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MOB minutes June 2016

First meeting of year with new committee who are:

Chairwoman - Cath Skinner

Vice Chair - Jordan Taylor

Treasurer - Matt Fowthrop

Secretary - John Brandon

Approx 10 attendees.

Cath to put committee members on web site as administrators.

Jordan T will show a film about climbing at one of the next meetings ( if he can get his laptop fixed )

I'm sure we can sort a laptop out for him if req.

John b to put details about a small… Continue

Added by John brandon on June 8, 2016 at 10:42 — No Comments

Mary Townley Loop

While the sensible people did it over two days in a clockwise direction on mountain bikes, I foolishly opted for doing it in a day anti-clockwise on a cyclocross bike.
He's a link to a short video of me getting increasingly fatigued.

Added by Nigel Blandford on May 9, 2016 at 21:38 — No Comments

Birthday Race

Thanks to all those who turned up to support/run on Weds. Real mountain weather in Whitworth for race it snowed all the time.Race times Gary 23.12 Nigel 27.00 Ian 27.04 DD 31.06 Jon and Jeantte 31.47.Perhaps the photos of club finishers may have worked would like to see if we really were covered in snow.Thanks for the card and gift which is being donated to the rebuilding of Nepal Dave D

Added by dave dickson on April 28, 2016 at 14:34 — 1 Comment

Feb winter walk 6th Feb

Myself and a mate met Mike and Caroline at Rydal around 08.30 The original plan was amended on the day due to low cloud and rain. Instead of a high level tramp we opted for a low level tour of Loughrigg followed by a long lunch at the Badger Bar including sampling their excellent beer ( quite a good alternative !). It was still raining after that so we had mini tour of Little Langdale including a visit to Cathederal Cave which is very impressive.

All in all an enjoyable day with good food,… Continue

Added by John brandon on February 7, 2016 at 10:00 — No Comments

Running pictures

Sorry Matt and Elliot - sorry about the squashed nature of the pictures. Seemed to happen when downloaded to site - don't really look like that and neither do you!

Added by Gary Walker on January 11, 2016 at 22:35 — No Comments

MOB Minutes - January 2016

MOB Minutes – January 2016

Meeting chair TH, minutes JB, members present 17

1.    Subs

Subs are once again due and stand at £23 for the year including BMC insurance.  Details of bank transfer have been emailed to all members to make it easier to pay.  Please make sure you add your name as a reference so that Elliot can track where the money has come from and also send him a text to let him know that money will be coming into the Mob account. …


Added by Jill Brumby on January 11, 2016 at 20:21 — 3 Comments

Water Water everywhere

Water Water everywhere

First weekend in Dec of all weekend was our annual lads Christams biking and bozzy do. This year we where staying at Grasmere for a change, staying in the old YHA hostel which had been recently refurbished into a very good bunk house with its own bar (-:  Even by the time we had arrived on the Friday nght the heavens had already opened and we had to make a…


Added by Derek Kenyon on January 1, 2016 at 16:22 — 1 Comment

Tough on the Streets - cushy in the pub

Derek's Street Orienteering idea turned out to be an absolute cracker!

6 brave competitors took to Rammy's notorious roadways. All of them returned (5 on time). Undisputed champion was Nigel (590 points) closely followed by Elliot (500) with a great performance from veteran Dave Dixon (340) who still had the energy to pursue a spurious argument about a control being in someone's garden (come on Dave it was night time!). There were commendable performances by Barry and…


Added by Mike Chambers on December 2, 2015 at 0:00 — 1 Comment

MOB minutes - November 2015

MOB minutes – November 2015

Meeting chair TH, minutes JB, members present 12

 1.   Apologies (JB)

The minutes are back after a couple of meetings absence due to having to work the evenings of the last 2 meetings.

2.    MOB Xmas Do (TH)

It’s getting to this time of year again.  Last year’s venue The Jewel in the Crown went down well and they were very accommodating with the extra numbers that…


Added by Jill Brumby on November 5, 2015 at 17:30 — No Comments

MOB minutes - August 2015

MOB Minutes – August 2015

Meeting chair TH, minutes JB, members present 18

Thanks to Ron Price for holding a session on first aid in the mountains which was very informative 

1.    Finance

Lundy refunds

Members who have paid for Lundy but are now unable to attend will be able to reclaim a refund but membership fees are to be taken out if they are outstanding for the year.  Spare places have been taken by 2 seasoned…


Added by Jill Brumby on August 13, 2015 at 21:45 — No Comments

Navigation and Compass work

An expert from Silva, the compass manufacturer, is holding a series of workshops on navigation in various Cotswold Stores in the next month or so.

The one in Manchester (Deansgate Store) is on the 5 August at 6.30pm. They are free and last about an hour.

Maybe of interest to MoB members - preparing for Ian's Navigation Skills Day later in August.

Details here -…


Added by Jim Metcalf on July 20, 2015 at 11:25 — No Comments

MOB minutes - July 2015

MOB meeting – July 2015

Meeting chaired TH, minutes JB, members present 9

Apologies: DK

1.    New chairman’s  address

Plans were outlined to build on the club’s current activities and to extend these for instance including booking huts not used before and building up the climbing.

2.    Climbing

It was hoped to host a series of weekly climbing meets but it was strongly recommended (JB) that meets should only go onto…


Added by Jill Brumby on July 7, 2015 at 22:00 — No Comments

Annual General Meeting - June 2015

Minutes – MOB AGM, June 3rd 2015

Meeting chaired JW, Minutes JB, members present 18

1.    Outgoing committee members

Thanks go to Jon Waring for a year’s outstanding contribution as chairman of the MOB with attendance and plenty to say at every meeting during his chairship.

2.    Ongoing committee members

Elliot will continue in his post as treasurer for the second year of his 2 year tenure and Jill will…


Added by Jill Brumby on June 17, 2015 at 16:11 — No Comments

Mob Minutes - May 2015

MOB minutes – May 2015

Chair JW, minutes JB, members present 17.

1.       BMC grants

Applications were submitted for the May 1st deadline for BMC club grants.  It was hoped to apply for some equipment and if possible training support for a MOB member.

Application conditions required all grants to be in with the intention of supporting new members to the club and as such an application was made…


Added by Jill Brumby on May 11, 2015 at 21:43 — No Comments

Fell Race/Tent

Our Race in June is 1week after the Holcombe Hill proper race its 7pm from Hare and Hounds on Weds 10th good training!! for our event. My tent i offered has been collected by a member. I am still going on OAP climbing some weekdays at Stockport for a cheap lunchtime session

Added by dave dickson on May 8, 2015 at 8:36 — No Comments

Free Tent

I have a too large tent sleeps 4 at least only used one trip . If any one wants it please contact me at May meet or tomorrows bike ride Dave Dickson

Added by dave dickson on April 21, 2015 at 20:28 — No Comments

MOB minutes - April 2015

MOB Minutes – April 2015

Chair JW, minutes JB, members present 17

1.   BMC club grants

There are grants available through the BMC to clubs to provide equipment and instruction aimed particularly at encouraging participation for new members.  There is also money available to update websites, newsletters etc.  All applications must be submitted by May 1st.  This information will be added to the website for all members to add comments to. …


Added by Jill Brumby on April 10, 2015 at 11:21 — No Comments

MOB minutes - March 2015

MOB Minutes – March 2015

Meeting chair: JW, minutes: JB

 1.    Subs

Most members have now paid subs for the year.  Any outstanding to Elliot please.

2.    Wales hut – LMC

The weekend we had hoped for mid April is not available and so we have asked for dates around mid-May instead. JB to sort

3.    Fell Race/Walk

Elliot is organising a fell race / bike / walk event on 12th April. …


Added by Jill Brumby on March 12, 2015 at 20:00 — No Comments

MOB minutes - January 2015

MOB Minutes – January 2015

Chair – JW, minutes taken – JB.     Members present – 14 plus guest Richard Toon.

1.    Richard Toon

Many thanks Richard for entertaining us with your slides.  Having made the mistake of offering to come back I am sure we will see Richard again in the not so distant future.

2.    Xmas…


Added by Jill Brumby on January 13, 2015 at 8:02 — No Comments

Sharp Edge

Sunday 18 of us, 3 being newbies set off from Mungrisdale at 9.15 taking the easy angled valley up to Sharp Edge we giving everyone chance to chat and catch up. As we gained height on Sharp Edge the low lying cloud started to brake to give some lovely views. We had put a couple of ropes in but everyone seemed happy,"just about", with the climbing, although it never gets any easier and as the book says can be tricky in greasy conditions.…


Added by Derek Kenyon on November 25, 2014 at 19:54 — No Comments

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