Monday, 25 February 2013
Tuesday, 9 October 2012
Friday, 15 June 2012
Sorry, but I came over all LJS, no not the cr#p boy band but old Long John himself. It's ever since Jan gave me those crutches to help out with me poorly knee when I joined the (growing) list of Maltby sick lame and lazy. In fact I may paint them yellow and green and make them the club crutches because you can bet that they will get used again.
On a serious note it has been an absolute blast since my last blog , what with the terrific weekends in London and Berlin and the past weekend with our French friends. We had a great but busy time over a very hectic 3 days with Christian, Jose and the gang. All those who helped and joined in will know what i mean and I sincerely thank those for the very hard work that they put in. For those who missed out, all I can say is you missed a terrific time.
Anyway, they are now back in the land of Champagne having once again cemented Anglo french relationships.
Upcoming events are The Abbey Dash and the Bawtry Forest Race, two great events that I hope that you will support in one way or another.
Time to go. I won't take as long next time.
PS FACT. The national "Talk like a Pirate day" is 19th September and is based on the accent that Robert Newton gave in his portrayal of the fictional character in the Disney movie Treasure Island.
Tuesday, 31 January 2012
The Bash seemed to go OK and it was, for me a blast from the past. Apart from a good number of MRC members there was my siblings, old friends and (former) work colleagues. Indeed, 3 of the band were Council colleagues and the DJ and his brother John go back over 40 years. When Roger (DJ) was 17 and I was 19, we used to perform a ventriloquist act on the last bus back from Whiston to Rotherham. No you are wrong! Roger was the dummy!
The "do" could not have happened without Sheila who worked miracles. Special mention to Gail, Maureen, Lesley, Donna, Clair and Charlotte who worked wonders. Big thank you to the band and Roger. Indeed a big thanks you to everyone who turned up. I am very lucky to have good friends who can put up with my sense of humour. I was bowled over by the number of presents and the Running Club once again amazed me with their kindness.
As this is the first blog of 2012 may I wish everyone a very happy new(ish) year. There's a lot coming this year, what with Berlin, the visist of our good friends ACPI St Quentin, London marathon, and perhaps another trip? The AGM seemed to go extremely well and once again the club looks in good nick. Some of us older members are a bit crocked but what the heck?
Anyroadup, that's it for now
Tuesday, 29 November 2011
- The Bob Houghton Falling Over Award goes to Gavin Hamilton - outstanding achievement of 3 falls in one run. (special commendation to Bob H for falling over on two consecutive runs).
- The Jonathan Seagull Fake Bird Poo Award goes to Oz Osborne - copious amounts of sun cream on head whilst in Skye in June.
- The Evil Knievel Stunt Bike Award goes to Jan Sears - bit extreme, but what a recovery!
- The Mark Thatcher Map Reading Award goes to Caroline Southern- Boyd - 10 Round Rotherhams and still doesn't know the way.
- The Human Garmin Mileage Accuracy Award goes to Brian Lowndes - 26th July 2011. Never has six and halfish felt like 9 miles before. (Special festive offer below)
- The Bucket List Award goes to Ray Matthews - Hell knows what's next.
- The Phileas Fogg Travel Award goes to John (The Nomad) Proffitt - More holidays than Judith Chalmers.
- The Henry Kissinger Award For Tact And Diplomacy goes to Jim Rust for actually getting two teams to run the Round Rotherham Race.
- The Hansel and Gretal Lost In The Woods Award goes to Gary Durham. Acting the bear I guess.
- The I Can't Believe He's Not Got An Award Award goes to Mick Barber. No turning up the week before the race, no falling off ladders, Wednesday winning. Mickeylove what went right?
- The Scarlet Pimpernel Award goes to Barbara Rusling. She's a very busy lady - She's here she's there, she's every bl**dy where. And finally,
- The Top People Award goes to all MRC members and families. There's be no club without you. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all.
PS Order your Garmin for Christmas now- Let estimation be a thing of the past.
Friday, 11 November 2011
- Brian Lowndes - 1 hour :40 minutes: 01 second(1st Vet 60)
- Barbara Rusling - 1 :47:18 (1st FV 50)
- Chris Flintham - 1 :48:18 (estimated)
- me - 1 :49:52 (knackered at the end)
- Ray Matthews - 2:21:03(2nd Vet 70)
Also mentioned in dispatches are Maltby second claim members, who ran in their first claim colours of Clowne:-
- Simon Sleney - 1:21:47 (21st overall)
- Paul Sadler -1:29:06 (must have been the speed session the week before the race Paul)
- Roger Fokinther 1:39:52 (welcome to the club Roger)
All in all a splendid , well organised weekend.
Cheers John and Lynda
Next blog is the Bobscars -my special awards to members