Monthly Archives: July 2013

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Sandcastle Challenge 2013

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Friday 5 July was a wonderfully sunny day to be on Sandhaven Beach in South Shields for the North East Sandcastle Challenge.

This year’s theme for the Challenge was ‘The Lindisfarne Gospels’ and there were 1700 school children on the beach for a frantic [strictly timed] hour of digging, building, shaping, decorating and general masterpiece-producing.

Five of us from Alston Murphy were there to compete for the winner’s crown and we all had a great time!  (It’s the taking part that matters!)

Ollie makes bid for Shaw Trophy!

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Sunday 16th June saw the return of the Shaw Trophy Classic Rally and Targa Rally to the beautiful countryside of Northumberland, with the start and finish venue at the High House Brewery at Matfen. The event was running in a new summer slot and attracted a steady entry of 20, many of whom had travelled from north of the border. With the event made up of 2 regularity sections and 14 tests on private tracks and farms, it provided a good challenge for both members in the crews. Read more…