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Thornton Watlass Results

After a dull week it was great to see 56 riders take advantage of the autumn sunshine in Lower Wensleydale. The course took riders though rolling countryside and picturesque villages either side of the River Ure. John Rawden scored an excellent 350 points to win overall, Martin & Max Vesty scored an unbelievable 305 points to win the Generation class and finish 3rd overall, Alice & Neil Hamblin came over from Keswick to win the Mixed category while Karen Blackburn was first lady rider. The Buck Inn at Thornton Watlass made us very welcome and provided excellent bar meals and welcome drinks afterwards. I enjoyed planning the course (and my short ride) so looking forward to the next event at Sicklinghall on December 10th which has been planned by Tim Patterson. Hope to see you there.
Steve Willis

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Driffield Race Report

Thanks to the 25 riders who made it to Driffield to ride the intricate muddy tracks in this Army training area made more interesting by man-made hills and quarries. Andy Conn just managed to beat Alan Hartley by 30 seconds on the A course but it was great to see Andrew Windrum back on his bike for the first time since he broke his collar bone. Charlie SC won the B course, the Van Dams were the only riders on the C course and Dave Offey used his local knowledge to good effect on the Score course. The splits are available on the Halo web page so follow this link

Thanks to the volunteers who made this event happen. Helen Smith for planning the footO as I used 28 of her controls for our event; Neil Harvatt for looking after the SI and Brian Slater for printing the maps; Dave Robertson and Mark Emmerson who looked after the start and finish; and Andy Conn and John Rawden who helped me collect the controls in afterwards.

I think we will repeat this format next year using FootO events on Sunday mornings followed by MBO in the afternoon – with possibly an MBO Score the day before.
Steve Willis

You can read Steph Fountain’s race report here