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Not the Fernthorpe Frolic

As many of you will know the Fernthorpe Frolic was a club institution hosted by the wise owl Tony Greene for a number of years, however a recent "re-nesting" meant that last year's Frolic was to be the final edition of the much loved race.

Fear not however Jon CP has stepped in to further test your navigation and route planning capabilities and is proud to introduce the inaugaral "Not the Fernthorpe Frolic"!...

The format will be similar to the original Frolic, however instead of two hills to get yourself to there will be 3 different checkpoints this time! Everyone starts at the same time (7:30pm), from the same place (Jon's house - Higher Ogden, OL16 3TD) but the rest is up to you... you choose the order you go to the checkpoints and your route. The first back to Jon's house is the winner! Jon will provide maps on the night which will be marked up with the checkpoints but until then they are being kept top secret!

If anybody would like to be involved but doesn't want to run, Jon would like to have a marshall or two at the checkpoints, please get in touch with Jon if you can help.

After the run there will be chilli (meat & veggie variants) and sides at Jon's house, outside if it's a nice evening, inside if it's a bit parky. Jon and his helpers will provide the chilli and a couple desserts but if anyone is willing to provide a supplementary dessert or two Jon would appreciate it. Please bring your own drink / booze. Jon asks that anyone eating puts a suggested donation of £5 into a collection for the club charity on the night.

Finally, for those that don't know where Jon's house is... after you get to the Bulls Head pub, branch left and follow signs for Oakdene B&B which will take you up to Higher Ogden where you will find Jon's house. Jon has parking for about 10 cars but if some members could park down at the reservoir and then walk up through the fields and along the road that would help to avoid total gridlock in Higher Ogden.

Earlier Event: May 23
Member's Meeting
Later Event: June 6
Wild Bank Waltz Handicap