2014 has begun very well with two great first events hosted by a couple of our new members and a packed-out party at Jo’s; thanks all! This month I’m going to try our book club for the first time and try not to let all the nights out we have in the diary get in the way of training for my first 10k race later this month!
We’re still planning a city break in York, this will now be in March to avoid the school holidays and the worst of the winter weather, hopefully! More info to follow. Yes, it will take a bit of planning and booking accommodation in advance but it will be worth it, we promise you!
We’ve also set the date for the AGM: put 23rd April 2014 in your diaries please!
This month we’re welcoming two new members Rhian and Claire. We’ve had ten new members join in the last six months who have all been women! The club mix is almost exactly 50/50 right now but this will change if we carry on at this rate! Surely there are some men out there in Cheshire and North Wales whose social lives could do with a boost?
I’m writing this with the opening stage of the Tour de France on in the background, settled for an afternoon on the sofa after a busy start: I took a turn at marshalling at the Delamere Parkrun this morning, quite correctly having assumed that I wouldn’t be up for running myself the morning after our BYO Bistro night at Marmalade! Eighteen of us had an excellent meal last night, great value and it was lovely to have exclusive use of the venue for the night. Do check out the photographs on the facebook page or website!
Thanks to Aidan for the Wildboarclough weekend in June. Jo has Derwentwater booked for September and we’re hoping to have a UK city break in November as we felt we have a hole in the programme for a weekend away that’s not based around the outdoors!
July looks excellent: highlights include a bike ride, three very different cinema trips and drinks in town. The main event for me will be the always excellent Spitting Feathers Beer Festival out in Waverton- get your ticket FAST if you haven’t already, as this night has a great atmosphere and is something quite special.
Finally, this month we welcome new member Glenn Miller!