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Keith Oakley
23-Jun-12, 08:16 AM
Sorry there's no live coverage this weekend. My heavy cold means I'm missing a UK national for the first time in about 5years, ELS will also be manual.
Keith

AndyCollins
23-Jun-12, 09:42 AM
It won't be the same without you :-( Get well soon Matey


All the best,

Andy.

Jonathanstevens
23-Jun-12, 11:46 AM
Nooo. How can i boast to friends with no prof.
Get well soon

Jonathan

Ps you don't want to be here you would have to explain why we are running behind by 2hours to the watchers. We haven't got out to practice and it is almost 1 we have been told 2 as the restart time.

drew1712
23-Jun-12, 02:11 PM
Hi Guys
In the absence of live coverage can someone keep us up to date with what is happening please.

wcastendijk
23-Jun-12, 02:27 PM
Get well soon Keith, it's a waist of time being sick !!

Jonathanstevens
23-Jun-12, 05:29 PM
We started practice and about 2. Went straight into a open practice 15mins,followed by a novice p and a junior p,and a second open practice.
Straight in to the first race.
Novices 1st. 93 2nd. 102 3rd. 161
f 503 1st.81 2nd.62 3rd.44
f3 1st. 134 2nd. 142 3rd. 132
f35 1st. 203 2nd. 201 3rd. 219
F2 1st. 354 2nd. 60 3rd. 44
J 1st. 110 (me) 2nd. 11 3rd. 1
O 1st. 134 2nd. 77 3rd. 132
(Sorry for not using names but if i said the ones i knew people would fell picked on)
f1 we have a craft in but did not make it out to race.

Jonathanstevens
23-Jun-12, 05:33 PM
I forgot to say we had 1 set of racing an will have 3 tomorrow.

sweetm2369
23-Jun-12, 07:22 PM
Thanks for the update Jonathan!
Kind regards
Derek

SachaR
23-Jun-12, 10:00 PM
Hi Keith,

Sorry to hear your under weather, hope you get better soon. Just a quick question, will you be putting a replay of the EHF meeting at the big lake on the website?

Sacha

Jonathanstevens
24-Jun-12, 07:50 AM
Welcome to another horrific morning. The rain keeps coming and will instill 5 ish. We have 3 racing sets to get through today. In 15mins i will find out how it is going to happen. I will update you then and between each set of racing.
Jonathan Stevens

P.s there will be picture of the event put up on Facebook by tonight and the link will be here.

Jonathanstevens
24-Jun-12, 08:20 AM
Today we will be doing a standard start maybe starting slightly earlier.
We will race a standard set then a 1/2 set followed with a break then the other 1/2 set followed with a standard set.

Keith Oakley
24-Jun-12, 09:15 AM
Well done Jonathan - you're doing a great job. Keep it up!
Sacha - I've got about 35hours of coverage from the BigLake week to put on the replay site and I haven't had time yet to reorganise things to make space - hopefully it will be up sometime soon.
Keith

Jonathanstevens
24-Jun-12, 09:49 AM
Thanks Keith.
We have had a successful practice. Only a couple of breakdowns. We will start at 11 and your first update about 10 past.
The wind has picked up causing everyone problems so we will see what happens.
The f1 craft is now fixed and only needs to go out in the open to get his award (we don't want just one craft out on its own)

Jonathanstevens
24-Jun-12, 10:26 AM
After 93 having a reving problem we find he has a lanyard failure.63 takes a easy win.
52 wins the next race followed by 77 and 81 who could have won if he had not tried to go flying.

Jonathanstevens
24-Jun-12, 10:40 AM
134 takes the checked flag 142 2nd 143 3rd
F35. 1st 203 2nd 201 3rd 219

Jonathanstevens
24-Jun-12, 10:42 AM
F2 and junior will be posted in the open so i can race.

Jonathanstevens
24-Jun-12, 11:16 AM
F2 1st 354 2nd 44 3rd 60
Fj 1st 11 2nd 110 3rd 1

Jonathanstevens
24-Jun-12, 11:23 AM
F 1. 1st 352.
F OPEN 1st 134 2nd 147 3rd 132

Jonathanstevens
24-Jun-12, 11:30 AM
An easy win for 63 as he is the only one to get out

carlathomas
24-Jun-12, 11:31 AM
Well done Jonathan. :D:D
Thanks for keeping us updated.

Jonathanstevens
24-Jun-12, 11:48 AM
Now into the next race formula 50 81comes through first followed by 44 then 77. Comrade is picking up speed and moves up into 2nd passing 77&44. lapping the back markers nnow 81 still leading followed by comrade.
81 takes the checked flag with 52 & 44 in tow.

Jonathanstevens
24-Jun-12, 12:10 PM
So the f3 134 leades with 132 &142 but on the back straight 134 stops letting 132 take the lead.in the f35 205 leades with 203 in the pursuit. Back to the f3 132 is putting distance between him and 142 who is now lapping the back markers 143 goes through 3rd. F35 205 is 1st 2nd is 203 3rd 219

Jonathanstevens
24-Jun-12, 12:12 PM
Sorted now.

Jonathanstevens
24-Jun-12, 12:32 PM
We have a break now then we will restart with F2 followed by junior and open. Then straight into another full set. My weather forecast was wrong because it is nice and sunny. The wind still is strong.
The juniors will have problems if it picks up any more.
ANYONE COULD WIN

Jonathanstevens
24-Jun-12, 01:57 PM
Bill (205)just go stuck in the reads at pad entry. Anyway here are the results of the f2 onwards to the open.
F2. 1st. 354 2nd 60 3rd. 44
FJ 1st 11 2nd 110 3rd 1
Open 1st. 134 2nd 55 3rd 62

Jonathanstevens
24-Jun-12, 02:13 PM
So onto the f50
63 had a easy win in novices
81 on poll, 77 second. 81 leading then 77 and 44. Comrade changed a piston in the time of the.junior and this but he seem slow still. Comrade is speeding up just move into 3rd.
He leaders are lapping the back markers.
Out goes the last lap board.
81 takes the checked flag followed by 77 then 52.

Jonathanstevens
24-Jun-12, 02:26 PM
F3 now 142 on poll 132 second 134 third and competing the first line is 143.
134 goes through first followed by then 142 & 132.
F35 is 203 then 205&201. Leaders are now lapping the back markers as 205 come through. 142 is being challenged by 132. Success 132 moves into 2nd. 142 now being challenged by 143.but he does not make it passed before the flag.
Moving on F2 now sow i have to get ready for my race. Wish me luck.

Jonathanstevens
24-Jun-12, 03:51 PM
Sorry for the hold up on my update i fell out and bent my thumb back.
F2 1st. 354 2nd. 60 3rd. 351
FJ 1st. 11 2nd. 110 3rd. 1
open 1st. 147 2nd 132 3rd. 145

carlathomas
24-Jun-12, 03:57 PM
Sorry to hear that you fell out but you still managed to come second. Well done.:D :D

Sorry for the hold up on my update i fell out and bent my thumb back markers.
F2 1st. 354 2nd. 60 3rd. 351
FJ 1st. 11 2nd. 110 3rd. 1
open 1st. 147 2nd 132 3rd. 145

Keith Oakley
24-Jun-12, 06:07 PM
Well done Jonathan, brilliant job. I reckon a career in journalism beckons.

Keith

SachaR
25-Jun-12, 12:10 PM
Thanks Keith, No worry on time, I was just worried maybe they wont be posted online.

Well done to the racers this weekend, looks like you battled the weather!!!

Jonathanstevens
25-Jun-12, 12:14 PM
the lake coudn't move faster if king kong had cannonballed in to it!