Thanks to all of you who came along to our AGM last night. We’ll straighten out the details in due course, but in the meantime we’ll go with our new committee which will be headed as Chair by Neil Devonport, universally AKA Jogger (ironically of course!) Our thanks go to Debbie Smith, who stepped down as Chair after three years to take on a voluntary role with England Athletics. Neil passes on the baton as men’s captain to Will Meredith. We also welcome John Partridge to the committee as Publicity Officer, a role he has started to take on in recent months, and we thank Glyn Sawford and Kev Ford, who are also stepping down this year.
It’s something of an end of an era, as Glyn has given the committee many years’ service, variously as Grand Prix Director, Membership Secretary and editor of Running Free, as well as providing many words of wisdom from his years of experience. No doubt Glyn will be going off to spend more time with his fell shoes, if that’s possible!
Your new committee are:
Chair – Neil Devonport Vice Chair – Tom Davies Treasurer – William Scott Minutes Secretary – Aimee Palace Events Secretary – Steve Tupholme Social Secretary – Ann Gould and Emma Cupitt Publicity Officer – John Partridge Membership Secretary – Steve Eatherington Kit Secretary – John Sutherns Women’s Captain – Jean Inglis Men’s Captain – Will Meredith General Member – Keith Jamieson General Member – Gary Cragg General Member – Christine Heaton
We still have one vacancy for a general member, who the committee can co-opt, so if you’re interested, have a word with one of us or email email@example.com.
What a terrific start we had to the summer league at Hexgreave Park! An excellent turnout saw the club storm into the lead in all the four main categories, senior and vet men and women. In a reflection of our strength in depth, our B, C and even D teams placed creditably and in the vet mens category we even fielded H and I teams.
Let’s keep the momentum going and have another great night at the next race on 29th May at the Flowserve in Balderton, Newark.
Full results are on the Notts AAA website. Ignore the overall tabs, they seem to be incorrect.
With the summer approaching, our weekly pub runs are back. The first one is on Friday 25th April at 7pm from the Chestnut in Radcliffe on Trent. If we can find enough volunteers to lead, we’ll have a whole series running over the next few months into September. Keep an eye on Facebook and you can find the full list here.
As the weather turns a little warmer, the summer league begins on Wednesday 24th April at Hexgreave Park near Bilsthorpe. It’s a multi-terrain race with a mixture of road, trail and grass. The address is Hexgreave Park, Bilsthorpe NG22 8LS.
Let’s have a great turnout for the first race of the summer.
The dates for the 2019 Parkrun Challenge have been published. After an amazing turnout of 57 runners at the first race at Rushcliffe, the next race is on 9th February at Bestwood Village. There are some tweaks to the rules this year, and there are bonus points for running more races. The full list and rules are here.
Oliver Matharu took a win and Gabrielle Caveney a second place at Colwick Woods as our senior and vet ladies and vet men consolidated their places at the top of their standings. With just once race to go at West Park Long Eaton on 17th February, we’re in a strong position to take some trophies. One last push!
Congratulations to Wayne Cranton, winner of this year’s Cliffs Handicap just two seconds outside his handicap time, a mere 22 years since his first victory. There are not too many of us around who remember that, and the only other runner in today’s race who ran in that same race was a certain… Patti Cranton. However, Christine Bland was out on the course marshaling today and you will see some familiar names in the results, which have recently been retrieved from the Running Free archives. Back in those days the winner was decided simply by fastest run against a handicap time.
We had another very successful day in the East Mids league at our Holme Pierrepont race. Our senior and vet ladies and vet men all scored wins and we turned out over 50 runners. As ever, we supplied plenty of encouraging marshals, so thanks to all of you as well.