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  • #846
    JB
    Participant

    Plans are well advanced for the 20th anniversary running of the Nick Hardy Memorial Road Race for 2013. The event will be an 80km road race starting at 12 midday on Sunday 14th April. Race HQ at Monikie Park and I’m using the same course as previous years, finishing inside the park.

    There are 60 entrants so far. I hope to get permission from Scottish Cycling to increase the field to 80, primarily for women and juniors.

    Put the date in your diary, I’m asking here for help from the club with marshals, cars and drivers so we can put on a quality event. More details to follow.

    Cheers
    JB

    #1481
    JB
    Participant

    Thanks for the offers of help folks. We are just there for getting the junctions and driving duties covered although it would be ideal to double up the 2 most challenging junctions at Craichie and Newbigging Toll.

    Can all helpers be at Monikie Park no later than 11am, earlier if you can help with sign on and handing out numbers.
    I’ll give the park the names I have so the guard in the sentry box doesn’t harass you for a parking fee!

    80 entered and not many reserves left, due to a raft of withdrawals over the past few days – colds not clearing or race injuries.

    Cheers

    JB

    #1482
    JB
    Participant

    Massive thanks to the members and friends/ partners you who turned out to help at the Nick Hardy Memorial Race today. Your help was vital. It was a tough day for the riders but equally tough for the marshals standing out in that horrendous wind. Without your willingness to turn out and assist the club would not be able to run such a popular event.

    In recent years I’ve thought, this should be my last time organising, especially when work is piling on more daily crap than I would like, but when I meet and speak to Mr and Mrs Hardy and then watch then with the racers and see their reaction to the event I know that’s not going to happen and why the club members in the past put the race on and have run it every year since 1993. I know that very few of us left in the club now knew Nick (I didn’t) and posting here is only going to reach a very limited audience but I was close to cancelling due to a shortage of marshals and helpers a couple weeks back. In order to keep this important race going and growing the club needs more members to be willing to turn out to make life just that little bit easier for those that do. It’s not that much of a frequent occurrence although I appreciate it’s feels almost monthly since December but you can have some time to yourself now.

    Unless you would like to help out at the Dundee round of the British Cycling Youth Track Omnium Series on 17 May? Just asking.

    Cheers

    JB

    #1483
    Mike M
    Member

    Glad it went well JB.

    Not sure how we address the ‘helper’ situation, but with 52 ‘paid up’ members getting a dozen or so on the day shouldn’t really be difficult?

    #1486
    JB
    Participant

    I agree Mike but a bridge to be crossed another day.

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