Not a lot to report this month.
Thank you to everyone who kept things going during my absence in July. I am happy to be back with you all, along with a clean bill of health.
Thank you to those who sent me cards and emails, your thoughts were very much appreciated.
In last month’s newsletter I must have scared everyone with my reminder about kitchen closing times! I didn’t mean for everyone to vacate the building earlier than usual, it was really meant as a reminder to the few members who don’t bring their mugs to the kitchen, until the last tray has gone into the steriliser, also to those who are pouring coffee as the kitchen is closing.
Also in last month’s newsletter I reminded you all about saving wine bottle tops and can tabs. Now I have to tell you that Kidney Kids are having some difficulties with getting these to the recycler.
In the meantime please save them at home. When Kidney Kids sort out their problem I will let you know when to start bringing them back to the club. I believe they are trying to find an alternative, which will be discussed at their next board meeting.
Half Marathon – Tuesday 10th September 8.30am start
Now is the time to start thinking about making up your teams for the half marathon. Its time also, to be timing yourself on the course, for the estimated time trophy. Details are on pages 12,13,& 14 of our booklet.
There will be the usual pot luck lunch afterwards and results will be available at lunchtime.
Entry fee is $1 per person (winner takes all) and the entry forms will be available later in the month.
Important Notice Re Half Marathon on September 10th - Updated on August 15th
Last year we trialled a mass start for the team walkers/runners in our Half Marathon.
Due to many requests from members to do this again for this year’s event, please note the following change.
All TEAMS of 4 members will start together at 9.00am NOT 8.30am as previously notified.
Don’t forget that ONE of your team members will still need to do the track lap at the beginning.
All entrants completing the whole event as an individual entry or a 2 person team will start at 8.30am. as previously advertised.
Lunch and results will be when the last walker is home.
Your committee are presently planning the 4 summer outings. The first outing will be in October and the destination will be announced in next month’s newsletter, it will be local and we will travel by (Howick) bus.