Molesey's Tough Guy
Tough Guy bills itself as “the safest most dangerous event in the world” and it claims to be the world’s most demanding one day survival ordeal. It’s organised by Billy Wilson on a farm near Wolverhampton and there have been 25 stagings of the winter event. They’ve had two fatalities: heart attacks and having done it I can see why. It’s actually a cross country run with lots of obstacles on the way. It took me 2 hours and 45 minutes but I was so cold at the end I forgot to check my time.
I deliberately didn’t read any of the blurb about it beforehand because I didn’t want to put myself off. I now know that every year up to a third of the participants fail to complete it, mostly due to hypothermia. When you arrive at the event you have to sign a “Death Warrant”, which claims to absolve the organisers of any responsibility for injury.
Harry Pickett died on 18th December after a long and courageous fight against illness.
He joined the club in 1953 becoming first eight stroke, committee stalwart, President and Vice-President during his years in the club. He worked hard in many roles, the latest of which was a big contribution to the development of the club house which was finished in 2005.
Many club members have expressed their sympathy individually. This note is on behalf of all members of the club in recognition of the passing of such a stalwart.
The funeral will take place at 11am on Thursday 5th January at Randalls Park Crematorium, Leatherhead. The family have asked for no flowers, but if anyone would like to, donations to St Luke's Cancer Centre, Guildford, would be most appreciated.
MBC Social Calendar 2011
Below is a list of important dates and social events. Further details of certain events will be advertised nearer the time on this website and at the Club.
If you would like to host a whole club social event, or would like to help out with future events, please contact Fred on
or 07950 747350.
|2nd October||Club BBQ||Whole Club|
|8th October||Pub Crawl||Adult/ Senior Squads|
|5th November||Annual Dinner & Awards evening with guest speaker John Inverdale||Whole Club (at MBC)
|13th November||Remembrance Sunday||Whole Club|
|4th December||President's Lunch||Whole Club|
|17th December||Christmas Party||Adult/ Senior Squads|
|18th December||Christmas 8's & Lunch||Whole Club|
In addition to the above dates, the Club Bar is open to all members every Thursday evening from 8pm and on Sundays from Midday.
Follow us on Twitter
For those of you hooked on social networking, you can now follow all the latest goings on at Molesey Boat Club by following us on Twitter.
There will be updates on races and race results, social events and of course our GB guys on their road to London 2012.
Club Supper is on this Thursday
The first Club Supper of the 2011/12 Season is on this Thursday 15th September and is being cooked by John Parker.
The Bar will be open from 8pm and food will be served from about 8:30pm at a cost of £3.50.
ALL members are welcome to come along.