Come and race the second edition of the incredible New Year’s Day Aston Soap Box Race.
Bring your friends and family and get your first, fast and furious adrenaline fix of 2020. This was a storming success last year; It promises to be even better this year…don’t miss out.
The race starts at 10.00 on 1st January 2020. All spectators and competitors are welcome.
If you’re competing, you’ll need to be in the pits at the top of the run by 9.00 ready for scrutineering.
The course will be along Elmley Road. The start line will be located between the turnings for Hillside and Cotton’s Lane. The finish line will be at the Star Inn.
Entry fees will be £25 per kart rider. Kart riders that are under 16 on 1st January 2020 are £10.
If your team includes mechanics / pushers / a medical team / a life coach then you’ll have to pay £10 per head (£5 for under 16s) for each of them too; we’ll collect the money for your pit crew on the day and you can have up to four people on your team.
There will be two race categories; under 16s and over 16s. This is based on the age of the kart rider.
There will also be a best fancy-dress competition and a best built kart award.
Other awards may be provided, depending on entries.
There will be a push zone at the start of the course (think winter Olympics bobsleigh style) – a penalty of 10 seconds is incurred if those assisting the start do not adhere to this zone.
The course is quite steep; competitors can expect to reach 20 mph.
Detailed race rules and regulations can be found here:https://www.racespace.com/assets/uploads/events/1245/custom_documents.0.file_path.pdf
There will be bacon sandwiches, cake, tea, coffee and alka seltzer available…a perfect way to manage the excesses of the night before.
Ashton Players latest production is about to be launched! There will be an announcement during pre Christmas drinks at The Star, 7pm on Thursday 21st November. All budding or seasoned actors and backstage helpers welcome! In the meantime, here is a clue as to what we all may be enjoying next year…
Note: Please note date change, not 22nd as previously advertised.
We have a shiny renovated telephone box, complete with gold painted crowns! The question is: what useful role can we now give it? People have suggested an information point, where we could display posters and have stocks of e.g. the newsletter, flyers for events and other literature. Perhaps it could have a dual purpose with a book swap? Your ideas are welcome, although we might be looking for volunteers for any storage/shelving units etc that might be needed! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or post/message us here.
Ashton 5k is returning and needs your help🏃♂️🏃♀️
If you can spare a couple of hours in the morning on Sunday 17th November, your help would be enormously appreciated🤗
Last year we had an amazing team of marshals, sign makers/installers, car park attendants, cake bakers, tea makers, toilet cleaners, photographers, tail walkers and a fab booking in team!
Please send me a message if you would like to help out, you will be rewarded with tea and cake on the day🤗🤗🤗
Thanks so very much in advance, Jane 😊