Enduro
Now Reading
Gethin slogs it out for the win! WOR Events Log Slog Enduro – Race Report and Results
0
Rapidmoto

Gethin slogs it out for the win! WOR Events Log Slog Enduro – Race Report and Results

by adminFebruary 11, 2019

Gethin Humphreys was in unstoppable form as he powered his GASGAS 300 to victory on home ground in WOR’s latest Extreme Enduro bonanza last Sunday at the LOG SLOG. WOR Events introduced this “instant classic” to the extreme enduro calendar exactly a fortnight after their amazing Michelin Tough One and what a superb event the Log Slog turned out to be.

Report by Keith Williams – Images courtesy of Doc Ward Photography

Set on a proper old school, rutty, rooty, and very demanding forest course, the event was besieged by horrendous sideways rain and sleet for the days leading up to race day and that left conditions underfoot very sloppy and soggy to say the least but as always in the Llandrillo Woodlands high above BALA in North Wales, the forest always remains rideable and offers riders a challenge. The day had snow, rain and lovely sunshine all rolled into one to add to the experience.

This new format had riders start at 9.30am and do a morning session of 4 special tests, timed to the second over the very tricky ground for 4 miles per test. This really was a demanding test of man and machine and all of the riders that managed to achieve the required 4 scores did superbly. Then an afternoon session of a 2-hour Hare & Hounds Enduro over a much bigger 9-mile lap that had a bit of everything thrown in the mix for the hardy riders. It was like stepping back 25 years and being at an event that Enduros used to be all about. There was no glamour and clean kit, no riders afraid of the cold or mud, bogs and bike stoppers that the course designers had laid out it was for enduro heroes only and the modern-day terminology of “extreme enduro” fitted the event perfectly. The scores of both events were cumulated to give the overall scores and see the riders presented with a prestigious and very well-earned slice of Log from the forest at the presentation.

Gethin Humphreys won both sessions of his event, by 4 minutes on the special tests and by 1 minute and 25 seconds in the Hare & Hounds from Runner Up, Charlie Frost. These two looked, sounded and performed at a different level to the rest of the field but that took nothing away from the other performances.

A standout ride was Aled Price, revelling in the conditions and praising the standard of the event with his post-event feedback as he blasted to a double win in the Expert class with a near 3-minute advantage overall on Runner Up, Dawson Marriot. Marriot after promoting up to the Expert class now starting to shape podiums in the faster group of riders for himself. 3rd place in the Experts went to Robert “Burts” Crayston and at 15 years of age, Just, he showed some real maturity and class to show his protentional in the coming events at Expert level.

Grant Churchward was the man to beat in the always competitive Exp Vet class as he powered to a Double win over Mark Kirby in both sessions and had fellow South Wales based rider, Gareth Leonard in a sold 3rd spot Overall in class.

The best Clubman with a 4th in the morning tests and a 1st in the Hare & Hounds was Martin Luckwell with Ryan Crayston taking a very close Runners up spot, just seconds from Overall Victory and matching his younger Brother Burts by getting on the podium, making dad, Neil boss of Triple D motorsport in Cumbria, very happy and the journey down for his two lads well worthwhile. Third-placed Clubman Overall after the two events were Glyn Mcguire with a second and a third spot respectively and there really was nothing between Crayston and Mcguire for the duration of the entire event.

Karl Greenhall was another Triple D rider that made the trip down from Cumbria and blasted the podium. Karl taking a double win of sprints and H&H to push the two Steve’s, Norbury and Cranshaw into 2nd and 3rd placed respectively after the slog around the logs they had all just faced.

Over 50’s glory belonged to Expert class winner, Aled’s dad, Allan Price. Allan is a veteran of old school enduro and he simply revelled in the snotty conditions. Price took the win although tied on points with the very neat riding skills of James Brown in the Silver placing by virtue of the tie swinger being the winner of the Hare and Hounds race took precedence due to the tougher and longer challenge of the course and duration. Bronze placing overall in the Over 50 group going to Martin Wells whom was solid on 2 second place finishes.

Tom Simpson won the Sportsman class with maximum points on the day from Runner Up, Simon Davies with a 3rd and a 4th for that score and third placed Sportsman Overall was John Carter with a 2nd place and a 5th on his scorecard. Rory Jones won the Novice class from Dan Nichols and Leo Swinfen rounding out the well-earned podium slots.

The event’s post-race feedback has been superb with the riders really enjoying the severity and demanding nature of the event.

They certainly got what they signed up for and the WOR Events team once again proved that Steve Ireland and the gang really do have their fingers on the pulse of Extreme Enduros as they have been for almost two decades now and continue to deliver new and innovative events within the sport. Rd 1 of the PMI WEC 2019 is now under the belt and the rd 2 of the WEC series is later in the year on a new date to advertised of 5th May.

WOR wish to thank all the staff, Overall title sponsors of the series, Protect My Income, the caterers, medics, all of the fantastic staff and volunteers but as always and most of all the riders for supporting the events and making them so good with their endeavour, determination, skills and effort.

More on WOR’s upcoming events, including the Playday and final rd of the Wulfsport Winter series in 2 weeks on Feb 24th along with March’s big WES (WOR ENDURO SERIES) 2019 Kick off at rd 1 Baden Hall on the 9/10th of March and the Maeshafn Rd 2 special on March 23/24th can be found at www.worevents.com/events

Results

>Special test results

Hare and Hounds

PRO
Name Town Bike Penalty
GETHIN HUMPHREYS 01:43:40 00:25:03 00:25:25 00:26:30 00:26:43
CHARLIE FROST 01:45:05 00:25:24 00:26:05 00:26:35 00:27:02

EXPERT
Name Town Bike Penalty
ALED PRICE 01:56:00 0:28:38 00:28:17 00:29:49 00:29:17
DAWSON MARRIOTT 01:57:46 00:27:52 00:29:47 00:30:32 00:29:36
ROBERT CRAYSTON 02:05:33 00:29:21 00:31:54 00:31:43 00:32:36
CRAIG REYNOLDS 01:48:28 00:34:32 00:36:27 00:37:30
MATTHEW THOMPSON 01:08:22 00:31:09 00:37:14
CONNOR BOLSOVER 01:17:22 00:30:56 00:46:27
VINCENT LIENARD DNF
ALED HUMPHREYS DNF

CLUBMAN
Name Town Bike Penalty
MARTIN LUCKWELL 02:17:03 00:32:25 00:36:20 00:32:52 00:35:27
RYAN CRAYSTON 02:17:09 00:33:11 00:34:43 00:34:38 00:34:38
GLYN MCGUIRE 02:28:28 00:32:59 00:32:33 00:38:07 00:44:50
MARCUS MORGAN 01:46:11 00:33:39 00:36:49 00:35:44
CHARLIE GODDARD 01:48:19 00:36:26 00:36:51 00:35:03
DAMON SIVITER 01:48:51 00:33:15 00:35:18 00:40:19
CHRIS BROWN 01:49:36 00:32:54 00:35:57 00:40:46
JAMES JONES 01:52:06 00:33:56 00:36:28 00:41:43
MITCH FROST 01:53:51 00:35:26 00:39:25 00:39:01
JAMES FRANCIS 01:54:53 00:38:24 00:38:39 00:37:51
ADEN OVEREND 02:01:39 00:42:40 00:39:34 00:39:26
LIAM BELLFIELD 02:25:50 00:42:12 00:54:59 00:48:40
JAMES MESTON 01:16:38 00:35:46 00:40:53
SAM MORRIS 00:43:33 00:43:34
NICK PALMER 00:59:59 01:00:00
CALLUM GIBBONS DNF
JOSH KIRBY DNF
STEVE FARTHING DNF
ANDY SMITH DNF
JAKE WRIGHT DNF
JAMIE WILLIAMS DNF
CHRIS NEESAM DNF
MARTIN WILLIAMS DNF

OVER 40
Name Town Bike Penalty
KARL GREENHALL 01:43:46 00:33:09 00:34:26 00:36:12
STEVE NORBURY 01:56:45 00:38:16 00:38:57 00:39:33
STEVE CRANSHAW 01:44:21 00:50:07 00:54:15
NIGEL LYNN 01:56:06 00:52:49 01:03:18
CHRISTIAN PEARSON 00:48:08 00:48:09
JASON CLARKE 00:54:57 00:54:58
CHRIS MEADEN DNF
TITUS BLACKWELL DNF
JON TURBO TURLEY DNF

OVER 50
Name Town Bike Penalty
ALLAN PRICE 02:01:41 00:41:28 00:40:41 00:39:33
MARTIN WELLS 02:10:37 00:41:52 00:42:59 00:45:47
JAMES BROWN 02:19:23 00:44:19 00:46:26 00:48:39
MARK GODDARD 01:44:15 01:44:16
RICHARD LEWIS DNF
STEPHEN WELCH DNF

SPORTSMAN
Name Town Bike Penalty
TOM SIMPSON 01:54:19 00:38:30 00:35:58 00:39:52
JAKE SHEPPARD 02:09:44 00:47:30 00:41:01 00:41:14
LEWIS MOORE 02:15:09 00:44:34 00:46:06 00:44:30
SEIMON DAVIES 02:22:45 00:43:45 00:46:28 00:52:33
JOHN CARTER 02:22:53 00:42:02 00:48:35 00:52:17
JAMES ROGERS 02:24:07 00:45:39 00:46:45 00:51:44
TOM FRAYNE 02:27:20 00:49:24 00:48:50 00:49:07
LEE HUTSBY 01:36:16 00:45:05 00:51:12
GAGE WHYTE 01:43:56 00:51:48 00:52:09
HAYDN TYRER 01:45:08 00:50:13 00:54:56
DANIEL WHEAT 01:55:47 00:46:11 01:09:37
HAYDEN RAINFORD 02:28:41 01:35:11 00:53:31
ROBIN ARTHUR 00:55:49 00:55:50
JASON KENDALL 00:56:15 00:56:16
DILLON EMYR 00:59:30 00:59:31
JASON CLARKE 01:19:46 01:19:47
LUKE AMES 01:23:45 01:23:46
WILL BATES 01:34:15 01:34:16
RYAN JAMES DNF
ALEX WATT DNF
SIMON TATE DNF
JASON CHILDS DNF

NOVICE
Name Town Bike Penalty
RORY JONES 02:20:17 00:45:42 00:48:52 00:45:44
DAN NICHOLS 01:51:57 00:56:45 00:55:13
PAUL JOHNSTON 02:19:36 01:15:49 01:03:48
LEO SWINFEN 01:43:57 01:43:58
SCOTT ROBERTS DNF
DAN FARTHING DNF

EXP VET
Name Town Bike Penalty
GRANT CHURCHWARD 01:56:48 00:27:44 00:29:05 00:30:08 00:29:52
MARK KIRBY 01:48:53 00:33:36 00:38:55 00:36:23
GARETH LENARD 01:49:21 00:34:55 00:36:41 00:37:46
JEREMEY MOLD 02:06:36 00:36:04 00:49:00 00:41:33

Log Slog Overall Results

PRO
Rank Rider AM Score PM Score Total Score
1 GETHIN HUMPHREYS 20 20 40
2 CHARLIE FROST 17 17 34

EXPERT
Rank Rider AM Score PM Score Total Score
1 ALED PRICE 20 20 40
2 DAWSON MARRIOTT 17 17 34
3 ROBERT CRAYSTON 11 15 26
3 MATTHEW THOMPSON 15 11 26
5 CRAIG REYNOLDS 10 13 23
6 ALED HUMPHREYS 13 8 21
7 CONNOR BOLSOVER 9 10 19
8 VINCENT LIENARD 8 9 17

OVER 40
Rank Rider AM Score PM Score Total Score
1 KARL GREENHALL 20 20 40
2 STEVE NORBURY 17 17 34
3 STEVE CRANSHAW 10 15 25
3 JASON CLARKE 15 10 25
5 NIGEL LYNN 11 13 24
5 CHRISTIAN PEARSON 13 11 24
7 TITUS BLACKWELL 9 8 17
8 JON TURBO TURLEY 8 7 15
9 CHRIS MEADEN 0 9 9

OVER 50
Rank Rider AM Score PM Score Total Score
1 ALLAN PRICE 15 20 35
2 JAMES BROWN 20 15 35
3 MARTIN WELLS 17 17 34
4 MARK GODDARD 13 13 26
5 STEPHEN WELCH 11 10 21
6 RICHARD LEWIS 0 11 11

SPORTSMAN
Rank Rider AM Score PM Score Total Score
1 TOM SIMPSON 20 20 40
2 SEIMON DAVIES 15 13 28
2 JOHN CARTER 17 11 28
4 LEWIS MOORE 11 15 26
5 JAKE SHEPPARD 6 17 23
5 JAMES ROGERS 13 10 23
7 TOM FRAYNE 8 9 17
7 LEE HUTSBY 9 8 17
9 DANIEL WHEAT 10 5 15
10 GAGE WHYTE 7 7 14
11 HAYDN TYRER 4 6 10
12 ROBIN ARTHUR 3 3 6
12 DILLON EMYR 5 1 6
14 HAYDEN RAINFORD 0 4 4
14 JASON KENDALL 2 2 4
16 JASON CHILDS 1 0 1
17 ALEX WATT 0 0 0
17 JASON CLARKE 0 0 0
17 LUKE AMES 0 0 0
17 RYAN JAMES 0 0 0
17 SIMON TATE 0 0 0
17 WILL BATES 0 0 0

NOVICE
Rank Rider AM Score PM Score Total Score
1 RORY JONES 20 20 40
2 DAN NICHOLS 13 17 30
3 LEO SWINFEN 15 13 28
3 SCOTT ROBERTS 17 11 28
5 PAUL JOHNSTON 11 15 26
6 DAN FARTHING 0 10 10