25 September 2005

Quiet times.....

Hello again!

Summer must certainly be coming to an end - very little going on at the moment, apart from work and the gym!

The last two weekends have been mainly taken up with helping our friend Mel with her new house, stripping wallpaper, filling walls, rubbing down walls and generally getting very dusty! All good fun but still a long way to go before it's finished.

Over the last couple of weeks Lynda has taken the summer bedding plants out of the garden and yesterday the winter bedding went in. I said summer must be coming to an end! Only feels like a matter of a few weeks since the start of spring and the first of the summer migrant birds started to arrive!

So, what do I have to look forward to over the next few weeks....

Next Sunday it's back to autograss racing with my mate Gary. The main race will be the East Midlands Champion Of Champions race, open to the top cars from each class in our league. Gary already has the East Midlands League Class 6 title in the bag, along with the Melton Club Class 6 title, so this one would be the hat trick! If the track is with us, along with just a little bit of luck, then Gary has a more than fair chance of taking the title! The main challenge, if he is there and I'm sure he will be, will come from the 2005 National Class 2 Champion and National Champion Of Champions P12EM John Gadsby.

The final autograss meeting of the year for me looks like being the open meeting at the St. Neots club. This is a track we have been to twice last season, getting mixed results, and once this season as spectators at the Ladies' and Juniors' Nationals. I'd like to be able to camp there again for this last meeting but with it falling in the middle of October I imagine that we will just be there for the Sunday racing! It's only a one day meeting and by then it could well be very cold or wet! This is an end of season fun meeting that is also open to cars from the SEGTO organization. SEGTO run meetings along the south coast of England to a totally different set of rules than the clubs we race with so this will see a much wider range of cars racing against each other.

My "big target" of the next few weeks is the British Heart Foundation High Peak Trail Walk on Sunday 20th November. This sponsored walk starts at Cromford meadows, near Matlock, and finishes some 17 miles later at Hurdlow near Buxton. Hmmm, 17 miles, November, Derbyshire Peak District. Could be interesting! This is a sponsored walk so if you come into contact with me on a day-to-day basis please think about adding your name to my sponsor form. If not then I'll be setting up an on-line sponsorship page, via the BHF, very soon! More on this over the coming weeks!

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