T’was the month before Christmas and all-round Southend not a runner was stirring, not even to bend.
Why you ask?
Because last night the 6th annual inter-club quiz run by the Finish Line Fund was taking place in the Westcliff Hotel and it raised any amazing £1,450 for the charity.
With 16 teams from running clubs across the region, over 152 questions prepared, amazing raffle prizes up for grabs and bar staff ready to take orders the evening kicked off at 8 pm. Finish Line Fund Chairman Keith Passingham welcomed everyone and handed over to Scotty ‘Quizmaster’ Brenton to begin testing our brains.
Despite the inclement weather the first three runners to represent the charity in an organised race, successfully completed the 35th running of The Southend 10k on Sunday 6th October 2019 and their fundraising currently stands at c£450.
Thank you to all the amazing Flyers who attended the 2019 Flyers Quiz held at Old Southendians Cricket Club last weekend (28th September). We are very grateful to the Cricket Club for providing the venue free of charge.
Eight teams keenly competed, not just to answer the fiendishly difficult questions, but also to provide the fantastic raffle prizes. These ranged from vouchers to a magnificent hamper, to copious amounts of alcohol.
Questions for the quiz included a variety of subjects including dinosaurs, literary cats and Wacky Races. The picture round had a common thread – which no team worked out – people mentioned in We Didn’t Start the Fire by Billy Joel.
On Sunday 6th of October two of our trustees, Keith Passingham and Mark Benham together with another local runner from RRC will be raising funds for Finish Line Fund at the Southend 10k.
This is the first occasion that the charity will have runners fundraising at an organised race (Giles’ head-shave aside) and running in the charity’s kit. It is something the charity is very proud to do and is looking to expand the number of runners at future events, so if you are interested in doing so at a future event, please let us know.
Every year Amazon launches 'Prime Day' (or in this years case two days) when shoppers can grab great bargians on a whole host of items through the worlds largest online retailer.
Did you know that you can grab those bargains while support the Finish Line Fund with no extra cost to you?
This year the Southend Half Marathon on Sunday 9 June 2019 will mark the 5th anniversary of the death of Nicholas Palmer, who tragically died at the finish line of this event in June 2014.
Nick, as he was popularly known, was a local man who ran with Flyers Southend running club and was a regular participant at Southend parkrun.
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