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The nights are dark, and it can only mean one thing; Moonlighters! It’s what the winter is for. For the uninitiated this is where we jump in our cars and head away from Otley for a night-time off-road run. Head torches and hi-viz clothing are a must! See below for forthcoming jaunts.
The Absolute Beginners group is for anyone wanting to have a go at running, regardless off ability. They meet every Tuesday at 6.15pm at Otley Cricket Club. Find them on their Facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior subs are now over due… £30 – please bring to training, or bank transfer to the club account, details from club membership secretary email Hannah Mallinson.
CHRISTMAS TRAINING TIMES:
Christmas Eve (Tuesday 24th) – Matt Podd will lead a run at 3pm in the afternoon from the rugby club car park.
Boxing Day (Thursday 26th) - If anyone fancies a run meet at the usual time but in the rugby club car park.
New Year’s Eve (Tuesday 31st) - Matt Podd will lead a run at 3pm in the afternoon from the rugby club car park.
Thursday 2nd January – Back to normal.
If you would like to run in any of these races.. please Email Andrew asap, by the end of November Yorks. & Northern, end of December for the National at the very latest.
And if you’d like to support our juniors then have a look at the Indoor Athletics Fixtures Winter 2013-14 for the coming months.
A big thank you to everyone who put their names forward to become a coach. The chief coaching co-ordinator is working on things right now.
A reminder of other forthcoming events in the near future:
Friday 13th December – A pre-Christmas night out. Meet at the Bowling Green (Wetherspoons) 7:00pm for 7:30pm for trip around some of Otley’s finer watering holes. Christmas accessories optional, everyone welcome. Yes, even YOU!
Saturday 14th December – Gathering Winter Fools Relay. And there’s still time to be part of the team! If interested email Sarah Fuller or text her on 07912 469100. Organised!
Thursday 19th December – The final Moonlighter trip of 2013. Meet at the car park at Swinsty Reservoir 7.15pm or the club at 7.00pm for car sharing.
And seeing as it’s Christmas (not Xmas) there’ll be drinks and crisps afterwards in the Sun Inn. Routes to be decided on the night, and all welcome. Ho ho ho!
Sunday 22nd December - The ‘Ken Dixon’ Christmas Handicap, 10:45 for 11:00 start, Fewston car park. A trophy to keep for a year for the winner and wine and beer prizes, and chocs for all finishers and helpers. Run Forrest run!
Or if you fancy walking all, or part of, the Wharfedale Marathon meet Nick Hodgkinson at 8am. Wear suitable clothing (dinner suits/ball gowns are not acceptable) plus food and drink.
Sunday 12th January – Race 1 of the 2014 Eric Smith Handicap series is the Harewood Handicap, 10:45 for 11:00 start. On your marks!
January Moonlighters away day - Date TBC but an ascent of Round Hill.
February - The Otley AC Bake Off social event and quiz. Full details to follow.
More details in the Race Diary & Events tab above.
‘Moonlighting’ is back; the alternative to pounding the Tarmac during the dark nights.
For the uninitiated, this involves off-road running. Everyone is welcome, but appropriate running gear is necessary ie, trail/fell shoes, windproof, head torch.
Ideas for routes are always welcome and if anyone wants more info on particular runs ask Head Moonlighter, Liz Fawcett, at training and she’ll bring a map with her next time.
Of course, this is not without danger (the run, not Liz) and – Disclaimer – by joining this activity, you agree to do so at your own risk!
We usually have two groups to ensure everybody’s pace can be accommodated and is open to everyone in the club however fast or slow. Anyone new to the club is particularly welcome, so why not give it a go?!
See Notices and Forthcoming Events for dates.