STAG NIGHT RALLY 2018
The start of the Club Night and the On Road Championships one again started with Paul and Mathew Smalley’s ‘Stag Night Rally,’ starting from the Stag Public House in West Acre.
As is the normal these days with the clubs navigational events, Paul and Mathew had a full entry and a full complement of marshals.
Edward and I started at car three. Ahead of us were nine handouts to solve and get on to maps 132 and 144. It always makes it interesting when trying to work more than one map!
The first two handouts looked fairly straight forward but right from the start several crews were struggling to get the correct route! The third handout was a circular herringbone showing coloured roads only. Usually this would be quite easy to sort out but with no crossroads for easy reference, this was probably one of the hardest herringbones I have had to crack! I managed to get the correct route on the map and a very twisty and torturous route took us to TC4.
The next four handouts were not too bad to sort out but the last one to the finish control was coloured junctions. This was split between the two maps and I struggled to solve it but got there in the end, just getting to the control on time.
Edward drove well, and for once I got the route on the maps reasonable quickly.
Many thanks to the Marshals who are essential and to Paul and Mathew for a very testing evening! It was also nice to see Bob out taking photo’s. Cheers Bob.
Many thanks to all the Marshals; we wouldn’t be able to run these events without the fantastic support that we receive from you.
Nick Way PC.A and TC6
*Simon Leonard TC1 and TC7* Winner of marshals Draw.
Dave Sooley PC.B and TC8
Andy Congreve TC2 & TC8
Colin Shinkins TC4
Len Fletcher TC5
Peter and Spencer Horsburgh Sign on and DSO
Chris Iles – Course opener and Finish Control
Results are as follows:
1st Robert Aldous and David Mann 0F 17m
2nd Ed Haylock and Paul Haylock 0F 20m
3rd June Pollard and Mathew Smalley 0F 21m
4th Bob Baker and Brian Cammack 1F 0m
5th Nigel Mann and Adrian Cunnington 1F 5m
1st Semi Expert Jon Simper and Gary Zoller 1F 23m
2nd Semi Expert Rob Kitchen and Jonathan Stimpson 2F 23m
3rd Semi Expert Marc Sheffield and Shaun Hannon 4f 28m
1st Novice Neil Kerry and Rob Palmer 8f 26m
1st Beginner Richard Felton and Danny Wheatley 0F 3m
2nd Beginner Mark Banham and Tim Banham 0F 7m
3rd Beginner Mick Beauchamp and Gill Beauchamp 2F 22m
Please see the attached excel spreadsheet for results breakdown
If anyone requires grid references for missed boards please email David
Paul and David Smalley
1= Car 3 John Peterson/David Smalley 0F 0m
Car 4 Bob Baker/Brian Cammack 0F 0m
3 Car 2 Ed Haylock/Paul Haylock 0F 8m
4 Car 5 Paul Smalley/Mathew Smalley 0F 8m*
5 Car 1 Rob Aldhous/David Mann 0F 11m
6 Car 6 June Pollard/Ian Pollard 1F 2m
7 Car 12 Rob Kitchen/Gary Zoller 0F 1m
Car 7 Marc Sheffield/Shaun Hannon RETIRED
8 Car 10 Mick Beauchamp/Gill Beauchamp 0F 0m
9 Car 8 Mark Banham/Tim Banham 0F 3m
10 Car 9 Richard Felton/Danny Wheatley 7F 0m
Car 11 Peter Rose/Laurence Rose RETIRED
7th Rob Kitchen / Jonathan Stimpson Semi Ex 0F 10 M
8th Marc Sheffield Shaun Hannon Semi Ex 5F 25 M
9th Neil Kerry / Rob Palmer Novice 17F 12 M
10th Richard Felton / Danny Wheatley Beg. 2F 7M
11th Mick Beauchamp / Jill Beauchamp Beg. 3E 13M
12th Lawrence Rose / Peter Rose Beg. 4F 20M
Many thanks to the Runcton Holme Social Club for once again hosting the event and providing the refreshments afterwards. Also to our good friends at Wilson and Betts Estate Agents for sponsoring the rally.
Congratulations to the class winners and to all crews who entered the rally. It seems from the comments Mark and I received everyone enjoyed the route.
Many many thanks to our team of experienced marshals who made the event work like clockwork, your importance cannot be over stated.
Congratulations to Bob and Brian on winning the rally dropping only two minutes! well done.