|Okay, I know, I said there probably wouldn’t be a newsletter this week but somethings just can’t wait and this week we have three such items.
We have, are you sitting down, a report from the triathlon section ! Seriously, many many thanks to Simon Taylor for his article. Simon suggests that this might be the first of many. Much joy.
There’s also a write up on the Midland T&F Championships last weekend. More success for our talented members.
This is the 250th edition of the newsletter and it is only right that it should be celebrated with a very special event, so we have details of a truly magical night at the track last Friday.
It was our very own Super 2 competition.
If I’m honest, it was difficult not to get quite moved after such a wonderful evening.
The event was organised in record time. The event was organised to give all of our young athletes the chance to be with and have some fun with their training groups, with no pressure and no expectations.
Paul Bearman and Carolyne Johnston worked tirelessly to make it happen. I think Carolyne must have been data inputting in her sleep in the days leading up to it. They were supported on the night by an army of some 30 volunteers and from where I was standing it seemed to run like clockwork.
And goodness me what a joy it was to be there, to see the smiles on the faces of the 80+ young athletes, to see the smiles on the faces of the many volunteers, to see the smiles on the faces of the many parents in attendance. To listen to the banter, the glorious glorious banter.
What a club.
Simply the Best.
Good luck to those of you who are competing in the Midlands League T&F fixture at the weekend and also in our first Vets T&F fixture for 21 months at Redditch next Wednesday.
Good luck also to any of you competing in any events anywhere.
If you are competing, please let me have a report.
I know it was the Not Offa’s Dyke 15 last weekend, sadly we don’t have a report on this. I realise that road running is a big part of what many of our senior members do and it is hoped that in the not too distant future we will return to having regular reports on these events. I understand the powers that be on on the look out for a member or members to compile these reports