On the hottest day so far this year, amid weather warnings from the organisers and signal failure causing untold disruption on all London south-bound trains, the intrepid STA fun-runners pitched up for another fund-raising event. An established date of the summer season, the JP Morgan Challenge has encouraged corporates to indulge in a little team bonding with a non-competitive 5 kilometre run around Battersea Park.
A baker’s dozen set off first, followed by two late-comers, while Mark Tennyson-d’Eyncourt and yours truly held the fort in the garden of the Prince Albert pub. I took the opportunity, over a chilled white wine, to quiz him about the aspects of technical analysis he rates. Watch out for the full article shortly.
Organising this event – and speakers for the monthly STA meetings – Tom Hicks admitted that his work for the society has been put to good use at his banking job, and he no longer finds presentations to a couple of hundred members of staff daunting. Oh dear! I wonder what that says of STA members.
At their first ever STA event were Eelyn Lim and her partner Adrian Choi – who met in London though both are from Melbourne. She is already an amateur retail trader and came to this city to do a trading course, where she first heard of technical analysis. She has already passed our Diploma Part I exam. Congratulations! He describes himself as an IT geek but a little technical analysis has already rubbed off because he uses support and resistance levels when dabbling in shares.
Keen runner Ishwor Maharjan was an asset to the team, having already run at similar events in Barking and Dagenham. Leona Gomez-Lopez this year was not our token female, as she was joined by Sonia Simmonds and Eelyn. Chairman Axel did a splendid job herding the troops – who looked especially fetching in their brightly coloured Cancer Research UK T-shirts. These were (thoughtfully) swapped for less sweaty grey versions at the finishing line.
First back was long-legged Tom, joint second place gallantly shared, and then they all appeared in a bunch looking jolly pleased for themselves. I was really glad they had all made it safely as I had been worried because of the heat and dust. Water, beer and lots of chips were consumed to replace lost fluids – of course!