The Ralph Varden Trial 2017 (in 2018!)

A round of the Midland Centre Championship




January 2018



Park Farm

Hook Norton, Banbury OX15 5LR

Event Information

The club held the Ralph Varden Trial 2017 (in 2018!) – a round of the Midland Centre Championship) – on the 14th January 2018 at Park Farm, Hook Norton, Banbury OX15 5LR.  The event had been rescheduled as the snow forced us to call off the event back in December 2017.

Being January the weather was cold but it was dry and the sections were well thought out to make the most of this great venue. We used some areas we haven’t explored in a while and there was just one stream section this time – but that was probably enough for most riders!

Feedback was universally positive – everyone seemed to really enjoy the day. Thank you to the landowner and to all the volunteers who help make great events like this happen.

Result highlights:

  • A Route
    1st – Steven Harris (Expert) on 9
    2nd – Ben Sprigg (Expert) on 16
    3rd – Chris Wickham (Expert) on 47
  • A/B 50:50 Route
    1st – Ian Wakeford (Master) on 8
    2nd – John Cowley (Master) on 12
    3rd – Mick Marshall (Master) on 13
  • Best Youth A – Alicia Robinson on 29
    2nd Youth A – Nathan Basford on 61
  • B Route
    1st – Kevin Miller (Over 40) on 6
    2nd – Alan Taylor (Over 40) on 7
    3rd – Nathan Jones (Pre 65) on 12
  • Best Clubman – Paul Howells on 25
    Best Ladies – Donna Fox on 26
  • C Route
    1st – Justin Cookson (Over 40) on 1
    2nd – David Jones (Pre 65) on 2 (tie-break on longest clean run)
    3rd – Stephen Fox (Over 40) on 2
  • Best Clubman – Charles Millington on 7
    Best Youth B – Fred Davidson on 14
    Best Ladies – Jennifer Crabtree on 23
    Best Novice – Ian Breakwell on 28
    2nd Youth B – Jess Basford on 54
    Best Youth C – Zak Wright on 55
    2nd Youth C – Charlie Crabtree on 109

The full results are available from the link above.

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