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Glass Times editor Nathan Bushell looks ahead to this week’s Glass Times Race Day.

As I write this, the BBC website is showing either a lightly coloured cloud, or a lightly coloured cloud with a sun peeking out from behind, for tomorrow afternoon at Haydock, which bodes well for the Glass Times Race Day. (I’ll ignore the comment lower down on the page that suggests that isolated thunderstorms are likely to develop.)

The Glass Times Race Day, now in its 11th year, is a fantastic occasion whatever the weather, but spending time with your industry friends eating, drinking, and losing money on the horses (or winning, if you’re not me) while the sun is shining is a great way to spend a July afternoon.

Of course, it is only possible thanks to the generosity of the race sponsors: Distinction Doors; Alufold Direct; OnLevel; Pilkington; TuffX; Supalite; and Ritec.

We also need to thank the donors of Raffle prizes, who are: Balls 2 Marketing; Brouha; Glass Solutions; DoorCo; Edgetech; Thermoseal; Selecta; Quickslide; Clear Thinking Software; Veka; Promac; and Team4. I’ve seen some of the prizes already, and they look fantastic – the generosity of our prize givers always surprises me.

Some 500 people make it to the Glass Times Race Day each year, and it never fails to disappoint – unless of course you weren’t able to get a ticket. In which case, I suggest you contact Mandy Westhead at your earliest convenience to secure your ticket for 2018.

So, if I don’t see you tomorrow, I’ll see you next year!