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18 minutes ago, ShyTalk said:

Slightly off topic, but was wondering who has held a track record for the longest (assuming the clock stops in the event of a track closure). I know Ricky Ashworth, has held the Sheffield track record for over 10 years.

I'm guessing that Hans Nielsen's time of 56.2 achieved at Oxford in 1988 may well have been one of the longest?

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26 minutes ago, steve roberts said:

I'm guessing that Hans Nielsen's time of 56.2 achieved at Oxford in 1988 may well have been one of the longest?

Not as long as Per Jonsson at Reading. He broke it on 12 October 1987 and it still stood at the end of 2008.

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I seem to remember that when I started going in 1974, Peter Craven still held a track record somewhere.

Not sure where it was now. Maybe Oxford? Or Coventry?

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53 minutes ago, arnieg said:

Not as long as Per Jonsson at Reading. He broke it on 12 October 1987 and it still stood at the end of 2008.

I recall that Hans broke the track record at Reading but was later withdrawn because it was achieved during a meeting that the tapes had failed and the starts were on the green light?

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26 minutes ago, Grachan said:

I seem to remember that when I started going in 1974, Peter Craven still held a track record somewhere.

Not sure where it was now. Maybe Oxford? Or Coventry?

Peter registered a time of 63 seconds at Cowley in 1963 and that held up until 1973 only because the track had been shortened by four yards during that season. If I recall Ole Olsen (?) ended the season as holder.

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12 minutes ago, steve roberts said:

I recall that Hans broke the track record at Reading but was later withdrawn because it was achieved during a meeting that the tapes had failed and the starts were on the green light?

Yes. But it was 

a) before, and

b) slower

- than Per's record.

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2 minutes ago, arnieg said:

Yes. But it was 

a) before, and

b) slower

- than Per's record.

Thanks for that...I can't recall the year or time. So long ago now!

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1 minute ago, steve roberts said:

Thanks for that...I can't recall the year or time. So long ago now!

58.4 vs 58.1 in May of the same year.

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On 3/19/2021 at 11:52 AM, steve roberts said:

Interesting to see Martin Ashby listed with 18...vastly underrated rider.

Great to watch Don Rogers on Saturday afternoon and Martin Ashby Saturday evening late 60s ;) According to Briggo Crash should have been World Champion. Quiet modest character, spoke to him at his workshop in Marlborough a few years ago. Was a regular on the Abbey terraces.

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44 minutes ago, auntie doris said:

Great to watch Don Rogers on Saturday afternoon and Martin Ashby Saturday evening late 60s ;) According to Briggo Crash should have been World Champion. Quiet modest character, spoke to him at his workshop in Marlborough a few years ago. Was a regular on the Abbey terraces.

If I recall Martin rode on the 1968 World Final without having a practice (?) as his promoter (Wally Mawdsley?) expected him to turn out for Exeter instead where, incidently, he had amassed an impressive average that season. Who knows if he had beem better prepared and on better equipment he may well have ended up on at least the rostrum?

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Current Berwick track record holder at Berwick is Craig Cook with a time of 62.8 which was set in August 2015, giving Berwick`s track alterations a new track record will be set after Ht1 of the National League match with Armadale.

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On 4/9/2021 at 6:23 PM, screm said:

Current Berwick track record holder at Berwick is Craig Cook with a time of 62.8 which was set in August 2015, giving Berwick`s track alterations a new track record will be set after Ht1 of the National League match with Armadale.

Was the track not altered before U 21 meeting last year,so there is already a new track record.?

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Talking of shortened tracks, I asked former Brummies promoter Joe Thurley back in 2007 why the old Ladbroke Stadium, Perry Barr track was shortened from 350 yards to 330 in 1974.

His reply was that it wasn't shortened, they'd just measured it properly! 

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PREMIERSHIP:
Belle Vue - 58.18 Dan Bewley (26 August 2019) 
Ipswich - 55.4 Niels-Kristian Iversen (5 September 2019)
King's Lynn - 57.60 Nicki Pedersen (11 September 2002)
King's Lynn [National League] - 59.50 Robert Lambert (19 June 2013)
Peterborough - 57.3 Danny King (23 June 2019) & Tyron Proctor (15 July 2019)
Peterborough [Conference League] - 63.4 Joe Cook (6 April 2003)
Sheffield - 59.1 Ricky Ashworth (14 October 2010)
Sheffield [Conference League] - 61.9 Trevor Harding (22 July 2002)
Wolverhampton - 52.69 Niels-Kristian Iversen (29 August 2016)
Wolverhampton (Raced as Cradley Heath) [National League] - 54.69 Josh Bates (9 August 2016)

CHAMPIONSHIP
Berwick - 62.8 Craig Cook (15 August 2015)
Birmingham - 56.6 Jason Lyons (25 June 2008) & Kevin Doolan (2 July 2008)
Birmingham [National League] - 58.6 Lee Smart (22 September 2010) 
Eastbourne - 57.0 Edward Kennett (27 July 2019) & Chris Harris (27 July 2019)
Edinburgh - 54.0 Craig Cook (14 August 2015)
Glasgow - 55.99 Tai Woffinden (4 August 2018) & Craig Cook (23 July 2019)
Kent - Championship record yet to be set.
Leicester - 59.94 Josh Bates (23 March 2019)
Newcastle - 61.0 Kenni Larsen (24 October 2010)
Plymouth - 48.12 Craig Cook (25 July 2015)
Plymouth [National League] - 49.56 Ellis Perks (27 July 2018) 
:Poole - 56.91 Antonio Lindback (14 June 2006) THIS IS AT PREMIERSHIP LEVEL
Redcar - 52.2 Chris Harris (22 October 2009)
Redcar [National League] - 54.9 Darcy Ward (25 September 2008)  
Scunthorpe - 55.18 Nicolai Klindt (5 September 2014)
Scunthorpe [National League] - 56.65 Ashley Birks (14 October 2011)

NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE
Armadale -  57.3 William Lawson (14 October 2005)
Belle Vue - 60.10 Dan Bewley (19 July 2017)
Berwick - NDL record yet to be set.
Eastbourne - 57.1 Adam Ellis (24 September 2016 & 7 October 2016)
Kent - 56.1 Adam Ellis (30 September 2016)
Leicester - 61.66 Ellis Perks (31 August 2019)
Mildenhall - 49.68 Steve Boxall (14 July 2013)
Newcastle - 64.6 William Lawson (16 May 2004)

OPEN LEAGUE TRACKS
Isle of Wight - 66.1 Stefan Nielsen (13 April 2017)
Iwade (Sittingbourne) - 58.0 Paul Hurry (Date Unknown)
Lydd - 51.2 Aaron Jackson (26 July 2020)

SOME DEFUNCT TRACKS
Bournemouth - 60.25 Jay Herne (24 September 2009)
Buxton - 52.9 James Wright (27 June 2004)
Cleveland - 54.2 Tai Woffinden (2 August 2007)
Coventry - 57.6 Chris Harris (22 May 2009)
Coventry [National League] - 60.6 Adam Ellis (14 August 2016)
Cradley Heath - 60.7 Hans Nielsen (18 July 1990)
Exeter - 64.6 Mikael Max (24 August 2003)
Halifax - 61.6 Michael Lee (Date Unknown)
Hull - 64.4 Magnus Karlsson (30 June 2004)
Lakeside - 56.8 Andreas Jonsson (30 May 2018)
London - 60.6 Jason Crump (1996)
Middlesbrough - 60.4 Joe Screen (1996) & Peter Karlsson  (1996)
Newport - 57.34 Charlie Gjedde (31 August 2011)
Newport [National League] - 59.04 Todd Kurtz (17 April 2011)
Norfolk - 64.2 Steve Bishop (30 August 1998) & Oliver Allen (19 September 1998)
Northside - 50.1 Josh Bates (17 June 2012)
Oxford - 56.2 Hans Nielsen (13 October 1988)
Reading - 58.1 Per Jonsson (12 October 1987)
Rye House - 54.7 Robert Lambert (1 August 2015)
Rye House [National League] - 56.4 Tai Woffinden (27 July 2007]
Scottish Monarchs -  62.9 Greg Hancock (1996)
Skegness - 65.4 Jason McKenna (7 June 1998)
Somerset - 55.12 Rory Schlein (17 July 2019)
Somerset [Conference League] - 57.4 Richard Juul (6 October 2000)
Stoke - 60.5 Tyron Proctor (8 August 2009) & Steve Johnston (26 September 2009)
Stoke (National League] - 62.0 Andrew Tully (29 August 2007)
Swindon - 60.30 Jason Doyle (11 July 2019)
Swindon (National Trophy) - 67.66 Zach Wajtknecht (25 May 2017]
Trelawny - 53.10 Emiliano Sanchez (20 August 2002)
Weymouth - 50.9 Tim Webster (8 August 2009)
Wimbledon - 56.4 Nathan Simpson & Henrik Gustafsson (Dates Unknown)
Wimbledon [Conference League] - 59.5 Wayne Barrett (18 July 2002)
Workington - 60.9 Craig Cook (12 August 2017)

 

  




  


 


 

  

 

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