Wednesday, 31 December 2014

December 2014 Newsletter

A short update for the end of the month. Probably only about 40% of the size of a full price newsletter. Still free, of course..

Saturday 27th December - Chingford League Race 3 - Trent Park - 2:30pm
Cross-country laughs in the face of Christmas and soldiers on, regardless of the national holiday.  So that means we must too.  After two races in the Men's A league we're in 3rd place, Men's B league we're in 2nd Place. Our women (current trophy holders) are in 2nd place behind Eton Manor.  We really need a good turnout to retain our standing in the league.  I've posted race details on the noticeboard.

Thursday Jan 1st - Serpentine 10k - Hyde Park - 11am
A good number of club members are running in this great race (entries now closed).  Come and breathe in the fresh air of Hyde Park and cheer them on. 

Saturday Jan 3rd -  Middlesex XC Championships - Alexandra Palace Park - 1pm / 1:45pm LAST CHANCE TO ENTER
Last chance to enter - drop me an email by Boxing Day if you'd like to run.  As usual, all the race details are on the noticeboard.

Tuesday Jan 6th - Annual Mob Match with Eton Manor - Leyton - 7:45pm start
As is tradition, our first session of the year is the Mob Match against Eton Manor.  This year it's their turn to host - this means there's no session at the clubhouse that night.  All the details are on the noticeboard.
Clubhouse Closed over the Christmas period
Please see this update from Chairman Dave Robinson about clubhouse opening hours over the festive period.  Monday circuits will continue to run as usual on 29th Dec and 5th Jan.  The first clubhouse session will be on Thursday January 8th.
Reminder - Subscriptions now due
The club's membership period runs from November each year.  The membership fees have been held for another year.  So, if you pay annually, NOW is the time to make arrangements to pay your fees.  For those who pay by monthly standing order, there is no need to make any changes.  Remember, we ask members to pay via bank transfer.  If you wish to pay by cash or cheque then you'll need to pay this in directly at HSBC bank (using the account details on the membership page of the website) and contact the membership to let them know you've paid so we can track you membership status electronically. Thank you to you all for your continued support of this great club.

Southerns & National XC Championships
Look out for a forthcoming message about these two event in the coming days.

Best wishes for the rest of the Christmas break and the new year.

Men's Road and Cross Country Captain

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