Big Reach enduro at Charborough Park - 24th August 2014 

Sunday 24TH August was the long awaited Big Reach enduro at Charborough Park. The event was hosted by RORE and the Wright family, in memory of Royal Marine James Wright. 

The Championship class went off at 11 am at the command James Wrights adorable Lily who dropped flag commencing the Race. Neil Hawker managed to get a legitimate hole-shot and kept the lead round the first few grassy corners. The champ’s class was won by Mr Steve Holcombe who once out onto the flowing woodland course took the lead. Second was Brad King, who after having a bad start and a race long battle with mate Si, managed to match the might of Steve Holcombe, to become the only other champ on 13 laps. In 3rd place came Si Wakely, riding Sister Kate’s Kawasaki and in fourth was Ashley Scott. 

The expert was outright won by Tom Elwood who was the only expert on 12 laps. Second place was Mark Kirby. 3rd place went to Brad Rowland who jumped his way through to his first ever adult podium, on his first ever adult three hour race. Yet he still had enough energy left to help take down the course at the end of the day, cheers mate. Fourth was our favourite Aussie Steve O’Keefe. 

Vets class was won by John Horton, who passed a fair few experts on his way to class victory. A close second was Steve Bird. 3rd place was Mr consistent Euan Harrison. Fourth was another RORE regular Andy Claxton.

The clubman class there was a clash of kings but in the end it was convincingly won by Peter King. Second was Scott King. 3rd came Jack Sherwin who seems to taking the progression from MX to enduro very well. Jack was very closely followed by fourth place Nathan Baggott.
Sportsman class was won by Pete Nash who wouldn’t have done too badly in clubman either. Second was Paul Delaney, who was closely followed by Glen Newland. Fourth was James’ father, Dave Wright whose music contributed greatly to the relaxed feel of the event. A special to mention to the only girl riding the event Em Hall who raced to her best result yet despite multiple pit stops due to bike malfunction and still she helped with course de-construction after. ‪#‎proudsister‬ 
Awards: 
• The James Wright memorial prize was awarded to a member of the sportsman class that showed particular grit and determination. This was awarded to Chris Dello.
• The most relaxed rider prize is awarded to Mr Ross Sturmey, who after having a 15 minute lunch, decided to document the event with a cheeky selfie session halfway round. 
• Rogershill raceway rider of the event was the one and only Ivan who spent his whole race smiling and encouraging others, Top bloke.

Thank you to the many people that made this event happen by either helping set up, take down or during the race. Special thanks go to Rob Sartin who was a massive help throughout, Paul o Connell for use of his quad for two weeks! Team Snapper for the as ever amazing photos; all the travelling and static marshals; PMCRC, for the timing and results.

We hope to see you all at our next race, October 19th. Thanks again to everyone who made it such a smashing event.

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