsy valley littered with stones, bracken and bogs was then mated with a rolling filed section of nearly a couple of miles with plenty of speed and braking involved on slippery corners and grass type special test terrain. A small and twisty forest section was also in the mix allowing riders to really enjoy the fun lap WOR had thrown together for them.

The Kids Race: 9:00 am 1HR.

Starting the day off was the kids race and simply horrendous weather faced these brave little souls as they took on a small grass track based enduro circuit. Each rider deserved a medal, and indeed will all get a unique one made for them for collection at the next kids race as Steve Ireland declared them all superb for riding in the sideways rain and powerful winds. Lap after lap was completed by the 3 classes, 8-9’s, 10-11’s and 12-13’s with some of them getting around with some really stylish performances.

Jayden Jones – 8-9 year old class winner!

Sam Hughes (21 LAPS) in the 12-13 group was onfire and revelling in the Gnarly conditions as he blasted off from the start and was unstoppable as he whacked in a clear lap advantage over the hour race from his Runner Up challenger, Cynan Jones (20 laps). Both Hughes and Jones where mounted on KTM 85 Big Wheelers and both pushed their machines to their limits. 3rd place went to Husky mounted Morgan Williams whom is improving with every race and deserved his podium slot.

Alfie Barber was again the top rider in the 10/11’s as he blasted out 17 laps with Laiton Brewster in 2nd place on 16 laps and 3rd placed Aled Owen doing awesome to complete 15 laps and take the final spot on the Podium.

Jayden Jones in the 8-9’s is simply flying and a level above the other kids in his age group. Jones completed 18 Laps on his little Husky and was a full 2 laps ahead of Runner Up Tomos Jones. Tomos (16 laps) was doing brilliant too as he keeps improving and looked to have his mojo back and was using his new-found lines from the David Knight Training day (previous day) to keep the little KTM 65 lit up around the slippery course. 3rd place was Austin Sandford on 14 laps.

Like stated earlier all riders did brilliantly and the podium was a lovely place to be as the youngsters all got a special mention and a big round of applause as they collected their trophy’s.

The ADULT Race 11am till 1pm. 2hrs.

11am Sharp had the Adults away for 2hrs to take on the full course with the valley and the woodlands bought back into play. The track was slippery, but the wind and rain were not as brutal as the kids had had to endure. The track needed to be attacked if a good result was to be had and that’s exactly what Charlie Frost (KTM 2t) did… Attack, Attack, Attack from the start. Ben Martindale (Husky 250f) Holeshot and indeed led the entire first lap before the hard charging Frost came bursting through to the front and continued to pull away. At the end of 2hrs it was a score of 18 Laps and a 6 minute and 58 second advantage over Runner Up, Jack Ditchfield. Ditchy on his trusty Yam 250 2t was the only other rider to match Frost’s 18 laps and was going well as he upped his pace mid race to dispose of Steve Hughes into the 3rd podium spot. Hughes on 17 Laps was back in form and going well on his 250f Husky and it was nice to see him back on the podium in the Expert class.

Adult Winner Charlie Frost

Top Over 40 A was Lincoln Brewster (KTM), now getting back into some sort of fitness and form himself as he completed 17 Laps and a brilliant 4th Overall as he took a 1 minute and 47 second advantage over Daz Skillin(Husqvarna) in 2nd place. Daz was going really well after a poor start and passed lots of riders in a very neat and determined display of riding to secure the silver spot on the podium ahead of John Shirt in 3 rd spot on 16 laps on his GASGAS 300 2t.

Archie Collier (HUSKY 125) continues to get quicker and quicker and put in superb Clubman class winning ride to complete 17 laps and a fine 7th Overall as he had healthy 2 minute and 15 second gap over Runner up, Mr Consistent, Paul Engerlen (KTM) also on 17 laps. Third placed Clubman went to Richard Wozencraft on 16 laps. Richard would have matched the 17 laps of the two front runners in class but a bit of stop in one of the bogs in the valley held him back a bit, all in the fun of Enduro.

Chris Wagstaff blasted his Yamaha to 16 laps in the Over 50 class and another comfortable win as Lee Sephton (Husqvarna 350) was on 15 laps as was third placed podium rider, Gareth “Rhug” Jones (Husqvarna 250f). Sephton having an almost 3-minute advantage over Jones at the end of the 2hr battle.

Over 40’s B victory went to Anthony Foulkes as he managed to beat his main Rival and good mate, Paul Lightfoot into second place with a 58 second advantage, both riders having completed 15 Laps. Round out Vets ‘B podium on 14 laps to his credit was Nigel Lynn making it a Husqvarna 1/2/3 at the sharp end of the results.

Adam Bates took the win in the Sportsman class on his Husky 250f and it was a well-deserved result too as he came from dead last off the line and hunted down Sportsman leader Thomas Lawton (KTM) and made a last lap pass to take the win by a narrow 32 seconds. 3rd place on the podium went to Adam’s son, Will Bates, matching the top two on 15 laps on his Husky 2t but a good 4 minutes down on Lawton.

Jack Hawkins topped the Novice with a result that would have had him a solid 6th in Sportsman as he completed a clear lap advantage over Runner Up, Lee Anderton. Anderton going well and enjoying the conditions on his KTM. Third placed Novice was Young Harvey Ward doing brilliantly to complete 12 laps.

The weather certainly didn’t win this WOR as a cracking days sport took place despite the adverse weather and all the riders that rode over the weekend enjoyed the new WOR venue and its enjoyable challenges. WOR now go into a very busy August with some unbeatable venues and cracking days in the dirt lined up..

As always WOR send massive thanks to all involved from the quality catering, superb medics, Sponsors, unmatched staff and most importantly the loyal riders, new and old that keep these events going and such fun to be at.

Results

Position  Number  Name  # Laps  Penalty
EXPERT
1 5  CHARLIE FROST 18  01:59:37
2 190  JACK DITCHFIELD 18  02:06:39
3 313  STEVE HUGHES 17  02:00:00
4 259  BEN MARTINDALE 17  02:01:47
5 2  RYAN SHACKLADY 17  02:01:51
CLUBMAN
1 40  ARCHIE COLLIER 17  02:02:33
2 61  PAUL ENGELEN 17  02:05:14
3 11  RICHARD WOZENCROFT 16  02:02:11
4 112  SION JONES 16  02:03:22
5 711  LIAM BELFIELD 16  02:05:38
6 55  SAM BERESFORD 15  02:01:09
802  RAIFE MACDONALD 0  DNF
810  PHIL THOMAD 0  DNF
OVER 40s A
1 110  LINCOLN BREWSTER 17  02:01:04
2 100  DAZ SKILLIN 17  02:02:51
3 10  JOHN SHIRT 16  02:03:17
4 65  MARK TEBAY 16  02:03:19
5 101  JASON HOWARTH 15  02:01:45
6 179  JASON CLARKE 15  02:04:17
7 968  LYNDON CONNOR 13  02:00:29
OVER 40s B
1 3  ANTHONY FOULKES 15  01:59:39
2 7  PAUL LIGHTFOOT 15  02:00:37
3 69  NIGEL LYNN 14  02:06:03
4 888  MICK MILLS 14  02:07:16
5 399  KEITH JONES 13  02:02:44
808  GUY GRAHAM 0  DNF
900  ROBERT LITTLE 0  DNF
OVER 50s
1 281  CHRIS WAGSTAFF 16  02:01:06
2 292  LEE SEPHTON 15  02:06:21
3 175  GARETH JONES 15  02:03:15
4 714  JOHN CITRINE 13  02:03:52
5 919  MARK EILLEDGE 10  01:59:48
6 742  MARTIN GRAVE 10  02:07:56
SPORTSMAN
1 19  ADAM BATES 15  01:59:41
2 127  THOMAS LAWTON 15  02:00:13
3 333  WILL BATES 15  02:04:03
4 20  ALAN STOCKDALE 14  02:00:40
5 99  MAX EILLEDGE 14  02:01:18
6 800  RYAN HOLLAND 14  02:03:58
7 720  HAYDN TYRER 14  02:05:19
8 761  SIMON NUTTER 13  02:02:47
9 849  ZAC WARD 13  02:05:44
10 34  HAYDEN RAINFORD 11  02:02:06
11 29  ISOBELLE SKILLIN 3  01:59:52
211  FRANK SKILLIN 0  DNF
801  BEN DAD 0  DNF
806  NEIL BECKETT 0  DNF
812  JASON ZEMBRZUSKI 0  DNF
NOVICE
1 807  JACK HAWKINS 14  02:02:25
2 133  LEE ANDERTON 13  02:02:23
3 829  HARVEY WARD 12  02:04:44
4 17  ED HALL 11  01:54:36
5 37  GRAHAM HOWARD 11  02:00:58
6 441  ADAM BROMILOW 11  02:01:49
7 81  ARNOLDAS NAUSEDA 8  02:01:11
8 155  MATTHEW WILCOX 1  00:38:57
82  ZACHARY JONES 0  DNF
350  CHRIS BROWN 0  DNF
811  MIKE THORPE 0  DNF
Position  Number  Class  Name  # Laps  Penalty
1 5  EXPERT  CHARLIE FROST 18  01:59:37
2 190  EXPERT  JACK DITCHFIELD 18  02:06:39
3 313  EXPERT  STEVE HUGHES 17  02:00:00
4 110  OVER 40s A  LINCOLN BREWSTER 17  02:01:04
5 259  EXPERT  BEN MARTINDALE 17  02:01:47
6 2  EXPERT  RYAN SHACKLADY 17  02:01:51
7 40  CLUBMAN  ARCHIE COLLIER 17  02:02:33
8 100  OVER 40s A  DAZ SKILLIN 17  02:02:51
9 61  CLUBMAN  PAUL ENGELEN 17  02:05:14
10 281  OVER 50s  CHRIS WAGSTAFF 16  02:01:06
11 11  CLUBMAN  RICHARD WOZENCROFT 16  02:02:11
12 10  OVER 40s A  JOHN SHIRT 16  02:03:17
13 65  OVER 40s A  MARK TEBAY 16  02:03:19
14 112  CLUBMAN  SION JONES 16  02:03:22
15 711  CLUBMAN  LIAM BELFIELD 16  02:05:38
16 3  OVER 40s B  ANTHONY FOULKES 15  01:59:39
17 19  SPORTSMAN  ADAM BATES 15  01:59:41
18 127  SPORTSMAN  THOMAS LAWTON 15  02:00:13
19 7  OVER 40s B  PAUL LIGHTFOOT 15  02:00:37
20 55  CLUBMAN  SAM BERESFORD 15  02:01:09
21 101  OVER 40s A  JASON HOWARTH 15  02:01:45
22 333  SPORTSMAN  WILL BATES 15  02:04:03
23 179  OVER 40s A  JASON CLARKE 15  02:04:17
24 292  OVER 50s  LEE SEPHTON 15  02:06:21
25 20  SPORTSMAN  ALAN STOCKDALE 14  02:00:40
26 99  SPORTSMAN  MAX EILLEDGE 14  02:01:18
27 807  NOVICE  JACK HAWKINS 14  02:02:25
28 175  OVER 50s  GARETH JONES 14  02:03:15
29 800  SPORTSMAN  RYAN HOLLAND 14  02:03:58
30 720  SPORTSMAN  HAYDN TYRER 14  02:05:19
31 69  OVER 40s B  NIGEL LYNN 14  02:06:03
32 888  OVER 40s B  MICK MILLS 14  02:07:16
33 968  OVER 40s A  LYNDON CONNOR 13  02:00:29
34 133  NOVICE  LEE ANDERTON 13  02:02:23
35 399  OVER 40s B  KEITH JONES 13  02:02:44
36 761  SPORTSMAN  SIMON NUTTER 13  02:02:47
37 714  OVER 50s  JOHN CITRINE 13  02:03:52
38 849  SPORTSMAN  ZAC WARD 13  02:05:44
39 829  NOVICE  HARVEY WARD 12  02:04:44
40 17  NOVICE  ED HALL 11  01:54:36
41 37  NOVICE  GRAHAM HOWARD 11  02:00:58
42 441  NOVICE  ADAM BROMILOW 11  02:01:49
43 34  SPORTSMAN  HAYDEN RAINFORD 11  02:02:06
44 919  OVER 50s  MARK EILLEDGE 10  01:59:48
45 742  OVER 50s  MARTIN GRAVE 10  02:07:56
46 81  NOVICE  ARNOLDAS NAUSEDA 8  02:01:11
47 29  SPORTSMAN  ISOBELLE SKILLIN 3  01:59:52
48 155  NOVICE  MATTHEW WILCOX 1  00:38:57
82  NOVICE  ZACHARY JONES 0  DNF
211  SPORTSMAN  FRANK SKILLIN 0  DNF
350  NOVICE  CHRIS BROWN 0  DNF
368  OVER 40s A  LYNDON CONNOR 0  DNF
801  SPORTSMAN  BEN DAD 0  DNF
802  CLUBMAN  RAIFE MACDONALD 0  DNF
806  SPORTSMAN  NEIL BECKETT 0  DNF
808  OVER 40s B  GUY GRAHAM 0  DNF
809  SPORTSMAN  ISOBELLE SKILLIN 0  DNF
810  CLUBMAN  PHIL THOMAD 0  DNF
811  NOVICE  MIKE THORPE 0  DNF
812  SPORTSMAN  JASON ZEMBRZUSKI 0  DNF
900  OVER 40s B  ROBERT LITTLE 0  DNF
kids
8-9YRS
1 199  JAYDEN JONES 18  01:01:39
2 122  TOMOS JONES 16  01:00:44
3 241  AUSTIN SANDFORD 14  01:00:15
4 909  HARI WALTON 14  01:02:21
5 3  LUKE IRELAND 13  01:01:36
6 4  ED SHORT 13  01:02:03
7 2  SONNY IRELAND 13  01:04:12
8 931  MAX MONK 12  01:00:24
9 46  CURTIS MCALOON 8  01:06:23
10 47  GRUFF MORGAN 6  01:06:19
831  MAX MONK 0  DNF
10-11 YRS
1 955  ALFIE  BARBER 17  01:00:53
2 237  LAITON BREWSTER 16  01:00:22
3 16  ALED OWEN 15  01:01:52
4 5  ARCH SHORT 15  01:02:38
5 305  GETHIN THOMAS 15  01:02:53
6 61  TOM DYSON 14  01:04:08
7 500  RHYSN IOAN 12  01:05:42
83  TOM JAMES 0  DNF
12-13YRS
1 226  SAM HUGHES 21  01:01:00
2 9  CYNAN JONES 20  01:01:05
3 10  MORGAN WILLIAMS 19  01:01:23
4 131  LEWIS TAYLOR 18  01:03:05
5 82  ANNABELLE BREWSTER 18  01:03:18
6 15  LEWIS SANDFORD 17  01:01:28
7 85  TYLER BREWSTER 17  01:01:48
8 7  ALIX HOWARTH 16  01:00:31
9 719  KAHLEN TYRER 16  01:02:06
10 51  JAMES DYSON 11  01:02:49
Position  Number  Class  Name  # Laps  Penalty
1 226  12-13  SAM HUGHES 21  01:01:00
2 9  12-13  CYNAN JONES 20  01:01:05
3 10  12-13  MORGAN WILLIAMS 19  01:01:23
4 199  8-9  JAYDEN JONES 18  01:01:39
5 131  12-13  LEWIS TAYLOR 18  01:03:05
6 82  12-13  ANNABELLE BREWSTER 18  01:03:18
7 955  10-11  ALFIE  BARBER 17  01:00:53
8 15  12-13  LEWIS SANDFORD 17  01:01:28
9 85  12-13  TYLER BREWSTER 17  01:01:48
10 237  10-11  LAITON BREWSTER 16  01:00:22
11 7  12-13  ALIX HOWARTH 16  01:00:31
12 122  8-9  TOMOS JONES 16  01:00:44
13 719  12-13  KAHLEN TYRER 16  01:02:06
14 16  10-11  ALED OWEN 15  01:01:52
15 5  10-11  ARCH SHORT 15  01:02:38
16 305  10-11  GETHIN THOMAS 15  01:02:53
17 241  8-9  AUSTIN SANDFORD 14  01:00:15
18 909  8-9  HARI WALTON 14  01:02:21
19 61  10-11  TOM DYSON 14  01:04:08
20 3  8-9  LUKE IRELAND 13  01:01:36
21 4  8-9  ED SHORT 13  01:02:03
22 2  8-9  SONNY IRELAND 13  01:04:12
23 931  8-9  MAX MONK 12  01:00:24
24 500  10-11  RHYSN IOAN 12  01:05:42
25 51  12-13  JAMES DYSON 11  01:02:49
26 46  8-9  CURTIS MCALOON 8  01:06:23
27 47  8-9  GRUFF MORGAN 6  01:06:19