Round at Bill's Mother's - February 2024
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12th Feb Update: News from famed Endcliffe park runner Pierre Laubscher that he’s been in touch with the US Air Force over recent weeks and arranged a fly past from two fighter jets on the morning of Thursday 22nd February, the 80th anniversary of the crash of the "Mi Amigo" Flying Fortress bomber on its return from a bombing mission in Denmark, killing all the young airmen on board.
The jets, under the command of Captain Max Robinson of the USAF 48th Fighter Wing, will fly here from Suffolk, and pass the park twice from 11am, says Pierre, who hopes there’ll be plenty of waving supporters on the ground to help the pilots commemorate their comrades of 80 years ago.
(All subject to the usual cautions about emergency changes in operations on the day) - More at: http://www.miamigosheffield1944.com
Pierre, a regular Endcliffe runner who’s raised over £6,000 for the Ukrainian Red Cross over the last year, has been working hard over the last few months to arrange the flypast, and says the US aircrews tell him they’re honoured to be taking part.
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The possibility of legislation against the burning of local grouse moors is moving closer. South Yorkshire Mayor Oliver Coppard is holding a public meeting in Stannington on 9th February to hear how the fires and air pollution last autumn damaged the moorland environment and the health of local people. Following the parliamentary debate led by Hallam MP Olivia Blake, I understand the Mayor is still waiting for a chat with local moor burner the Duke of Rutland, and hopes locals with a view on the issue will help inform his meeting with the Duke.
The new parkrun at Parkwood Springs is set to start in early summer, with a fundraiser to help towards start up costs. I now hear a local business whose world famous product was first brewed under the Shirecliffe hillside may be getting involved. More in the full post below.
Ultrarunner Jennie Stevens has now cracked both her targets: completing the Winter Spine Race and topping her £10,800 fundraiser for scholarships to support three disadvantaged girls to attend Sheffield University. After the first of several raffles and Q&A sessions this week, she’s now well on her way to help a fourth student too. My post Spine post for full members is here.
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