After 9 bog and burns and things are starting to get exciting. 23 people have now completed their 6 races. Andrew Fullwood and Chris Furse (both Westies) are the only two to have completed all 9 races.
Things are particularly heating up on the woman’s side. Alex Berry (337 pts, Westies) has jumped into the lead with Kerry Cunningham (501 pts, Westies) hot on her heals. Ella Peters (211 pts, Westies) completed her 5th race and looks like she is in a strong position to take the lead when she finishes her 6th race. Things could be very tight though, Alex will be looking to drop her Dumyat score which could improve her score by 70 or more points. Maddy Watson (Strathclyde) won at the Kilps to complete her 3rd race, can she get to the last 3 races to finish of the series?
On the men’s side James Bowden (52 pts, HBT) has taken the lead from club mate Julian Warman (73 pts). Tom Elliotte (91 pts, Westies) makes up the top 3. None of the men who have completed 5 races look to challenge James so he is likely to remain in the lead until at least Cairn Table. If James wants to win though he will need to improve his score by finishing better than 15th in the remaining races. 3 people have completed 4 races and will be aiming to challenge James, they are Niall McAlinden (Westies), Kenny Richmond (Shettleston) and Justin Carter (Cambuslang). Finally it is still possible for James Espie (Deeside), Sam Alexander (Westies) and Marc Austin (Hawgills) to run all remaining races and challenge for the win.
Onto the age groups
The dendrochronologists and carbon dating experts have been called in and it looks like Julian Warman might actually be a M50 contrary to his category at Kaim. This means that Jonathan Weir (unattached) currently leads this category on 160 pts, well clear of Ross Crawford (unattached) on 325 pts. Kenny Richmond and Justin Carter still look likely to take the series though, they just need to get to 2 more races.
A two horse race between Alison Ridyard (252 – pts, HBT) and Claire McArthur (294 – pts, Hamilton). Both have finished 4 races and are neck and neck on points. Audrey O’Brien (Westies) could potentially jump ahead of them by finishing all 3 remaining races.
Julian Warman has an unassailable lead in this category. The battle for 2nd is between Chris Furse (Westies), Ivor Normand (HBT) and Ian Thurlbeck (Westies)
Kay McGreevy (BMF) is in an unbeatable position. She will be the only F50 to complete the series.
Westies continue to dominate this category. With Gordon McCaffrey leading (214 pts), Murdo MacLeod improving his points tally at the Kilpatricks in 2nd (370 pts) and Brian Brennan 3rd (533 pts). Don Reid (192 pts after 5 races) could take the title with a good run in any of the remaining races.
Jane Oliver still leads having completed 4 races, but Jean Bowman could also still feature having finished 3 races.