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Bowline CC - Welcome to 2015, Bowline style!

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Tuesday, 27th January 2015 @ 1:06am

Howdy Bowliners,

Gosh it seems like ages since I was last writing to you all (not long enough I hear you say). I suppose it actually has been quite a while but that is what happens when you are lucky enough to spend 16 days in the USA. Yes that's right I've got my climbing year off to a cracking start with two weeks of climbing in the simply stunning Joshua Tree national park, including a little diversion to Red Rock Canyon for some multi-pitch climbing. Although I could very easily launch in many details of a totally awesome trip I will spare you all for now (keep an eye out for a writeup at some point), because I want to mention a view important things. Not least of which is what you've all been waiting for... yes it's the Bowline Climbing Clubs 2015 meets list.

But first just a little reminder that we have a very busy week with lots of things for you to get involved with. We are Bouldering as usual this evening (Tuesday) at the climbing station. Then it is the BMC Midlands Area meeting on Wednesday. We have a club committee meeting on Thursday. Then on Saturday you can join us for Mountain Biking at Cannock Chase and of course we have the Charnwood Hills Race on Sunday. Details of all these events are of course on our website and listed below in the 'Upcoming meets' section for your convenience.

Mentioning our website we will soon be changing the way we email you all. I will be giving you more details probably in next weeks email.

Right so without further ado if you look down this email (after the 'Upcoming meets' section) you will find a full list of meets for this year. I will be adding these to website with more details over the coming weeks. But get these in your calendar now, as I am looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible over the course of this year. And remember, fun and adventure comes as standard!

Big Walls, Beards and Bagels (by Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker)

  • Friday, 20th February 2015 at 8pm
    Location: The Climbing Station, Empress Rd, Loughborough, LE11 1RH

    The Climbing Station…

Mountain Biking

  • Saturday, 31st January 2015 at 11am
    Location: Birches Valley Forest Centre, Cannock Chase, WS15 2UQ

    Join us for a relaxed days MTB trail riding at Cannock Chase. We will be riding the 'Money…

Club Committee Meeting

  • Thursday, 29th January 2015 at 7:30pm - 10pm
    Location: The Black Horse, Narrow Lane, Aylestone, Leicester LE2 8NA

    We have a team of club members who volunteer to be part of our committee and co-ordinate the…


Posted by Andy Railton, Wednesday, 31st December 2014 @ 4:17pm

  • Dear All,

    Annie's funeral is going to be on Tuesday the 6th Jan at Gilroes Cemetry at 11:30 a.m. Family flowers only, donations to "Coping with Cancer".

    The club will be making a donation.

    Andy Railton

Bowline CC - Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Thursday, 25th December 2014 @ 12:13am


Bowline CC - Bouldering Competition Results

E-mail sent by Andy Railton, Sunday, 21st December 2014 @ 12:09am

HI Everyone,

The results for the Bowline Bouldering Competition, just the points one, held on the 16th December are attached.


Andy Railton


Posted by Andy Railton, Saturday, 20th December 2014 @ 11:59pm

  • Hi Everyone,

    So we all had a really good night at the Climbing Station on Tuesday. 15 people took part in the competition.

    Tony Bishopp stormed to an unassailable lead with 207 points, ending up 50 points in front of his nearest rival Adam Rembiasz who scored 154 points, just one point in front of Simon Perry. Suzi Imber was the first female climber with 125 points.

    In the speed climbing competition Andy Richards had set a fiendishly hard and complex route that Adam Rembiasz climbed the fastest in just 47.66 seconds some 5 seconds ahead of the nearest challenger Tony Bishopp with a time of 52.41 seconds. A big thank you to the Climbing Station for hosting the event and letting us use the upstairs room for refreshments after the event and to Zoe Pickering who helped to organise the event and handed out raffle tickets to the competitors. Hope to see you all next year for a bit of Pre-Christmas fun.

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