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London Marathon 2017 Print
Update: The lucky 'winner' was Paul Webster
 
As expected the organisers for the London Marathon have allocated one club entry place for Sparkhill Harriers for the 2017 race .
 
The draw for this coveted place will be made following the Christmas X/C Handicap run on Sunday 18 December (TBC).
 
Anyone wishing to be put in for the draw should let me know (preferably by email asap). Note, the draw is open to all paid up members.
 
When the selected runner is known I will enter the required details via the club-entry portal and then he or she will have to complete the entry online and pay by Monday January 16th 2017.  Please be aware that the organisers will not accept late entries under any circumstances.
 
Good luck!
 
Rob Mills
 
Sparkhill Christmas Harriers Print
In time-honoured fashion we will be celebrating Christmas by running, going down the pub, eating curry and then more running.
 
To be precise:
 
Thursday 15 December -
 
A short track session (remember that we will be using shower facilities in main centre as the water is off in our clubhouse)  followed by a pint in the Red Lion in Shirley followed by the trek to the Shapla to eat a Christmas curry (I think the table is booked for 9.30pm).  
 
Please let Ella or Charles know if you are coming so we can sort out numbers in advance.
 
Sunday 19 December -
 
The Sparkhill Christmas Cross Country Handicap - more details to follow after discussions with Craig but usually we assemble at the clubhouse for 1030 then at 1100 we run around Foxhollies Park a few time to get very muddy followed by tea and coffee and sugar-based food products with the Christmas draws for the 100 Club and our London Marathon place.  What's not to like?
 
Please speak to Craig or Barry if you require any further details, or  to Dave Reid if you have any queries re the juniors who can choose between the cross-country or a track-based session on the morning.
 
Rob
 
Hats and Beanies available Print

He have some caps and beanies with the club logo on.

Cost £6 cap, £4 beanie or £10 the pair.

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Please see Mick Edwards in the office on Tuesday nights.

 
Birmingham Half Marathon - Appeal Print

From Mick Edwards' Niece who is running the Birmingham Half Marathon in memory of her uncle Peter who passed away in January 2016 at the age of 47 with lung problems, she is raising money for the lung foundation. Could you please pass this on to Barry to put on the website there is a just giving web site to go on if people would like to donate.
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Lauren-GARNETT?utm_id=13
Thanks
Mick


Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

Myself and my boyfriend Jake will be running the Birmingham half marathon on Sunday 16th October 2016, in memory of my uncle Peter who we sadly lost on 4th January 2016 to a lung condition. We have chosen to raise money for the British Lung Foundation in order to help those living with a lung condition/disease.

It all began around last Christmas when my uncle Peter found it difficult to breathe one night, which resulted him staying in hospital for a long period of time. Uncle Peter was always smiling and a bubbly character who loved cheese way too much. Even though he had difficulty breathing he still managed to crack jokes and bring a smile to the family. As his time in hospital became longer, he experienced highs and lows, like everybody. It was very difficult for our family to come to terms with Pete being in hospital because we are such a close family. Regular visits we would see his health improve and hope he would be coming home, then it would deteriorate and then improve. It was a constant emotional roller-coaster and a tough time for my family. As the weeks passed my uncles health deteriorated and he was placed into a coma. Unfortunately, his body could no longer cope and on the 4th of January we all had to say one final goodbye, which was heartbreaking.

My Uncle Peter was only 47 when he sadly passed away, 47 is no age, he was in the prime stage of his life. He was a devoted husband, loving father and an amazing family man. Pete was the life and soul of family parties and always had a cheeky smile on his face. And this is where it gets hard because it feels like a bad dream but we have to realise this is reality. Even at family parties it feels like 'he's at work' and we're all just waiting to see him walk through the door. They say it will get better with time, yeah it might, but in fact it gets harder because your not coming back Pete :(.

Please help me to support the British Lung Foundation and help those who are suffering/living with a lung condition.

Thank you for taking the time to read my story and any donation made is appreciated.

Thank you,

Lauren and Jake x

 
Foxhollies Triathlon, Friday 18 November 2016 Print

Foxhollies Leisure Centre is holding a team triathlon on Friday 18 November 2016 to support the Children in Need charity.  Teams can be up to five people and it will involve a 1500m swim,  a 40k bike ride with a 10k run to round it off.  All the events take place on-site with the ride being on fixed bikes in the sports hall.

We have put teams in previous events and it has been great fun.  It kicks off at around 5.30pm with a briefing before the event starts at 6pm.

Anyone who fancies putting a team in can contact Mike Marshall direct or if you want to make up a Sparkhill team then please let me know asap.

Flyer attached here .

Rob Mills

 
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