40 Teams signed on for the start of the annual Macmillan 4x4 UK Challenge which set off from Hereford at 10:00 am on Saturday 8th March 2003. 30 hours and 850 miles later 38 Teams completed the event in Cheshire after navigating via East Anglia and Scotland. Among their number was novice navigator Charlie Dimmock who despite an observationally distracted driver brought her team home on 74 points in 4th Overall position.
Sponsorship so far received is nudging the £20,000 mark 100% of which goes to Macmillan Cancer Relief
See top results below:
Trophy Points Driver / Navigator Vehicle
1st Overall 88 David Standring / John Standring Land Rover Discovery TD5 2nd Overall 86 Giles Lowther / Stewart Hobbs Toyota Land-cruiser 3rd Overall 75 David Roderick / Chris Wright Nissan Terrano II 2.7D lwb 4th Overall 74 Russ Brown / Charlie Dimmock Land Rover Defender 90 300 Tdi 4th Overall 74 Martin Madge / Lynda Edwards Land Rover Freelander 6th Overall 72 Mike Stapleton / David Kent Land Rover Defender 110 Crew-Cab 1st Off-road 42 Nick Bevan / Richard Price Nissan DZZ 2.5d 2nd Off-road 41 Nigel Christopher / Kat Christopher Land Rover 110 County 1st Night Navigation 21 Darren Parrott / Neil Herbert Land Rover Defender 2.5 Tdi 2nd Night Navigation 20 Russell Hobson / Chris Vowles Land Rover Discovery TDi Highest Sponsorship £2,699.24 Andy Handford / Katie Vandersteen-Hague Range Rover 3.5 Vogue Spirit of the Event David Griffiths / Karen Griffiths Land Rover 110, Land Rover 90 and an AA recovery truck.Published 17 March 2003