Fort William has got to be the best venue to hold the Scottish Champs, a real test of skill and stamina on one of the finest tracks in the world. Not much you can say about the track apart from the new section created for the world cup. It looked really good and solid due to the exceptionally dry weather that the west coast has been getting, not like the biblical downpours us lot down in the central belt and south have been getting. I’ve actually thought of building an ark to live in as it’s been that bad. Saturday night saw a freak heavy band of rain go through and dampen down the track a bit, but that only helped get the grip levels up a bit so was a welcome sight. Sunday morning was still a bit damp with the odd heavyish shower flirting through, but really not as bad as the weather man said it was going to be (do they actually ever know?) The SDA put on another well run event with no hicups and good banter round the pits.
Below is a pictorial blurb about who’s your 2012 Scottish Champs
Juvenile champ this year goes to Alastair MacLennan who won with a time of 6.12.66 almost 9 seconds over Charles Cranston with Seamus Morrison in third with a time of 6.40.95
Perth City Cycles Sam Herd is your 2012 Scottish Youth Champ in a time of 5.19.20 with Niall Morrison 3.7 seconds back in second place riding for Bike Track People. Wolfpax Riders Neil Stewart was in third with a time of 5.25.04
MTBcut/Orange young rider Fraser McGlone banged in a 4.59.43 on his second run to take the junior Scottish Champs jersey over second placed Joe Connell with a time of 5.02.75. Gannicott Racing’s junior rider George took third place in 5.03.65
Uplift Scotland’s Bex Reilly won the Women’s Scottish Champs with a time of 6.44.20 over second placed Kinesis Morvelo Project and XC rider Katie Winton who bagged a time of 6.49.19. Charlotte Mallen-Martin got third place with a time of 7.03.38
Alastair MacLennan pictured above with young Alastair junior took the Veteran Scottish Champs title with a time of 5.17.96 with Uplift Scotland’s David “Tally” Tallontire in second with a time of 5.26.02. I-Cycles man Martin Hodgson took the third spot with a time of 5.42.29
Masters Scottish Champs title went Chris Coates with a time of 5.38.53, John Young took second place with a time of 5.41.11 in third place was Mark Maciver in a time of 5.45.24
The senior 2012 Scottish Champs title was won by Nukeproofs Greg Williamson in a time of 4.53.66, Sickskills Ben Cathro took second place with a time of 4.57.46 and in third place was Perth City Cycles Fergus Lamb in a time of 4.59.49
Last but certainly not least is our own Ian McIntosh’s fine fabrication work, the question is what could you put in that extra hole to pimp it up. It was suggested a compose to help him navigate the tracks better but what else would look good?
Full results will be on Roots and Rain asap along with all the photo’s from the weekend.