A couple of things – is anyone interested in taking the course as below – Pendle AC will pay the fee.

Dear Team Managers

The second Mid Lancs. League defibrillator Training Course is taking place 7pm – 9pm on Tuesday 17th January 2017 at St Saviour Church, Bamber Bridge, handily placed just five minutes from J29 of the M6. The same tutor, Dawn Taylor of Rossendale First Response, is taking the course and I can say from personal experience that she is an excellent instructor and the course is very worthwhile. There are 20 places and the fee to cover room hire is £2.

A poster, both in black & white and colour, giving the full details is
attached and I would be grateful if you can publicise the course to
your members.

Thank you.

Dawn

Second thing – is there anyone else who wishes to be considered for the London Marathon place which is allocated to a Pendle AC member ??? If so please let myself or Christine know ASAP

London Marathon 2017

We have had confirmation that the club has been allocated one place in
next year’s London Marathon. Please can you let Chris or Lynn know if
you are interested as soon as possible.

Lancashire Cross Country Championships – Witton Park, Blackburn – 7th January 2017

Please find attached the entry form for the above if anyone is interested. If you wish to pre-enter you must do so before 17th December. You can enter on the day but it is very slightly more expensive !

Presentation Evening

We hope you will join us at our Presentation Evening on Friday, 18 November at Nelson Cricket Club (next to the track) 7.30 p.m. Certificates will be presented at around 8.00/8.15 p.m. to athletes who have competed for the club this year at Track and Field league and Open meetings, Cross Country (2015/2016 season, Oct-March) and Fell races. Trophies will also be awarded under several categories. Cost of tickets per person, for adults and children is £3, which includes Pie and Peas.

We will also be holding a raffle so if I could remind all Committee Members if they could please provide a Raffle Prize.

Training Young Athlete Group (Monday)

Just a reminder that there will be no training this coming Monday, 14
November as the school is using the hall for mock exams. We will be
back at Fisher More, 6:45p.m. – 7:45 p.m. on Monday, 21 November.

Young Athletes’ Groups

The Young Athlete Group Wednesday training session during the half-term holiday (2 November) will be on at the track at the usual time, 7-8 p.m.  The Monday training session at Fisher More High School (31 October) will not take place as the school is closed for half-term holiday.  Sessions return on Monday, 7 November at the school.  Letters have been distributed to those who train on Monday.

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Just found out recently that this young man – Elijah Adeolu-Lambert was our only Pendle entry in the Blackpool Medal Meeting on 11th September and won himself a fantastic Gold Medal in the U11 Boys 80m. A big well done from us all Elijah – superb running.

The next two Mid Lancs XC Meetings are at Cuerden Valley Park, Clayton Green, on 29th October and Liverpool Sefton Park on 26th November. Attached is some information from the Mid Lancs League regarding directions and parking for the above two events.

 

If you are interested in doing the Liverpool Cross Country Challenge on 26th November could you please let Noel know this week or next week at the latest so we can apply for the required amount of chips.

 

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Presentation Night – Friday 18th November 2016

It would be lovely to see as many people as possible at the Presentation Night to celebrate the successes of the Pendle Athletes this year.

To vote for the Athletes’ Athlete, please complete the attached form and let either Christine or Lynn have it as soon as possible. You must be over 15 to vote but you can vote for any person in any age group, younger or older !

There will be food, raffle and the awards ceremony.  Details of times and entry fee to follow.

 

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Mid Lancs XC – Astley Park, Chorley 1.10.16

Well done to our pocketful of Pendle peeps for your fantastic performances at the first of the Mid Lancs Cross Countrys. You all did amazing – firstly in the U11 Boys were Jamie Ashworth and Elijah Adeoulu. Jamie finished a tremendous 13th out of 71 runners and with a smile on his face – brilliant Jamie and Elijah, who hasn’t done a cross country before, relieved at only having to do 1 lap (albeit a big one) did fantastic and finished in 55th place in a very fast field. A very fine effort for Elijah – hope to see him at another cross country.

Morgan Webster, our little pocket rocket, finished in 13th place out of 44 runners, covered in mud but still smiling. Well done Morgan – you ran a great race.

Thomas Marchant ran in the Senior Mens race and finished in an outstanding 23rd position out of 272 – you really are something else Tom – brilliant, positive running. Ryan Atkins, keeping Thomas company in the Senior Mens race, ran superbly finishing in 209th place.

Credit has to go to all of you who ran – it was a brilliant day and Fly enjoyed herself too !

The next Mid Lancs is on 29th October at Cuerden Valley Park, Bamber Bridge but before that we have the first of the Red Rose Fixtures on 15th October at Leigh Sports Village, this is quite a flat cross country for those that don’t like hills !! Hope to see a few more Pendle Athletes at the next cross country !

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