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March 2 day

General BanterPosted by Martin Grimwood Tue, March 06, 2018 18:52:10


I have a couple of offers for marshals for the 2 day on the 17/18th March but could really do with some more, if you can help I would be very grateful. I'm setting out the Friday, I'm ok for help on that day, it's just marshals on the events.

If you're competing could you bring along someone to marshal?

If they've never done it before it doesn't matter we can train them and / or put them someone experienced.

We're running 7 hills on both days, we can manage with 1 marshal per hill as it's an open site and visibility is not a problem.

Both trials are rounds of the BTRDA & MSA championships.

If you can help please contact me on:

07584 079609 - mob

01274 832530 - work - iphone - work

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March 2 day

General BanterPosted by Martin Grimwood Tue, February 13, 2018 19:08:07

Due to problems with venues I'm running the "Yorkshire 2 Day trial" at Gale Hall on 17th & 18th March (Stuart Butterfield & Stone Trough), they are now being run as NPTCC events as the YSCC are unable to offer any assistance with the running of them on the available championship dates.

I'm looking to find some marshals for the two events as they are rounds of the MSA, BTRDA & club championships, it doesn't need to be a massive effort like the Gold Star but 10 would be good, I will probably set out 7 hills and do 4 rounds.

If you're not competing maybe you could come along to help? or if you are, you might be able to bring a willing helper with you?

We will aim to have 2 loo's in the paddock and one at the top of the hill.

My plan is to use the lower parts of Gale Hall (in the valleys) for a bit of protection against the weather, not the wind tunnel off to the right.

Please let me know if you're available that weekend, my contact no's are:

07584 079609 Mobile - iphone - work e-mail

Thank you,


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Gold Star

General BanterPosted by Martin Grimwood Tue, January 16, 2018 12:32:42

Thank you to everyone who helped on the Gold Star event, it turned out very well and shows what a strong club we are, I think we should be very proud of ourselves, I know I'm proud to be associated with the NPTCC.

This is an e-mail from Stuart Beare, the BTRDA sporting trials chairman.

Dear Martin and team

You truly excelled yourselves …

Martin, thank you for all the time and effort you put into the event, it goes down as one of the best Gold Star championships there has been.

Hopefully those of you that attended the dinner also had a fun time and that the appreciation for all your efforts was warmly felt.

Thank you for all your support both to myself personally and to the BTRDA trials committee as we begin to sail this ship into much friendlier and calmer waters.

The championships next year will be slightly further south, and I very much hope we can learn from your success and again deliver an excellent event.

I wouldn’t be doing my BTRDA chairman role justice if I’d didn’t encourage you all to stay involved, and drivers to sign up to the BTRDA championship for the 2018 season. It would help my confidence no end to prove that what we started in 2017 is filtering through to more drivers competing, more connections between clubs & regions made, and decisions that affect us all being made jointly rather than being imposed on us.

I’d also like us to all to think about resurrecting the North v South trial of the 1980’s and you guys would be my first port of call to help out with that.

To all of you, please feel free to drop me a note or give me a call 07850 404824, if you can think of anything that will help enhance the community further.

With my very best wishes


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