Beach races as memorial trophies won

The motor cycle and quads gymkhana took place on Whitby beach and provided high-octane Sunday morning entertainment.

The event saw seniors, including a team from Redcar races, compete for the Ready Mix Concrete trophy, while the youngest rider was just three years old.

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Organiser Ian Wilson has been involved with the beach gymkhana for almost 30 years and said: “It went very well this year, there were a lot of entries and a good crowd watching. There’s not much on down in the town on a Sunday morning so it’s an event that has to be kept going.”

This year saw the addition of the Carl Roe Memorial Shield, awarded to the winner of the junior flag race. The shield was donated by Alison Roe, whose son Carl died in a road accident in March 2012. And Mr Wilson explained his mother had chosen that race as Carl used to compete in it himself.

Similarly, the Carl Smith Memorial Shield was awarded to the winner of the Long Jump competition and had been donated by the friends of that Whitby man who had also died in a traffic collision.

Riders from around the country come to compete in the Regatta Gymkhana, as shown by the Aberdeen-based Megan Hewison, who won the Kevin Johnson Memorial Trophy.

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Mr Wilson explained that although the competition is open to older entrants, it’s for the youngsters that he keeps the event running. He said: “I do it for the little ones because there’s nothing like it around the Whitby area and the kids really look forward to racing each year.”

Results

Juniors, Wilf Noble Shield: 1. Tom Rudd; 2. Jordan Laity; 3. Ricky Stone

Junior flag race, Carl Roe Memorial Shield: Jordan Laity

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Whitby Regatta 2013 - Sunday''Quad bike gymkhana''w133306g

Female rider, Kevin Johnson Memorial Trophy: Megan Hewison

Seniors: 1. Danny Page; 2. Lance Harland; 3. Mike Garrett

Long jump, Carl Smith Memorial Shield: Danny Page

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