Ben Hemingway Leads The Way At Sucker Punch
Ben Hemingway bagged the win in the inaugural running of an action packed Sucker Punch Extreme Enduro.
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Located deep in the Llandrillo Forest, Wales, the Sucker Punch was an extreme enduro that vowed to be different.
The main race was made up of gnarly virgin woodland with tree stumps, felled trees, bogs, climbs, descents and river crossings. It made for a very challenging ALL natural extreme enduro.
Jonny Walker was the first to cross the finish line at the inaugural Sucker Punch Extreme Enduro, but having missed a checkpoint early on, he had to step aside for race winner Hemmingway.
Rheinallt Davies was second place and Dan Hemmingway rounded out the top three.
Fourth place went to Owain Humphreys ahead of Paul Bolton for fifth.
Tom Sagar had the stand out performance of the day with ninth overall. Tom’s day started with drama when his borrowed KTM’s engine bolts dropped out in qualifying. After a mad dash around the paddock to source some new ones, Tom managed to re-join the qualifying and finished 75th. This didn’t deter the reigning British Enduro Champion as he comfortably charged past 66 other riders during the main race for ninth overall.
Results – Sucker Punch Extreme Enduro
1. Ben Hemingway (Beta) 5:33:08; 2. Rheinallt Davies (KTM) 8:39.06; 3. Dan Hemingway (Beta) 10:03.07; 4. Owain Humphreys (Sherco) 12:34.09; 5. Paul Bolton (KTM) 12:44.05…