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Oswestry Olympians are in the process of transferring all of the existing information, records and club information to this new website. While this process takes place, if you can't find what you're looking for you may be able to find it on this legacy copy of the old club website - click here.

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Wednesday, 04 January 2012 04:27

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Wednesday, 04 January 2012 03:06

About Us

Put more information on this page.

Wednesday, 04 January 2012 02:38

Welcome to your new look web-site

Dear Oswestry Olympians Members

Welcome to your new look web-site. This is the first stage of what we hope will become an indispensible point of reference in your life to keep you up to date on all things Olympian, plus information on running, athletics, triathlon and events, and our advertisement to the world,  telling people about us and our events.

Our club needs a single point of communication that is up to date and relevant to all of us. This might be to update you on training, or communicate that an event has been cancelled or perhaps to tell you ways of improving your performances.
Today's web interaction has to be two way. We all want to download, upload and communicate, instead of just one-way viewing. Our site includes live feeds from facebook and twitter, so if anyone says something it will be on our site instantly too.

The site will allow you to have your own blog, perhaps to keep your own training log or add photos from your run or events you've been to and leave you to say anything you want (nothing offensive of course please!). You only need to log in and we'll authorise your membership and send you an email to confirm. Then you are free to start tapping away for your fellow club members to see.

Our website had lasted almost 12 years, and much thanks go to Keith Weetman, Jon Hancock and Dave Newton in particular for keeping it going. But the old site and our newsletters were almost driven by steam in comparison to our new site. We hope you like the look so far. Much work still needs to go on behind the scenes to get it perfect and filled with information.

It's going to be very interesting to see how it develops over the next weeks, months and years. Enjoy.

With best regards

Paul Davies
Oswestry Olympians Athletics and Triathlon Club

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