2017 Results

We had 343 finishers in 2017 including our head teacher. In line with BC guidelines for challenge events times are supplied in number order.

No. Forename Surname Finish Time
       
1 Steve Adams 05:37:49
2 kevin Adams 05:20:42
3 Valentino Giurgium 03:44:50
4 Robin Ainscow 03:47:50
5 Phil Alcock 04:39:17
6 Will Allaway 04:34:30
7 David Allen 02:59:22
8 Adam Allmark 03:40:10
9 Simon Alston 04:10:52
10 Stephen Ambrey 04:13:35
11 Steve Andrew 03:58:26
12 Neil Angell 04:33:58
13 Paul Anson 03:54:55
15 Stu Arnold 04:56:11
16 simon ashcroft 06:01:19
17 David Atherton 05:37:49
18 Reuben Lane 04:36:19
20 Simon Ayres 03:10:19
21 Richard Bacon 03:04:36
22 David Baker 03:52:34
23 Thomas Baker 04:52:48
25 Phil Baldwin 03:15:41
26 Lynn Ball 05:16:44
27 Christian Ball 04:26:12
29 Ashley Banks 02:48:46
30 Kyle Banks 03:10:28
31 Paul Banyagi-Mugenyi 04:37:32
32 George Barsby 03:37:53
33 Chris Barstow 03:18:15
34 Steve Beck 03:47:48
35 tim beedles 03:01:19
36 Andrew Bell 04:45:06
37 John Bellis 03:04:14
38 Sam Bennett 04:05:26
39 Mark  Berry 03:51:05
40 Mark Betts 05:13:13
41 Edward Biddle 04:20:05
44 Christopher Blomfield 06:10:09
45 Paul Boden 04:45:11
48 Mick Boulton retired
49 Darren Bourne 04:03:56
50 Nicholas Breeze 03:28:17
51 Chris Broad 05:28:58
52 Ian Brogan retired
53 Wayne Broome 03:52:38
55 Morgan Brown 03:54:56
56 Martyn Brown  05:01:50
57 Michael Brumwell 04:35:22
58 Gary Bullock 04:56:03
59 Graham Burgess retired
61 Robert Butler 03:49:46
62 Andy Cawthray 04:33:55
63 Daniel Cedolin 04:07:06
64 Callum Chamberlain 04:44:44
65 stuart chetwynd 04:45:02
66 Feizal Chukoury 05:09:52
67 Tom Clifford 04:06:36
68 Sam Clifford 04:06:35
69 Dan Collins 04:22:00
70 Paul Collins 06:03:05
71 Mark Connor 03:51:02
72 Edward Corbett 06:26:12
73 matt cove 04:41:17
74 James Cox 04:48:23
76 Ben Cox 03:52:37
77 Mark Coxhead 05:09:52
78 James D'Arcy 02:48:33
79 Mark Darby 05:29:34
80 James dAVIES  02:36:02
81 Paul  Davies  03:23:04
82 Richard  Davies 03:57:51
83 Neil  Donoghue 02:51:56
84 George Davies 04:09:14
85 Paul Davies 04:28:32
86 Brian Davies 03:10:22
87 Simon Dean 06:21:03
88 Samuel Dexter 04:43:03
89 Adrian Donnelly 04:39:48
91 Faisal Douzi 03:10:59
92 Roel Driesen 03:15:34
93 Chris Duffner 02:48:19
94 Michael Duller retired
95 mike duppa 03:18:06
97 Stuart Eden 05:53:53
98 David Edwards 03:51:50
99 Ian Edwards 06:10:08
100 Michael Edwards 05:58:39
101 Adrian Ellam 04:38:39
102 Russell Ellis 03:26:11
103 James Ellis 05:31:29
104 Dave Emberton 04:22:14
105 Nick  English 04:46:13
106 Alex Evans 03:37:15
107 alistair  evans 04:42:38
109 wil evans 04:44:03
110 Andrew Evans 02:45:43
112 Craig Fawkes 05:13:09
113 Nina (spud) Finch 05:55:52
114 Tim Finch-Lees 04:12:46
115 Karl Fisher 03:17:10
116 Colin Fisher 05:52:54
117 Steve Flavell 04:07:07
118 Craig Bennett 04:51:28
119 Mark Foster 04:56:31
120 Andrew Fountain 02:58:14
121 Pete Franklin 04:21:39
122 Ollie Freeman 04:48:22
123 Nathan  Fullwood 04:27:24
124 Simon Gant 04:40:14
125 Graham Gardner  04:05:32
126 Lisa Garside 03:26:48
127 Dave Gaskell 04:56:02
128 Jack  Gibbs 04:51:28
129 ali gilgun 04:27:20
130 James Gittoes 04:27:17
131 Bruce Godfrey 05:47:11
132 Julian Goff 04:45:03
133 James Gollicker 05:03:14
134 Barry Goodyear 04:56:32
135 Shane  Oliver 04:34:01
136 Nigel Green 04:35:32
138 Joe Green 04:19:37
140 skip green 05:17:30
141 David  Greenan  05:24:46
142 Stacey  Greenan  05:24:45
144 Ryan Griffiths 03:22:03
145 Julien Grimal 04:34:28
146 Steve Bowman 03:16:06
147 victoria Grimmer 02:58:07
148 william Groves 05:26:43
150 Richard Hall 04:10:44
151 Richard Hallett 04:03:10
152 Nigel Hamer 03:43:43
153 CHRISTOPHER HAMILL 05:23:32
154 Sanford Hankin 03:14:05
156 Tristan Harding 04:28:47
157 Gwyn Harris 04:52:55
158 Tom Hartill retired
159 David  Hartill 03:47:57
160 Sam Hartill 02:45:03
161 Jason Hartwright 03:41:16
162 chris harvey 03:52:29
163 Alistair Hatton 03:10:31
164 Keith Haycock 04:56:03
165 David Hayes 05:30:24
167 steve hayward 02:44:27
168 mark hazlehurst 04:45:09
169 Craig Henn 03:46:51
170 Calvin Hewitt 03:37:13
172 Dominic Hinchcliffe 04:32:45
173 Dave Holmes 04:17:59
174 James Hood 03:41:29
176 Richard Hopwood 04:34:51
177 Rob Horton 05:48:32
178 Simon Howard 04:04:51
179 David Humphreys  04:37:49
180 Ashley Humphries 05:26:29
181 glenn husselbee 04:15:12
182 M Hutchinson 04:43:43
183 Phillipa Hyde 06:00:35
184 Richard  Ince 04:50:25
185 Scott Jackson 04:46:11
186 Luke Jenkins 04:09:55
187 Carl  Jones 04:47:38
189 Aled Jones 03:22:04
190 Michael Jones 03:35:21
192 jake jones 04:26:10
193 keith jones 04:45:08
194 Robert Jones 04:53:29
196 Alvin Jones 02:51:14
197 simon jones 04:32:32
198 Carwyn Jones-Evans 05:22:59
199 Meurig Jones-Evans 05:22:59
200 Andy Jordan 04:43:40
201 Dan Kaye 03:31:21
202 James D Kelday 03:36:08
203 David  Wellings 04:57:36
205 Darren King 04:53:56
207 Martin Anthony Knight 04:12:20
208 Richard Kubilius 03:47:48
209 Iain Lamont 04:42:18
210 Charlie Lane 03:37:56
211 Tom Langrick 03:54:00
212 Owen Langton 04:45:04
213 stuart law 05:12:18
215 Steve Le Breton 03:54:04
216 Robert Lea 03:19:19
217 Gary Lee 04:15:10
218 Stephen Leighton 03:01:08
219 Richard Lewis  
220 Ade Lewis 04:08:08
221 Christian Lewis 03:53:53
222 Daryl Littlewood 04:41:38
223 Stephen Littlewood 04:41:39
224 Josh Lloyd 03:35:14
225 Max Lloyd 03:53:41
226 Nick Loughlin retired
227 Andrew  Loveland 04:25:11
228 Rob Lowe 05:58:38
229 andy macdonald 05:58:33
230 Simon MacDonald retired
231 Fraser Mackay 04:42:17
232 Jo Magill 04:47:56
233 Nathan Male 04:29:04
235 Joseph Manley 04:44:45
236 Graham Marriott 04:06:19
237 Lyndon Marsh 04:12:41
238 James Martin 02:42:02
240 Jim McAra 03:26:22
241 Mark McAree 05:01:47
242 jason McCarthy 03:30:14
243 Stuart Meese 04:20:18
244 Roger Merrick 04:13:14
245 Peter Millichap 05:35:29
247 Cheri Mills 03:11:16
248 alan mines 04:47:56
249 Adam Mitchell 04:53:28
250 Clare Mitchell 04:53:40
251 ian molesworth 05:16:44
252 Lee Monks 02:50:07
253 Oliver Moore 03:33:27
254 pauline moore 05:35:35
255 jake  moore 05:28:52
256 Nicholas Morgan  
257 Ben Morgan 03:51:29
258 John Morgan 05:24:45
259 Robert Morgan 05:31:29
261 Rick Morgan 05:29:36
262 Sean Morris 04:25:12
264 huw morris 04:30:32
266 Jason Mosley 05:09:09
267 neil mottershead 03:34:52
268 Stephen Murfin 04:42:04
269 David Newport 03:57:12
270 Chris Oakley 04:05:27
271 Charlie Oakley 05:16:31
272 del oliver 03:43:04
273 Andrew Onions 03:17:18
274 Andrew Bave 03:57:16
275 Reg Owens 04:45:17
277 Lewis Page 03:09:24
278 Paul Page 04:08:54
279 Gary Palmer 05:10:17
280 Luke Pardoe 05:47:11
282 Dominic Parkes 04:17:07
283 Stephen Parry 04:38:07
284 Jo Patterson 04:27:20
285 rob patterson 04:27:21
286 Adrian Peck 04:36:27
287 Rob Pengelly 04:02:16
289 Daryl Phillips 04:02:15
290 Andrew phillips 04:16:08
293 Darren Plumb 04:41:58
294 Nigel Pocock 05:53:56
295 Graham Pocock 05:54:06
296 Anco Post 04:38:16
297 Glenn  pound 04:49:37
298 Alison Powell 04:33:05
299 Mike Powell 04:33:04
300 ian powell 03:22:32
301 Aubrey Powell 06:25:59
302 Dave Power 04:17:31
303 russell price 04:18:58
304 Ed Prosser 05:33:36
306 Alex Pryde 05:36:27
307 Andrew Pryde 05:36:28
308 Dave  Pugh 04:24:14
309 Karl Pugh 04:09:51
310 Scott Pugh 03:28:15
311 Richard Pugh 06:21:10
312 Leah Pullen 06:00:34
313 David Ramsbottom 04:21:39
314 Steve Rea 03:42:57
315 Symon Read 04:24:58
316 Adam Reeves 04:15:01
317 Edward Reynolds 03:10:03
318 Andy Rice 04:43:50
319 Andy  Ridley 03:51:25
320 Timothy Rigby 05:21:44
322 Dave Roberts 04:20:26
323 Chris Robson 05:13:10
324 Chris Rogers 03:24:07
325 Peter  Ross 04:28:46
326 Hazel Ross 06:04:24
327 mark rowley 05:34:10
328 Shaun Rutherford 05:05:17
329 Paul RYAN 05:42:23
330 Jon Ryder 03:57:07
331 Ed Sandercock 04:39:17
332 Alistair Scott 04:33:25
333 Douglas Scott 06:01:17
334 Christopher Seymour 04:03:12
335 Paul Sharples 04:44:40
336 Nick Shenston 04:37:31
337 Phil Sheppard 04:01:48
338 andrew short 05:28:49
339 Graham Simcox 04:37:48
340 David Simpson 03:33:47
341 kevin sleigh 04:13:20
342 Katie Smart 06:13:26
343 David Smart 03:42:56
344 Chris Smith 04:12:25
345 Mathew  Smith 04:21:50
346 Debbie Smith 04:56:37
347 Jonathan Smith retired
348 Gavin Sobkowiak 05:01:41
349 Phil Spain 05:37:52
350 Richard Sparks 04:11:46
351 Gerald Speich 04:35:27
353 Peter  Storey 04:39:16
354 James Sutherland 04:11:36
355 Phil Sweeney 02:43:24
356 Neal Taylor 03:53:46
357 Philip Thomas 03:07:54
358 David Thomas 04:01:19
359 Huw Thomas 02:42:37
360 ROBIN THOMAS 06:01:12
361 Robert Thompson 04:20:19
362 Jim Tipp 03:03:37
363 Andy Trinder 04:39:18
364 Greg Turner 04:25:38
365 Lee  Turner 03:50:57
367 Stefano Valducci 04:25:40
368 Monica Vasquez 06:21:10
370 Joseph Vine 04:05:27
371 Gareth Vine 04:45:30
372 franc volcansek 03:09:04
373 Nicholas Wadge 05:09:05
375 David Wallace 03:59:56
376 James Walters 04:28:33
377 Chris Ward 04:27:23
378 Emma  Wareham 03:35:15
379 Ian Warr 04:09:18
380 Jody Waters 04:53:28
381 Antony  Watson 04:54:15
382 Stuart Weatherley 04:35:23
383 Ian Weaver 04:57:01
384 Simon Webberley 03:57:16
385 Aaron West 04:05:29
386 Scott Whetton 04:24:47
387 Peter White 04:33:25
389 Anthony  whitney 04:36:19
390 Robert Wilcox 04:16:24
391 GREG WILLIAMS 04:35:54
392 myles wilson 03:34:30
393 Andrew Woodall 03:56:24
394 Richard Woolland 04:34:52
395 Chris Worrallo 04:24:00
396 Michael Wright 03:26:50
397 Glen Wright 04:20:20
398 Gary Yeates 04:01:19
399 Sharon Yeates retired
400 Charles Young 04:48:32
  Les  Ball 04:56:02

Leading by example, getting ahead on the Batch Burner

For 2017 Norbury School head teacher Mr Ball will once again be addressing the crowd at the start of the event  before the Children ring the School bell to set the riders off . But this year he will then be getting on his bike to ride the course. Accompanied by wife Lynn the pair have been in Batch Burner training alongside helping out with event planning plus the organizing of the Junior Batch Burner and a little trail building alongside the day to day running of Norbury Primary School.

 

We think it’s great to see a head teacher inspiring and setting such a positive example, we know he has already been out scouting the route plus with the Junior Batch Burner on the 19th of May he will be well practiced come Batch Burner day. Please help support Mr Ball in his Batch Burner challenge by donating to the Norbury School just giving page and helping spread the word.

Look out for Lynn and Les Ball out on the Long Mynd, good luck folks and keep pedaling 

2017 Junior Batch Burner

The children of Norbury Primary School and Nursery would appreciate your help, Norbury Primary School and Nursery is an outstanding, small, rural school set amongst the rolling South Shropshire Hills. In light of the ongoing funding cuts to education and closure of so many rural schools, our children want to ensure that their school is able to continue and thrive for years to come. We believe that outstanding learning is achieved through challenge and practical experiences. Aptly, inspired by our annual PTA fundraiser, The Batch Burner - a 53km, gruelling Mountain bike challenge - our children are going to challenge themselves and undertake the 2017 course - The Junior Batch Burner. All pupils will take part in the event on the 19th May 2017, from Nursery to Year 6. Our fully trained 9 to 11 year olds will attempt the whole challenging Batch Burner course in a relay fashion whilst the younger children will complete their section in a monitored, suitable, safe environment....all on wheels.

Norbury School MTB class

All money raised will go towards the desperately needed proposed expansion of our school premises to ensure Norbury Primary School and Nursery can thrive in this forever demanding financial climate. The children would like to seek your support in whatever way possible. Whether it be through promoting our event or making a donation to the cause. We would be so grateful for your help. We will not be beaten, the children are going to get on their bikes and fight for the future sustainability of their school. For more information please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or simply visit our Just Giving Page. Thank you for your support.

The Children of Norbury Primary School and Nursery. 01588 650 207 www.norbury.shropshire.sch.uk

Norbury School MTB class

We have a new sponsor for 2017  the Bridges YHA

As we approach the go-live for entries to this year Batch Burner, I’m sure everyone has made a New Year’s resolution to increase (or start) your training regime.  Here at BBHQ we’d love to hear your training stories, good or bad J.  If you’re choosing to make the Long Mynd your training ground, why not make a trip of it and stay with one of our partners?

 This year Mick Boulton from the YHA Bridges in Ratlinghope is one of our main sponsors.  Mick and his family bought this wonderfully traditional YHA back in the 90’s and have modernised it to what is now; a very comfortable rural idyllic place to stay.  One Trip Advisor reviewer describes the hostel as “Like something out of an Enid Blyton novel“ which seems appropriate seeing as The Bridges YHA was first founded in 1931 (the decade in which Blyton published some of her most famous works).  The Shropshire Way runs past the front door, running east up to the Long Mynd and West to the Stiperstones with excellent trails for bike riding or walking, so plenty of scope for Batch Burner training. Mick & team provide excellent facilities for cyclists with a secure cycle store on site as well as the all-important drying room.  Of course, you will have built up an appetite during your ride so why not enjoy a hearty home-cooked meal to replace those burned calories, followed by a pint at The Bridges pub right next door?  Once you’ve replenished your reserves you can simply relax in front of the open fire in the hostel’s cosy lounge.

 

Mick was also sweeper for us on our first Batch Burner in 2013 and was very generous with advice and help on setting up this event. He is a very keen mountain/road biker himself and runs week long alpine road cycling tours in the summer over the French alps as well as a summer solstice‘ dusk to dawn’ ride here in Shropshire. Do give him a call if you are interested in joining in.  ph 01694 722350

This small hostel, once the old village school, is tucked away in the Shropshire hills with the Long Mynd to the east and Stiperstones to the west. It is an ideal spot for ramblers with the Shropshire Way passing close by and a great network of uncrowded paths to explore. Ideally situated for the End to End cycle route and plenty of mountain biking opportunities. The nearby small towns of Church Stretton, Ludlow, Much Wenlock, Bishops Castle and sleepy Montgomery are all worth a visit. There’s also the Acton Scott working farm museum and Snailbeach former lead mines close by. The hostel has a good kitchen, lounge with wood fire, books and games, a drying room, a food shop and a large garden. One en suite room has some facilities for the disabled, phone to discuss your requirements. Meals are available, camping is allowed and there is a pub nearby.

Saracen bikes confirmed as our 2016 mug sponsor

 

To maximise our income for Norbury School we rely heavily on donations of time, services and hard cash to deliver the event. Producing 350 limited edition mugs takes a big chunk of the entrance fee that’s we are so grateful for the team from Saracen bikes sponsoring the 2016 mug. A great British cycle company with a focus on producing great bikes designed with the UK trail rider in mind which fits in just fine with the Batch Burner. The Saracen demo truck will be on site on event day if you have any energy left to tryout some great bikes.