So, you want to get involved?

You have an off-roader (or not), you find motorsport fun, you enjoy competing, or marshalling, or both?

What next?…

Marshalling or competing in an event can be incredibly rewarding but have you thought about becoming even more involved? There are all sorts of ways you can get more involved in shaping the events and being part of the build up to, and the power behind the event. Planning starts with the design of the course, and there is a lot of skill that the Course Designers use to create a fast flowing but challenging event that gives the different types of vehicle a fun, fast, but occasionally tricky, event. They then have to create the Stage Maps. At the same time Supplementary Regulations have to be written so that competitors know that there will be an event, and how it will run, and give them the confidence that it will be a fair and exciting competition for them to pay money and enter! With that information the Chief Safety Officer starts planning medical cover, rescue unit(s), and recovery, and creates the plans to keep the event running safely, alongside the Chief Marshal who works out how many marshals are needed, and can set about recruiting them.

Underpinning all of this the Entries Secretary looks after recruiting competitors, and the Secretary of the Meeting is kept busy making sure that all of the permits, paperwork, information and records are in place to run the event successfully, and are retained afterwards. Together these two roles are the linchpin that holds everything else together, and ensures that the monies balance at the end of the event!

For some events the Time Schedule needs to be developed and if you enjoy juggling logistics this can be a frustrating and incredibly satisfying task which is so important in creating a good flowing event. This then comes to life with the Road Book which tells competitors where to go and when. Both of these need to be designed, drafted and then double checked!

During the event the Chief Timekeeper comes into their own, making sure that we have the right, calibrated clocks, correctly installed, with beams, lights etc, working and ready to go – and that they keep going all weekend feeding information to the Results Officer. Results are crucial to the success of an event – if the competitors don’t know who has won it is much less fun! If you enjoy detective puzzles this can often be quite rewarding! Co-ordinating all the action on the day is the Radio Controller, who links all of the marshals through to HQ, and is first to hear about any issues – and try to sort them out. Let us also not forget the Scrutineers, who check that all vehicles are safe, and comply with the regulations.

Sitting behind all of this is the Clerk of the Course. The CoC is the final decision maker to keep the event running smoothly – supported by each of the roles above they need to keep the event running within the regulations, safely, and act as the final arbitrator on any disputes. They are supported by Club Stewards (and at larger events an MSA Steward) who tend to be experience senior members of the club who can offer advice and occasionally hear the odd appeal.

Behind the scenes there are usually people who seek out Sponsorship support, and also look after Communications with volunteers, competitors and the public, including the media. There is the ever important role of Social Secretary to lead the planning of the social aspects of large events, or just the occasional get together to add to the fun for all concerned.

There is something for everyone here, and finding people to take on these roles, learn about them from the current incumbents, and then start stamping their own mark on the events is crucial to the long term future of our sport. All of the people currently performing these roles are busy folk, and with the plans developing for a second, multivenue, Hill Rally in 2018 the need for new enthusiasts has never been greater. So if you fancy getting involved – or have brilliant ideas for how to make the events even better – please talk to one of the people currently doing the job, or contact secretary (at) scottish-hillrally.co.uk


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Borders 2010

Trophies

1st overall 11 Chris HAMMOND/Amanda GARRATLEY F Milner R5 02:36:12
2nd overall 34 Ashley SHORT/Ste ALMOND F TP4x4 Focus 02:44:59
3rd overall 15 Mike MORAN/Claire WOOD K AT4x4 Challenger 02:45:50
Class A (Standard Production, Petrol) No eligable finisher
Class B (Standard Production, Diesel) No eligable finisher
Class C (Modified Production, Petrol) No eligable finisher
Class D (Modified Production, Diesel) 22 Phill BAYLISS/Lance MURFIN D Land Rover 90 03:03:23
Class F (Prototypes, engines up to 3,600cc) 27 Karl GUDGEON/Peter KING F GSR Evo X 02:45:57
Class G (Prototypes, engines over 3,600cc) 51 Robert SIMMONITE/Tony CLARKE G Simmbughini 02:46:48
Class K (Prototypes, Diesel engine – any size) 25 Andrew CHESTER/Matthew LISTER K Bowler Wildcat 200 03:19:41
Class L (2-wheel drives) No eligable finisher
Spirit of the Rally Johnny Drysdale
Best Novice Crew 47 Scott WHITMORE/Steve MATHEWS F Tomcat 88 02:55:58
QT Award: Best Wildcat 200 4 Ian CARSON/Gareth CARRUTHERS G Best Wildcat 200 02:53:24
The Ray Kempster Award: Highest placed Mixed Crew 11 Chris HAMMOND/Amanda GARRATLEY F Milner R5 02:36:12

Final Placings

Position No. Driver Co-driver Car Class Time Diff. from
Prev. First
1 11 Chris Hammond Amanda Garratley Milner R5 F 2:24:50
2 34 Ashley Short Ste Almond TP4x4 Focus F 2:32:09 0:07:19 0:07:19
3 15 Mike Moran Claire Wood AT4x4 Challenger K 2:33:31 0:01:22 0:08:41
4 27 Karl Gudgeon Peter King GSR Evo X F 2:34:09 0:00:38 0:09:19
5 51 Robert Simmonite Tony Clarke Simmbughini G 2:35:04 0:00:55 0:10:14
6 14 Martin Cox Pauline Carson Tornado Evo 1 F 2:38:26 0:03:22 0:13:36
7 31 Toby Jefferson Geoff Barlow GSR 206 F 2:39:48 0:01:22 0:14:58
8 18 Ben Duckworth Howard Belt Rally Raid Desert Warrior G 2:40:18 0:00:30 0:15:28
9 41 Richard Squires Andrew Gould Bowler Wildcat 100 G 2:40:24 0:00:06 0:15:34
10 4 Ian Carson Gareth Carruthers Bowler Wildcat 200 G 2:40:54 0:00:30 0:16:04
11 47 Scott Whitmore Steve Mathews Tomcat 88″ G 2:43:37 0:02:43 0:18:47
12 9 Paul Aynsley Stu Howe LR Tomcat 88″ G 2:44:23 0:00:46 0:19:33
13 8 David Bartlett Alan Agnew Tomcat 100 G 2:45:39 0:01:16 0:20:49
14 26 Paul Myers Matt Morgan LR 100 G 2:49:26 0:03:47 0:24:36
15 22 Phill Bayliss Lance Murfin LR 90 D 2:50:38 0:01:12 0:25:48
16 39 Chris Cuming Kevin Hoare QT Land Rover G 2:51:27 0:00:49 0:26:37
17 35 Anthony Jones Paul Dunn 3ms 206 G 2:52:39 0:01:12 0:27:49
18 12 Colin Stevenson Pauline Stevenson Simmbuggini G 2:52:55 0:00:16 0:28:05
19 28 Euron Williams Martin Roberts Bowler Wildcat 100 G 2:53:00 0:00:05 0:28:10
20 21 Keith Wylde Andrew Jenner Bowler Wildcat 100 G 2:55:13 0:02:13 0:30:23
21 19 Martyn Smith Hannah Reid LR Tomcat 88″ G 2:55:13 0:30:23
22 25 Andrew Chester Matthew Lister Bowler Wildcat 200 K 3:00:59 0:05:46 0:36:09
23 49 Tom Hipkiss Rich Hipkiss Tomcat 100 G 3:04:12 0:03:13 0:39:22
24 30 Robin Vance Glen Robinson Bowler Wildcat 100 K 3:07:45 0:03:33 0:42:55
25 46 Fraser Parish Andrew Smallridge QT 88 F 3:19:49 0:12:04 0:54:59
26 36 Anthony Jackson Graham Jackson Tomcat 100″ G 3:24:43 0:04:54 0:59:53
27 10 Hefin Owen Gwyn Morris 3M Challenger F 3:32:46 0:08:03 1:07:56
28 48 Simon Cooper Sean Wallet LR 90 D 3:40:40 0:07:54 1:15:50
29 16 Niall Meehan Wallace McKay Bowler Tomcat G 3:42:57 0:02:17 1:18:07
30 45 John Walters Lisa Walters LR 90 G 3:50:20 0:07:23 1:25:30
31 17 Peter Baird Niall Thomson Bowler 100 G 3:57:01 0:06:41 1:32:11
32 44 Warren Roper Ken Andrews LR Series 1 88″ G 4:09:48 0:12:47 1:44:58
33 52 Charlie Norman Oliver Kinnell Tomcat Special G 4:25:45 0:15:57 2:00:55
34 50 Geoff Hind Donald Fraser LR 90 G 4:47:59 0:22:14 2:23:09
35 5 Robin Rymell Nathan Rymell Peugeot 306 G 5:12:31 0:24:32 2:47:41

Full results at http://www.nersresults.co.uk/html/2010/sb_hillrally/index.html


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Borders 2009

Results from Borders 2009 – the first year we went to Forrest Estate!

Pos. O/A No. Driver Co-driver Car Class Total Diff. from
Prev. First
1 1 Richard Kershaw Graham Broadbent GSR Evo 9 G 02:20:24
2 2 Dan Lofthouse Jonny Koonja Lofthouse Proto G 02:21:28 00:01:04 00:01:04
3 3 Tim Dilworth Anthony Brinkman Peugeot 206 Sti F 02:25:45 00:04:17 00:05:21
4 9 Carl Duffield Warren Anderson AWD Proto 4×4 K 02:32:58 00:07:13 00:12:34
5 32 Ollie Lloyd Amy McInnon Tomcat “Primrose” G 02:38:22 00:05:24 00:17:58
6 26 Johnnie Drysdale Stuart McLaren LR 110 C 02:40:38 00:02:16 00:20:14
7 18 Ian Carson Gareth Carruthers Bowler Wildcat 200 G 02:44:03 00:03:25 00:23:39
8 7 Robin Rymell Nathan Rymell Peugeot 306 G 02:44:54 00:00:51 00:24:30
9 28 Martin Conboy Michael Harulow Tornado Land Rover K 02:45:26 00:00:32 00:25:02
10 36 Paul Williams Simon Kerfoot AT 4×4 K 02:46:53 00:01:27 00:26:29
11 24 Paul Aynsley Charlie Alder LR Tomcat 88″ G 02:46:54 00:00:01 00:26:30
12 34 Hefin Owen Gwyn Morris 3M Challenger F 02:48:09 00:01:15 00:27:45
13 19 Colin Stevenson Pauline Stevenson Simmbuggini G 02:48:26 00:00:17 00:28:02
14 16 Martin Cox Mark Garner Tornado Evo 1 F 02:48:49 00:00:23 00:28:25
15 37 Niall Meehan Wallace McKay Bowler Tomcat G 02:49:18 00:00:29 00:28:54
16 40 Ben Duckworth Howard Belt Rally Raid Desert Warrior G 02:49:49 00:00:31 00:29:25
17 30 Martyn Smith Hannah Reid LR Tomcat 88″ G 02:51:34 00:01:45 00:31:10
18 29 Tony Rae Duncan Hopkins Bowler 88″ G 02:53:50 00:02:16 00:33:26
19 27 Iain Lawrie Jim Douglas LR Tomcat 88″ G 03:01:12 00:07:22 00:40:48
20 14 Henry Webster Joel Haylock LR Discovery C 03:03:20 00:02:08 00:42:56
21 42 Keith Wylde Andrew Jenner Bowler Wildcat 100 G 03:04:00 00:00:40 00:43:36
22 44 Phill Bayliss Lance Murfin LR Discovery D 03:06:31 00:02:31 00:46:07
23 21 Kevin Groos Tim Chadbourne Mattserati G 03:11:53 00:05:22 00:51:29
24 33 Simon Roberts Mike Hemmingway LR Tomcat 88″ G 03:12:20 00:00:27 00:51:56
25 31 Stu Howe Ian Cupples Bowler 88″ G 03:15:45 00:03:25 00:55:21
26 38 Andrew Chester Matthew Lister Bowler Wildcat 200 K 03:21:35 00:05:50 01:01:11
27 45 Wayne Wells Sam Wells LR 80 K 03:27:56 00:06:21 01:07:32
28 22 Robin Parkinson Joss Lovie Mattserati C4 F 03:40:17 00:12:21 01:19:53
29 23 Paul Myers Matt Morgan LR 100 F 03:41:37 00:01:20 01:21:13
30 20 Paul Garner Giles Tinkler Mattserati K 03:42:47 00:01:10 01:22:23
31 25 Michael Hannak Dave Billings Tornado 2 K 03:45:01 00:02:14 01:24:37
32 35 Euron Williams Martin Roberts Bowler Wildcat 100 G 03:48:10 00:03:09 01:27:46
33 41 Mike Bain Wil Aitken Bowler Wildcat G 04:00:15 00:12:05 01:39:51


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Perthshire 2009

1st Overall Dan Lofthouse/ Jonny Koonja
2nd Overall David Barlett/ Alan Agnew
3rd Overall Robin Rymell/ Nathan Rymell
1st Class A Robin Parkinson/Joss Lovie
1st Class B Selwyn Kendrick/ Dave Lucas
1st Class C Henry Webster/ Joel Haylock
1st Class D Steve Chambers/ Brian Mckay
1st Class G Paul Aynsley/ Martyn Smith
1st Class K Alan Crow/ Philip Jeffress
Best Novice Crew Stu Howe/ Ian Cupples
David Simmonite Spirit Of The Rally Campbell Sharp


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Borders 2008

The year of snow and ice in Kershop Forest!

1st Ray and Yvonne Kemspter
2nd Matt Lee and Martin Gould
3rd David Johnston and Tim Hamelton
Class G 1st Paul Aynsley and Martin Smith
2nd Ian lawrie and Guy Hallie
Class K 1st Mike Jones and Cat Ratter
2nd Selwyn Kendrick and Andy Flynn
Class H 1st Niall Meehan and Andrew Emerson
2nd Peter Baird and Gordon Thomson
Class D 1st Henry Webster and Joel Haycock
2nd Kris Anderson and Niall Thomson
Class F 1st Robin Rymell and Nathan Rymell
Spirit of the Rally Iain Stuart, (ground set-up team leader at all Scottish Hill Rallies)
Mixed Crew award Mike Jones and Cat Ratter
Rookie Team Kris Anderson and Niall Thomson

Results by Peter Sykes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPmPbctR_m4


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Perthshire 2008

os No. Driver
Co-Driver
Vehicle Cls Cls
Pos
Total
Stage
Time
Pen Total
Time
Diff
Fastest
(Prev)
1 1 JOHN COCKBURN
JOHN BENNIE
MAXTRACTION WILDCAT 200 H 1 2:40:00 2:40:00 **:**
(**:**)
2 9 STEVE LLOYD
OLLIE LLOYD
MILNER R4 G 1 2:43:41 2:43:41 +3:41
(+3:41)
3 6 LEE BARTLETT
ROBERT WILSON
BOWLER WILDCAT 200 H 2 2:47:37 2:47:37 +7:37
(+3:56)
4 14 DAVID BARTLETT
ALAN AGNEW
TOMCAT 100 G 2 2:58:46 2:58:46 +18:46
(+11:09)
5 16 RICK WELLS
MARTIN FARLEY
MAXTRACTION TOMCAT 100 G 3 3:02:43 1:00 3:03:43 +23:43
(+4:57)
6 17 IAN LAWRIE
JIM DOUGLAS
TOMCAT 88 G 4 3:04:53 3:04:53 +24:53
(+1:10)
7 19 PAUL AYNSLEY
MARTYN SMITH
TOMCAT 88 G 5 3:05:13 3:05:13 +25:13
(+0:20)
8 11 MIKE MORAN
NICHOLAS BLUNDELL
BOWLER WILDCAT 100 H 3 3:05:13 3:05:13 +25:13
(**:**)
9 18 ROBIN VANCE
STEVEN LANDERS
BOWLER WILDCAT G 6 3:06:45 1:00 3:07:45 +27:45
(+2:32)
10 25 PETER BAIRD
KRIS ANDERSON
BOWLER WILDCAT 100 H 4 3:10:43 1:00 3:11:43 +31:43
(+3:58)
11 8 HENRY WEBSTER
JOEL HAYLOCK
LAND ROVER DISCOVERY D 1 3:11:49 3:11:49 +31:49
(+0:06)
12 24 GARETH CARRUTHERS
WALLACE MCKAY
BOWLER TOMCAT H 5 3:12:22 3:12:22 +32:22
(+0:33)
13 12 JAMES MILLAR
GRAEME BARRIE
SUGBUG MK 1 G 7 3:19:36 3:19:36 +39:36
(+7:14)
14 21 ALFRED VAN GELDER
ALEX BOGERD
TOMCAT 88 G 8 3:20:08 3:20:08 +40:08
(+0:32)
15 7 ANDREW GLOVER
SHARON SCOTT
LAND ROVER DISCOVERY D 2 3:21:16 3:21:16 +41:16
(+1:08)
16 30 ALLAN CROW
SCOTT BUCHANAN
TOMCAT 88 G 9 3:21:47 3:21:47 +41:47
(+0:31)
17 5 IAN CARSON
STEVEN THOMPSON
BOWLER WILDCAT H 6 3:21:39 1:00 3:22:39 +42:39
(+0:52)
18 20 JOHNNIE DRYSDALE
STUART MCLAREN
LAND ROVER 110 G 10 3:23:30 3:23:30 +43:30
(+0:51)
19 4 ROBIN RYMELL
NATHAN RYMELL
HOBLEY PROTO F 1 3:28:13 3:28:13 +48:13
(+4:43)
20 15 ROLAND MARLOW
TIM CURRAN
LAND ROVER 88 C 1 3:30:30 3:30:30 +50:30
(+2:17)
21 29 MALCOLM MILLAR
ADRIAN EASON-BASSETT
LAND ROVER 90 D 3 3:37:41 3:37:41 +57:41
(+7:11)
22 31 ANDREW BAYLISS
MATTHEW BOOTH
LAND ROVER SERIES 1 C 2 3:56:24 2:00 3:58:24 +1:18:24
(+20:43)
23 32 MARTIN JENKINS
FERGUS GRAY
LAND ROVER 88 SPECIAL F 2 4:01:33 4:01:33 +1:21:33
(+3:09)
24 22 TONY RAE
KEITH RAE
BOWLER 88 G 11 4:05:40 4:05:40 +1:25:40
(+4:07)
25 28 PAUL MYERS
SANDRA LOTON-JONES
LAND ROVER DEFENDER F 3 3:52:43 30:00 4:22:43 +1:42:43
(+17:03)

Results by Flying Finish.


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Perthshire 2002

osition Number Driver Co-driver Car Class Total Difference
O/A Class from prev from 1st
1 1 1 Andrew Davis Mark Egginton Bowler Wildcat H 147:25
2 2 8 Brent Taylor Jeremy Fearn Bowler Wildcat H 152:07 4:42 4:42
3 3 5 Raymond Kempster Yvonne Kempster Warrior Classic H 154:59 2:52 7:34
4 4 2 Russell Ridley Andrew West TMC Animal H 155:42 0:43 8:17
5 5 10 David Johnston Tim Hamilton Bowler Wildcat H 158:06 2:24 10:41
6 6 21 Mark Andrews Ashley Cooper 3M Spec Challenger H 159:19 1:13 11:54
7 7 3 Peter Rowe Quentin Wright Land Rover H 162:49 3:30 15:24
8 8 23 Roland Lytton Gwen Adair Mitsubishi Special H 164:15 1:26 16:50
9 1 12 John Cockburn Paul Brown Tomcat 88″ G 172:27 8:12 25:02
10 2 18 Bob Webster Rupert Hine Land Rover 90 G 174:02 1:35 26:37
11 3 20 Ian Lawrie Mario Xuereb Land Rover Spacefr G 181:27 7:25 34:02
12 9 15 Robin Vance David Carruthers Bowler Tomcat H 183:27 2:00 36:02
13 1 14 Peter Dixon Stephen Medler Simmbugghini F 188:32 5:05 41:07
14 2 19 Scott Walker Paul Richardson Land Rover 88″ F 188:40 0:08 41:15
15 1 27 Peter Baird Kris Anderson Land Rover 90 D 193:29 4:49 46:04
16 2 34 James Millar Colin Ross Land Rover 90 D 211:42 18:13 64:17
17 3 22 Adrian Longstaff Helen Longstaff Land Rover Freer F 211:58 0:16 64:33
18 10 6 Julian Mendelsohn Barry Green Bowler Wildcat H 213:55 1:57 66:30
19 1 35 Colin Cowley Andy Mowatt Daihatsu Sportrak A 215:49 1:54 68:24
20 4 24 David Bartlett John O’Mara Bowler 88″ G 225:55 10:06 78:30
21 4 38 Rowland Marlow Sarah Tomley Land Rover 100″ F 244:25 18:30 97:00
22 3 32 Jim Tonge George Bream Land Rover 90 CSW D 253:25 9:00 106:00
23 1 30 Adrian Loxam Katy Mashiter Land Rover Truckca C 256:24 2:59 108:59

Results by Flying Finish


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What is a “Hill Rally”?

A Hill Rally is a “Multi-Stage Rally” for Cross Country vehicles.

In essence, this means that the competitors drive a number of different stages, in a defined order, with set times to cover the non-competitive sections (the drive between the stages, and service)

A Hill Rally, like any other Special Stage Rally, is made up of three types of “event” for the competitors:

  • Special Stages are the actual competition: the bit where you drive as fast as you can, the bit where the drivers skill is paramount
  • Road Sections are the bits of road/track/route that you are guided along to travel from one Special Stage to the next
  • Service is when you can fix the car, and service time is limited… so don’t go damaging things too much!

At the end of the day, the competitor who manages to complete all the Special Stages in the fastest time wins the event.

How does a Hill Rally differ from a Comp Safari?

In a comp, the drivers are allowed to “walk the course”, to have a look at what they’re going to race over, and muse on the lines available.

In a comp, the drivers drive the same course time and again…. getting to learn the route, and to try different lines.

In a comp, the teams have time to fix problems: service time is as long as they need, limited only by the time required to get runs in.

None of this applies to Hill Rallies: no sight of the route before you set off; nothing to help you pace the car; at best, one repeat of a stage; and limited service time between stages

Hill Rallies are about preparedness, about endurance, and about your skill in reading the ground ahead.


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