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
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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!
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MOB Minutes – January 2016
Meeting chair TH, minutes JB, members present 17
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. …Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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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
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…Continue
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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 -…Continue
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MOB meeting – July 2015
Meeting chaired TH, minutes JB, members present 9
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.
It was hoped to host a series of weekly climbing meets but it was strongly recommended (JB) that meets should only go onto…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
Added by Jill Brumby on May 11, 2015 at 21:43 — No Comments
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
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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
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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. …Continue
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MOB Minutes – March 2015
Meeting chair: JW, minutes: JB
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. …Continue
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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.
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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.…Continue
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MOB Minutes – November 2014
Meeting chaired by JW, minutes JB, members present 18.
The provisional date of 13th December at The Jewel in the Crown is to be moved until mid-January due to a clash with another event. JB
Lisa and Carly have suggested venues for monthly meets throughout next year and will present this to the MOB at…Continue
Just been reading SUMMIT ,the BMC magazine.Maybe you'll have seen what I'm blogging about.If you don't get SUMMIT,I'll give you the website address to check out ZoomTopo and i quote from the article about it below.
The address is www.thebmc.co.uk/zoomtopo
and the article reads,
"ZoomTopo is the creation from Sheffield climbers Dan Arkle and Roger Brook.......they have produced a resource the…Continue
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