A bumper year: 108 competitors and £1800
raised for charity. THANK YOU for your support.
It's not an easy life running a TTR Championship. I've known that for many
years, and Gavin Rogers and "Chick" still bear the scars from this year.
We do it because it challenges our own brains, provides good value
entertainment for competitors, and most importantly raises money for
charity. We strive to improve what we offer so your feedback via email or
the TT forum would be most welcome. Your encouragement will mean that
there will be future TT Championships to exercise your mind.
Overall and Masters
This year I welcome Iain Tullie as
our new Champion. Until the last round the result could have gone three
ways, but Iain's two wins during the year were just good enough to take
Championship victory. Iain's win is especially commendable since he is a
hyperactive competitor on the "real" rally scene. And great credit to
Steve Barber (2nd) and
Gavin Rogers (3rd) for keeping us guessing until the end.
A two navigator race with Nigel Parish and Steve Turnbull sharing the
wins. Nigel Parish had the better
start in the year to take 1st overall with Steve
Turnbull's push at the end not being quite enough.
Peter Harbord took 3rd.
Chris Bean from the USA started the year
having never seen as OS map, but three wins gave him a perfect score which
guaranteed his Novice Championship. The battle for second and third places
went to the wire with Mark Dunkerley edging
runner-up on the Rally Round and Richard Laking's
consistency yielding 3rd.
The tables haven't been updated yet but a
quick scan shows that David Bell will
retain his number one ranking. David missed the last three events because
of workload, but I had the pleasure of meeting him on the Tour Britannia a
couple of weeks ago when he kindly organised a regularity section outside
Swaffham for me.
Gavin Rogers keeps his ranking of second, and
Iain Tullie's storming of the tables left him
ranked third after his Rally Round result. Steve
Barber will be close behind in fourth.
That's it. I hope the rest of 2008 is
good for you and perhaps I'll touch base with you on the maps again in
Don't forget the feedback.
13 September 2008