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Cap'n Pealy's Ride Reports

19th June 2010

4X Day

A massive thank you to all the boys who rode and the families that turned up to support. A great big effort by everyone to make the day the success it was.

The Venue
The Turner family were fabulous hosts and the weather Richard had organised made the day even better, the track which took 2 ½ years to perfect was only finished that morning, thanks to the farm hand – Tom.

The Course
The 3rd choice of routes that had been tested over the months (yeah right!) by Vice and Cap’n, a worthy selection, I trust you agree?

An open start, lead you in to the first turn to gain the initiative, then on to the tighter track, which had diversions in it to slow you up a tad.

Once off the Fern Bank it was flat out to the natural field drop, caution was required to control the speed on the entry to the jump as a right turn into the field was next and across to the Track Jump, down on to the Manure Jump and through the brook.

The left hander slowed you up to allow time to plan the entrance to the Trailer Jump, well that was the plan anyway, hadn’t accounted for Russ Evans, had I? Video footage captures the air lift trailer clearance – top man!
You were not the only one though. A good few others cleared it – great effort lads.
Final sprint to test your stamina to the finish and that was the end of the 1min 13 sec run, as set by Jock.

The Format
Slightly longer than planned, but we wanted to give everyone a few goes and to keep the standards fairly close and therefore competitive, which I hope it did.
It must be said that there were numerous surprises on the day, showing that no one could be complacent. Could you Beaker!

One timed individual heat, 2 points races, a 3rd ranking race and then semi-finals and final.

Uplifts provided a well earned rest, as I gather the whole day was a bit of hard work, wasn’t it?

The Results
The points are what will carry through to the overall sports night competition – results to be announced soon.

4X Final Positions
1
Jim
28
2
Gaz
27
3
Tom
26
4
Jock
25
5
Russ
24
6
Reg
23
7
O.B.E
22
8
Chris
21
9
Marty
20
10
Ant 2
19
11
Feather
18
12
Owgie
17
13
Dai Eye
16
14
Ant
15
15
John
n/a
16
Daf
14
17
Berni
13
18
Beaker
12
19
Dave
11
20
Option
10
21
Wrighty
9
22
Lewis
8
23
Kev
7
24
Griff
6
25

Knotty

5
26
Julian
4
27
Dode
3
28
Simon
2
29
Crockett (Disq)
0

Well done to young John

Disappointed in Crockett – I now know how his dad feels.

A big well done to Jimmy Mac, as he turned on the pace and style to win the final, in front of his Mam and Dad, who had finally seen him win a trophy after all these years.

The Evening
The BBQ was excellently monitored by Dickie, Mrs Cap’n and Knotty – Thanks all, there were over 400 portions of Hot Dogs and Burgers served up on the day, a fab effort.
Beer flowed nicely throughout the day, Wrighty finally got his way and opened the 5% Real Ale – it was all very nice, cheers Jon.

The Lager, I believe, was pretty much fully used and the last revellers left the field at about 11.30, when option finally got Cap’n off the microphone.
The Honesty Bar has raised £44 and your entry fees of £2.50, as per each sports night event, have been taken from your £15, and there is still a surplus of c.£50 which will go towards another event during the year.

Thank You’s
As mentioned on the day, Ashfields, Machen RFC, Russ Evans, John Allsopp, Helen, GoBoing, Johnny Wright, Dickie Watkins, The Turner family, The sheep for moving fields and Johnsy.
And finally the Moo’s for the commitment and effort on the day – what a bunch of cows you really are!

Sports night positions will be announced on Wednesday.

Keep Mooing

Cap’n Peal

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