Please note that this race is now taking place on Saturday 7th May 2022 and not on Saturday 2nd April as originally advertised. ARCC apologise for any inconvenience this date change might cause and we hope to see you in the Langdale valley on 7th May for this classic short fell race.
The water quality problem at Bishop’s Scale has been rectified and we have had notice (7 Feb 2022) that the tap water now meets the required standards. Thank you for your patience with this matter!
Bob Wightman, the Membership Secretary of the Bob Graham Club has got in touch about filling in information that is missing from the records. If anyone can help please get in touch with Bob.”Hi, I’m the membership secretary of the Bob Graham Club. I’ve been digitising the old paper records and am missing some information. Some of this may relate to your club members but in working through who helped who on the Round I’ve come across Achille Ratti members who might be able to help me. One such is Colin Jones who did his round in 1998 assisting Alan Sweatman for whom I’m missing info.A full list may be found here – http://www.bobgrahamclub.org.uk/index.php?page=missing, if you, or any of your current members, recognise any of your members there would you mind asking them to get in touch with me and I can hopefully fill in the blanks in our records.Many Thanks.Bob Wightman”
Just a quick reminder that it’s the ARCC AGM this coming Saturday 20th November at 1pm in the chapel at Bishop’s Scale, followed by a mass for the deceased, and then a Jacob’s Join meal.
Given that this will be a larger gathering of members than has happened for a while, please help to keep everyone safe by doing a lateral flow test if you are planning to attend.
We will make sure that the chapel is well ventilated so wrap up warm, and obviously this is optional but please consider using a face covering.
Pauline asked us to let members know:
Mike’s funeral service is on 5th November (that would make him smile, as an ex-fire fighter) at 11am. It is at Overdale Crematorium, Chorley New Road, Bolton. It will be followed by a wake at The Bridge Pub in Horwich at 12 noon. The service will be livestreamed for those who want to be there but can’t. Contact Bolton Funeral Care on 01204-307151 for the weblink. For those who want to say goodbye to Mike, he is in the chapel of ease at Bolton Funeral Care, Crompton Way, Bolton and people can visit by appointment.
UPDATE THURSDAY 28th OCTOBER
The OMM has been cancelled due to the weather. Bishop’s Scale is now available to members as normal over this weekend.
Reminder to all members….. Bishops Scale is not open to members from Thursday 28th Oct UNTIL Monday 1st November. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. This is because it is being used by the OMM (Original Mountain Marathon).
The club is now pleased that our Welsh hut can also be opened on an unrestricted basis and without the need to book following the recent relaxation of covid guidelines in Wales.
The family quarters at Bishop’s Scale now has a new roof and this facillity is once again open.
All members should note that Bishop’s Scale main hut is not available for use from Thursday 28th October 2021 until Monday 1st November 2021.
A copy of an email sent to members which includes all of the above can be viewed here.
Following the government’s relaxation of Covid restrictions on 19th July 2021 the Club is now in a position to allow unrestricted use of its huts in England. This does not yet apply to Tyn Twr. A copy of the ARCC Covid risk assessment for hut usage after 19th July 2021 can be viewed here. All those who plan to visit Bishop’s Scale or LGH are asked to read these documents and take note of their contents.
ARCC would like to offer its congratulations to Kirsty Hewitson who completed the 26 Lake, Meres and Waters challenge on 4th and 5th June 2021. Kirsty completed the course in 30 hours 10 minutes which is a new Ladies Record. An account of Kirsty’s successful attempt can be found here.
Peter Henery has kindly written an article about Geoff Cross, who died on 1st April