Nene Valley MCC held their annual Janet Jones Memorial Trial at Glendon Quarry on Sunday. This was the Second round of the 2014 club championship and a round of the South Midlands Centre Championship encompassing all classes of the South Midlands Centre Championship at one event, a new idea for 2014.
With 74 riders attending for what was to turn out to be a great trial for all of the classes. The Trial was set out on Saturday for moderate to dry conditions, and that’s exactly what we got on Sunday morning with sunshine. The Trial was planned and set out for 4 laps of 10 sections.
Robert Twigg, the South Midlands Centre ACU Steward was in attendance and prior to the start of the trial handed out various trophies to the 2013 South Midlands Centre Champions.
The Expert class was won by the 2013 South Midlands Centre Champion, Chris Koch who managed to get round for a loss of 10 marks, followed in second place by Thomas Plant with 13 marks lost; third place went to Steve Swanson who went round for 18 marks lost.
The Intermediate class was won by Paul Haddingham who dropped 21 marks, followed in second place by Marcus Jaggard with 22 marks lost; third place went to James Phillo who lost 25 marks.
The Clubman class was won by Paul Davies who dropped only 6 marks, followed by Tony Ritchings in second place with 14 marks lost, third place went to Mark Kenyon-Bell with 14 marks lost.
The novice class was won by Frazer Strutt who lost 10 marks, Second place went to C. Hackett who dropped 29 marks and third place went to E. Jones who dropped 31 marks.
Nene Valley MCC have introduced a new class for 2014, which is the Sportsman class. A 50/50 route between the Easy and Middle route. This route was won by D. Freeman who dropped 21 marks, second place went to Simon Dumbrell who lost 40 marks, third place went to Toby Mears who dropped 66 marks.
The easy route was won by Bryan Deveroux who went around for only 2 marks lost. Second place went to Alan Jones with 2 marks lost and third place went to Bryan Ayres who dropped 11 marks.
The Youth A class was won by Joe Collins riding the hard route, he dropped 44 marks.
The Youth B class was won by Harry Coleman who dropped 28 marks, second place went to S. Rolls who dropped 32 marks, third place went to Gus Oblein who dropped 44 marks.
The Youth C Class was won by J. Gil who dropped 141 marks.
A very BIG thank you to the land owner and all of the observers for manning the sections. Also a big thank you to all of the people who helped in the preparation and setting out of the sections, without all of these people we could not have run the trial.
Our next trial and the third round of Nene Valley MCC Championship will be held on the 20th of April at Great Addington, we look forward to seeing you all there.
Report written by Paul Davies