Tuesday, 21 November 2017
Back in July on the Friday night before Thunder Run, a few of us sat on the A&T ASBO bus discussing our plans for the rest of the year and into 2018 when one person came up with the idea of doing something ‘Epic’. A few suggestions flowed over the following hours, but the idea that seemed most interesting was Birmingham to Manchester on foot as it suggested something to everybody that you were likely to talk to for the rest of your life as a ‘stupid’ thing to do.
Fast forward 5 Months and plans are now in place to not only do this, but to do it in the depth of Winter when the nights are longest and coldest (we said Epic).
On Friday 26th January 2018 at 11:00 Phil Spencer-Gray, Stu Maley-Jones and I (Dave Sloan) will set off from Birmingham New Street Station with the aim of arriving at Gin Pit Welfare Club by 12:00 on Saturday 27th.
Given the level of this challenge we would really love it if anybody from the club could get involved to help us out with regards to support, pacing etc. Particularly in the second half of the day. Carl has already offered his services as a support vehicle and I am sure Claire would get involved too and we would appreciate it if anyone else is interested in getting involved at any level. The sections are organised at around 10-miles each based around major road junctions and towns, and we plan to cover around 4 miles an hour through the night. All support would be great for morale, sanity etc and we would be happy if anybody wanted to take part in the challenge alongside us.
We will be going to the Whistling Wren after the track Parlauf on 11th December, so I will pencil this is as a time to go through the plans with anybody interested.
Otherwise, please drop one of us a message and we will be happy to help you make your mind up.
Wednesday, 15 November 2017
A&T PRESENTATION NIGHT
Gin Pit Village Club
SATURDAY 16th DECEMBER 2017
7pm for prompt 7.30pm start
Following recent Committee and Club meeting's it was agreed the awards up for grabs will be revised for 2017.
Awards to remain;
(Additional to Road, Fell, Cross Country, Triathlon, Ultra Championships)
1. Spirit of A&T
2. Most Improved
3. Tony Foster Award for Outstanding Achievement
New Awards for 2017;
4. A&T Male Athlete of the Year
5. A&T Female Athlete of the Year
6. Best Newcomer 2017
7. Commitment to Training Award
The following awards have been combined and replaced above as 4 & 5;
Male Runner of the Year
Female Runner of the Year
Male Triathlete of the Year
Female Triathlete of the Year
The Committee have carefully comprised a shortlist of 5 members for both A&T Male/Female Athlete of the Year, based on attendance at training, club race representation, PB's, performance, volunteering and overall commitment to A&T. This shortlist will be announced on Presentation Night and members will vote (anonymously!). If you are unable to attend but would like to cast a vote, let me know and I will send you the nominations privately and pass your vote to our Adjudicator, Mark our Club Secretary.
The Spirit of A&T will be voted anonymously by members on presentation night, no shortlist, just highest number of votes wins! Again, if you cannot attend, you are still eligible to vote as above.
London Marathon Ballot 2018
We have definitely been allocated 1 club place, awaiting confirmation on a further place. This will be drawn on the night. If you wish to be considered and meet criteria as previously published, please let me know and I will add you to the list below.
Jon Hall, Chris Bennett, Louise Simpson, Rob Foster, Phil Griffiths, Scott Priestley.
Pastie & Peas (Vegetarian option available) Any other dietary requirements please let me know. Plus treats, sweets and eats.
No tickets required! Just buy a raffle ticket for £1 to enter the Club Membership draw for 2018.
I'm sure it will be a great night celebrating another successful A&T year!
Please RSVP as soon as possible, miss it miss out!! No one will leave empty handed! :-)
Your host Captain CB
The third race in this year’s cross-country champs is this Saturday (18th) at Leverhulme Park, Bolton BL2 6EB
This is a Red Rose race so if you raced at LSV or Chorley, please wear the same number, otherwise, see Jackie who will provide you with a number
If you are not on the list of pre-entries held by Jackie, you can still enter on the day but, for Red Rose only, will have to go to registration and pay £10 to get a number
Start times - ladies 1:35 pm & men 2:15 pm
Course map is on the website www.redrosecrosscountry.co.uk/