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March 2022 update

FLJ Update

Welcome to the start of a new week and, from a personal perspective, release from Covid jail. I’m grateful to those who stood in to help with the group while I was incapacitated.

Couch to 5k

Our Couch to 5k group reached the end of their 9 week programme on Friday and finished with an amazing 30 minute run followed by croissants and juice courtesy of Carol. Well done everyone on doing so well

We will continue running as a group for 30 minutes for the rest of the month before edging up to 5k in April

Aberdeen’s Sports Awards Dinner - Tuesday 15th March

If you weren’t aware that this was happening, where have you been hiding?

We have 50 places booked at the dinner at P&J Live and it promises to be a great night amongst a #seaofpurple

We have had a few covid drop outs, so if you’d like a last minute place then please do come along.

We have a bus leaving from the Mariner at 6pm and coming back at midnight.

Pre event drinks at my house and then return for the after party

BrewDog Run Fife - Sat 26th March

After two years of delays, this is finally taking place. 31k run from Brewdog Dundee to Brewdog St Andrews. Again, a few places have come available so if anyone would like to join us for the run (or just do half and jump back on the bus) or marshal, or if you can help out on the day then let me know

Run Balmoral - Sat 23rd April

General entries are about to close and I’m told out allocated spaces will all need to be locked in very soon. Therefore if you haven’t signed up then please do asap.

https://www.runbalmoral.com/enter/block/rb.aspx?entry=fitlikejoggersytgbgF432F1dDf9y7h&fbclid=IwAR3ynAybBRfx7DrDUYFyTHSSC6SgwzTlRQ-VGLIQhen9BrAGmthJRe8JpwA

We have a handful of places on our FLJ party bus too, so avoid the hassle of driving, and stay for the Prosecco party

First Aid Training

Last Sunday saw a dozen leaders and runners take part in the outdoor first aid training course we had laid on. The day seemed to be a great success for those who went along, and we will try and organise another shortly for those who could not manage

Leaders

As always, we are so grateful to all our leaders for everything they do to help the club. It’s no easy task , and without leaders, the club could not operate.

Remember to always thank them for volunteering their time, and if you would like to join the leader group , and help out every now and again, then please get in touch and we will arrange a leader training course

Races

Congratulations to Lesley Meston and Shona Duthie for completing the Inverness half marathon on Sunday. It’s a great day out and a big challenge, so well done to you both.

C25k Graduation

With the Sports Awards dinner getting in the way, we haven’t got a date for the C25k graduation dinner, but this shouldn’t be overlooked. We would hope to hold something at the end of the month or start of April. Suggestions welcome.

Update from Kenya

We have had an update from Kenya on David Mwaniki, who the club sponsor through the Gathimba Edwards Foundation

David is now in Form 3 and only one year from completing his high school education. GEF advise that they have noted a huge improvement in his academic achievement since we commenced our sponsorship.

Thanks to a generous donation last year, GEF were able to build a number of new houses, including one for David's granny, who he lives with. He got a huge surprise when he went home for the Christmas holidays to a new house and a new bedroom.

Have a good week everyone, and fingers crossed for tomorrow night

David

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