Steve Ireland (Wor Events) after the loss and closure of Nantmawr Quarry steve has organised a brand new event THE TOUGH 100 the most exciting hard enduro event to hit the U.K
The Tough 100 Race Boss, Steve Ireland said: ” CF Racing and Graham Jarvis have made this a very exciting event now and the landowners have given us some simply superb terrain to go at ….I personally am very excited for the T100 and cant believe it’s so nearly here…..I must say a massive thankyou to CF Racing for once again supporting all things WOR …..The event will hopefully be enjoyed by a whole spectrum of riders as we go from the Novice class through to the World’s best Extreme Enduro rider all on the same track in the same fantasic mountain race….
Fresh from what can only be described as one of the best Erzberg wins ever…..and showing his total domination of all things Extreme Enduro is Graham Jarvis….”Grimbo” as he is fondly known, will be on the Rockstar Energy Factory Racing Husqvarna and will be taking part in the race ….But not as you may think!!!! The last ever winner of the old Tough one is back…..
Being the ONLY Pro rider in the race … (A very strong Expert class is the top group in this inaugural event) Grimbo will become a chasing “Hare ” for the hounds as opposed to the Hounds chasing the Hare….
Starting 15 minutes behind the grid and hoping to carve his way through the pack on his Husky TE300 will make some great TV, Some very exciting Live spectating and add a really nice spice to an already very interesting recipe of Extreme Enduro at the T100.
If Graham gets to the front by the end of the race he will be named the event winner….However …The prize money and the event Kudos will still go to the top 3 Expert riders . This is a real chance for the Experts to put the hammer down and try to fend off one of the greatest riders on the planet …and a reward to the Expert class for many years taking a back seat to the PRO class at the original Tough One events….
I’m delighted Graham is taking part, after all he won that fantastic final Tough One at Nantmawr with simply awesome speed and skill….and to have the best rider in the World at the new Tough 100 is just brilliant especially in this new role of chasing the pack down….
I’m also pleased that this new format will give something back to the hardy Experts that have come out in a very solid group to support the event….
“The Tough One has gone, memories of the UK’s most well known and revered extreme enduro are left to Nantmawr Quarry last February, Graham Jarvis and David Knight having an amazing battle with Jarvis taking the title. A new era for that special event is here in the form of the TOUGH 100, See what WOR have done there? One – 100, A continuation of the famous name but a brand new Extreme Enduro for the riders and spectators to look forward to with a new format and new venue confirmed for early summer this year. Running over two days the event will have a Qualifier on day one followed by the big event on day two, catering for lots of classes and skill levels this will be an event not to miss.
With the track already well passed the design and planning stage and looking in fantasic shape it is just now a case of counting down the weekends till it happens…
We are delighted to announce a Title sponsor and the Number 1 Extreme Enduro rider in the World on board as a very special addition to the event.
CF Racing the UK’s Number 1 Husqvarna Enduro dealer are once again fully behind WOR Events and have title sponsered the T100! The riders will wear the lovely CF Racing bibs and the North Wales based shop will be on hand to talk all things Husqvarna …. It again shows the superb support and effort that CF Racing make in supporting the Extreme Enduro scene and especially the WOR Events branded productions.
Grimbo is the Tough One…
Rail The Trail, The Qualifier: An evening time qualifier on day one will see the riders take on a “normal” 2.5 hour Hare Scrambles, covering a flowing and fun 5 mile lap, The riders overall finishing score will determine their start line position for Sundays main race. The need for some speed here will ensure a great start for the main race. The Qualifier will run from 7pm till 9.30pm on the Saturday Evening finishing in the dusk. Every rider qulaifies even if dnf….It means your just at the back row on the Sunday Morning.
TOUGH 100, The Main Race: Starting at 10am Sharp on the Sunday Morning, the riders will line up in groups of 15 as per their score from the qualifier, They will then tackle 100 miles of testing, challenging, demanding yet achievable and enjoyable terrain with a 5 hour time allowance over a 10 mile lap. Following on from WOR’s successful Sucker Punch extreme enduro format, riders in all classes get a fantastic chance to complete and finish the event irrespective of the fastest riders times. (APPROX )10 laps = Gold, 9 laps = Silver, 8 laps = Bronze with 7 laps being required to be deemed a finisher.
The Venue: Tyn Twyll or Berwyn Leisure Park, However you may know it, is a long standing venue of WOR and its beautifully situated location in North Wales, Not far from Wrexham, will be a perfect home for this special new event. Working very closely with the land owners, The organising team will deliver a course like no other before at this venue, with a course that will follow a trail of natural terrain made up of monster mountain climbs and down hills, Bracken Strewn off cambers, Technical twisty woodlands, fast and flowing linking sections, boggy sections, streams, rocky gulley’s, a MX section, moorlands and much more, Think a mini version of the Romainiacs, A UK version and minitaure taste of the Carpathian Mountains set right here on the tops of this stunning venue. It will offer a true extreme enduro experience for all skill levels to enjoy. The lap is sensibly planned to be safely marshalled and sustainable in its entirety.
The Media: WOR will once again guarantee quality pre and post event media with TV already confirmed, Web coverage and video clips and of course the national motorcycle press will all be running features and reports on the event.
The Sparkly bits: A £1000 prize fund awaits the winners in The EXPERT CLASS £500 1st – £300 2nd £200 3rd – T100 Finishers Plaque to all finishers ..
Photos: The Tough One 2016
Full Details at: http://www.worevents.com/