LAMM 2003 - DAY 2
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2 saw some tough competition among teams
to conclude another challenging and satisfying
LAMM. This year all teams involved in the
chasing start were issued with race numbers,
so that rival teams could see whether they
were catching up the field. The leading
A team wore A1, the second placed A2 and
so on for all the classes.
chasing starts ran from 7am to 8am, but
were not followed by the normal mass start.
Instead the remaining teams were allowed
to punch start at any time of their choosing
between 8.05am and 8.30am. However, those
who had been particularly slow on Day 1
were allowed to start from 7am onwards,
so that the rest of the field would catch
them up and propel them towards the finish.
incredible effort from Elite runners Ifor
Powell and John Hunt, who finished Day 1
in third place, enabled them to overhaul
the two teams ahead of them and claim first
place. Second were Mark Hartell and Mark
Seddon and third Simon Bourne (who cut up
his feet and was barely walking after the
finish) and Tim Lenton. The Elite team of
Morgan Donnelly and Steve Birkenshaw, who
failed to make mid camp yesterday, retired
and returned to the Spittal of Glenshee
as Morgan was feeling below par.
the D course two teams who appeared in yesterday's
photo gallery finished in the places. The
youngsters Iain Donnan and Scott Fraser
lost their lead to Tom Mitchell and Mark
Kendall and finished in second place. Saskia
Hart and Anna Harris (who enjoyed a good
feed last night!) were the first ladies.
the midcamp in Glen Tilt was 16km as the
crow flies from the event centre at the
Spittal of Glenshee, Day 2 was inevitably
going to be testing. When the prize giving
was held at 2.15pm (in time for teams to
get away on the coach to Glasgow airport)
no Novice teams had yet finished.
the toughest Day 2, I've ever done,"
B course runner Rob Barker said.
"And the longest," his partner
David Fussell added.
3.30pm some teams who should have been on
the Glasgow coach were still in the Event
Centre field - and the coach was heading
down the road. In inimitable style, organiser
Martin Stone arranged for the police to
put a road block at Blairgowrie to stop
the coach, while he went chasing off after
it with some surprised, but relieved passengers.
Chasing start photos now posted and day
2 course available