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H2O at the double! Steady Eddy X-treme Round 2 – Race Report & Results
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H2O at the double! Steady Eddy X-treme Round 2 – Race Report & Results

by adminNovember 28, 2017

Harry Edmondson posted yet another victory in the Steady Eddy Xtreme series as round two of this seasons series took place at a cold but sunny H2O just outside Oswestry on Sunday. He took the lead from the start and never looked back but it wasn’t all going to be plain sailing.

Report by Tim Tighe – Images courtesy of Tilde Tighe

Billed as an ‘introduction to extreme enduro’ the course was perfect, until the cold weather took hold, then it became much harder than anticipated even though the sunshine thawed most of the frozen areas. The large amount of woodland was unaffected by the cold weather and as with most Fast Eddy layouts there were plenty of lines to choose from at each of the trickier sections but along the valley floor and the steep slopes surrounding the valley it was slick to say the least. The hard-packed moto-x track also needed to be

Harry Edmondson

approached with care at the start of the two-and-a-half hour race but as the laps passed and lines appeared the whole thing became slightly easier. The course held nothing that could really be considered extreme by Pro rider standards but the cold and icy patches wore riders down and it became very hard going for many riders inexperienced with these types of conditions.

So, Harry Edmondson headed the Clubman class and had a healthy lead until he lost his rear brake a quarter of the way into the race. With so many slippery descents and just a front brake young Edmondson’s race suddenly became very interesting as a hard-charging Henry Yardley kept the pressure on for the next handful of laps. Edmondson really deserved his win, many riders would have quit with the loss of the rear brake in these conditions but he kept it

Nils Ogden

going and eventually finished nearly five minutes clear of Henry Yardley in second spot. These two were the only riders to clock 11 laps, and each one was hard earned. In third spot came Jack Spencer at the head of a gaggle of Clubman riders who had been close together throughout the race.

With the top nine places going to Clubman riders, Geraint Rogers, riding in the Clubman Vets, sneaked into the top 10 with nine laps under his belt. He was followed by Steve Norbury, second in class, who had a belter of a race and just edged Darryl Mead to third in class.

The Youth result seemed to be a foregone conclusion as George Yardley rode exceptionally well and was cruising at the head of the class but disaster struck just laps from the end when he crashed heavily just past lap-scoring on an open field. It was enough to see him DNF which was a great shame considering his terrific ride. Mathias Salin had always been in contention and took the Youth class win by some distance over Jamie Williams with Zac Ward filling the final podium place.

Lewis Moore

Nils Ogden was a lap up on fellow Sportsman riders as he swept to class victory, the only Sportsman inside the top 20. Ricky Downes and Robert Crayston battled it out for second and third spots with Down finishing just ahead of Crayston.

Jason Clark headed the Sportsman Vets as Nick Barrow and Neil Myers closed him down over the final few laps but Clark had a considerable margin by that stage and he finished at the head of his class.

The Novice ranks were full of expectant and energetic riders, many eager to try a taste of extreme terrain for the first time so Lewis Moore did very well to take the win at the head of such a large class. Luke Ames nailed second spot with Gage Whyte taking third in class.

The event turned out to be tougher than planned but that is often the nature of extreme events when the weather takes a hand in proceedings but the majority of riders stuck at it and gained invaluable experience of what to do when the going

Jason Clarke

gets tough. The course included a few new sections which all rode well but it was a hard-riding day and the course didn’t make things easy.

The third and final round of the series is in a couple of weeks time at Westwood near Sheffield on Sunday December 10th. It proved to be a cracking event last December.

Results

 

Clubman

Pos Competitor Total Time Diff Laps Best Lap Best Lap No. Best Speed
1 3 Harry Edmondson 2:22:22.845 11 11:31.645 6 17.176 miles/h
2 25 Henry Yardley 2:27:08.312 4:45.467 11 11:28.125 3 17.264 miles/h
3 26 Jack Spencer 2:26:58.990 1 lap 10 12:17.095 4 16.117 miles/h
4 66 Dawson Marriott 2:29:11.915 1 lap 10 12:43.613 3 15.558 miles/h
5 68 Ryan Phillips 2:31:18.574 1 lap 10 13:20.969 3 14.832 miles/h
6 251 Richard Heslop 2:35:43.979 1 lap 10 13:11.289 8 15.013 miles/h
7 31 William Stansbie 2:22:24.044 2 laps 9 12:07.062 4 16.34 miles/h
8 10 Matthew Thompson 2:24:04.760 2 laps 9 13:53.153 4 14.259 miles/h
9 55 Ryan Crayston 2:25:58.036 2 laps 9 13:37.036 3 14.54 miles/h
10 60 Jason Hirst 2:29:38.099 2 laps 9 13:51.594 4 14.286 miles/h
11 4 Craig Talbot 2:30:43.813 2 laps 9 14:25.798 9 13.721 miles/h
12 2 Dennis Sharp 2:32:18.085 2 laps 9 14:28.146 8 13.684 miles/h
13 16 Joel Hughes 2:33:16.007 2 laps 9 14:17.065 8 13.861 miles/h
14 888 Matthew Boulter 2:33:30.688 2 laps 9 14:01.557 7 14.117 miles/h
15 8 John Woodcock 2:34:38.468 2 laps 9 14:36.441 8 13.555 miles/h
16 252 Kyle Walton 2:28:57.181 3 laps 8 15:02.265 2 13.167 miles/h
17 58 James Rogers 2:37:56.275 3 laps 8 16:48.935 2 11.775 miles/h
18 45 Rico Rafferty 2:39:47.173 3 laps 8 16:07.512 4 12.279 miles/h
19 238 Matt Hirst 2:39:21.491 5 laps 6 20:22.493 4 9.718 miles/h
DNF 35 Callum Gibbons 1:19:13.440 3 17:03.928 2 11.602 miles/h
DNF 111 Lee Hattersley 41:16.022 2 14:11.086 1 13.959 miles/h
DNF 429 Andrew Lennard 30:40.012 1 15:43.009 1 12.598 miles/h

Clubman Vets

Pos Competitor Total Time Diff Laps Best Lap Best Lap No. Best Speed
1 23 Geraint Rogers 2:29:32.936 9 14:10.939 4 13.961 miles/h
2 28 Steve Norbury 2:39:29.079 9:56.143 9 14:37.840 2 13.533 miles/h
3 143 Darryl Mead 2:22:25.036 1 lap 8 14:24.213 3 13.747 miles/h
4 204 David Williams 2:23:58.528 1 lap 8 15:09.543 2 13.062 miles/h
5 501 Dave Cooper 2:24:22.958 1 lap 8 15:26.583 8 12.821 miles/h
6 100 Darren Skillin 2:24:27.483 1 lap 8 14:46.033 5 13.408 miles/h
7 5 Lee Allis-Smith 2:24:29.037 1 lap 8 15:13.696 8 13.002 miles/h
8 49 Charles Martins 2:27:05.673 1 lap 8 15:33.901 3 12.721 miles/h
9 530 Rob Murfin 2:28:47.417 1 lap 8 15:45.016 2 12.571 miles/h

Youth

Pos Competitor Total Time Diff Laps Best Lap Best Lap No. Best Speed
1 7 Mathias Salin 2:30:37.131 9 14:27.392 6 13.696 miles/h
2 222 Jamie Williams 2:24:51.729 1 lap 8 14:03.874 4 14.078 miles/h
3 9 Zac Ward 2:28:29.334 2 laps 7 17:36.020 4 11.25 miles/h
DNF 211 Frank Skillin 44:04.015 – 0.000 – 0 miles/h

Sportsman

Pos Competitor Total Time Diff Laps Best Lap Best Lap No. Best Speed
1 91 Nils Ogden 2:36:46.981 9 14:11.114 2 13.958 miles/h
2 169 Ricky Downes 2:24:57.012 1 lap 8 14:49.291 2 13.359 miles/h
3 12 Robert Crayston 2:25:10.337 1 lap 8 14:41.302 8 13.48 miles/h
4 43 Sam Morris 2:25:11.887 1 lap 8 14:38.892 8 13.517 miles/h
5 311 Saxon Nel 2:26:12.850 1 lap 8 14:41.541 6 13.476 miles/h
6 369 Ben Hurley 2:26:34.136 1 lap 8 15:06.422 2 13.106 miles/h
7 131 Daniel Williams 2:26:56.599 1 lap 8 14:57.789 2 13.233 miles/h
8 94 Nick Whitehead 2:27:36.852 1 lap 8 15:18.939 8 12.928 miles/h
9 188 Chris Brown 2:28:31.114 1 lap 8 14:24.853 3 13.736 miles/h
10 178 Dean Hancox 2:36:31.892 1 lap 8 16:11.959 7 12.223 miles/h
11 96 Grant Poole 2:29:44.063 2 laps 7 17:17.975 4 11.445 miles/h
12 36 Ben Hall 2:31:39.613 2 laps 7 16:55.799 1 11.695 miles/h
13 89 Liam Done 2:31:00.731 3 laps 6 14:20.289 5 13.809 miles/h
14 297 James Cadzow 2:40:40.275 3 laps 6 18:27.350 6 10.728 miles/h
15 92 Stephen Hergon 2:24:11.414 5 laps 4 21:48.859 4 9.077 miles/h
16 30 Aiden Hallsworth 2:41:32.449 7 laps 2 53:48.865 1 3.679 miles/h
DNF 62 George Yardley 2:20:25.446 8 13:15.580 2 14.933 miles/h
DNF 39 Mark Button 1:44:15.147 4 15:15.775 2 12.973 miles/h
DNF 191 Dave Gott 2:09:57.238 3 25:35.138 2 7.739 miles/h

Sportsman Vets

Pos Competitor Total Time Diff Laps Best Lap Best Lap No. Best Speed
1 95 Jason Clarke 2:27:54.315 8 14:52.889 5 13.305 miles/h
2 1 Nick Barrow 2:31:02.198 3:07.883 8 14:33.792 5 13.596 miles/h
3 180 Neil Myers 2:34:56.137 7:01.822 8 16:22.111 6 12.096 miles/h
4 198 Rob Gregory 2:32:15.612 1 lap 7 16:01.578 2 12.355 miles/h
5 46 John Malone 2:37:45.620 1 lap 7 18:03.977 2 10.96 miles/h
6 69 Nigel Lynn 2:28:25.803 2 laps 6 17:28.215 2 11.334 miles/h
7 176 Peter Crawford 2:35:04.011 2 laps 6 19:19.968 3 10.242 miles/h
8 6 Tony Gunn 2:35:42.796 2 laps 6 21:02.207 1 9.412 miles/h
9 79 Rob Elston 2:40:01.785 2 laps 6 18:46.596 2 10.545 miles/h
10 211 Mark Goddard 2:24:12.827 5 laps 3 26:07.314 1 7.58 miles/h
11 99 Paul Holmes 2:26:37.088 5 laps 3 25:59.577 2 7.617 miles/h
DNF 47 Badger Owen 1:24:59.800 3 20:37.487 1 9.6 miles/h
DNF 104 Stuart Dudley 1:31:25.837 3 22:12.009 1 8.919 miles/h

Novice

Pos Competitor Total Time Diff Laps Best Lap Best Lap No. Best Speed
1 364 Lewis Moore 2:37:37.142 8 15:20.402 3 12.907 miles/h
2 42 Luke Ames 2:22:33.929 2 laps 6 17:15.628 3 11.471 miles/h
3 212 Gage Whyte 2:25:08.691 2 laps 6 17:04.253 3 11.599 miles/h
4 29 Peter Urquhart 2:28:05.817 2 laps 6 19:48.684 4 9.994 miles/h
5 118 Andrew Barker 2:31:16.731 2 laps 6 17:59.263 4 11.008 miles/h
6 17 Jobe Urquhart 2:36:23.894 2 laps 6 19:51.048 1 9.974 miles/h
7 216 Josh Flora 2:36:27.430 2 laps 6 19:10.329 2 10.327 miles/h
8 83 Mike Hill 2:38:12.668 2 laps 6 20:43.302 6 9.555 miles/h
9 41 Chris Levine 2:38:47.176 2 laps 6 19:12.209 4 10.311 miles/h
10 129 James Riley 2:49:06.213 2 laps 6 21:39.336 4 9.143 miles/h
11 54 Ryan Holmes 2:43:32.136 3 laps 5 23:17.924 5 8.498 miles/h
12 51 Andrew Holmes 2:42:02.956 6 laps 2 46:49.191 1 4.229 miles/h
13 34 James Hart 2:46:48.939 6 laps 2 35:53.124 1 5.518 miles/h
DNF 53 Lewis Glaves 1:59:21.993 4 21:20.461 2 9.278 miles/h
DNF 37 Graham Howard 2:16:47.567 4 21:28.031 3 9.223 miles/h
DNF 14 Joe Roberts 1:06:32.959 2 18:04.176 2 10.958 miles/h
DNF 20 Ryan Blackwell 1:56:46.061 1 1:29:03.411 1 2.223 miles/h
DNF 48 Robert Holmes 26:00.838 – 0.000 – 0 miles/h
DNF 113 Michael Mcguinn 49:27.323 – 0.000 – 0 miles/h