Feb 08

Watts Pam up to?

Last November Planet X posted on Facebook about a new ladies team that was being developed in the North East. They asked for women of all abilities to get in touch, to attend the social ride and then plans would be made with regards to the team. About 20 ladies turned up to Yarm, we went on a 90 min ride, got to know each other and had chance to chat and ask questions. Team kit was ordered, training dates for weekends as well as training plans were issued to us individually. We all made sure that our bikes were fitted to us and had fitness tests arranged so we knew how hard to push ourselves in training.

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Feb 02

Strathpuffer 24 Hr MTB Madness

The idea of doing the Strathuffer, a 24 hour MTB mountain bike race in the Scottish Highlands in January, was first muted while chatting with Pete Gossop at the Burringham Duathlons. I can’t remember actually saying that I would do it, but over the course of the summer and into autumn it became clear that I was on the top of Pete’s list of team members along with two of his work mates from LKAB. The organisers don’t open the entries until 10pm on November 5th   so at about 10:30pm on Bonfire night I got a text message to say that we were in.

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Jan 14

SwampMistress Sallie starts Swampdodging season

Despite being awoken at one in the morning by a hurricane raging outside my bedroom window (a consequence, no doubt, of Tony’s rain-dancing), by the time I arrived at Melton Ross on Sunday 11th January, for the first SwampDodger action of 2015, the sun was shining. Unfortunately, there was also a brutal wind blowing across the undulating SwampDodger course, which was guaranteed to make it tough going.

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Jan 11

AGM 2015

Dec 10

The 2014 LAYA’s – Hollywood Comes To Scunthorpe!

And so the curtain came down on the 2014 season with our annual big bash party, the LAYA’s, held this year in the warm and welcoming surroundings of Holme Hall Golf Club. The old clubhouse has rarely seen so many athletes gathered together at one time…..most likely never!

Resplendent with fairy lights, ‘Lincsquad’ black blue and white foil balloons and a giant ‘2014’ foil balloon banner, the room looked fabulous thanks to the decorating skills of the team comprising  Vicki, family Horner and Mr. Hinch who also looked after the setting of the trophy table aided and abetted by Erica C. With upwards of 150 Lincsquadders due to attend, a great night was anticipated and we weren’t disappointed! Read the rest of this entry »

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