THANK YOU ALL ROUND
1 : The Summer seems to have flown by but it has been a good one for our sport. Once again, London did us proud with excellent organisation of the World Athletics Championships. Many of you have reported personal bests and the competition in my events has been a good as I can remember
Although entries for both the Tour of the Derwent Valley (4 consecutive days) in May and the Tour of Epsom & Ewell (5 consecutive days) have fallen considerably, both of my Relays have seen record fields with 106 teams competing in July in Epsom and 71 teams taking part in August's Malt Shovel Relay.
2 : Runners may not realise that by entering my events, part and sometimes all of your entry fee goes to supporting work that we have been undertaking in southern India for many years. Many of you have made additional one-off or regular donations to ensure that families with problems have been helped to overcome them. Please keep on entering my events, if only to help continue this valuable work.
The bad news is that since May, my charity account has seen almost daily withdrawals from the account by a direct debit for a GYM that I have never set up and over £1100 is missing and the (nameless) bank seemed not to be doing much to sort out the situation. However, after considerable pressure, all of the money has been restored to the account