|TIDESWELL RUNNING CLUB: ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING NOTES
Meeting Notes 28th November
Attended: – Apologies:–
Liam Ashton Ben Brindley Dan Allen Fiona Newman
Kathryn Brindley Will Brindley Alison Birch Lynne Riley
Jill Copeland Glen Cropper Clare Blanchon Stuart Rook
Tony Dent Charlotte Eade Rachel Brelsford Mel Seymour
Victoria Fell Ruth Gowers Julie Brooks Libs Slattery
Phil Gregory Pete Hawkins Angela Foulkes Paul Thorn
Sue Hawkins Colette Holden Eleanor Foulkes John Naylor
Nigel Jeff Sue Jeff Helen Grainger Lesley Turner
Julie Nuttall Nadeen Plumtree Lynda Howard Jude Wildgoose
Andrew Turner Andrew Watkins Frania Jeff Olivia Willingham
George Willingham Peter Wallis Heather Marsden Leon Zablocki
Bev Shaw Katie Wordsworth
Meeting Opened by the Chairman, Ben Brindley..
TRC Virgin London Marathon Club place
2 members present to enter the ballot for the TRC Virgin London Marathon Club place. Tony Dent & Liam Ashton. Names placed in the draw to be drawn at end of AGM.
Ben Brindley Chairman’s Report – Please See attached.
Members thanked Ben for his hard work and commitment to the Club during the year.
Sue Jeff – Secretaries Report. – Sue is stepping down as Secretary at the end of on term in office. Sue thanked members and fellow Committee members for their support and encouragement throughout her term of office. The Club has grown into a Club that is open and encouraging to all abilities and she is very proud of that. She hopes the next Secretary will be given the same support and encouragement as she had so that our great Club can carry on enjoying being a super friendly Club.
Members thanked Sue for all her hard work and commitment to the Club.
Kathryn Brindley – Treasures Report – See attached.
One question was – How profitable was the Litton Christmas Cracker. Kathryn answered that it had been very profitable and bought in a lot of income to the Club. This is highlighted on the attached Report.
Members were amazed at how our finance have grown under the current committee. They thanked Kathryn for all her hard work and commitment to the Club.
Election of new Committee for 2015-2016
Chairman – Ben Bridley
Secretary – Tony Dent
Treasurer – Kathryn Brindley
Membership Secretary – Nadeen Plumtree
Kit Secretary – Tony Dent
Webmaster – Phil Gregory
Committee Matters – Andy Watkins
Running Events Co-ordinators – Nigel & Sue Jeff
ALL POSTIONS AND NOMINATED AND SECONDED.
Run Planning, Run Leadership and Running Etiquette
Ben Brindley talked about the need for our Members to become more involved in leading runs and training sessions to keep our Club moving forward and developing. To this end he asked if any of our female members would be willing to complete a course in “Running Leadership”.
We have 3 male run leaders at present but no females. 3 of our Female members expressed an interest . Collette Holden, Ruth Gowers & Victoria Fell.
-The members voted to allow all of them to complete this qualification. Andy Watkins to source dates and information for them.
Since this meeting Nadeen Plumtree has also expressed an interest in this with the express intention of leading our Group 4. The Committee has voted yes to this.
Running etiquette – Most of the time it is good, but occasionally it does fall down with the fallout being some very unhappy back of the pack runners. Please ensure you are running in the right group for your pace. If you drop down a group due to injury then you must run in the middle of the group pace, not off the front. Run leads should ensure turn backs points are told at the beginning of the session so all know where they are. No one should stand and wait at a turn back point for everyone to catch up. Please run a long way past the last runners so that it remains a social run. Kathryn is to forward a group distance to time calculation to Tony Dent Club Secretary.
How can we get Club representation to local races?
- – Recce the race at the social runs before hand so it involves all groups. Place mid-week runs on the Club Champs so that the Wednesday Club run could be day away.
- Go pro the recce so that those that are unable to make it can see what the race is like.
- A PB on a race that is on the Club Champs for next year will mean that the member will get at least 50pts on that race regardless of time. If their points is more than 50 then they will receive the usual calculated points. This will encourage our group 3 & 4 runners if they wish to enter the races.
- Members to be encouraged to come along to the Cross County Races. Nigel Jeff will be in touch. We have enough members in TRC to put at least one Vet women’s and vet men’s team out. We have a Vet women’s team but as yet not a vet men’s. Please reply to the e-mail that Nigel sends out. If you have already expressed no interest in the Cross Country you will have been taken off the list so you will not receive unwanted e-mails. The next XC is on Sat 14th Nov and Sat 12th Dec.
Tony to send out an e-mail to ask if anyone requires a hoodie. We need at least 10 for an order. Ben asked if a bicycle top could also be sourced. All kit ok except ladies medium.
Litton Christmas Cracker
Nigel and Sue Jeff will be in touch soon to sort out marshals. Previous prize winners to be offered free entry into the LCC (members voted yes to this suggestion). Kathryn is working on posters/leaflets. Pre entry going live on 1st November. Kathryn thanked for sorting that. Toilets – Jill to ask if Litton Post office will allow us to use their toilet as an extra for the ladies. Red Lion to be asked too for men and women. Stoney Middleton have toilets at race day so Liam is going to enquire cost to hire.
Ideas. Liam would like children to be able to come. The Anchor may be too small to accommodate children, so other venues to be approached. Liam to approach The George. Sue Hawkins to approach Tideswell Institute where she and Pete had their wedding reception.
Any other business
Club Tent / Flags
The members voted to promote the Club by investing in an Athletics Tent to be used at XC, Club events and social days/weekends away. Ben to source and let us know cost. Ben to deal with.
Phil Gregory asked members to please get involved with the website by writing articles of their running journey/ races/ training. It takes all members to keep the website current and exciting to read to anyone looking at our Club and attracting new members.
Andy Watkins to e-mail 1st aid training details to anyone that wishes to go. The Club will pay any costs.
Liam would like to go out on Friday evenings if anyone is interested.
Vintage Fell Race
Pete Hawkins has been approached by the organisers of the Vintage bike ride that takes place annually to see if TRC would organise a fell race on the same day and from the same venue. Very exciting. Pete of look into it and see if it would work.
Will suggested that Monday nights could maybe be a social run instead of interval training. After a discussion with members it was decided to leave it as is rather than thin down the Wednesday social run. Stuart Rook is now free to lead Monday night interval sessions.
George asked what could be done to encourage new members as many of the C25k attendees this year did not become members. There will be no c25k programme during 2016 but it is hoped it will return in 2017 maybe after the London Marathon when all are inspired to take up running. Kathryn to compile posters for TRC to attract new members. Pete to print them. All to look into advertising.
Virgin London Marathon Club place draw
Ben Brindley drew from the box –
The place was awarded to Tony Dent. Well done Tony.
The votes were counted up for the winner of this year’s Star Cup. The winner is voted for by the Club members as the member who it is thought has shown commitment to the Club whether in front of behind the scenes.
The winner was announced by Kathryn. Well done to Sue Jeff. Sue thanked everyone and in her words “I’m really chuffed”.
Chairman – Ben Brindley closed the meeting.
Thank you to all that attended and thank you to all members of TRC for your contribution to our Club throughout the last year. Membership fees are due 1st Jan.
2016 AGM – 8TH NOVEMBER 2016.