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Run Bike Event at Brandon Country Park

This Sunday sees the return of our popular Run/Bike event.

Details:
Sunday 27 September 2015
Meet at Brandon Country Park, Orchard Car park Picnic Area
9:00 for 9:10 start
If you are parking there, please note that we will be there during the paying period.

Rules:
– Teams consist of 2 people with 1 bike
– Swap over as many times as you like, but runner and cyclist must stay within 10 metres of each other
– Follows Brandon Park Blue route (6ish miles) – I will send over a map and print some out nearer the time. For those who came last time, this is the reverse of last times route.
– Family/Friends are welcome
– Have fun!

Current record(s) since I have been organising:

Kate/Derek 44.08.80 – Full 6 miles route
Ian/Liz 41.25 – shorter route (anti-clockwise)

Actions if you want to take part:
– Pair up and send me the name of your team members
– If you want to take part but you don’t have a team mate, let me know and I can team you up with someone.

Hope to see lots of you there and fingers crossed for nice weather!

Frank in Quebec

Here’s a snap of Stephen ‘Frank’ Spencer running in Quebec. This is where his journey back to health began, with a challenge from his daughter Sophie to run a 5k with her.

Stephen 'Frank' Spencer in Quebec with daughter Sophie
Stephen ‘Frank’ Spencer in Quebec with daughter Sophie

Having roped in his other daughter Isabel here is another taken at a 5k in Shawnigan, which Wikipedia informs me is “… a city located on the Saint-Maurice River in the Mauricie area in Quebec, Canada.”

There doesn’t look to be a very big entry for this one!:)

Frank with daughters Sophie and Isabel in Shawinigan Quebec
Frank with daughters in Shawinigan

Run Bike Event-Brandon Country Park

A big week for the Fernhoppers got off to a terrific start last night (23rd June) with our Run Bike event at Brandon Country Park. There was a great turn out with many of the people who have joined us on recently joining in with this fun event. Some did very well, some had ‘mechanicals’, and some got lost (despite an excellent map), but thankfully not permanently!

Results to follow, but in the meantime here is some of the reaction on our BFH email list:

“What a brilliant evening thanks Helene for sorting that out… the best yet I reckon .. Cheers too to those that brought the food and refreshments.
Lets try and think of something else like that we could do…. “

“Seconded, thank you Helene. Lovely evening. Thanks also to Lynn and Lyn for the refreshments :)”

“Thanks to Helene for sorting it out, Paul for prizes, Lyn and Lynn for the important afters, Shane for being roped in to partnering me, Kate for encouraging me up the hills and everyone else for waiting fir me.

Looking forward to next year!”

“I too would like to echo my thanks to Helene.
Excellent turn out too…

From the longest server Fern Hopper, it is so nice to see that the club appears to be thriving once again. So much so, it is even beginning to lead me to want to get out there again and join you guys and girls.
So, not only is the current leadership attracting newbies, it may well be re-engaging with old has-beens as well.”

Wibbly Wobbly- One Week To Go!

In just one weeks time we’ll be limbering up at the start line for the 2015 Wibbly Wobbly Log Jog. If you don’t have a place I’m afraid you’ve left it too late as the race is a sell out, but please register your interest for next years race here, and be the first to know when entries open for next year’s race.

If you’re one of the lucky 350 that do have a place please make sure you have read the pre race info here. Or check out our whistle stop video of the course here!

The Fern Hoppers are looking forward to welcoming you to Thetford Forest.

Lakenheath Library Quiz Night

Fernhoppers were out in force to support the Lakenheath Library Quiz Night on Friday evening.
Ten club members turned up to represent the club and support Jean who is a trustee of the library; so eleven Fernhoppers in total! We formed two teams, ‘The Wibblers’ and ‘The Wobblers’, naturally!
The Wibblers came out on top by a margin of one point, quite remarkably close over ten rounds of ten questions each.
Both teams did the club proud however finishing second and third respectively in a field of ten teams.
As Lyn(1) observed the outcome was of course inevitable “as the ‘wibbles’ always come before the ‘wobbles’!
Did I mention that our hen Squeak was named British Hen Welfare Trust hen of the month yesterday? You can see her in the banner on their homepage here. An egg-cellent day all round!:)

Banham Zoo 5K

Three Fernhoppers made it to the Banham 5K on Friday evening.
Results were not available at the time of publication but these excellent photos were; we have our priorities sorted at BFH!

Fernhopper Results

Paul Meader 43rd with 27.25 min
Helene Grandison 49th with 28.31 min
Lynn Gilyatt 63rd with 39.29 min.