E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Tuesday, 24th November 2015 @ 10:20am
Hey Bowliners and friends,
At the weekend we had a group of Bowliners in residence at the club hut for our REC Level 2 Emergency First Aid course. The course was delivered by Snowdonia First Aid and it was by far the best first aid course I've ever attended with a very practical approach to first aid in a mountain setting. We will no doubt be looking to offer a course like this again in the future.
Whilst I was at the hut I also got to admire the new guttering which has been installed last week by Paul Parker and Pete Bottrill. Thank you very much guys!
E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Monday, 16th November 2015 @ 10:50am
We had a great turnout for the clubs annual dinner on Saturday night. As well as enjoying the tasty food and fairly copious quantities of drinks at Le Bistrot Pierre, we were also treated to the customary speech by our chairman Richard Freer. Richard noted that it was great to be able to talk about the plethora of climbing related activities and achievements from this year. And of course we got to hand out a few awards to club members in celebration of some of these "achievements":
The Futures Bright award (for embracing change) - Paul Parker
The Ball Bearing award (for getting lost) - Michelle Aukland and Suzie Imber
The Nightingale award (for getting benighted) - Loz Kisson and Tony Hextall
The Wings award (for the biggest climbing fall) - Simon Perry
The Adventurer award (the clues in the name) - Suzie Imber
The Awesome Award (thanks everyone!) - Andy Potter
E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Friday, 13th November 2015 @ 4:40pm
One of the club members who has already paid for a place on our REC Level 2 Emergency First Aid course on the weekend of 21st November is unfortunately now unable to attend. If anyone is interested in grabbing their place on the course get in touch with me.
E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Sunday, 8th November 2015 @ 11:32pm
Yet again our ever popular Charnwood Hills Race has sold out incredibly quickly. Last year was our first for online entry with all 350 places going in 22 hours. This year we had a set date and time for ticket sales opening which was well publicised in advance. And as a result all the places were gone in just over 1 hour, amazing!
So if you are not running the race on Sunday 7th Feb do come along and help out. The race is a big source of income for the club which helps to us to keep the costs to our members, such as membership fees and hut fees, to a minimum.
The club annual dinner is coming up this Saturday. But before that we have bouldering on Tuesday and climbing on Thursday!
Some of the award winners at the club annual dinner The full awards list as follows: - The Futures Bright award (for embracing change) - Paul Parker - The Ball Bearing award (for getting lost) - Michelle Aukland and Suzie Imber - The Nightingale award (for getting benighted) - Loz Kisson and Tony Hextall - The Wings award (for the biggest climbing fall) - Simon Perry - The Adventurer award (the clues in the name) - Suzie Imber - The Awesome Award (well someone has to be) - Andy Potter