WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
recognise yourself or anyone else in this photograph? Have you or a
friend/relative ever been a member of the Widnes Wasps Ladies
Running Club? If so, the club would like to hear from you as part of
its 20th anniversary celebrations. The club, which draws
members from a wide area - including Widnes, Runcorn, Warrington, St
Helens, Prescot, Huyton, Frodsham and Helsby - is planning a reunion
for past and present members, in Widnes, on Friday, June 29.
Widnes Wasps chairperson Linda Moore said:- "The photo was
taken several years ago at the annual Liverpool Women's 10k, which
we always support. There are quite a few women in the photo who
we've lost touch with and many, many more who have been members in
the past and we'd all love to see again. At the moment we have
around 20 members who run regularly but in the past we've had
upwards of 30, even 40 members, at any one time. We'd really like to
catch up with as many of them as possible - and maybe even tempt
some of them into putting their running shoes back on."
Based at Widnes Recreation Club, in Liverpool Road, the Widnes Wasps
running club offers opportunities for women of all levels of
ability, from the complete beginner to the experienced runner, with
members regularly competing in fun runs and races at all distances
from 5K to marathons.
Linda adds:- "There are lots of running clubs in the north
west but very few that cater just for women in the way we do.
Although many of our members do take part in races, we are probably
a lot less competitive than some clubs and also don't take ourselves
too seriously. For us it's all about the taking part, keeping fit
and having fun, which is probably why our members come from such a
wide geographical area."
Former Wasps who'd like to attend the 20th anniversary reunion in
June should contact club secretary Barbara Shepherd, call on 0151
426 0662, or
their name, address and telephone number.
Any potential new members - whether experienced or complete
beginners - can also contact Barbara for details of how to join.
REWARDS ON OFFER IF YOU RUN SOUTHPORT RACES
THE race is on
to find local people who are prepared to run in this year’s
Southport April Fools races and raise funds for a medical research
charity, as it continues to search for a cure for muscle wasting
diseases. As part of its 2007 ‘Every Second Counts’ appeal,
the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign is asking readers to enter the
Southport races this year and to get sponsored for running. The
races were previously known as the Good Friday races but have moved
to 1 April 2007.
In return, everyone
who runs for the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign will be able to claim
some great sportswear rewards for the sponsorship they raise and
will also be sent an ‘Every Second Counts’ running vest to show
their support for the charity. Says Charles Horton, Regional
Fundraising Manager for the charity:- “We need as many people
as possible to enter the Southport April Fools races raise
sponsorship if we are going to beat this disease. Even if you have
already entered, but would like to run for charity, we would like to
hear from you. It’s a great way to help others and help yourself to
keep fit. People die from the effects of muscular dystrophy every
week in the UK. Every second counts if we are to give people with
muscular dystrophy a chance in the future”.
The Southport races,
which are four miles in length over a traffic free course in
Victoria Park, take place on Sunday 1 April 2007, starting at
10.30am for ladies and 11.15am for men. To run in the race to raise
funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign, call their Regional
Office on 01244 403012 or
Cat Club will be holding it's championships at Robin Park Sports
Centre, Loire Drive, New Town, Wigan on Saturday 10 March 2006.
100s of Beautiful
cats will be on exhibition as well as lots of stalls and trade
stands. Public admission from 12:30pm.