Fingers also crossed from Paula Hawtin (now Shingler who's been living in Sydney for the past 20+ years). Martin's session inspired Paula to organise something similar in Sydney (Mairi Eades has photographic evidence) which is now into its 5th year.
Hope you're well - I heard you've been taking good care of Mairi!
I wonder how many other mixed-ability sessions have been inspired by Martin's Meadows. Back in '85, Dave McIntyre was Training Officer at our orienteering club, and the first thing he did was set up a direct copy of Matrin's session (as learnt from brother Graham).
Got this update via Denis Bell yesterday:
Martin got his surgery on 9th as planned.
He’s in high dependency but doing ok and surgeon was very pleased. Biopsies to be done to check for any migration.
From Margaret yesterday: out of high dependency and doing well.
Thanks for the update on Martin. Sounds very positive so let's keep everything crossed for him. Please send him my best if anyone is in touch with him or Margaret. I will be thinking of them both.
On the Intervals- yes I wonder how many 'Meadows' sessions there are round the world. My session started with just 3 people and has had over 20 at times. I still feel it is in its early days compared to the real Meadows , but word is getting round and it is gradually building. I'm not sure if it will ever get the status of the real Meadows but I will persevere! So if anyone is Down Under please come along- Thursday nights 6 pm, Beauchamp Park, Chatswood, NSW, Oz . See you there
Great to hear positive news about Martin. The Orienteering Athlete Support Fund group, that he created, is meeting on Monday and we will be thinking of our Honorary President.
Latest news is he was pretty grumpy being stuck indoors.
So it sounds like his recovery is as good as complete.