AWDC – Sevenoaks August 2011

Hectic weekend, Rick arrived home from a week working in Japan on Thursday evening, we loaded up Friday morning and had left home by 11.30am.  We arrived mid afternoon and set up camp and enjoyed a fish & chip supper and a few drinks with our fellow campers. 

Saturday – sunny day, chief marshall Dave Knight asked Rick if he could borrow his car and a dummy for some ‘First response training’  when they said they needed to be near the power, he began to wonder if they were planning on cutting him from the vehicle.   The course was run by our paramadic Mike, Rick said it was very interesting and helpful and should even receive a certificate.

We all walked the course (the Mann’s and the Degiulio’s) all 5,5 miles and was very glad of a wine or two when we returned, followed by one of Paula’s cocktails and  a BBQ and the usual sit around the camp fire. 

Sunday – 1st of the line – we put in the 3rd fastest time, beaten by Andy D, although we did have a trip into the bushes as the course furniture pointed straight on and the course went round the the left!

After the 2nd run, Rick noticed a split CV boot, so got that changed.  The 3rd run saw us take a max – something not right with the car, it seem to be steering , so we pulled off and went back to the pits, couldn’t find anything so did the 4th – everything OK now.

After run 5 I got out to let Chris Bird have a ride round, followed by Dave Skone, followed by Jonathan Bird (all 6’5″ of him) and finally Jason Elphic x2.

After our max, it put us in 9th place and 3rd in class.

There was a fantastic hump in the field that we hit flat out, I think somebody measured our jump at 65 feet – it actually felt like we were flying.

1st Chris Hammond, 2nd Mark Hones, 3rd Andy Degiulio


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