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I was busy on Saturday and was jealous of the Westies double dunter action that had taken place at Ben Ledi followed by Gargunnock.

So to get my weekend fix of racing I decided to make a day of it at the lovely sunkist South Ayrshire seaside town of Girvan.

Don had also made the trip down with his Dad, so that dusted the prospect of gaining extra summer league points.

I had raced the course before in 2011 so knowing the route helped me judge how hard to push.  

By the time we got onto the hill proper I had a decent enough lead, still pushed it a fair bit on the descent and was happy to cross the line over a minute faster than my previous attempt.  Craig Murphy of Girvan came in 2nd who had been competing at Jura last weekend, Gareth Brown of North Ayrshire 3rd and Don came in 4th to win his category.

Was nice to win a race and pick up a bit of silverware, had a chat with Nat Taylor the organiser who is hoping to make a comeback to racing soon.  Nat also organises the Merrick Hill race that takes place in mid September, the highest hill in the Southern uplands.  So hopefully make another trip to the South West for that later in the year.

The Girvan Fair day didn’t disappoint either, as in 2011 in my last visit ‘Owl Magic’ Ayrshires Premier Owl Display Team were there, as there is no other!  There were some other choice stalls as well, photos to follow.

After all that it was time for a bag of chips, then home.

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