Dear Members,

Online race entries are now enabled and are being taken for the Coutances Young Bird race and the Coutances Old Bird race.  Entries will close on Sunday 28th August, at midnight.

If you are posting your entry in, it is worth noting, the following has been received from Royal Mail: - 


"Dear Sid

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) has called on its members who collect, sort and deliver parcels and letters to take strike action on the following dates:

• Friday 26 August 2022
• Wednesday 31 August 2022
• Thursday 8 September 2022
• Friday 9 September 2022

We’re sorry this strike action is likely to cause you some disruption. We will be working to get our services back to normal as quickly as possible. Royal Mail has well-developed contingency plans, but we cannot fully replace the daily efforts of our frontline workforce. We’ll be doing what we can to keep services running, but you should expect significant disruption on dates when strike action is taking place.

There’s more information online at but we wanted to provide you with some of the important information, directly."


Delays will occur if Members post their entries on Friday 26th August.  Therefore if using the post, please post prior to Friday or no later than Thursday 25th August.

Yours sincerely,


Mr. S. Barkel, Secretary.