Trial Magazine - - TRADITIONAL -

It was the turn of trial leader James Da­bill to head the field on a very long, tough day which would take in 30 haz­ards and 91 miles. The first test­ing haz­ards would be at the top of Glen­coe and the aptly named ‘Chair­lift’ sections lo­cated close to the ski runs. Look­ing very de­ter­mined and con­fi­dent he ex­e­cuted the haz­ards per­fectly, part­ing with no marks in an ex­hi­bi­tion ride on the slip­pery rocks. Lampkin ar­rived shortly af­ter­wards and once again gave a dis­play which re­flected his com­mit­ment to win­ning the event on the pre­vi­ous 11 oc­ca­sions. In the rag­ing river at ‘Gor­ton’, they lost two apiece. For Lampkin this would be his only marks of the day as Da­bill had one more mark at the close of the day at ‘Fer­sit’, al­low­ing Lampkin to close the ad­van­tage to two marks at the close of play. Gary Mac­don­ald re­mained in 3rd po­si­tion with both Jack Price and Andy Chilton just be­hind on thir­teen marks lost each. No­table good rides came from Dan Thorpe, Chris Pear­son and the 2010 win­ner Alexz Wigg on four each fol­lowed by Richard Sadler on five. As the trial en­tered its fi­nal two days, the re­tire­ment level con­tin­ued to rise, due mainly to rider fa­tigue and in­juries, with 249 rid­ers still in the event.

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