A note from your new chairperson

A huge thank you again to the 70 or so members that attended our AGM on Monday. That was a room-filling record turnout with latecomers filling the floor space and windowsills. You managed to annihilate 3 boxes of wine during the course of the evening, which might in itself also be a new LRR record!

Packed to the rafters!
Packed to the rafters!

We bid adieu to several members of the old committee and wish them well in their D.I.Y / run harder / train puppy / get married pursuits. Despite the copious wine consumption the elections of the new committee were straightforward and unanimous. The only post which remains unfilled is that of social secretary, so if you fancy yourself as a bit of a party-maker then please get in touch.

Congratulations to Gary Fhythian (and hopefully his lovely wife Lisa) who won the prize draw for the hotel stay for two.

Your new committee (details and photos on the website) are an enthusiastic and talented group who are already generating some good ideas for discussion at our first meeting. If you have any ideas of your own that you would like raised then please feel free to get in touch with any of us. Perhaps there is a particular social or running event that you would like the club to host this year. Or perhaps you just want to feedback how much you enjoy something that the club already provides.

Members of the committee reported on the past year.
Members of the committee reported on the past year.

One of our first orders of business will be to establish a working group to assist the coaches in their training strategy for the year ahead. If you would like to help with this then please speak to Ben Pitman. Another working group will also be set up to plan our Billy Bash in January (black tie awards ceremony). Please contact Clare Satterly or myself if you are interested in helping out with this great event.

Please remember that the committee is an entirely voluntary group of individuals who are prepared to go above and beyond in order to make your running club the best it possibly can be. Don’t be shy if you see us at training…. Say “hi”, introduce yourself and tell us how things are going for you.

Happy running everyone. And remember that as the temperature drops and evenings draw in, “everyday is a good day, when you run.” (Kevin Nelson, Broadcaster)

Megan