LERT Racing Night

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Well with a group of a dozen testosterone filled men taking part in an adrenaline pumped endurance Go-kart race there were bound to be a few sparks and bruises. There were several crashes and a Kart needed to be swapped out after being forced into a corner however everyone just about made it to the end and a good time was had by all as can be seen by these candid shots…

Gary's race brief
Gary’s race brief
Still Gary's race brief!
Still Gary’s race brief!
....and still Gary's race brief
….and still Gary’s race brief
...yaaawwnn and still Gary's race brief....
…yaaawwnn and still Gary’s race brief….
Entering the fast corner!
Entering the fast corner!
Trying to defend position
Trying to defend position
The Winners
The Winners

Congratulations to the winners!

  1. Howchan Ho & Luke Gillies
  2. Paul Randall & Craig Baxter
  3. Adam Connor & Ian Melvin


Long Eaton Charter Night

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From left to right: Vice Chairman Rob Westerman, Penny Mallory, Chairman Mark Elm, President Shaun Brennan

Long Eaton Round Table held their 56th Charter Anniversary evening on Friday 6th April. Chairman Mark Elm welcomed guest speaker, rally driver and TV presenter Penny Mallory. Clubs from around Area 14 and beyond, plus the elder statesmen of 41-Club joined in the celebration at Trent Lock Golf Club. For Long Eaton Round Tabler George Loydall, it was the last Charter of his eventful year as Area 14 Chairman.

Penny Mallory (click here for official website), gave a very entertaining speech that also showed how good a judge of character she is by identifying the real reasons behind the car choices made by some the club’s members. Penny had to step in at the 11th hour for Olympic skier Graham Bell who was stranded in Austria by the Icelandic volcano eruption. By the miracle of technology, however, he did manage to phone in to say a few words and announce his donation for charity auction of the BBC ski jacket – signed by him – that he wore at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.

Organiser and Master of Ceremonies Ian Adkin did a tremendous job to make the evening such a success, despite his microphone style being more WWF than BBC.

See below for more photos from the evening. Click on them to enlarge.

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Santa’s Sleigh On Its Way!

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Long Eaton Round Table’s annual Santa Sleigh will be doing the rounds of the local area with Santa  trying to raise money for charity. Each year Santa and his Round Table  helpers can be seen out and about with their collecting tins as they tour the streets of Long Eaton, Sawley and Breaston. On Saturdays, you can spot Santa and his sleigh in the High Street, seeing if all the boys and girls have been good, and double checking he’s got the right gifts in his sack for Christmas Eve.

If you would like to see Santa, his schedule is printed below. Please note that sometimes circumstances dictate slight variations in the route, and occasionally Santa is not able to visit all the streets if he has had one too many mince pies. But children should rest assured that he will visit every house on Christmas Eve as he will have his full set of reindeer pulling the sleigh that night.

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Charity Fireworks Display 2009

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Looking for details of our 2010 Fireworks Display? Click here.


Long Eaton Round Table are pleased to announce details of their Charity Firework Display. Come along to Treetops Hospice in Risley on Friday 6th November for one of the best displays in the area. All proceeds go to local charities. Gates open at 6pm.


Download Fireworks Display Leaflet 2009 (PDF)

White Water Rafting

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White Water rafting
Round Table hits the rapids

Summer’s here, and with it comes the daft suggestions on what active Round Tablers can do with their time on a long sunny evening. The last meeting of June saw the club donning rubber suits, crash hats,  paddles and going in search of a creek. And they found the best one in the UK.

Three boatloads of intrepid paddlers from Long Eaton Round Table went to the National Water Sports centre near Nottingham for a great evening of white water rafting. Although as some of the pictures show, often it was more like white-water submarining.

The first run down the course for the boats was easy enough, but lulled some into a false sense of security. On the second run, one capsized and threw all of the crew out. Most managed to get back in, but a couple of guys had to do their best log impressions and lie back trying not to hit the underwater obstacles.

And over we go...
And over we go...

When not falling into the swirling waters of the River Trent, the boats tried all sorts of tricks, such as standing the boat on its nose – normally with some pour unfortunate in the bows acting as ballast.

American Adventure ride upgrade catches locals by surprise
Note the blue helmet under the water.

Definintely the wettest event of the year so far, but great fun. To see all the pictures from an exhilerating evening, click this gallery link.

Bonfire Night Raises £3000

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Over 1000 people of all ages came along to see Long Eaton 461’s Firework Display on Friday 2nd November.

First started two years ago, this year’s event was even bigger and better than 2006. Two fantastic firework displays had the crowds cheering, clapping, and looking forward to returning next year. Food and drink in the form of burgers, mushy peas, beer and mulled wine was sold from stalls manned by tablers and the ladies of Circle.

A number of local charities will benefit from the money raised.

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