The Preston - 1st/2nd December 2018
Sponsored by Preston's Garages of Writtle.
Winners of the 2017 Preston: Mark Banham / Mathew Smalley
Entries will open at 8am on Monday 1st October.
Payment will be by bank transfer or cheque.
Event fleece jackets can be paid for with your entry, size details are here:
Marshal registration will also open on the 1st October.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary, the first 100 marshals to register online will receive an event fleece, limited to two per marshalling crew. Fleeces will be ordered on the 1st November, so register with your size before then.
Welcome to the 40th running of the ‘One and Only’ Preston, sponsored as always by Preston’s Garages Ltd of Writtle, Chelmsford, Essex. In keeping with the last 20 years, this year we will once again be supporting the East Anglian Air Ambulance charity.
After 12 years, Bob and I will be standing down as Clerks of the Course. In its current format The Preston takes best part of 9 months to organise and this takes its toll. We have been very fortunate in having a fairly consistent organising team throughout this time as well and the general view is that we all need a break. Currently there is no volunteer organising team to run alongside us, hence why we think this may be the “Last and Only”. With that thought in mind, we have been working even harder to make this event truly memorable for all the right reasons.
The entry fee includes funding for special Preston memorabilia for crews and marshals. We have also commissioned some “40th Anniversary One and Only” fleeces available for any competitor would like one and can be purchased at the time of entry at a subsidised cost of £25.
To accommodate the additional entries, we have secured Snetterton circuit as our start and finish venue. Trailer parking will be available at Snetterton with 24 hours site security. This new start and finish venue has allowed us to recce a new area and in keeping with the past 12 years we have secured some new land.
Notwithstanding the dry summer unless it is frosty, mud is guaranteed. As the saying goes, it is only the depth that varies. Furthermore, all this will be within a max 5 miles of the A11. Around 180 miles in total with 2 petrol halts. Currently there will be around 25 sections with the ‘mileage that counts’ amounting to approximately 120 miles and as ever about 98% of that will be un-surfaced.
Entries open on 1st October
Brian Jaggs, Bob Blows, Clerks of the Course, on behalf of the Organising Team