CLASS V

PAST WINNERS – CLASS V

1983 – present

Class V was introduced in 1983 and caters for “Veterans”. To win this class, teams of three with a minimum combined age of 100 has to cover approximately 45 miles in the fastest time.

Originally, the route was from Buriton to Devil’s Dyke, but when the Buriton start was removed in 2015, this was changed to Bignor to Falmer. This is a similar, but slightly longer, distance.

CURRENT RECORD

10 hours 39 minutes set in 2015 by West Sussex County Caving Team

RECORD UNDER PRE-2015 RULES

(Buriton to Devil’s Dyke – 45 miles)

7 hours 58 minutes set in 2008 by Thrust Scout Fellowship

TABLE OF PAST WINNERS

Year

Team Name

Team Members

Time

2017 No winner
2016 West Sussex County Caving Team Neil Phillips Carl Clarke Paul Wilman 10:52
2015 West Sussex County Caving Team Alistair Smith Carl Clarke Paul Wilman 10:39
2014 No winner
2013 150 South Downs Express David Hatton Rhoda Hatton Mike Essex 10:31
2012 147 South Downs Express David Hatton Rhoda Hatton Mike Essex 10:44
2011 West Sussex County Mountaineering Team David Hatton David King Keith Moss 10:24
2010 Pegasus / Battersea Oldies David Hatton David King Michael Essex 10:21
2009 Pegasus Old Boys David Hatton Keith Moss Dave King 09:51
2008 Thrust Allan Clarke Dan Stuart Colin Murrell 07:58
2007 Pegasus David Hatton Keith Moss David King 08:19
2006 Pegasus ESU Dave Hatton Keith Moss Dave King 09:12
2005 Pegasus ESU Dave Hatton Russell Jones Keith Moss 09:05
2004 Pegasus South London Donkeys David Hatton Russell Jones Mike Essex 09:25
2003 Thrust Scout Fellowship Tony Radmall Colin Murrell Harvey Smith 09:54
2002 Not contested
2001 Not contested
2000 Pegasus VSU 09:42
1999 TSAS Unit Two + One Steve Weiss Colin Tilbrook Alan Beckley 09:56
1998 TSAS Unit Two + One 09:14
1997 TSAS Unit Two + One 09:59
1996 H.S.B. Crawlers 09:41
1995 H.S.B. Crawlers 10:07
1994 Battersea Power 10:39
1993 Thurrock Scout Activity Section 10:51
1992 5th Crawley 13:10
1991 Thurrock Scout Activity Section 11:11
1990 1st Lewes 10:04
1989 Battersea Power 09:32
1988 Battersea Power 08:40
1987 Battersea Fellowship 09:47
1986 Six Legged Chicken 12:02
1985 Battersea Scout Fellowship 09:06
1984 1st Three Bridges 13:08
1983 1st Three Bridges 12:04