VMCC South Durham

The South Durham Section of the Vintage Motorcycle Club

Northern Road Run Championship

Originated by Dennis Beale in 1984

Organisers: South Durham Section Committee

Aim: To encourage participation in certain events being organised by the VMCC North East Area Section?s i.e. East Yorkshire, Lakeland, North East, Northumbrian, Reivers and South Durham.

Eligibility: open to members of the VMCC.

Qualifying events: Each Section to nominate, by the end of March, up to two competitive runs, which are open to machines aged 25 years or older.

Points allocation:  Points are awarded to the top ten finishers in each event as published in the results sheet. (1st place 10 points down to 1 point for 10th)

A competitor's best 5 results to count towards the Championship.

In the event of a tie the Champion will be decided by the rider competing in most events then the competitor scoring in most events.

Award: The GEM Trophy donated by South Durham Section.

The NRRC currently comprises the following rounds:

Rookhope Ryde        Northumbrian

Wetherby Run        North East

Quaker Run        South Durham

Yorkshire Wolds Run    East Yorks

Reivers Rally        Reivers

Lakeland Rally        Lakeland

GF Topcliffe Run    North East

Baydale Run        South Durham

B Rawlings Run        Northumbrian

Beverley Run        East Yorks
Past GEM Trophy Champions
2016     J Robinson - Results
2015    J Robinson - Results
2014    J Robinson
2013    J Hill
2012    J Robinson
2011    B Smith   
2010    J Warren
2009    M Weston
2008    M Weston
2007    B Smith
2006    E Londesbrough
2005    E Londesbrough
2004    E Londesbrough
2003    E Londesbrough
2002    E Londesbrough
2001    E Londesbrough
2000    E Londesbrough
1999    E Londesbrough
1998    E Londesbrough
1997    F Gowton
1996    E Londesbrough
1995    B Smith
1994    F Gowton
1993    E Londesbrough
1992    F Gowton
1991    D Porteous
1990    E Londesbrough
1989    E Londesbrough
1988    E Londesbrough
1987    B Tyreman
1986    E Londesbrough
1985    E Londesbrough
1984    B Tyreman

2014/14/16 NRR Champion

John Robinson is the 2016 Northern Road Run Champion, winning the Gem Trials trophy for the 3rd year in succession.  The top six were: 1st –J Robinson (42 points), 2nd Brian Smith (28), 3rd K McNish (25) 4th M Senior (18), 5th Jon Hill (17) and joint 6th D Miller and Jon Warren (16).  John will be presented with his award at the South Durham Section Presentation night by VMCC President Rod Hann
 
The Championship comprised 8 rounds: Lakeland section’s Lakeland Rally; the Wetherby and Topcliffe runs organised by North East Section; Northumbrian Section’s Rookhope Ryde and Bob Rawlings Run, Reivers Rally by the Reivers Section and South Durham’s Quaker and Baydale Runs. These will be used once again in 2017. The Championship is open to all members of the VMCC to encourage participation in these events.

Our thanks to all the organisers, for providing the results and giving us the opportunity to ride old motorbikes through the wonderful northern countryside in the company of fellow VMCC members.


David Porteous on behalf of South Durham Section Committee.

2013 Northern Road Run Championship

Jonathan Hill is the 2013 Northern Road Run Champion, claiming the GEM Trophy by a narrow margin. The top six were:

1st – J Hill (36 points)
2nd - John Robinson (33)
3rd - Brian Smith (21)
4th - M Wilson (18)
5th - Les Dawson(16)
6th - M Senior (15).

Jon will be presented with his award at the South Durham Section Presentation night by Roy Adamson who has retired from riding after many years supporting VMCC road runs through out the north.

The Championship comprised 10 rounds: East Yorks Section’s Wolds and
Beverley Runs; Lakeland section’s Lakeland Rally; the Wetherby and
Topcliffe runs organised by North East Section; Northumbrian Section’s
Rookhope Ryde and Bob Rawlings Run, Reivers Rally by the Reivers Section
and South Durham’s Quaker and Baydale Runs. These will be used once
again in 2014.

The Championship is open to all members of the VMCC to encourage participation in these events.

As Jon said “I made the effort to have a go at the competition this year and despite the Velocette magneto failure on the Lakeland, I have enjoyed selecting specific events and renewing acquaintances with events, which I hadn’t done since the late 70’s and 80’s. I hope more will have a go at the competition”.

Our thanks to all the organisers, for providing the results and giving us the opportunity to ride old motorbikes through the wonderful northern countryside in the company of fellow VMCC members.

David Porteous on behalf of South Durham Section Committee.

For full Results click here

VMCC 2012 Northern Road Run Championship


John Robinson is the 2012 Northern Road Run Champion.  He amassed a record score of 69 points having finished within the top ten in all but 2 of the 10 rounds.  However with a competitors best 5 rounds counting, the final points tally for the top six in the Championship were: 1st John Robinson – (48 points), 2nd Jon Warren (28), 3rd Brian Smith (21) 4th Les Dawson (20), 5th Michael Laidler- (17) and 6th John Fawcett (15).  John wins the GEM Trophy, which will be awarded by the President of the VMCC Vic Blake at the South Durham Section Presentation night.

 

The Championship comprised 10 rounds: East Yorks Section, Wolds and Beverley Runs; Lakeland sections Lakeland Rally; the Wetherby and Topcliffe runs organised by North East Section; Northumbrian Section’s Rookhope Ryde and Bob Rawlings Run, Reivers Rally by the Reivers Section and South Durham’s Quaker and Baydale Runs. These will be used once again in 2013. The Championship is open to all members of the VMCC to encourage participation in these events.

 

Our thanks to the organisers for providing the results and giving us the opportunity to ride old motorbikes through the wonderful northern countryside in the company of fellow VMCC members


For full results click here

 

John Robinson 2012 Northern Road Run Champion

David Porteous on behalf of South Durham Section Committee.
                        VMCC 2011 Northern Road Run Championship.

 

Brian Smith from Darlington is the 2011 Northern Road Run Champion.  He participated in as many events as his other holiday commitments allowed!  He wins the GEM Trophy which will be awarded by the President of the VMCC Colin Bell at the South Durham Section Presentation night in January 2012.

                                                 This year the Championship was increased to 10 rounds, which were the East Yorks Section, Wolds and Beverley Runs; Lakeland sections Lakeland Rally; the Wetherby and Topcliffe runs organised                  Brian with glass in hand again                           by North East Section; Northumbrian Section’s Rookhope Ryde and Bob Rawlings Run,  Reivers Rally by who else but Reivers Section and South Durham’s Quaker and Baydale Runs. 

The Championship is open to all members of the VMCC to encourage participation in certain northern events.  These will be used once again in 2012.

Points are awarded to competitors finishing in the top ten of each run. Sixty nine competitors scored points in 2011 with the top six being:

1st Brian Smith – (37 points),  2nd J Warren (24), 3rd J Robinson (21) 4th Les Dawson (18), 5th David Porteous- (17) and 6th Chartles Plummeridge (16).

Our thanks to the organisers for providing the results and giving us the opportunity to ride old motorbikes through the wonderful northern countryside in the company of fellow VMCC members.

 

David Porteous on behalf of South Durham Section Committee.

 

For full results see here...

 

 

 

 

Northern Road Run Championship 2010

Jon Warren from Whitburn is the 2010 Northern Road Run Champion.  He wins the GEM Trophy which will be awarded by the President of the VMCC Bill Phelps at the South Durham Section Presentation night in January 2011.  Champion in both 2008 and 2009 Martyn Weston may have let his fellow Northumbrian into the secret of his success before he retired to the south;  “ All it needs is to enter the requisite events and score well.  It does help when the events are so good.

The Championship is open to all members of the VMCC to encourage participation in certain northern events namely the:  Wetherby and Topcliffe runs organised by North East Section, the Northumbrian Section’s Rookhope Ryde and Bob Rawlings Run and South Durham’s Quaker and Baydale Runs.

With points being awarded for finishing in the top ten, forty eight competitors scored points in 2010 with the top six being:

1st Jon Warren – (27 points),  2nd Peter Cutts (19), 3rd M Wilson (15) 4th Tom Reed (13),  Joint 5th Bill Birks & Billy McNight- (11).

Our thanks to the organisers for providing results and giving us the opportunity to ride old motorbikes through the wonderful northern countryside in the company of fellow VMCC members.

A new event will be incorporated next year;- the Reivers Rally held in June.

                

Jon Warren (photo by M Weston

David Porteous on behalf of South Durham Section Committee.

Click here to see results.

Northern Road Run Championship 2009

Written by David Porteous on behalf of South Durham Section Committee.

For the second year running Martyn Weston is Northern Road Run Champion.

He retains the GEM Trophy which will be awarded by the President of the VMCC Colin Seaton at the South Durham Section Presentation night in January 2010.

With points being awarded for finishing in the top ten, forty three competitors scored points with the top six being:

1st Martyn Weston – (30 points),  2nd John Fawcett  (20), Joint 3rd E Siddall & Tom Reed, (15),  Joint 5th Bill Birks & Fred Gowton- (14), 7th Dennis Marwood and joint 8th was D Buckle and Jon Warren (12).

The Championship is open to all members of the VMCC to encourage participation in certain northern events namely the :  Wetherby and Topcliffe runs organised by North East Section, the Northumbrian Section’s Rookhope Ryde and Bob Rawlings Run and South Durham’s Quaker and Baydale Runs. 

Our thanks go to the organisers for providing results and giving us the opportunity to ride old motorbikes through the wonderful northern countryside in the company of fellow VMCC members.

Click  Here to view results

Northern Road Run Championship  2008

 

The 2008 Championship was won by Martyn Weston, who received the GEM Trophy at the South Durham Presentation night in January.

With points being awarded for finishing in the top ten, fifty competitors scored points with the top six being:

1st - Martyn Weston (23 points), 2nd - Dennis Marwood (19), Joint 3rd - Colin Bennett & P Rodgers (16),  5th - David Porteous (13) points, 6th J Rushworth (12).

 

The Championship is open to all members of the VMCC to encourage participation in certain northern events namely:  Wetherby and Topcliffe runs organised by North East Section, the Northumbrian Section’s Rookhope Ryde and Bob Rawlings Run and South Durham’s Quaker and Baydale Runs.  Our thanks go to the organisers for providing results.

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