Apologies for not including a big congratulations to local climber Tara Hayes who put in a brilliant performance to get 2nd place in the British Bouldering Competition on Sunday. Two local climbers in the top-three, must be doing something right around here!
Despite not really being a follower of main stream sports I couldn't help but notice that this Sunday was a sports fans dream with a Grand Prix, Wimbledon Finals and Euro Football Final. However what caught my attention was a fantastic performance at the British Bouldering Competition by local climber Orrin Coley who finished in 3rd place in the final. Well done Orrin!
Of course Orrin will need to watch his back because the Bowline Boulderers will be working on their technique down at The Climbing Station this Tuesday. We also have our next club committee meeting this Wednesday evening, 7:30m at The Blackhorse Pub in Aylestone. All club members are welcome to attend! Don't forget as members of the club you are all also club members of the BMC (British Mountaineering Council). There are active local BMC groups which you can get involved with andour local group is the Midlands area. Their next get together is on Wednesday 7th September with guest speaker George Cave.
Great to see places going quickly for the mountain biking meet in November. If you can't wait until then to join us for a bike ride then of course there are fantastic trails just down the road from our accommodation for the summer meal this weekend. For those who will be climbing this weekend we will be heading to Wildcat in Matlock Bath this Thursday to get some limestone practice!
See you all soon,
Our summer meal and climbing/MTB weekend in the Forest of Dean is coming up on the weekend of 16th/17th July. We already have a very tasty meal planned thanks to Michelle, Rich, Zoe and Suzie. With the awesome Forest of Dean MTB trails just down the road, and 1000's of climbs within a short drive, you really do want to be there.
But we need to finalise our accommodation booking and know how many we are catering for. So for all you last minute stragglers the time to book your place IS NOW! You can book your place directly via the website using Paypal, or you can pay us directly via BACS to the club account.
Hopefully see you there!
Apologies for the late running of this weeks email but as you've probably noticed from the other emails I've been sending out there has been a lot of activity on the meet organising front. We've got our Lake District weekend in September, and the ever popular Mountain Biking weekend in early November. So get your places booked ASAP. And we still have places available for our Climbing/MTB trip to the Forest of Dean next weekend (16th/17th July), with our summer meal on the Saturday night as well it's going to be a great weekend so be there or be... well somewhere less awesome!
And talking of great weekends we were thrilled to see club members out having lots of adventures at the weekend just gone. Congratulations to Lisa Mackenzie who completed her first open water swim at the Great Manchester swim. Also well done to Rob Goodman, Charlene Hurd and Simon Crossley who completed the Welsh 3000's despite less than ideal conditions. And the conditions were pretty wet in the Lake District for the Saunders Mountain Marathon, but that didn't stop Michelle Aukland, Zoe Pickering, Andy Railton, Chris Brumby, Claudia Sarner, and Hadyn Williams, well done guys! And of course there was a group of club members enjoying the great climbing conditions at Stanage on Sunday too, hope you all had a fab day.
This week we've already had our Tuesday bouldering session but we're climbing at Baslow Edge this Thursday evening if you fancy joining us. And I expect there will be at least one day of climbing in the Peak District this weekend so watchout for an invite.
Hope you all have a super week!
Our summer meal is only a few weeks away now and it is great that so many of you have said you are coming. However I need to confirm our accommodation booking and start planning the food so if you are coming then I need you to book your place now via the website.
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We're back from a brilliant time in the Picos de Europa. Although the weather wasn't exactly in our favour it didn't really matter as the Picos has so much to offer. With great walking, cycling, via-ferrata and canyoning so even when we couldn't climb we were still off having great adventures together. There just isn't space for me to start telling you about all the great things we did in this email. Just ask anyone who went along and I'm sure they'll tell you all about it and by the time they've finished you'll be itching to go there yourself.
Summer time climbing is here now so come and make the most of it with us. Starting off with our Thursday climbing trip which this week takes us to Birchen Edge from 6pm this Thursday. Then it's off to the club hut in North Wales this weekend, with dry/warm weather forecast all weekend it is definitely the time to make the most of the great climbing and walking in Snowdonia. And looking a bit further ahead it's high time you got your place booked for our Summer Meal weekend in the Forest of Dean, with climbing and mountain biking by day and a lovely meal and partying on the Saturday night.
Also if you fancy trying your hand at a mountain marathon then why not enter the Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon. There are still a few places available and we have several pairs of Bowliners entering.
Have a great week one and all,
I've delibrately delayed this weeks update as I will be enjoying our trip to the Picos de Europa next week so I won't be sending you an update again until I get back. Needless to say there are lots of excited Bowliners counting down the hours until we fly out for what promises to be an excellent adventure. Watch out for pictures and updates on our facebook group and of course we'll happily tell you all about it when we're back.
If you can't join us in the Picos don't forget we have plenty more great meets planned for this year so make sure you've booked your places and got these in your diary. As well as the planned meets there will no doubt be day trips to the Peak as well, like the excellent day we had last Sunday at Bamford edge, featuring lots of 'hanging around' on Gargoyle Flake (see our photo of the week or more pics on the facebook page).
Whilst I'm away it would be great if there was some Peak trips arranged. So if you are up for getting a group together it's easy for you to email other like minded club members (see the instructions at the bottom of this email).
OK I'm off to pack my bags. Hope you all have a great time whilst we're away!
Message from club member Neil Partridge - Last minute change of plans, I'm free to climb tomorrow if anyone is available (Saturday 4th). Open to locations/rock type. Neil 07920158948