You’ll see that it has been a busy season with Assembly League races and Elvis League ones too. Well done to everyone who has turned up to race for the club in all of the races. I’ve heard people saying as we gather in our blue and white stripes that they’re very impressed by the numbers of Manorites who turn out for races. It’s generally recognized that we “punch above our weight”. So well done to all and let’s keep increasing those numbers during the winter crosscountry season.

Our first velopark run was a roaring success, so here’s to more of those. Report on page 45. We also have some great race reports from club members who have been out and about doing other races. A terrific series of races in the Essex cross-country brought victory to the Eton Manor team. Congratulations to those who took part – read Dan’s report on page 40. Dan has a new tasty recipe for us on page 24. There’s an interesting and inspiring piece from Nick Papavassiliou on running with MS on page 28 And more of Tom’s fascinating thumbnail portraits of Manorites from earlier times, though as he has reached the 1970s, there are some still around, including of course, dear Tom himself. So as Tom reaches his 80th birthday this year, this is an opportunity to thank him and Joan for all they do for Eton Manor AC and to wish him a heartfelt Happy Birthday from us all. Don’t forget that many hands make light work – could you offer some help around the club. Do let any member of the committee know. The current committee is on the back page, though of course the personnel may change at the AGM on November ??? We’re back in the clubhouse now, following the refurbishment and the establishing of the café there. As we go to press we’re hopeful we will have hot water before too long! Social events carry on apace, with the 2nd Thursday of the month (usually) being the night we gather in the Hare and Hounds after training. 

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