Hare & Hounds Adult & Youth summer series

Posted: 12th June 2016 by Enduro in Enduro Events

Juan Knight’s summer series rocked up to the Southern Motor Cycle Club’s home turf at Carnagrie on Sunday, 12th June 2o16.  The extraordinary sunny TT weather continued and provided the 65 competitors with great conditions and no mud in sight!

Adults Race 1 saw Juan Knight get the hole shot and hold the lead for 3 laps fending off his brother David who managed to get past on the forth – there is only so many laps Okells can power you for?!  David Knight continued to dominate the race finishing on 10 laps, with Juan coming in 2nd and Chris Madigan gaining 3rd place.  Jed Etchills also finished on 10 laps and coming in as the top youth rider.  Ashley Kelly finished on 9 laps, 11th overall, to gain the top Clubman place, beating George Birchall and stubble field specialist Will Duggan to 3rd.  Top Sportsman place went to Tomas Lee on 8 laps.

Youth Race 1 was dominated by Max Ingham who pulled out a lead from the outset finishing on  6 laps.  2nd place went to Christopher Moore on 5 laps, closely followed by Kyle Batty also finishing on 5 laps.

Juan Knight got the hole shot again in Adults Race 2, holding off his brother for two laps this time.  David Knight went on to complete an impressive 11 laps – you just can’t tire that man out!  2nd place went to Juan Knight with Jed Etchills gaining 3rd and top young rider, ahead of Chris Madigan who got a bad start but picked his way through the pack just running out of time to catch Jed.  George Birchall got the better of Ashley Kelly in the second race for top place in Clubman both completing 10 laps.  Jamie Cringle was circulating well until Grant Thomson pulled a ‘rather harsh’ move on him at the lap scoring chicane!  Craig McGee beat Will Duggan to win the ‘battle of the Young Farmers’!  A special mention goes out to the only female competitor – Demi MaClaren – who after some considerable barracking went out and completed an extra lap right at the end of the race and finishing an impressive 6 laps, which is much better than 5 – go girl!!

Max Ingham again dominated Youth Race 2 being the only youth to complete an impressive 6 laps.  It was tight race for second place with Curtis Grose moving up two places from Race 1 to gain 2nd over Christopher Moore in 3rd.  Ryan Christian managed two more laps in Race 2, finishing 4 laps after his bike would not start in Race 1.

As always thanks must be noted to all those who made the event possible … Dave Leach and crew for setting out the course, time keepers Bob and Suzie Clague with sterling back-up from Karen Rodger.  Thank you to the Hogg Ambulance and we hope competitors did not keep you too busy!  Fabulous catering was put on by Ray and Brenda and everyone enjoyed a well deserved complementary meal of cottage pie afterwards … happy days!

Thanks also goes out to Michael Rodger for taking over 1500 photographs of the event (good luck sorting those out!) … we hope you enjoy the photos which will be posted on the SMCC Facebook page soon and we look forward to your comments.

Results from todays enduro.

enduro summer series adults race 1

enduro summer series adults race 2

enduro summer series Kids race 1

enduro summer series Kids race 2





Hare & Hounds Adult Youth series

Posted: 31st May 2016 by Enduro in Enduro Events

Round 2 of the Hare & Hounds summer series comes to Carnagrie Sunday 12th June.

Format is :

  • 9am sign on at Carnagrie, 9:30am last entry time
  • Youth race 35mins 10:30
  • Adult race 1 hour 11:20
  • Youth race 35mins 12:35
  • Adult race 1 hour 13:25

Sign on for this online or on the day at 9:30am (last entry time)

Points scored in this round count towards the overall standings.

SMCC will run a further round at Endurogasm with similar times.



_O0A7286 copyThe SMCC centre round 3 was kindly hosted by Steve Curphy of Ballamoar Campsite on 8th May 2016.  It was a mixed bag of weather from glorious sunshine to warm spring showers!  The rain over the past few days made the going in both Tholty and Ballaugh plantations more challenging than planned, making even the experts sit up and take note.

David Knight survived a large crash on the first run of the Tholty test to go on and win the event.  Daniel McCanney took second place in the experts in front of Ollie Megson who was the best of the non-world champions.    Ollie had a really good ride to beat his fellow training companion, Chris Madigan (defending club champion) who came forth.

Ryan Neild has come out of nowhere this season winning his second Clubman class this year by a considerable margin.  There was no holes barred between father and son, Stephen and Sam Corlett, with Sam coming out on top after banging bars at the end of a Tholty test, Sam taking second place in front of his dad in third.

The Sportsman class was won by seasoned campaigner, James Vickers, winning the class by quite some way – 11 minutes (well done sir!)  Alastair McCraith took a second from Nathan Richards in third and Stephen Franklin came a valiant forth place and final finisher in this class.

Thanks as always to all those who made the event possible … Dave Leach, David Knight and Richard Robinson for setting out Ballaugh, and Daniel McCanney and Josh Copins for setting out Tholty.  Also thanks to Daniel for supplying the wheel washing equipment at the end of the Tholty test.  As always SMCC appreciate the support offered by Hogg Ambulance, DEFA and time keepers – Colin Mills, Becky Leach and the Clague family contingent (John, Christine, Pete, Bob and Suzie).

We look forward to hosting the next event in June, shortly after TT week – place see our Facebook page for details.

Northern Enduro 8th May 2016



SMCC Isle of Man Centre Enduro Round 2 (Western Enduro) took place on Easter Monday 28th March. In place of the usual charity event at Ronague the club has shuffled the calendar and ran a traditional timecard event instead.

Predicted wet weather made an appearance over the course of the weekend but the event took place in dry and sunny skies more typical of an easter sporting event.

Starting from Carnagrie the route took the 44 competitors to Eairy Beg plantation and a slippy route across the off camber hillside. First into the test was David Knight who proclaimed it “slick” on the first run.

After the plantation test the route took the field along the TT course to Manannan’s chair and Lherghy Colvine to the ‘Switchback’ road, Barnell, Raby Beg and a road ride to Dalby Mountain where again Johnny Massan had given the club the use of the land. Once the test at Dalby had been ridden it was down the pipeline and back to the log burner at Carnagrie.

Expert class was won by Honda mounted David Knight fastest on every test and the only man to go sub-3mins around Eairy Beg. Danny McCanney was 2nd not able to lay a glove on David and had defending champion Chris Madigan snapping at his heals around Eairy Beg but the Husqvarna mounted world champ was able to finish 40secs ahead by the finish.

Clubman class saw up and coming Ryan Neild take a tight victory from Sam Corlett who was only 2 secs ahead of Stephen Corlett at the finish after over 30mins of flat out riding.

James Langdon made it 2 wins from 2 starts to set himself perfectly for 2016 followed by James Vickers again in 2nd place. Dominic Kelly had a good ride for 3rd.

Glen Kensall was in at the deep end riding a Yamaha DT 125 with inappropriate tyres hopefully he will be back for another go on a more suitable machine.

Huge thanks to DEFA, Johnny Massan, Hogg, Brenda with the food for all, Clare Porter, Sam Curphey and all other timekeepers.

Western Enduro Result 2016

2016 ACU Centre Enduro Rnd 1 – Dalby Results

Posted: 15th February 2016 by Enduro in Enduro Results

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Round 1 of the Isle of Man ACU Centre and SMCC club enduro championship started at the clubs land at Carnagrie on Sunday Feb 14th Valentines Day. Wet ground conditions have been a concern over recent years and despite moving to February still conditions were deemed too poor to run in the trees in any of the plantations. Special tests were run instead at Johnny Massan’s land at Dalby Mountain and around the clubs land at Carnagrie making what was once the toughest event of the calendar into a more enjoyable event with two grass tests.

Cold and icy ground conditions met the riders on the opening lap from Carnagrie. A quick run through the forest roads in Arasey plantation and up the pipeline track to Dalby Mountain test laid out by Dave Leach and Johnny Massan himself. With dry conditions it was ironic that the biggest natural challenge faced on the day was a low winter sun causing many to lose their way especially at the test end where squinting or following the hedge was the best choice. After Dalby the field took a leisurely road ride to Raby Beg and back to Carnagrie for the second grass test with softer ground and still cloaked with chilly low cloud.

At the top of the field in the Expert class was Jake Subachas with an impressive 1min advantage over #1 plated Chris Madigan whose experience around Dalby showed on the first lap. Chris’s advantage was reduced as the laps ticked down with Jake scoring fastest times on both tests. Third place was Mark Turner who had the measure of Madigan on Carnagrie but just fell back around Dalby with a deficit at the of the day of 13 secs after 10 tests! Mark’s brother Robbie didn’t fair so well a hefty tumble saw him nursing a sore shoulder and decided to call it a day early on.

In the Clubman class Ashley Kelly looked the fastest arriving well head of the field and getting stuck in to each test but there was a scrap on behind as all the top 5 traded test times throughout the day. Ashley was the fastest in class on Dalby but was just 7 secs behind always smiling Jack Collins overall. Winner was the quickest clubman round Carnagrie Stephen Corlett who put in a cracking ride to claim the victory. Sam Corlett and Joe Yeardsley were in the mix in fourth and fifth spots respectively.

Sportsman still suffering from a low entry compared to a few years ago saw  James Langdon take his first centre round victory by a decent advantage from amiable construction magnate James Vickers followed up by Stephen J Franklin in third despite his KTM’s tardy appearance. Regular Nathan Richards was fourth with Mark Wilson fifth suffering from a case of red mist he powered past the test end at Dalby across a field rejoined the test at the half way point before realising his mistake!

Demi Maclaren was a welcome female competitor aboard her KTM 250 Freeride she made it round both tests and but decided the log burner and tea at Carnagrie was a better option than the 2nd lap. Thanks go to Ian Bailey for helping Demi out of a gorse bush on the Dalby test!

Huge thanks go to Johnny and Neil Massan for the use of the land and help at Dalby Mountain. Hogg Rescue for the ambulance, R Den catering and Brenda for the very welcome soup and catering and all course helpers and timekeepers on the day.

Next round Western Enduro 28th March 2016


Dalby Mountain Results 2016