NEWS: fitness classes; volunteering opps; big bats; long time resident

News-in-brief of Draycott-In-The-Moors in late-September 2013
We have news of:  new fitness classes; outdoor volunteering opportunities; big batting records in cricket; and Gwen’s long time with us.

(NB – There are also dozens of events in the area. Check out the Events page!)

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Slimming times

No sooner can we stop having to lose weight for the summer holidays, than we have to start again – this time in order to fit into  Christmas party-wear!
Fortunately, Draycott Sports Centre is able to help.

In addition to its usual cycle-spinning, tennis-aerobics and other exercise classes, it has just announced plans for even more.
Sessions in something called  Boxer Beat start on Tuesdays in October (at 5.45pm); with the fearsome sounding Boot Camp sessions returning during November on Saturdays at 9am & Wednesdays at 7.30pm.  Check for dates and fees on the Draycott website.

Curso de Instructor de Pilates

Pilates (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you prefer a gentler, less sweaty approach to getting fit, Pilates-teacher Catherine has restarted her classes now for the autumn – Thursdays from 6pm-7pm.

Serious athletes can even consider joining nearby Blythe Bridge Running Club

You now have no excuses!

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Volunteer in the local outdoors

Talking of Draycott Sports Centre, they are looking for volunteers on the afternoon of Saturday 5th October to join a working-party, which intends to help tidy the site.  The task shouldn’t be too arduous, and you could meet some nice people.

By odd chance, the following weekend sees the Huntley Wood Outdoor Recreation Centre (on Cheadle Road) also looking for volunteers.
This time a ‘crew’ is required to assist in a Dungeons & Dragons live role-playing weekend.  We’re told “there will also be pirates”…

We have absolutely no idea what the members of such a crew would need to do – or if they need particular skills – but it sounds fun enough to be fascinating!   Contact Huntley for particulars.

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Slogging records

The final stats are now in for the local cricket season, and it’s mighty congratulations to  Kris Heathcote and Asif Hussain – who did our local club proud by coming high up in the batting records for the season.

In fact Kris knocked the biggest innings across the whole of the NSSCL with a massive 176 playing for Blythe CC 2nd XI back in July.
One of the top scores in NSSCL Division 1A (the division that Blythe’s 1st XI play in) came from Blythe’s own Asif Hussain with a terrific 131 at the beginning of the season.
See the full NSSCL stats by clicking here (then click on the Stats tab); and see the full Blythe stats list by clicking here.

…Well done to both…

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Over half a century in Cresswell

Finally, we remember someone who possibly knew Cresswell better than any of us.

More than a few people attended the funeral service for Gwen Gunn at St Margaret’s Church last month. Gwen was a prominent member of our community, and particularly of the Draycott WI and Mothers Union.

We didn’t realise that Gwen (who was just two years short of one hundred years old) had lived in Cresswell for sixty years.  I wonder how many people will be able to say in future that they’ve lived round here for that long?

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One response to “NEWS: fitness classes; volunteering opps; big bats; long time resident

  1. Hi All
    Boot Camp – Start date delayed due until November.
    Boxer Beat – Taster session will be advertised for October.
    Dates will be on when available.


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