FIRST OFF AT
Hook Norton, Banbury OX15 5LR
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.
- 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.