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Judith’s start to 2015

Happy New Year

As we welcome it in,
let’s keep fit:
(and see notes on flowers at the end)

1. Wed 7 Jan: Ladies Fitness programme 9.30am-10.30am: Athlefit
at the Drill Hall, Castleberg Lane, with Jill Eccleston
(and following 5 Wednesdays)
2. Wed 7 Jan: Settle Eco-nite: 7pm-9pm Royal Oak Settle.
3. Fri 9 Jan:  Swimming: Triathlon/Open Water Session 12:30 – 13:30
Settle Pool. £5-00 per session  with Debbie Mahoney (Each Fri)

4. Pilates: various classes:  Tue-Fri at Ingleton with Jess Bagnell and
Kirsten Angus
5. Mon 12 Jan 9.30-10.30am Athlefit (Ladies): Wigglesworth Comm Centre
(and following 5 Wednesdays)
6. Mon 12 Jan 9.30-10.30am Gymfix – With  Fitness Fix’ Andy Mouncey –
a  drop-in  session  at  Peak  Strength  &  Fitness  at   i-Centre,
Ingleton, (each Mon)

7. Mon 12 Jan: Speakers Club  (fortnightly) Skipton
7.40pm the Soroptimists, Otley Street, Skipton
8. Wed 14 Jan: Settle Justice + Peace Gp Friends Mtg House 7.30pm
9. Wed  14  Jan:  19.00 Craven Conservation Group: Curry night at the
Rushee Restaurant, Settle. Pls book.

10. Thu 15 Jan: Scottish Dancing 7.30pm St John’s Church Hall, Settle
(Every Thursday from 15th)
11. (17-)18-25 Jan: Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Seven events given
in “In Detail” section lower down
12. Mon 19 Jan: Settle Photographic Gp. Townhead Ct. Bird Photography

13. Sat 24 Jan 10.00 – 15.00 Practical Conservation at Cleatop Wood
Local Nature Reserve with CCG.
14. Mon 26 Jan 19.30: CCG Talk: Young Rangers Project – Townhead Court


1. Wed 7 Jan:   (and following 5 Wednesdays)
Ladies  Fitness  programme  in Settle: Wednesday mornings 9.30am at the Scout
Drill Hall on Castleberg Lane, (below Castleberg Gardens)

Athlefit  offers  classes  for  LADIES in 2015.
It’s  a  ladies  only  class  attracting  30-65 year olds so it’s very
inclusive  and  anyone  with  a disability ie guide dog or wheel chair
users (when the drill hall has been refurbished to allow access) are most

The first class in the new year starts on Jan 7 for a 6 week block £30
payable at the first session

Classes  are   run   by  Jill  Eccleston,  local qualified and insured
instructor.    For    more   info   call   07955   342344   or   email

AthleFIT is the  new fitness programme from England Athletics. It
is  the latest initiative after the 2012 Olympics to encourage 500,000
more people to get into exercise and to have fun. It combines the best
of  what  are  fundamentally  athletic  running,  jumping and throwing
events applied with the traditional circuit training approach.



2. Wed 7 January: Settle Eco-nite: 7pm
Come for a drink and chat at the Royal Oak Settle.


3. Fri 9 Jan:  Swimming: Triathlon/Open Water Session 12:30 – 13:30
Settle Pool.£5-00 per session
You have to be able to swim at least 20 lengths to attend this.
(But it does not say how fast…  otherwise I wouldn’t be there!!)
(There are other classes one can attend to learn how to swim .)
Debbie makes sure we work hard and extend ourselves, hopefully, more
Quite a few Settle Harriers attend.
More details from Deborah Mahoney <>

This is part of a message Debbie just sent:
Session  starts  at  12.30  in the water so please arrive in plenty of
time to change etc. Cost is £5 per session on the door which lasts an hour.
These  sessions  have been well attended and seem to by enjoyed by all
who have come so far….. (Judith says: “I can vouch for that”)

The  session  is now open to those who can swim but find front crawl a
struggle and would like to improve it!
The whole session is working on Front crawl in the following categories:
1. Technique
2. Speed
3. Endurance
4. Form

Don’t forget your fins and paddles (if you have any).


4.  Pilates  various  classes  Tue-Fri at Ingleton with Jess Bagnell and
Kirsten Angus

If you fancy trying Pilates then go to Jess Bagnel’s class at Ingleton Go   to  the
website  to  find out  what  Pilates  is,  to find out about the Gym at
Ingleton and the timetable of classes.
I  used to go when she ran one at Stainforth and it was excellent.. and
now they have extra equipment at Ingleton.
Various  classes  by Jess and Kirsten on Tuesdays, Wednesday, Thursdays
and Fridays.


5. Mon 12 Jan 9.30-10.30am for 6 Weeks:
New Monday Athlefit class at Wigglesworth Community Centre starts Jan 12 for 6 wks
Same details as for Wednesday class, but at Wigglesworth.


Gymfix: With Fitness Fix’ Andy Mouncey

What This Is
GymFix  is  a  drop-in  session  at  Peak  Strength & Fitness at the i
Centre,  Ingleton,  for  members  &  non-members  where  you  can  get
un-stuck, re-energized and settle some nerves.

Want to get more from your workouts in less time?
Recently joined and still have questions?
Bored, cruising or stuck in a rut?

Want to bust some myths & ally some fears?
Try the gym first without any obligation?
Know what you’re doing and why before you join?

How It Works
Andy  will  pool  questions from the people present into common themes
and  answer  these  as an interactive group session with the remaining
time as 1:1 ‘fixing’.

Mondays 9.30-10.30am

£15.00 cash on the door

Posh coffee and tea at Fitness Fix HQ at the i centre afterwards

What You Need To Do
Contact Andy in advance and tell him you are coming
07799 063 115 Facebook/FitnessFix


7.  – If you do a Google search for “What employers want” you will find
— over and over again — that employers want and need workers with
good communication skills.

So come and have fun improving your communication skills at:-

Mon 12 Jan: Speakers Club  (fortnightly)
7.40pm the Soroptimists, Otley Street, Skipton
Just come and sit in for one session to see what we do.


8. Wed 14 Jan: Settle Justice and Peace Group
Friends Meeting House Settle 7.30pm


9. Wednesday  14th  January,  19.00    Craven  Conservation Group:  Curry
night at the Rushee Restaurant, Settle
It’s bargain curry evening, CCG members, bring a bottle and a friend.
Please confirm with Pat Higginson by Monday 12 Jan on 01524 251083, or
by  email, so that a suitable table can be


10. Thur 15 Jan: Scottish Dancing 7.30pm St John’s Church Hall, Settle
(Every Thursday from 15th)
This website describes Settle Classes, and
also   Ingleton  (Wed),  and  about 11 other classes in Lancashire and
Cumbria.    see also:


11. 18-25 Jan: Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

Sun 18 Jan 4.30pm St alk, Gig, Informal Worship
19-24 Jan 8am Set Parish Ch. 20min Prayer for Unity
Tue 20 Jan: 12noon-2pm Simple lunch in aid of Christian Aid
Wed 21 Jan 3pm Settle Society of Friends Midweek Meeting
Sun 25 Jan 3pm Catholic Church Settle: Unity Service

Other events that week:
Sat 17 Jan 8.30-9.30am: Catholic Church Hall: Settle Big Breakfast
Sun 18 Jan: 3.30-5.30pm St John’s Ch Hall: Messy Church for families.


12.   Mon  19 Jan: Settle Photographic Gp. Townhead Ct. A presentation
by several members as to how they approach Bird photography


13. Saturday 24 January 10.00 – 15.00
Practical conservation at Cleatop Wood Local Nature Reserve

Join Craven Conservation Group for the day at this local nature reserve.
No previous experience needed.
Bring  old,  warm  clothes,  waterproofs,  lunch, hot drink and sturdy
shoes or boots. We will provide tools and work gloves.
The practical work will be light and suitable for a wide range of fitness.
Meet  at  10.00 at Greenfoot Car Park for a half hour walk from Settle
to Cleatop Wood. We will be back to Settle for 15.00. The event is run
by  Craven Conservation Group  in partnership with the Yorkshire Dales
National Park Authority.
If  you  would like further details please contact Dom on 01729 822403


14. Mon 26 January 19.30  CCG Talk:   Young Rangers Project
An  illustrated  presentation by Catherine Kemp of the Yorkshire Dales
National  Park  Authority  about  this  project  involving local young
people with the local area.
At Townhead Court (across the road from Townhead Surgery) in Settle,
entrance £3 for non-members and £1 for members. All welcome CCG Event


The  Botanical  Society  of the British Isles ran a New Year “Big Pant
Hunt”  –  and  people were invited to go on an up to 3 hour walk where
they live between 1st and 4th Jan,
I submitted 2 sets of results

1.   the   Settle   Harriers   Winter  Handicap on 3 Jan  7 miles loop
from Clapham
– where  I  saw  nothing  in  flower  on  the run, but 2 plants back at

2.  A  three  hour,  1  mile (very stiff) walk round Settle on the 4th
where  I  recorded  14  wild plants in flower, 2 almost wild and three
garden escapes.  See some of them here:

And yes, we had a great Settle Community Christmas Day Meal on 25 Dec.
Thank  you  to  all  who  came,  to  all the helpers and especially to
Christine Enever the Chef, and to the builders and people of St John’s
who  worked hard to get the hall ready for Christmas. 48 of us enjoyed
a wonderful meal and festivities.

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