Thanks again to all of you who attended our virtual AGM. Here are the minutes of the meeting and the reports which were presented on the night. If you have any queries, please let us know at email@example.com.
Thanks to all of you who joined us for our first virtual AGM. In the end we had over 100 members present and we were able to make the constitution change that will allow us to to conduct the usual business of an AGM with a smaller quorum, whilst keeping the safeguard of 20% of members having to be present to make changes to the constitution.
We were able to confer life membership on three members who have made outstanding contributions to the club over many years, Sandy Poole, Derek Poole and Glyn Sawford.
We elected a new ladies captain, Janet Aktinson, and we welcome Mark Rose as our new treasurer and Matthew Grainge to the new committee. We thank William Scott for his years of service as treasurer, Jean Inglis for her legendary levels of commitment as ladies team captain and Kev Ford, who has also stepped down.
There’s no racing at the moment, but several members managed to set new records before lockdown since our last update late last year. There update features new records on road and track in both the mens and womens categories. There’s a new all-time club record in the half marathon for Dan Bagley and several inaugural records in categories which haven’t been run by members before.
From our own Steve Tupholme, Notts AAA Road Running Committee Chairman and Secretary:
We’re planning to hold our AGM via Zoom at 8.15 on Thursday 18th June. Save the date, more details will be sent out in Running Free next month and via email.
Due to the Coronavirus outbreak we’ve had to take the difficult but necessary decision to cancel the Grand Prix this year. We know you’ll all understand that with all the uncertainty that this brings, we really had no option. We’ll be in touch with those who’ve entered already to provide refunds.
We hope we’ll be able to put on some races later in the year when the situation improves and we’ll be thinking about that over the next few months.
Stay safe in these difficult times and we’ll hope to see you all running with us again sometime soon.
In these strange and worrying times where races are cancelled and even social runs are a big no no, our friends at RAC have shared a great idea that will boost morale and be FUN!
Come and join us in the CoViD-19 HP Virtual Relay! Register HERE
HOW IT WORKS:
There are 2 teams – Odds and Evens. Your year of birth dictates which team you are in. For example, if you’re born in 1980, you are an “Even”. You get the idea? The relay kicks off on Sunday 22/03/20 (hopefully) with a random name picker app selecting the first 2 runners. …We may nominate 2 captains or may not!
Where can you run (or jog, skip, walk, hop if you’re injured!) I hear you ask?… anywhere – if you can do it outside – great! If not – on a treadmill (not in a public gym!), around your backyard, your living room, up and down the stairs – whatever is possible for you!
The relay will continue until the virus ends or we get bored. At that point, The winning team will be the one with most distance covered.
- The first runners for each team will be selected by a random name selector (already done). If you are picked, please confirm that you can run that day. Don’t worry if you can’t, you’ll get another chance and you can just select the next runner in your team from the google sheet here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/14ENc3nIVkcImF1HAwBjkm0aAjcT-i0-6FoOKC_XYVYU/edit?usp=sharing.
- Each runner runs for 19 minutes (aka a “Hardcastle”) and records the distance covered – via Strava, GPS or “old skool” (OS map and a piece of cotton).
- Each runner MUST carry a baton. The sillier, the better. There probably will or will not be prizes…
- Once a runner completes their run, they must post pictures of themselves and their baton plus the distance covered on Facebook (or email Lisachan@live.com, who will post it) then update their time in the google sheet (in step 1) and also nominate some one on the same team from the sheet – if they don’t nominate someone, Lisa can use the random name picker to select the next runner.
- The team that has covered the most ground at the end of the challenge, wins the much-coveted Covid-19 trophy!
- In the event of a draw, no one will care.
- Each team must include athletes of all ages, genders and haircuts.
- Each team can “play their joker”. That runner gets double distance!
- Daftness is encouraged.
- It is a competition, but no one cares who wins.
- Expect the rules to change mid-relay.
Following the announcement about the next stage in the government’s Covid-19 response, all HPRC group activities – including the club and track nights – are suspended until further notice.
England Athletics have also advised that all face-to-face activity such as club training sessions, events, competitions, club committee and face-to-face meetings, athlete camps, running groups and social events should be suspended until at least the end of May.
EA’s latest updates can be accessed any time using www.englandathletics.org/coronavirus
Notts AAA Summer League Race #1 at Hexgreave has been cancelled.
The Grand Prix has now been cancelled, we’ll review events as guidance changes and as they approach in the calendar.
Further updates will appear on the club Facebook page and in future e-mails.
As expected, it hasn’t been possible to reschedule the Long Eaton race, so the East Mids series is over after 3 races. As last year, we’ve managed to land three of the four main trophies, with wins in the senior and vets mens and vet ladies categories.
We’ve had some fantastic results along the way, so thanks to all of you who turned out, whether you were at the top of the tables or a bit further down, the East Mids is a great series to take part in.
In what must surely be a first for the club, we won both the mens and races at the Colwick Woods cross country and the men achieved a clean sweep of the top three places – take a bow winners Oliver Matharu and Natalie Hoffman, and our other podium-placed men, Craig Taylor and Eddy George.
The results leave our senior men in a commanding position in the series with three wins out of three and our vet ladies in almost as strong a position, needing just a second place next week to seal the title. Our vet men need another win to be sure of the title, while the senior ladies are going to need a win and other results to go their way to get the win.
The series concludes next Sunday, 9th February at West Park, Long Eaton.