Wow, what a fantastic day was had by all! It’s been wonderful to hear & read so much lovely feedback about the routes, course & organisation with special thanks to Marie’s family for looking after our judges so well alongside doing the catering in aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance. We’ll update you on the amount raised when we can.
Well done team WHTG – Marie, Joy, Peter, Paula and all helpers who gave up their time to make the competition run perfectly. It was also great to see so many members who were not riding there to help – thank you all.
Paula Dowson & Gillian Newey even came all the way over from the Isle of Man – they really enjoyed themselves, and rode to the pub in Millington on Saturday (in the rain), tied their horses up in the car park and went in for a brandy!! This is the TREC social adventure spirit in action, brilliant to see & we hope they’ve inspired you to travel further.
Thank you again to all our generous sponsors for the prizes which were very well received – if we have enough people on the organising teams in future we’ll definitely look to do food hampers again:
Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil
J Stringer & Sons Porridge Oats
Andrew Ray stepped in at the last minute as our usual event photographer couldn’t make it, please support his first foray into TREC photography (he usually does endurance), you can view & buy images here.
Here are the results as announced on the day, but due to an error in the scoring programme it has since been decided to jointly award 1st place to both Ina West and Kathryn Rollinson at Level 2 Individual – well done both! One ticket that disappeared overnight needs to be removed as everyone got 30 penalties erroneously so your scores will all go up.
If you haven’t already thanked the organisers, please feel free to send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com – kind words in the aftermath of so much work do make a big difference to how soon organisers run another one!
Remember you can also give feedback to TREC GB on any event you’ve ridden at via https://www.trecgb.com/CompetitorFeedback.asp (this doesn’t get sent to organisers but is used by TREC GB to evaluate competitions, share learning points & identify training requirements).
The next WHTG event will be at Ingleby LN1 2PQ on 6 October, a winter series competition held in their large outdoor arena in aid of St Barnabas Hospice, with the possibility of additional classes on the grass obstacle course/mini POR subject to weather/ground conditions & judge availability. Schedule will be out in early August so keep the date free.