14 hardy DP souls in 5 cars with 2 ringers and 1 non-running DP passenger (of which more shortly) were in attendance for this, the very first Carshare League fixture. A pretty grim day, with sleet and a bitter wind in parts, and very wet/muddy underfoot/bottom, leading to a rather slower winning time than is typical; most of us nevertheless enjoyed our runs, with our esteemed chair looking positively pleased with himself at the finish. Congrats to Spyke for 1st vet, Dave T 2nd V45, Ash 2nd V50, Helen 2nd FV40, and Laura 2nd F and highest scoring ringer.
It was decided on the start line - well at registration in fact - that the ruling on ringers for the season is that one only can count per vehicle towards the team prize, and where there are more than one ringers in a vehicle then it is the lowest scoring of those ringers that counts. Engine sizes having been duly noted (I have the spreadsheet evidence for any doubters; Mike, Ash), I can reveal the winners of the team prize on this occasion are Lewis' vehicle (Lewis, David L, Helen & my good self), some 15 points clear of the Hathersage Landy, and fully 30 points clear of Ash's meat wagon. I just need to work out how paltry a prize I can get away with now.
The biggest tactical error of the day was clearly Mike N's failure to insist that Judith J run; Jude was in attendance, and ladelling out the rather fine soup quite expertly at the end, but for whatever reason had chosen not to race - much to Lewis's relief, it has to be noted. Jackie Lee was also in attendance, but fortunately for the winning team was not accompanied by Lloyd; and it was good also to catch up briefly with Yvonne too.
Definitely worth the trip over. Next stop, Brough Law on March 10th.
|3||Stephen Pyke||01:50:38||Dark Peak||MV45|
|8||David Taylor||01:53:36||Dark Peak||MV45|
|21||Mike Nolan||02:03:06||Dark Peak||MV45|
|32||David Lund||02:10:06||Dark Peak||M|
|33||Ashley Kay||02:10:46||Dark Peak||MV50|
|36||Dicky Wilkinson||02:12:15||Dark Peak||MV50|
|46||Helen Elmore||02:14:46||Dark Peak||WV40|
|52||Tim Rippon||02:18:50||Dark Peak||MV45|
|61||Willy Kitchen||02:22:02||Dark Peak||MV45|
|106||Tom Westgate||02:43:18||Dark Peak||MV50|
|124||Lewis Ashton||02:48:37||Dark Peak||MV40|
|141||Phil Walters||02:58:46||Dark Peak||MV45|
|151||Yvonne Beckwith||03:03:51||Dark Peak||WV40|
|165||Martin Griffiths||03:27:22||Dark Peak||MV40|
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