SLOW LogoeSLOWprint 128 - Feb 2000


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SLOWies at Ash Ranges on 1 Jan 2000
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Club Officers Ginny's Jottings Midge's Mutterings SLOW dates
SLOW Junior Squad Training Diary Secretary's Stuff Membership Matters
Goodbye from Ann-Marie Pete's Preview Bridge Column SLOW Annual Dinner
North Downs Way BOF Club Development Conference Jottings of an Oriental Orienteer Rock Around The Clock - The Millennium Lyric Quiz

Club Officers 1999–2000

Chris Robinson

Di Leakey

Men’s Captain:
Peter Huzan

Ladies’ Captain:
Elisabeth Finch

Liz Armitage

Fixtures Secretary:
Chris Owen

Equipment Officer:
Chris Fry

Mapping Officer and SEOA Rep.:
Andy Robinson

Beginners’ Rep. and Training Officer:
Heather Walton

Anne Leaney

Club Kit:
Teresa Turner

SLOWprint Editor:
Ginny Catmur

Sue Lumas

Social Secretary:
Vicky Robb

Membership Secretary:
Gail Hiddleston


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Ginny's Jottings

Apologies for the short notice for

1 Compass Sport Cup match – date for getting forms to Pete. See Pete's Preview.

2 1st of three Club training dates for Juniors (but I did – I hope! – ring you all to give you advance warning). See SLOW Junior Squad.

Please make a note of the date of the Peter Palmer Junior Team Relays, which we are hosting this year, on SN land (Frith Hill) in Frimley, near Camberley. All offers of help welcome for this, the highlight of the Junior orienteering calendar: Saturday 23rd/Sunday 24th September.

Ginny Catmur – Editor

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Midge's Mutterings

SLOW Junior Squad

Following the successful training courses for adults held last September, SLOW's development plans are now focusing on juniors – and the formation of the first SLOW Junior Squad. This was the outcome of a recent 'sub-committee' discussion held chez Robinson. With Chris Fry volunteering as 'lead coach', we will be holding three sessions for juniors in the period March-June – aimed at any junior SLOW member who has successfully completed a 'yellow' standard course. There will be an emphasis on fun and socialising as well as technical coaching – I quite like the sound of Sardine-O myself! Reminds me of the SLOW skiing trip to Tignes…..

SLOW Coach(es)

The discussion also threw up the need for the club to have more qualified coaches; we only have one currently – Andrew Leaney – plus several whose qualification has lapsed owing to the demanding requirement to attend a first-aid course every two years to keep the qualification valid. If anyone is interested in becoming a coach – please get in touch with Chris Fry.


Our junior development discussion was informed by the BOF Club Development Conference which Anne Leaney and I had attended a few days earlier in York. This was a very well attended event (75? delegates) with some interesting presentations and lively discussion. (See Anne's report.) Anne and I came away with the following conclusions: development takes an awful lot of volunteer time; there is money out there if you have time to apply for it; wonderful development activities are no guarantee of increased membership, but just introducing people to the sport is a highly valid aim in itself – they may one day become land-owners, sponsors or local councillors making decisions about orienteering.

Other suggestions from our development discussion were that we should compile a list of orienteering videos which SLOW members own or have access to. Please send me details if you have any. We were delighted that Julianna Grant, the South East's Development Officer, was able to attend our meeting. Julianna was even more delighted as this was the first time in two and a half years that any SE club had approached her in this way! Another first for SLOW. With Julianna's help we also hope to provide some 'training' for absolute beginner juniors later this year.

Finally ... congratulations to Simon Turner and Edward Catmur on their recent selection to compete for England in Belgium.

See you at the CompassSport Cup match. Your club needs YOU!

Chris Robinson – Chair

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SLOW Dates

Sun. 5 March: SLOW Junior Squad training.

Sun. 19 March: Compass Sport Cup match: see Pete's Preview.

Sun. 9 April SLOW Junior Squad training.

Sat. 15 April SLOW Club Training and Dinner.

Sun. 7 May: Future Champions Cup Final, Winterfold

Sun. 11 June: Silva Hills Race and SLOW Junior Squad training.

Sun. 10 Sept.: Park-O, Battersea

Sat./Sun. 23rd/24th Sept.: Peter Palmer Junior Team Relays on Frith Hill

Sun.10th Dec.: 'OK Nuts' Badge event, Winterfold +Pitch Hill


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SLOW Junior Squad

With our sights aimed at the Compass Sport Cup match on 19 March and the Peter Palmer Junior Team Relays on 23/24 September, we want all our Juniors to be trained to achieve their highest potential. If you can complete a Yellow standard course on your own, you can come to our series of FREE Junior Coaching Sessions in 2000, at which we will encourage you to move up the Colour-Coded scale by introducing the basic skills you need to be competitive on your courses:

Sun 5th March 2000 - Esher Commons

Sun 9th April 2000 - Esher Commons

Sun 11th June 2000 - The Nower, Dorking

The sessions will be held between 10am and 12 midday.

For further details please contact Chris Fry or Heather Walton. (flyer)

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Training Diary: Tuesday Training

Coming back to training in the cold has been a real shock after being in New Zealand, so I am pleased to be including the prospect of more warmth and daylight in the training schedule below. (If you can't wait that long, there will be plenty of warmth in the Robbos' kitchen on the 7th of March.)

See the Training Diary for details of Tuesday night training.

From mid May it should be possible to do technical training on orienteering areas a bit further out of London without running out of daylight. Any volunteers to organise this please let me know.

Congratulations to the following who braved a bitterly cold evening to do the 5km time trial on 25th January. (Map of course below in case you want to have a try yourself!)

Jeff Armitage20.49Andy Morrison24.50
Andy Robbo21.22Heather Walton27.56
Mike Elliot21.40Vicky Robb28.15
Dave Finch21.46  

Training Day Saturday 15th April

The Committee discussed the possibility of a training weekend but it was felt the fixture list was too congested at present and that pre-JK training on Scottish type terrain was impossible within a reasonable driving distance of London! So we have gone for a 'brush up your techniques' day on Saturday 15th April. Subject to land permission this will be after the Southern Express short race on Netley Heath probably from about noon onwards. For those of you who did the beginners' course last autumn, this is an opportunity for some further technical training. Exact exercises not yet planned but may include:

ÿ finding controls across steep slopes

ÿ attack points, compass and pacing

ÿ fine navigation near to the control

ÿ keeping your head when relay racing without mispunching!

Please ring me if you have any techniques you would like to practise or if you would like to volunteer to plan any exercises. Please complete and return the slip if you are interested in the training day and I will send further details nearer the time. We are also arranging some training for our developing juniors on Sundays 5th March, 9th April and 11th June (see SLOW Junior Squad).

Here's to a spring in your step for Spring…

Heather Walton

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Secretary's Stuff

Personal Improvement Day - Saturday 1 April 2000

The Federation is again organising a Personal Improvement Day specifically targeted towards club member silver and gold badge standard competitors of ages M/W 14 to M/W 75. The day will comprise 'loop' training exercises on the detailed and very runnable Great Tower area. There is a badge event on the adjoining World Champs. area the following day. The cost for the day's training is at a subsidised rate of £5 which includes map costs, landowner fees, coaching fees and car parking. No accommodation is organised. More details will be available in February, or from the BOF office now on 01629 734 042.

FC Land

I have received a pamphlet from the Ramblers' Association showing land in England, Scotland and Wales held by the Forestry Commission. If anyone would like to see it please let me know. It could be useful for planning walks, training in forests in different areas of the country.

Diane Leakey – Secretary

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Membership Matters

Change of Address

David, Maggie, Georgia and Alex Roach - new res in Tokyo.

New members to SLOW, January 2000 - Welcome!

Philip and Patricia Robinson - London SW18.

Gerry Leversha - Hanwell, London W7.

Gareth Westcott (junior member) - Tooting Bec, London SW17.

Euan, Katie, Isobel and Louise MacAuslan - Earlsfield, London SW18.

Andrew Gilbert - Acton, London W3.

Gail Hiddlestone – Membership Secretary

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Goodbye from Ann-Marie

3 years ago I arrived in England without knowing a soul. However, I knew from experience, where there are orienteers you will find soulmates. SLOW has been a good example in that respect. My first contact was Kay Denny who was very helpful and made it easy for me to decide to join SLOW. I must also mention Andy (knows all O-areas worth visiting in the UK), Chris and Heather and many more. Without SLOW my expat. life would have been much less inspiring and eventful. A sincere thanks to all of you who have made my three-year stay in the UK so pleasant and interesting. You are welcome to contact me if you would like to come over for an event in the Ardennes or maybe just a visit to Brussels.

Ann-Marie Kjos - Brussels, Belgium

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Pete's Preview

There are lots of team events coming up this spring. Take a look and then send me the team form enclosed with this SLOWprint - and put your BOF number and Sport-Ident number on the form (if you have one). Remember that these events are open to all club members irrespective of ability, so do come along. There is a good club atmosphere at these events, with an ideal opportunity to get to know other members.

March 19: Compass Sport Cup Regional Round, Leith Hill, Surrey

After coming 2nd equal nationally last year, we now have to qualify from the South-East Regional Round again. This is against SO, GO, HH, MV, and SAX. This could be a very competitive round so we need a good turnout.

The event is effectively pre-entry via me because I have to book and pay for start slots, so send in your team form as soon as possible. The start slots are from 10am to 12.30pm.

The event is on Leith Hill, near Dorking - one of the best areas in the South-East. Note that if you are not feeling competitive, you can run a lower course, but you must still pre-book this with me.

The courses are:
























F/lt green








There are also yellow, white and string courses.

The event is signed from the A25/B2126 junction at Abinger Hammer. Car park fee is £1 per car. The start is 10 minutes walk from the car park. The finish is 5 minutes from the start. We have pre-marked maps at a scale of 1:10,000. Map reclaim is at 12.30pm.

If we win the Regional Round, we are through to the National Final on June 18th at Ilkley in Yorkshire. Please put this date in your diaries if we win!

April 24: JK Relays, Tullochroisk, Kinloch Rannoch, Scotland

"A magnificently situated and attractive area virtually new to orienteering. It has runnable natural woodland and heather covered open. Plenty of rock and contour details with few line features."

The usual JK courses are on offer: JK Trophy (Men's Open), Women's Trophy, Men's short, Women's short, M120+ (total age 120+), W120+, M165+, W165+, M48- (total age 48-), W48-, M/W40- (total age 40-), Mini Relay for M/W12- (yellow standard), Mixed Ad Hoc.

May 14: British Relay Champs, Penyard Hill, Hereford

The usual BRC courses are on offer: Men's Open, Women's Open, Men's short, Women's short, M35, M40, M45, M50, M55, M/W60, W35, W40, W45, W50, W55, M18, W18, M14, W14, Mini Relay, Mixed Ad Hoc.

May 28: Scottish Champs, Devilla, Kincardine

The individual championships are on May 27th at Touch Estate, Stirling. If people want to do the relays, then I shall put people in touch with each other.

Footpath Relays

In the past, there has been a small amount of interest in doing a Bob Graham Round Relay in the wonderful Lake District fells. This would consist of 5 pairs of runners doing a 72 mile run. There would also be an opportunity for spectators to have an enjoyable run as well. The event should be in the summer (probably on the Saturday) to make the most of the long daylight hours.

Yet again, I want to get your opinion to see if we can have this potentially enjoyable day out. Possible dates fitting in with the orienteering calendar are 27-29 May (if we don't go to the Scottish Champs), then weekends from 15th July through to the end of August. If you are interested, then indicate on the form.

Something with perhaps a higher chance of happening is the Test Way Relay (near Southampton?). I shall try to find out more information but it is usually on the first Saturday in September, 50km, 8 stages, 10-20 teams, and allegedly fun!

Other Events

More details will be provided later for the following events:

June 18 Compass Sport Cup Final, Ilkley, Yorkshire

June 24 North Downs Way Footpath Relay

July 8 Harvester Relays, Rochdale

Sep 23 Peter Palmer Junior Relays, Frith Hill.

We may find some other interesting relays and team events. Last year we had teams at the Harris Format event (mass start - divide up the controls), the Furrow Hoppers relay (mass start - divide up the many courses), and the South-East Relays. If you see any information then let me know.

Peter Huzan – Captain

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Bridge Column: SLOW Storm into Last 16

The Bridge section have successfully negotiated another two rounds of the London Trophy (Plate) taking us into the last 16 teams. Unusually we played two teams from the same club (Sutton Highfield LTC) in the last two matches.

Their second team proved no match for us at all. A combination of winnowing defence and red-blooded bidding left the opposition trailing by over 2000 points at the end of the match.

The next match was not greatly different. We led by 620 points after the first half and extended that lead by over a 1000 more points by the end of the evening. Bearing in mind Andy and Pete had a deep misunderstanding and bid 7ª missing one Ace (our opponents didn't even sniff at slam and languished in 3NT) the result was all the more remarkable.

Generally at Teams you bid "skinny" games. The following hand was a good result for us in the first half. I am dealt the following hand at love all:

§ A x ¨ K Q J x x x ©A K J ªJ x

Bidding is 1¨ - 2¨ -


When Ned bids like this he isn't too strong! He might have A¨ , but then he'll have little else. But then if the defence doesn't get everything right, or something turns up, 3N should stand a chance. So I bid 3N which completes the auction. The lead is Q§ ; at least it wasn't a ª. Partner tables:

§ x x x ¨ 9 x x x x © x x x ª A x

Oh well! I suppose the clubs might break 4-4, so up with the A§ before they smell a rat and switch to v's. Knock out the A¨ and right-hand opponent takes the next trick with K§ , then thinks and leads a ©. No, § 's weren't 4-4, they were 6-2! Lucky for me they were blocked. Contract made, whilst in the other room they were playing a feeble 4¨ which went one down anyway giving us a net plus of 450 on the board.

Dick Clark

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SLOW Annual Dinner, 15 April 2000

Why not round off a superb day's orienteering and training with a chance to socialise with fellow club members? This year's annual dinner has a new location – a lovely hall in Thames Ditton, called the Vera Fletcher Hall – and will be an informal, relaxed event with buffet food, drink and music. It would be great to see our new members and juniors at the dinner; it's not just for the old-timers (welcome as they are of course!). The approx. price will be £10–12 for seniors and hopefully less than a fiver for juniors. Do fill in the slip return it to me if you wish to attend.

Vicky Robb – Social Secretary

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North Downs Way 24 June

This is an advance notice as there was a general intention to take it a bit more seriously this year. LOK beat us by 45 minutes last time and we don't want that sort of embarrassment again. So please make a note in your diaries and let me know if you are available. It would be nice to get out two teams again and if so Chris Owen did volunteer to organise the second team (I wonder if he remembers saying that!). With 16 in a team that's 32 runners or perhaps plenty of opportunity to run twice - just what you wanted! So I'd like to hear from:

regulars who always run the same leg (e.g. Andy and Karen)

regulars who like running different legs (e.g. Malcolm)

ex-regulars who haven't done it for a few years (e.g. Alan and Di)

those who think they are too slow but in fact will easily be slotted in (e.g Heather)

the young guns who have never done it before (e.g. Tom, Caroline)

and anybody else who fancies an hour's run on a long distance footpath.

There'll be a place for you somewhere!

Although we'd like a few faster people it's not that serious. LOK's time last year of 15-47 was over two hours outside our record from 1993, and besides I expect to be in the first team (and maybe the second team). As usual it's volunteers to run the early legs that we'd like to recruit first - Dover at 5 a.m. is so refreshing?! I will be collaring people at events from now on. You have been warned!

Andy Robinson

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BOF Club Development Conference – York 29/1/00

Christine Robinson and I were among some 70 orienteers from around the country who attended the BOF Club Development conference in York at the end of January.

I had taken the opportunity to travel up the day before and spent the afternoon as part of a small group having a guided tour of York Minster. This magnificent building has undergone major works in recent years and contains some spectacular stained-glass windows. A contrast in architecture was the YHA building just outside the city, which provided ample accommodation for school groups and those wanting a quiet night before a long day!

The Club Development day was organised by Andrew Kelly, BOF English Development officer. He had packed a series of speakers into a busy programme which covered many aspects of development of an Orienteering Club.

The first speakers came from Teeside and had benefited, over many years, from funding aimed at underprivileged areas. They were the first to stress the commitment needed to ensure successful results but as the day went on it quickly became clear that this voluntary work and the time and effort involved meant no one expected overnight success. Unfortunately we didn't hear all about the Teeside O-Zone as Andy was keeping a tight rein on the programme right from the start.

An area that SLOW should pursue is the availability of grants to cover the costs of the development idea. Two particular examples were given, one for a Permanent course in Dorset which had come about following long-term work with the local authority and Forest Enterprise. The other was an inspiring talk from Dick Denton (father of Tim, known to many SLOW members). He admits to being a lousy orienteer but a superb fundraiser and aims to cover his club's (SMOC) mapping costs by fundraising.

Donald Petrie, Scottish Professional Officer, explained how the 6-Day events were used to develop new clubs and new maps. There seems to be no shortage of areas for mapping and the organisers are invited back to areas by councils and retailers. Again, he stressed the long-term planning involved working with Sport Scotland and local authorities.

Part of the planning for the 6-Day 2001 involves having a map which includes part of Fort William town centre so that the local community can see the event at first hand (you will be finishing in the town on Day 1) and have a map which will be of use in trying to develop a club in the area. They also provide media facilities for anyone who goes to the 6-Day to report back successes to their local papers. So expect to see me running around with paper and pencil as well as map and compass next year.

The development of volunteers for events was covered with respect to a voluntary scheme for encouraging Organisers/Planners and Controllers to be involved more and to progress. In one region a coordinator arranges training courses for O/P & C's and maintains a record of who does what and when. This has cleaned out the semi-retired O & C's and encouraged new P's and C's to develop. They no longer have a problem in finding Organisers/Planners or Controllers for events in the region.

Two examples of Schools leagues were given, one in Dorset which is a new scheme and just getting off the ground. The other from Lancashire has been 10 years & more in development and now has a separate Orienteering Association with its own web site. The participants go on tour to Norway, for example. The League itself is well planned to fit in with the Orienteering calendar of events and has a Final and lots of medals and certificates for the children's Achievement records.

The day was ended with a presentation by Walton Chasers – Sports Club of the Year. They won a £10,000 award as a result of the Club Secretary completing a form sent to all clubs thinking they might get £100. Again this had not happened overnight; the Club has a small catchment area and they made a concentrated effort to get known in area. They have got good links with local press. A lot of effort went in to developing a club spirit. They gave free entry for CompassSport Cup matches which they also won this year, with free or subsidised transport to club competitions and club kit.

At the end of a long day we trudged wearily back to the train station with ideas and thoughts going round a very tired brain. So much was packed into the day that it could have been a weekend meeting. It was sad to note that none of the speakers could point to a dramatic increase in Club membership as a result of their efforts but the overall impression was of the time and effort people had made in the name of the sport we all enjoy so much.

Anne Leaney – Publicity Officer

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Jottings of an Oriental Orienteer

The gaijin cursed. In Anglo-Saxon. Japanese is, apparently, a better language for praising the beauty of the autumn moon than for commenting on matters of consanguinary relationships with the local canine population. The gaijin was, not to put too fine a point on it, lost in his car somewhere in west Tokyo. It was already 6.00am, and the gaijin was now going to be late for the meeting of the finish team helpers, scheduled for 6.40am (sic) at the event centre. It was his West Tokyo club's annual event, the district junior championships. But, despite having Toyota's top-end GPS navigation system (admittedly with text and spoken navigational instructions only in the Emperor's finest Japanese), the gaijin could not, after three attempts, find the on-ramp to the expressway to get him there. In a nutshell, this was the Tokyo equivalent of not being able to find the M4 when under the Chiswick flyover.

An hour and a half, and a five mile deviation back into Tokyo, later the event centre, a large sports hall (they are everywhere in Japan), is reached. The gaijin is handed a copy of the organisation plan - an eight colour print-out analysed in ten minute blocks, scheduling the forty or so helpers (none of whom are to run) individually.

To say Japanese events are organised within an inch of their lives would be an alarming understatement - the gaijin had been to a preparation session at a community hall the previous Sunday, and had spent three hours mostly ironing pre-marked and already bagged maps to ensure they had no air left inside.

The "go-ru" (work it out for yourself - there is an art to understanding what the Japanese can do to the English language) team had already left for the finish area a kilometre or so away. So the gaijin strolls there - and finds no-one ready to greet him and accept his abject apology for lateness. It emerges that minor navigational difficulties (which had not befallen the gaijin, who knew where the finish was having found it while looking for the event centre), and the need for the team number two to have a fag (or two), had delayed the team en route by car.

All goes much better from then on. Everything is ready by 8.45, just in time for the first expected finisher at 10.30. Seaweed flavoured toffees are sucked to keep out the cold. Once finishers start to arrive, subtle differences from the British way become evident. Most finishers are greeted with an expression that translates roughly along the lines of "we humbly hope that you found a feast of pleasure", and M and W 45's and above are bowed to. Drinks are distributed - half-litres of "Pocari Sweat" (a sports drink sold widely, and which tastes better than it sounds).

The team melds together well, despite further absences by the number two to ensure prosperity at Japan Tobacco, and busy spells pass without incident. By half past two, 380 Japanese orienteers have apparently feasted on pleasure (not a word of complaint has been heard), and three are pronounced still in the woods. Shortly afterwards, a fat twelve year old boy and two giggly first year university girls appear (from the wrong direction), and the team disperse. There is relief that there is no repeat of last year, when the team waited for an hour in heavy sleet for a Boy Scout ultimately located in his bath at home in Yokohama (some things are the same the world over).

The gaijin returns to Tokyo, fortunately without further navigational travails. In the car he reflects on what has been a surprisingly enjoyable day - the simple pleasures of a few hours standing in a frosty field with people who have a common interest, working as a team (even if one doesn't speak much of its language), are indeed a tonic to the pressures of millennial corporate office life.


David Roach

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Rock Around The Clock - The Millennium Lyric Quiz

Dear Terry,

It gives me great pleasure to send you the result of the Millennium Lyric Quiz with the news that you are indeed the winner. The entry from SLOW was rather on the low side, the only other entry being from Mark Walmsley in the United States. The final scores are as follows.

1 Terry Dooris 59

2 Mark Walmsley 22

I would like to thank everybody who entered. I hope they and others who just had a go without entering enjoyed trying to remember that song on the tip of their tongue. There was one mistake in the lyrics: "Relight My Fire" should have read "walk on through the night" rather than "make it through the night" - sorry.

If anybody can prove that their wrong answer is indeed the same lyric in two songs I would be interested to hear from them. As far as I know, all the lyrics survived as having only one correct answer.

The two songs that caused the most problems were 17 ("Good Golly Miss Molly") and 37 ("Waiting In Vain"). Terry got number 45 wrong ("I'm Still Waiting"). Two other people in my company also scored 59, getting 27 and 37 wrong. Nobody scored 60.

In the answers I have included the most prominent artists who recorded each song, though I will have to go home and dig out my Phil Spector Christmas Album to find out which of his girl bands actually recorded Frosty The Snowman.

Nobody put down any 'joke' answers but the strangest answer was "You Shook Me All Night Long" for number 12 "Any Dream Will Do" - I've never noticed any similarity between these two songs before.


Paul Szarvas


Dear Paul,

Thank you very much for forwarding me the Virgin Music Voucher for winning the Millennium Music Quiz - I really enjoyed researching it with some help from my son and daughter. However in order to get the last 6 or 7 confirmed I spoke firstly to Jimmy Justice (Top 20 hits in 1962 with Spanish Harlem, Ain't That Funny and When My Little Girl Is Smiling). He and I are great friends and both run for Old Coulsdon Hash House Harriers. Secondly I got further confirmation from my Insurance Advisor who runs a very good rock band locally.

I was then left with No 44 and gave a call to Hag Harris, one of Wales's leading orienteers and organiser of the first two Croeso's. He owns a large record shop (known as Hag's Record Shop) in Lampeter.

Again many thanks,


Terry Dooris

Rock Around The Clock - The Millennium Lyric Quiz - Answers


1) Half past twelve and I'm watching the late show, Gimme Gimme Gimme (A Man After Midnight), ABBA

2) It's three o'clock in the morning and I'm on the streets again, Dancin' in the Moonlight (It's Caught Me In its Spotlight), Thin Lizzy, Smashing Pumpkins

3) It's four o'clock and we're in trouble, Wake Up Little Suzie, Everly Brothers

4) Calls at 5am to tell me how she's tired, Jessie, Joshua Kadison

5) The six o'clock alarm would never ring, Daydream Believer, Monkees

6) Have to catch an early train, have to be at work by nine, Manic Monday, Bangles

7) We are drinking beer at noon on Tuesday, All I Wanna Do, All I Wanna Do

8) It's five and I'm driving home again, Dancing With Tears In My Eyes, Ultravox

9) I thought you might pick me up at eight and don't be late, Chantilly Lace, The Big Bopper (writer J.P. Richardson)

10) For the first time in history, round about half-past-ten, It's Raining Men, The Weather Girls

11) Walking hand in hand across the bridge at midnight, Girls On Film, Duran Duran


12) The dawn was breaking, and the world was waking, Any Dream Will Do, Joseph, Jason Donovan

13) She told me she worked in the morning, Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown), Beatles

14) I could take the afternoon but night-time, Since You Been Gone, Rainbow

15) I stand in line, until you think you have the time to spend an evening with me, Somethin' Stupid, Nancy Sinatra & Frank Sinatra

16) I get up in the evening and I ain't got nothin' to say, Dancing In The Dark, Bruce Springstein

17) Well from the early, early mornin' to the early, early night, Good Golly Miss Molly, Little Richard

18) Bright and early next morning, it came right back to me, Return To Sender, Elvis Presley


19) I keep waiting until that day, You Can't Hurry Love, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Phil Collins

20) I've been working all day, all day, Matthew & Son, Cat Stevens

21) You're shaking my confidence daily, Cecilia, Simon & Garfunkel, Suggs

22) One day is fine, the next is black, Should I Stay Or Should I Go, Clash

23) Well tonight I'm gonna live for today, so come along for the ride, Old Before I Die, Robbie Williams

24) Every night, every day, I know that it's you, It Must Be Love, Labi Siffre, Madness

25) You gotta be strong enough to walk on through the night, Relight My Fire, Take That

26) I dream at night. I can only see your face, Every Breath You Take, Police

27) Shots ring out in the dead of night, In The Army Now, Status Quo


28) We were born within an hour of each other, Disco 2000, Pulp

29) Each tea lasts an hour and he wanders home alone, Streets Of London, Ralph McTell

30) A song from the darkest hour, Sit Down, James

31) All I wanted was a sweet distraction for an hour or two, All Time High (Theme from "Octopussy"), Rita Coolidge

32) I worked 11 hours and bought the girl, Up The Junction, Squeeze

33) Learning fast till the weeks went past, we really thought, Crocodile Rock, Elton John

34) For forty days and forty nights, the law was on her side, Billie Jean, Michael Jackson

35) But it hasn't been your day, your week, your month or even your year, I'll Be There For You (Theme from "Friends"), Rembrandts

36) It's only two years ago, the man with the suit and the pace, Gold, Spandau Ballet

37) It's been three years since I've been knocking at your door, Waiting In Vain, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Annie Lennox

38) Now five years later on, you've got the world at your feet, Don't You Want Me, Human League

39) Wear you down through the years, but I still see, Three Lions (Official Song of England Football Team), Baddiel & Skinner & The Lightning Seeds

40) For a thousand years, nothing's gonna touch you, Golden Years, David Bowie

41) The dream that came through a million years, that lived on through all the tears, Xanadu, Olivia Newton-John & E.L.O.


42) Leave it 'til tomorrow to unpack my case, Back In The U.S.S.R., Beatles

43) Why not think about times to come?, Don't Stop, Fleetwood Mac

44) The future teaches you to be alone, the present to be afraid, If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next, Manic Street Preachers

45) Wait patiently for love, some day it will surely come, I'm Still Waiting, Diana Ross

46) He waved goodbye sayin' "Don't you cry, I'll be back again some day", Frosty The Snowman, Traditional - Spector Christmas Album

47) But this has never yet prevented me wanting far too much for far too long, I Know Him So Well, Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson

48) Only time will tell of you can break the spell back in your own world, Stay, Shakespears Sister

49) Who's gonna tell you when it's too late?, Drive, Cars


50) She's been dead since 1929, Pictures Of Lily, Who

51) I heard you on the wireless back in '52, Video Killed The Radio Star, Buggles

52) September '77, Port Elizabeth weather fine, Biko, Peter Gabriel

53) There's no need for living in the past, now I've found a love, They Don't Know, Tracey Ullman


54) Wednesday morning at 5 o'clock as the day begins, She's Leaving Home, Beatles

55) Get all that garbage out of sight, or you don't go out Friday night, Yakety Yak, Coasters

56) Lost in a riddle that Saturday night, Moonlight Shadow, Mike Oldfield featuring Maggie Reilly

57) Use the car to go ridin' next Sunday, Summertime Blues, Eddie Cochran


58) And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called, Puff The Magic Dragon, Traditional

59) The sky is grey, I've been for a walk on a winter's day, California Dreamin', Mamas & The Papas, River City People

60) It's like the changing of the seasons and the tides of the sea, Theme for "Only Fools And Horses"

Paul Szarvas

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Copy date for Issue 129 (May 2000) will be Fri. 28th Apr. Letters, event reports, articles, cartoons, gossip, scandal, notices, small ads, court circulars, births, deaths and marriages should be posted to Ginny Catmur (address above); electronic copies via e-mail or on 3¼" disk are particularly welcome.

The current SLOW e-mail directory can be accessed by sending an e-mail to with the subject line "slow request"; your own e-mail address will be added and you will receive the latest version.

New Members: If you are new to SLOW, you may not know about

... Training: Tues. eve. (7.15 pm) training open to all, of all standards: every Tuesday at the clubhouse (Thames Hare and Hounds, Richard Evans Memorial Playing Fields, Kingston Vale); 9 pm at the Robin Hood Pub, Kingston Hill; and other venues: see the Training Diary for details.

… and Transport: we can organise lifts to events: ring any of the club's officers, as listed above, and one of us will sort this out for you.

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