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.
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Hope you enjoyed my final running of the Docking 12 car. Adrian has very speedily produced the results spreadsheet attached. If you click on the red triangle in the code box it will give you the reference location of the code board.
Thanks to Adrian for producing the navigation just tight enough to get a result by 1 minute !
Thanks again to all the marshals who make the events happen and Steve from Hylton Gott for sponsoring the supper at the Railway Inn.
Well what a night on the Preston Rally. KLDMC certainly cleared up in the awards. Well done to everyone who finished. Commiserations to those that didn’t 🙁
1st O/A Mark Banham & Mathew Smalley Rover 25 GTI
2nd O/A Rob Kitchen & Ed Rutherford MG ZR
5th O/A Jonathan Stimpson & Brian Cammack Peugeot 106
1st Novice Andrew Scott & Tony Hewitt Mazda MX5
3rd Novice Neil Peterson & Will Brown Peugeot 205Gti
1st Bob Baker / Brian Cammack 0F 7M (Ex)
2nd John Peterson / David Smalley 0F 10m (Ex)
3rd June Pollard / Ian Pollard 0F 19M (Ex)
4th Paul Smalley / Mathew Smalley 1F 26M (Ex)…
5th Rob Kitchen / Jonathan Stimpson 3F 30M (Se)
6th Mark Sheffield / Shaun Hannon 8F 25M (Se)
7th Neil Kerry / Rob Palmer 2F 18M (N)
8th Mick Beauchamp / Len Fletcher 9F 30M (N)
9th Dave Pollard / Edward Prevett 12F 30M (N)
10th Mark Bamham / Tim Bamham 0F 11M (B)
Richard Felton / Danny Wheatley Retired
Dave Bell / Ian Doble Retired
Many thanks to all the above for entering and to the Runcton Holme Social Club for hosting the event and providing refreshments at the finish.
Thanks also to the most important people on the whole event, the marshals. Without you all helping out there would be no event at all.
Dave Sooley, Andy Congrieve, Nick Way, Richard Button, Peter Mears, Ed Bennett, Simon Leonard, Steve Tilburn, Jack Tilburn, Dave Bowman, Peter Horsburgh, Holly Sheffield, Billy Cornwall, Paul Pollard and Jody Wilson.
Results attached, thank you for your entries, it was meant to be straight forward but I probably should have used a stretchier piece of string. Boards may not have been at the exact references but near enough.