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40th Anniversary Photo Competition

1996 11 Person Relay Winners

Richard Oxlade, Rob Hickling, James Esson, Tim Nash, Bob Daly
Gordon Hendry, George Esson
Andrew Lobban, Duncan Grassie, Laura Mackinnon, David Esson

iphonejune2015 025Planner was Neil McLean
Controller was Chris Aust
Organiser was Donald Grassie

The first (and only) response to our wee competition was Neil McLean whose first reaction on seeing the photo was disbelief: “But why wasn’t I in the team?”
He quickly regained his composure sufficiently to correctly identify not only the year, the competition and the team members but also the location as being “the top end of Scolty”.

His composure was shot down in tatters again tonight when presented with his prizes – a legendary GRAMP chocolate coin and a bit of GRAMP memorabilia in the shape of a rather fetching pair of red lycras, not too dissimilar to those sported by Bob in the photo.

11 Person 1996Other members present tonight were heard to mutter something about “not entering any competitions if that’s what you get”. No sense of adventure!

Many thanks to David Esson for supplying the photo and results. Does anyone else have anything stashed away that Rob, our club historian, could borrow to scan in and publish during our anniversary year? (Mr Controller 1996, we’re looking at you for starters…)

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This is what we’re currently planning…. (fingers crossed everybody please!) Things are going to look  a little different now due to Covid-19 precautions, most important being pre-entry only and allocated start times even for local events.

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Wednesdays
Deeside Night Cup
25th Nov Dunnottar Woods
2nd Dec Birsemore
9th Dec Foggieton
16th Dec Sluie
23rd Dec Templars Park
30th Dec Potarch
and then 8 more in 2021
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6th Dec  Crathes
Yellow, Orange, Lightish Green and Blue planned

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