E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Monday, 15th September 2014 @ 1:34pm
Hope you all enjoyed yourselves this past week. Apologies for the lack of weekly email but there was no way for me to send it from Lundy. Needless to say with sunshine beating down every day and sooooo many great routes to climb we had a simply fantastic time on Lundy. I could go on for hours about how great it was, but I'll keep that for another email. Watch out for some photo's of the trip on our Facebook page shortly.
Whilst I've been away places have been filling up fast on the Mountain Biking meet. If you want to join us then get your name down and send your £30 ASAP. Thanks to the assistance of Claudia Sarner we will now be offering dinner on the Saturday night, plus breakfast (porridge and toast) on Saturday and Sunday mornings all included in the price. So you just need to bring your packed lunches.
We have a club committee meeting this Wednesday, 7:30pm at the Blackhorse Pub in Aylestone. All club members are welcome to attend. Now the nights are drawing in we are switching back to our Winter programme of evening activities. So there will be bouldering at The Climbing Stations as usual from 6pm. Also we will be climbing on Thursday evening at Redpoint in Birmingham from 6:45pm onwards. There may well be climbing in the Peak this weekend so keep an eye on your email for updates.
The funeral will take place on Tuesday 23rd September 2.15pm at the Unitarian Chapel, King Edward Street, Macclesfield SK10 1AB
(then close family only to the crematorium for the committal)
This will be followed by a gathering at the Masonic Hall, Riseley Street, Macclesfield SK10 1BW to which everyone is welcome. Only family flowers.
Donations to the Cornwall air Ambulance who did everything they could to save Craig
No dress code - Janet has asked people to come as who they are.
Parking at either the Masonic Hall (5-10 min walk in almost a straight line and they are happy for people to park there on the day) or at Whalley Hayes car park, Westminster St/King Edward Street SK10 1BS (free after 3pm).
There is also a book of condolences that anyone who would like to contribute a story, a picture or a thought to do so. You can send your messages to Mark Hartell at firstname.lastname@example.org, who was a close friend of Craig's and has very kindly agreed to add them to the condolence book.
I've some very sad news to pass on. Craig Harwood who used to be a very long standing member of the Bowline Climbing Club has been killed in a climbing accident at Bude last week. Craig was a very active member of the Bowline for many years, before moving away from the Leicestershire area. Craig was a very keen climber and runner. Craig helped to organise the Charnwood Hills Race and was also instrumental in helping many novice climbers to begin their rock climbing careers; I can remember being dragged up a route on Craig Cywarch in Mid Wales by Craig.
Our thoughts are with his partner Janet and his family.
E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Monday, 1st September 2014 @ 4:52pm
OK so I'm not expecting to see the Vengaboys on Lundy, nor will there be any Ibiza'esque night life. But that is just perfect because we're going for the miles of awesome rock just waiting to be 'Bowlined'. No doubt we will come back with tales of adventure and great times. So if you are not joining in Lundy then why not come along to one of the many upcoming meets we have. Checkout the list lower down the email or look on our website, new meets include Mountain Biking, Fireworks, The club annual dinner, Chairmans walk, and the BritRock Film tour.
We may also try and squeeze in another day or two in the Peak district if the weather stays nice so keep an eye on your emails. We had a fantastic time at Stannage Popular yesterday with a great turn out and it would be good to do the same again before the winter comes. Check out some of the pictures on our Facebook page.
NB: The BMC Midlands area meet and talk by Nick Colton is next Wednesday 10th September, see the attached draft agenda.