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Thoresway Finale! Lincolnshire Enduro Club Championships Final Round – Race Report & Results
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Thoresway Finale! Lincolnshire Enduro Club Championships Final Round – Race Report & Results

by adminNovember 22, 2017

To celebrate their first year in the sport, Lincolnshire Enduro Club switched from the normal agenda of two races in one day, to one three hour “marathon”. Not only that, they introduced a novel way to start the days proceedings, a le Mans start. (In my own class, the “old mens” group, the start probably looked like the Village of the Damned limping towards the light !!!)

Report by Martin Southwick – Images courtesy of Terri Saunders

Taking place at Thoresway in the Lincolnshire Wolds, the last race of the season saw very bright and sunny conditions. It was however very slippery early on. Overnight temperatures that dropped to -4 saw riders tiptoeing through several areas. These places did improve somewhat as the sun (and the riders) woke up though. Utilising the mx track, and other tracts of land adjacent, the 3 mile course used a few off camber straights, jumps and a few

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big hills to climb. Heading straight into a low Autumn sun, these climbs were tackled more with “feel” and guesswork than eyesight (Just aim at the horizon folks !!)

Class winners on the day were as follows . . Ladies…Tara Hollingworth/Experts… George Birchall/Clubmen…Samuel Jon-Chapman/Sportsman…Joshua Paige/Over 40’s…Darren Bedford/Over 50’s…Neil Tapper/Beginners…Bruce Whitemore-Wilson.

As this race was the ninth and final round in the clubs inaugural year, the overall championship winners can now be announced. They are as follows … Experts… George Birchall/Clubmen…Oliver Moses/Sportsman…Mark Lonsdale/Ladies…Tara

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Hollingworth/Over 40’s…Gareth lodge/Over 50’s…Neil Tapper/Trail and Classic… Steve Langley.

Club membership is now open for 2018, when the club hopes to promote a similar amount of races and practice sessions also. Membership details can found in the clubs Facebook page or on the ACU website.

Results

Position Name Category Total Laps
1 George Birchall Expert 29
2 Broderick Whitmore-Wilson Expert 29
3 Danny Catlin Expert 28
4 Lee Hattersley Expert 28
5 Samuel Jon-Chapman Clubman 28
6 Darren Bedford Over 40s 28
7 Jonathan Hunt Clubman 28
8 Neil Tapper Over 50s 27
9 Jody Stewart Clubman 27
10 Mark Hoyland Clubman 27
11 Simon Bland Expert 27
12 Andrew Jackson Over 50s 27
13 Joshua Paige Sportsman 27
14 Mark Lonsdale Sportsman 27
15 Chris Woodward Over 50s 27
16 Kevin Bartle Clubman 26
17 Jack Gabb Sportsman 26
18 Terry Allen Over 40s 26
19 Justin Lawson Clubman 26
20 Kevin Bartle Over 50s 26
21 Richard Billups Sportsman 26
22 Rob Miler Sportsman 26
23 Andrew Taylor Clubman 26
24 Michael Harris Sportsman 26
25 Ian Shepard Over 40s 26
26 Steven Buckthorpe Sportsman 26
27 Amos Rowell Expert 26
28 James Gill Clubman 25
29 Jules Croft Over 40s 25
30 Jason Teale Clubman 25
31 Mark Sykes Sportsman 25
32 Jack Thompson Sportsman 24
33 Matthew Hollingworth Over 40s 24
34 Joshua Johnson Sportsman 24
35 Martin Southwick Over 50s 24
36 Martin Burnie Over 50s 23
37 Niall Bowker Sportsman 23
38 John Buckthorpe Sportsman 23
39 Barry Spillane Clubman 23
40 Bruce Whitemore-Wilson Beginner 23
41 Chris Travers Over 40s 23
42 Darren Ella Sportsman 23
43 Stephen Kemp Over 50s 23
44 Edward Vinter Clubman 23
45 Jordan Fearn Sportsman 22
46 Craig Dodd Sportsman 22
47 Richard Owen Clubman 22
48 Bob Followell Over 50s 22
49 Ian Stewart Over 50s 22
50 Carl Moxon Over 40s 22
51 Andre Kerry Beginner 20
52 Terry Beckett Beginner 20
53 Shane Campling Sportsman 20
54 Paul Redford Over 40s 20
55 Thomas Feeley Beginner 19
56 Martin Willerton Beginner 19
57 Carl Gordon Sportsman 18
58 Joe Gaimster Sportsman 17
59 Arran Smith Beginner 17
60 John Cotterill Beginner 17
61 David Stent Over 40s 16
62 Lee Harris Sportsman 16
63 Joe Tapper Sportsman 16
64 Roy Willerton Over 50s 16
65 Andrew Cheyne Sportsman 13
66 Jake Smith Beginner 12
67 Benjamin Harness Clubman 9
68 Simon Holloway Over 50s 9
69 Andrew Brooman Beginner 8
70 Robert Wilson Sportsman 8
71 Sam Followell Clubman 6
72 Andrew Sykes Over 40s 6
73 Christopher Wakes Over 50s 4
74 Tara Hollingworth Ladies 4

The photos are of  (no 64.); Jody stewart (no 78.); and a flying start by George Birchall (No 407.) leading the Experts off thy start line.”