This year’s Roy Fedden Trophy Sporting Trial was run very successfully at our old Down venue near Thornbury and we thank all those Competitors who entered.
The conditions proved wetter than anticipated – we knew that we had heavy rain on the Saturday as we were laying out the sections in it (!) but weren’t sure how much rain had fallen overnight. Also, the rain can take a while before it significantly alters conditions on the ground, and this venue doesn’t get all the run-off water that Dyrham used to get. Anyway, the circular route again seemed to make the event flow smoothly. The extra shower during the briefing & 2 minutes silence wasn’t very welcome and the sunshine didn’t last very long and it was pretty cold by the end.
I must thank our Results team of Allen Harris and Nick Rainbow for their excellent support and taking pressure off me on the day: it allows me to spend more time making sure everything is going smoothly. I was also able to e-mail the provisional results to Janet & Duncan the same evening. Thanks also to Dave Harris as Clerk of the Course and to Angie again helping me with signing on and other Secretarial duties.
Once again we also had an excellent turn-out of marshals. I know you guys & girls really love this event but your help is really appreciated and gets particular mention from the Competitors as we have about 3 times the number compared with most other events.
The Awards are as follows:
Roy Fedden Trophy
|Alexander Duckham Trophy
|1st Class Red, Live Axle||Ian Wright|
|1st Class Blue, Independent||Martin Grimwood|
|2nd Class Blue, Independent||Pat Henson|
|1st Class Blue, Live Axle||Arthur Carroll|
|1st Rookie||Kiel Wright|
|Roy Fedden Bouncer’s Trophy||Beth Carroll|
Congratulations to Roland for retaining the Trophy for a hat-trick of wins, this year with a different passenger. If anyone would like to write anything about the event for our Club magazine, please could you email that to Matt Nichols.
Thank you again for your support, both Competitors and Marshals. We hope you will return next year. Have an enjoyable remainder of the Season, a Happy Christmas and New Year.
Tony Streeting – Secretary of the Meeting
For a general profile of the Fedden Trial please click here.