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number of competitors in all   Bob Minting on 109 points        The event generated over
races was never lower than     each. However in that last       £450.00 of profit and all the
23, with an average of 30      race Bob secured a ten second    proceeds were donated to The
competitors per race.          advantage over Zoe and           House and Social Committee
This was the second season     gained the necessary points to   to be used for the benefit of
that my wife Sheila and I had  win the 2015 series. Second      us all.
organized the event and we     was Zoe Kingsmell with
have to say a huge thank you   Dave Carton in third place.      One of the big highlights
to our regular volunteers,     Bob won the Parris shield        of the 2015 event were
Time Keepers Terri Shotton     with a combination of solid      the barbeques that Deniz
and Mike Peel and Recorders    results including four top five  Mehmet and Gareth
Denise King, Peter Lovell      placings, and net times just     Griffin arranged for every
and Steve Hollingdale,         either side of 20 minutes to     Wednesday night of The
without their help every       remind us of his pedigree.       Parris Handicap. These
month it would be impossible   His best performance was         barbeques proved to be
to stage this event.           achieved in August with a        enormously successful and
As to the race winners the     time of 19.40 to claim third     attracted not only the runners
April race was won by Chris    place his best position.         but also non-runners and
Tuck followed over the                                          guests alike. They have
next 5 months by wins for                                       already indicated that they
Daniel Avila, Bernie Bater,                                     will continue to run these
Gerry Alger, Dave Leal and                                      events again this year so
James Neylon. The winning                                       many thanks as not only is
margins ranged from over                                        the catering first class but
1 minute 10 seconds in the                                      our bar profits increase
last race in September to 15                                    considerably on these nights!
seconds in July.                                                The first barbeque will be on
However there was no                                            Wednesday, 18th May.
shortage of fast times during
the summer. The fastest man                                     The first race of the 2016
over the course was Chris                                       series will be on Wednesday
Tuck in a time of 17.59 (in                                     6th April at 7.15pm.
April) and the fastest lady
was Sophie Kelleher in 18.57                                                       Richard Griffin
in the August race. A special
mention must go to young
Amy Leach who scorched
around the course in 20.03 on
the 17th of June.
Going into the last race Dave
Leal had a slender lead of
one point over joint second
placers Zoe Kingsmill and
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