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Great news - Ralph Phillips has agreed to stand as Club Chair and was voted in at the committee meeting on Friday. Ralph can generally be found in the SI tent at events or can be contacted by email. Club committee meetings take place every month, so if you've got something that needs discussing, please contact Ralph.
Ultrasport's Ian Kevan will be cycling 500miles in 5 days to raise funds in support of The Battle Back Centre at Lilleshall. The centre supports wounded, injured and sick Armed Forces personnel.
Ian hopes to raise £5000 towards the purchase of some electric mountain bikes. Further details about Ian's ride, where you can join him and how you can make a donation can be found here.
Well done Ian.
The YBT Final is the biggest junior event of the year and the culmination of the season. It’s always a fantastic day out with guaranteed sunshine, ice cream and probably some orienteering! 😉
We need to take as large a squad as possible. The more juniors we have running, the more we push down the scores of other teams and the better we will do. It would be fantastic if all our juniors could make it and represent the club. EVERYONE’S run is valuable!
Welcome to our new club secretary, Liam Marsh and social secretary, Jane Lambert. They were appointed at the AGM on 1st June and will join the large team who help to keep our club active and vibrant. Please contact them via the contact page if you have any good ideas.
This year the senior performance shields went to Ali High and Roger Maher for their performance in major competitions over the last 12 months. The girls performance certificates and vouchers were awarded to Scarlet Heap in 1st, Ffion Jones in 2nd and Heather High in 3rd. The boys performance certificates and vouchers went to Tommy Heap in 1st, Stan Heap in 2nd and Ben Chapman in 3rd.
Are you a regular tweeter who comes along to many of our events? We need your help to raise our profile. We have a small team of people who do a great job of publicising events through the website and social media, but we think we could do better and need some extra help with our twitter feed. Please contact Anna Chapman if you can help us.
Roger Maher M80 does the double and becomes British Champion and JK Champion. Roger is going as strong as ever and combined fast running with careful navigation across the Yorkshire Dales to bring home another victory.
Other notable successes over the weekend were Tommy Heap M14 who gained a bronze medal in the long distance and our two relay teams; Men's Short team (Sam Leitch, Stan Heap, Will Heap) and Junior Ad Hoc team (Tommy Heap, Ben Chapman, Ffion Jones) who gained silver medals.
Volunteers are the heart of our club. Every event is run by volunteer club members and all are encouraged to get involved. It's a great way to learn new skills and get to know your fellow Southdowners a little better.
Our Volunteer Coordinator Di Turner is responsible for finding Planners, Organisers and Controllers for events. The Event Planners usually find their own volunteers for the 'on the day’ tasks such as map sales, newcomer assistance, first aid, car parking and control collecting, however, Di will also help find volunteers for these positions if required. In addition to this our IT team, responsible for registration and download, is always keen to train up new helpers and Di will happily put you in touch with them.