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AGM and Pizza - POSTPONED

  • Saturday, 28th March 2020 at 4pm
    Location: Peter Pizzeria, Welford Place, Leicester, LE1 6ZH

    The AGM has been postponed due to the situation with COVID-19. We will provide an update with a…

Lake District Family Meet - CANCELLED

  • Friday, 11th September 2020 (all day)
    Location: YMC hut, Coniston

    This trip has been cancelled due to the situation with COVID-19. 

Bowline CC - Club news (Tuesday 21st January)

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Tuesday, 21st January 2020 @ 3:43pm

Apologies for the lack of club news last week. I was enjoying myself far too much on the club ski trip to Les Arcs. We had a fantastic time with great snow, great weather and of course great company, we were even treated to some 'fresh pow' before we had to head home. There is already a plan forming for another ski trip next year, probably around the same time (early Jan), if you're interested in joining let me know.

You may have heard about the less than satisfactory food we were served at our annual dinner back in November. This was a real shame as it somewhat took the shine off what was otherwise an excellent evening. We expressed our dissatisfaction to the Belmont Hotel where the dinner was held and after a bit of negotiation we have received a refund of £10 per person along with an apology from the hotel. Those who attended have been contacted regarding receiving the refund via bank transfer or donating it to charity. If you were at the annual dinner please do let me know how you would like your refund to be handled.

No doubt you will also be aware of the very disappointing situation with the Charnwood Hills Race. It is a real blow not to be running the race this year, both for the competitors and also for the race committee who have put lots of hardwork into organising the race (and who now have more hardwork arranging the cancellation and refunds). We will be taking steps to determine how to minimise the chance of this happening again, something we'll be discussing at this weeks committee meeting taking place on Thursday evening, 7:30pm at Pete's house.

On a more positive note our new meets secretary is beavering away preparing the details of this years meets. I won't steal his thunder as I know he will be in touch with you all soon with an update but we are looking forward to a great year of club meets. In the meantime don't forget you can join us each week for bouldering at The Climbing Station every Tuesday from 6pm, and roped climbing at The Tower every Thursday from 6pm.

Bowline CC - CANCELLATION 0F 2020 CHARNWOOD HILLS RACE

E-mail sent by Andy Railton, Friday, 17th January 2020 @ 11:57am

Hi All,

Unfortunately because of the recent heavy rains the Bradgate Trust has withdrawn permission for us to run across Bradgate Park. In these circumstances we've had to cancel the race. If you're a competitor you should have received an Email informing you of this. If you are marshaling or helping with the catering then you'll get an Email from Zoe or Lisa letting you know as well.

Obviously we are bitterly disappointed, since the race has never been cancelled before.

We hope that we can run the race in 2021, but we will also be considering other options.

Regards

Andy Railton

Summer meal - CANCELLED

  • Saturday, 18th July 2020 at TBD
    Location: Forest of dean

    This trip has been cancelled due to the situation with COVID-19. 

Extra hut weekend

  • Friday, 13th March 2020 at 6pm - 8pm Sunday, 15th March
    Location: Dinorwic Mill Cottage, Tai Felin, Brynrefail, Caernarfon, Gwynedd

    Join us the club hut for another weekend of adventure with your fellow club members. Whether…

CANCELLED - Climb all the things, In Fair Head (family friendly)

  • Friday, 22nd May 2020 at 9am - 7pm Monday, 25th May
    Location: Fair Head

    This trip has been cancelled due to the situation with COVID-19. 

    Considered by…

Peak District Family Meet - CANCELLED

  • Friday, 27th March 2020 at 6pm - 6pm Sunday, 29th March
    Location: Peak District

    This trip has been cancelled due to the situation with COVID-19.

    For further…

Bank holiday North Lakes Meet - CANCELLED

  • Friday, 28th August 2020 at 12pm - 5pm Monday, 31st August
    Location: Bowderstone Bunkhouse

    This trip has been cancelled due to the situation…

Bank Holiday Hut Weekend - CANCELLED

  • Thursday, 7th May 2020 at 6pm - 6pm Sunday, 10th May
    Location: Dinorwic Mill Cottage, Tai Felin, Brynrefail, Caernarfon, Gwynedd

    This trip has been cancelled due to the situation with COVID-19. 

    Join us the club…

Bowline CC - BMC Youth Climbing Series, volunteers needed

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Friday, 10th January 2020 @ 1:40pm

Hi Bowliners,

As you are hopefully already aware a number of club members are also volunteers with the BMC. The BMC Youth Climbing Series competition (Midlands and Peak area) is taking place over the next few months. We are looking for keen climbers/boulderers to volunteer as judges for the competition. This is a great opportunity to help support a new generation of climbers, and see some really impressive bouldering/climbing skills.

Some familiarity with bouldering/climbing competitions would be an advantage. But if you don't feel confident judging we are also looking for some volunteers to help with competitor registration and collating the results.

The 1st round takes place on Saturday 25th January at The Climbing Station in Loughborough from 9am to 5pm (for volunteers). If you can help all day that would really great, but any time you can spare could be helpful.

Contact the Midlands Area Youth Co-ordinator - Claudia Sarner - claudiasarner@hotmail.com

Kind regards,

Andy

Bowline CC - Club news (Tuesday 7th January)

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Wednesday, 8th January 2020 @ 1:16am

Happy New Year Bowliners! Welcome to a new decade of adventures with our club. Talking of adventures our new meet secretary, Michael Jones, is busy lining up a great series of meets for the year. Big thanks to those who've already stepped forward to help organise the meets, we might be looking for some more volunteers so do get involved. Organising meets is not as difficult as you might think, and if lots of us get involved then we each only need to do a little bit!

On the subject of getting involved you'll have seen several requests for help with the Charnwood Hills Race on Sunday 2nd February. This is a really important event for the club and we really do need as many of you as possible to help make it a success. A big thanks to those who've already volunteered, but we need more of you, its good fun and there is a free pint at the pub afterwards so what are you waiting for?

We're all set for our skiing trip to Les Arcs this coming weekend. We've filled all the places and we'll try not to make you to jealous with pictures of us having a great time on the Facebook page. 

For those of you keen to work off the Christmas excesses our weekly evening bouldering/climbing sessions are just what you need. It's bouldering at The Climbing Station every Tuesday from 6pm, and roped climbing at The Tower every Thursday from 6pm.

A quick reminder that the next meeting will be on Thursday 23rd January, 7:30pm at Pete's house. All club members are welcome to attend committee meetings.

Bowline CC -REC Level 2 Emergency First Aid cours

E-mail sent by Michael Jones, Sunday, 5th January 2020 @ 8:18pm

Good Evening,

There are still a few places left for the REC Level 2 Emergency First aid course.

Starting on the 8th of February, so not long to secure your place.

This is aimed at all club members whatever your favoured past time so get booked on and learn something new, or polish your skills.

COURSE TOPICS - Programme for the weekend

- Emergency Procedure: DRS ABCDE.

- Protecting the Airway; Safe Airway Position.

- Basic Life Support and CPR.

- Vital signs.

- Shock and bleeds:

- Internal and external, minor and catastrophic.

- Life threatening injuries: chest injuries.

- Causes of unconsciousness.

- Medical emergencies:

- Asthma, heart attack, angina, epilepsy, diabetes, anaphylaxis.

- Common outdoor diseases:

- Ticks & Lyme disease, Weils disease, weaver fish, jellyfish stings, adder bites.

- Sprains, strains, fractures and dislocations.

- Environmental injuries:

- Hypothermia, hyperthermia, heat and cold related conditions.

More details can be found in the events section or by following the link. http://www.bowlineclimbingclub.co.uk/item/1220212

Kind Regards,

Mike Jones


Bowline CC - Website issue resolved

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Saturday, 4th January 2020 @ 12:05am

Hi all,

The issue with accessing the club website seems to be resolved now. You can continue to use the club website as normal.

Kind regards

Andy

The Saunders Mountain Marathon - CANCELLED

  • Saturday, 4th July 2020 at 8am - 6pm Sunday, 5th July
    Location: The Howgills, Lake District

    This trip has been cancelled due to the situation with…

Alpine Trip - CANCELLED

  • Saturday, 1st August 2020 at 12pm - 12pm Saturday, 8th August
    Location: Austria

    This trip has been cancelled due to the situation with COVID-19. 

Bowline CC - Website issue

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Saturday, 28th December 2019 @ 10:14am

Hi all,

We are aware of an issue accessing the club website at the moment. You may see the wrong site if you try and access the club website. We are investigating but recommend that in the interim you don't use the club site until we send am email confirming that the issue is resolved.

Kind regards

Andy

Lundy trip - CANCELLED

  • Saturday, 12th September 2020 at 10am - 8pm Saturday, 19th September
    Location: Lundy

    This trip has been cancelled due to the…

Thursday Climbing at The Tower

  • Thursday, 9th January 2020 at 6pm - 9:30pm, Thursday, 16th January 2020 at 6pm - 9:30pm, Thursday, 23rd January 2020 at 6pm - 9:30pm, Thursday, 30th January 2020 at 6pm - 9:30pm, Thursday, 6th February 2020 at 6pm - 9:30pm, Thursday, 13th February 2020 at 6pm - 9:30pm, Thursday, 20th February 2020 at 6pm - 9:30pm, Thursday, 27th February 2020 at 6pm - 9:30pm, Thursday, 5th March 2020 at 6pm - 9:30pm, Thursday, 12th March 2020 at 6pm - 9:30pm
    Location: The Tower Climbing Centre, Beaumont Leys, Leicester

    We will be climbing at The Tower Climbing Centre in…

Club Hut Weekend - CANCELLED

  • Friday, 18th September 2020 at 5pm - 8pm Sunday, 20th September
    Location: Dinorwic Mill Cottage, Tai Felin, Brynrefail, Caernarfon, Gwynedd

    This trip has been cancelled due to the situation with COVID-19. 

    Join us the club…

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