John Fack won a shortened Roy Feddon sporting trial from older brother Julian Fack. As is so often the case at this venue the first round was to prove key with John Fack excelling over his first few hills to take the first round lead on 14 points, only matched by an inspired Arthur Carroll. Julian Fack was a further three points back on 17 looking to make up ground on the early leaders. At the lunch break John Fack had only added another 4 points to his tally to move to 18 points and hold on to first position. Julian drove consistently to move into second position on 23 points with Stuart Beare chasing him down on 25 points followed by Ian Veale, recovering from a poor first round, to move up to 4th position on 29. Unfortunaly this was to become the final outcome after an unfortunte accident for John Cole and Anne Cole seeing them tip over halfway through the third round resulting in the decision taken to end the trial early so that the ambulance crews could tend to Anne. Thanks must go to all the competitors and marshalls who lept into action at the scene and for ferrying the ambulance crews to the bottom of the woods.
And so John Fack took home the Roy Feddon Trophy with Julian making it a Fack one-two and taking home the Red Independant award. Martin Grimwood made the most of the long trip from ‘up North’ to take the Blue Independant award finishng in an excellent 5th overall. Arthur Carroll won the Blue live award perhaps a little disappointed to drop back to 6th overall after such a superb first round, but still an excellent day nonetheless. Sam Beare won the Rookie Class finishing just outside the top 15.
ANNE COLE UPDATE – Anne Cole is doing well after her and John’s unfortunate upside down moment. She got back home on Sunday evening of the trial after suffering concussion and a gash in the back of her head which required 8 staples. Best wishes from the sporting trials community to Anne and John.
Results available for download
An excellent day’s sport with all the facilities – a venue owner who looks forward to welcoming us and positively encouraging the use of his land, a fabulous and level paddock field, decent portaloos, catering, lots of enthusiastic marshals and some smiling faces to welcome you.