Did you all get out to enjoy some of your favourite outdoor pursuits this weekend? Don't forget to let me know what you've been up too, particularly any notable achievements or funny stories to share with the club!
We had a great weekend of climbing in the Peak district. On Saturday a group of us found a surprisingly quiet Birchen Edge which meant we had pretty much free run of the crag. Which made for a great introduction for some potential new members who all climbed very well. On Sunday we upped the challenge at Curbar with the highlight of the day being Tony Hextall's fantastic lead of 'The Peapod' HVS 5b (which was great fun to 2nd).
For those of you making the most of our lovely club hut please note that the code for the keysafe is changed regularly. Make sure you contact Bob Crosby several days before you visit to get the latest code.
Also we are pleased to report that the club has been successful in all three grant applications we made to the BMC. This means that we will be able to purchase a new group shelter for use on meets/events. We will be able to offer club members a free training session on 'escaping the system' (more details to follow). And we will be shortly unveiling a new integrated website for the club bringing together all the club information, news, emails, events, etc into one easy to one attractive and easy to use location (again more info will follow soon).
- Running - Our usual off-road running meet in the Bradgate Park area, see the Events area for full details.
- Cycling - Road cycling around the lovely local countryside, see the Events area for full details.
- Bouldering - Our regular indoor bouldering meet at The Climbing Station in Loughborough, see the Events area for full details.
- Climbing - Our regular Thursday night climbing meet, everyone welcome including beginners. This week we will be in the Peak unless the weather is adverse in which case we'll be indoors, see the Events area for full details.