Sunday, 25 December 2011

December Newsletter and EGM Minutes

Emailed by Sim on the 9th December. Apologies for the delay in posting on the blog.


Hello all,
A brief update for you as we end an eventful 2011.

Ware Cup 5 mile XC - Saturday 10th December 2:30pm - Loughton
Just a quick reminder that tomorrow is the annual Ware Cup cross country race, held at Loughton.  The club are the current holders of the Ware Cup and with  strong turn out we have a genuine chance of retaining this silverware. Let's not let another club steal it from us! You don't need to register, it's free to run, but we depend on as many members running as possible to have a chance.

The club is pretty easy to get to by road with some parking on site and nearby roads or a walk from Loughton tube station (Central Line is in full operation).  Full details and directions will be posted on the club website noticeboard.

New Board and EGM
Following the EGM held on 1st December, the motion to reduce the board size was not passed.  The new committee members were voted in also.  For full details please see the minutes from the EGM.

Welcome to long time member Dave Robinson as the new club chairman.  Holly Gilbert is now Women's Road & XC Captain and Patricia (Pats) Carden is the club secretary.  Please join me in welcoming these new committee members. Our thanks go out to those members stepping down also for their input during their tenure.

End of year races

Metropolitan League XC Race 3 - Saturday 17th December - Ruislip
Third race of the series of the Metropolitan League.  A bit of a trek to Ruislip woods for this high standard XC race.  Full details can be found on the LCR Met League website

Pre-Christmas Handicap 2.9 mile - Thursday 22nd December - Any takers?
Finish the year in speed and style!  If there is enough interest in a pre-Christmas handicap (as last year) then we can hold a December handicap.  The usual set up will apply, meet at the club house at 7pm for a 7.20pm-ish start.  Post on the club noticeboard if you'd like a race - if we get more than 20, I'll make sure it happens - if you'd like to help out with timekeeping rather than run then that will definitely help.  Either way, there will be a session at the club that night and no doubt the bar will be open afterwards.

Annual Mob Match 2.9 miles - Tuesday January 3rd 2012 7:45pm start
Start the year in speed and style!  This race against local club and great rivals Eton Manor AC has been taking place for many many years and is always a great start to the new year, if occasionally a shock to the system so soon after Christmas.  Just like the monthly handicap it's three laps of Well Street Common, but run as an all-starter race rather than a handicap.  Come along in good time to register,
warm up and get to the start.  

That's it for now, until next year. Have a great Christmas and new year, come back fit and well in the new year, dear members.


Men's Road & XC Captain