SALE HARRIERS MANCHESTER - 103rd Annual General Meeting Agenda
Thursday 20th March 2014- 8.30pm
Crossford Bridge Athletics Facility, Sale.
2). Apologies for absence
3). Minutes of the 102nd Annual General Meeting
4). Matters arising from the minutes
5). Adoption of the Annual Reports 2013
6). To receive a financial report and approval of the balance sheet
7). Election of Officers
To elect Vice Presidents
8). On the recommendation of the Executive Committee to confirm Life membership status to Brian Spriggs
9). Closing remarks by Chairman
Posted 04/03/2014 21:08
There was another tremendous turnout for the final event of the Primary School League at Crossford Bridge. The sun shone on some competitive racing. In the girl’s race, Alice Dale won by the narrowest of margins from Lauren Smith with Laura Hole, Jess Spilsbury and Scarlett Whittaker in the next three places. In the overall league championship Alice won gold, Lauren silver and Jess the bronze medallist. Bowden Church School retained the girl’s league championship with Stamford Park School 2nd and St. Hugh of Timperley School 3rd.
Jed Bailey held off Tom Boyd to win the boy’s race with Daniel Edmondson, Alex Dixon and Lewis Rowlinson in the next three places. Daniel was the overall league champion with Lewis 2nd and Alex 3rd. Bowden Church School again retained the league title with St. Hugh’s 2nd and Springfield 3rd. The following day, Lewis Rowlinson won a mile race and a magnificent trophy in Anglesey on a family day out competing in the Anglesey Half Marathon.
Many photographs of athletes at this event were taken by club photographer Ernie Greenwood. They can be viewed and bought very cheaply at http://www.darkstarphotos.com/
Posted 03/03/2014 17:31
· Good Luck to all our teams competing in the National Cross Country Championships at Wollaton Park . It’s the toughest of Championships and great experience. Good Luck, everyone.
· Everyone tune in and watch our long-time Sale sprinter in the UKWAL, Rebekah Wilson representing GB in the bobsleigh at the Winter Olympics in Sochi. She’s on at 15.15 UK Time... make sure your all cheering her on
Posted 18/02/2014 21:48
The next harrier magazine, that’s an overview of the club throughout 2013, is near completion and will be ‘on the street’, about mid-March. I desperately need advertisers to take out an advert in it and help defray the costs of the magazine. Do you know anyone? Would your workplace consider an advert? Prices are very negotiable of only about £300 for a quarter page. If you know someone, would you contact me within the next few days, please. I’ll keep my fingers crossed!
Posted 18/02/2014 21:47
Sale Harriers finished 2nd in the Club Challenge at last May’s Great Manchester Run. As such we won 10 free entries for the 2014 Great Manchester Run to be distributed among club members. How do we distribute them?
As you probably know already, The Great Club Challenge last year included the Great North Run, Great Yorkshire Run, Great Scottish Run, Great Birmingham Run, and concluded at the Great South Run and last year’s lucky winners were Birmingham, Running, Athletics & Triathlon Club (BRAT) who won the all-expenses paid trip to the Great Ethiopian Run You can read more about their experience at http://www.greatrun.org/News/
Why not go for this in 2014? The club can enter as many of these events in 2014 as we wish and should the club finish 1st at any event, the team will win £500 towards club development plus 15 free entries for the following year and also be entered into the draw to win the grand prize of the trip to Ethiopia (24th November).
Is it worth challenging for in 2014? Finishing 2nd in the GNR shows that, with a bit of organization, the club can easily win these events and, with a bit of luck, win the draw that could result in a free trip to the Gt. Ethiopian Run next November. Is there anyone prepared to take on organizing this project and adding it to the section’s commitments for 2014?
If so, I’ll give the distribution of the 10 free entries to that person. If there is a willing organizer, let me know asap and I’ll also pass over the access details of the electronic token registration system with the notes on how to proceed. Please note the closing date to get runners registered into the event is 9am Monday 17 March 2014.
Posted 18/02/2014 21:46
The club has committed itself to marshalling the Sale section of this year’s Manchester Marathon on . This takes in the section between Dane Road all the way through to Brooklands Roundabout. We require a minimum of 60 marshals, with the more we get the more money the club receives in valuable income. This income pays for races and events which members benefit from, so it would be great to have as many as possible volunteering. Those who train at Sportcity are also welcome and encouraged to help also. If you have partners/parents/children, please recruit them as well. If you can help, contact Paul Barrett immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org . All marshals will receive lunch and an Asics jacket.
Posted 18/02/2014 21:45
NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING TO BE HELD ON THURSDAY 20 MARCH 2014 COMMENCING AT 8:30pm AT THE ATHLETICS FACILITY CROSSFORD BRIDGE STADIUM IN SALE.
Any items of business for the meeting including nominations for Officers must be notified in writing to the Club Secretary Carol Brown at 48 Park Avenue, Sale M33 6HE (email: email@example.com). To reach her no later than 21 days prior to the date of the AGM (i.e. 27 February 2014).
Posted 18/02/2014 00:15
No: This isn’t about Income tax but a snapshot of my thoughts about my running during 2013.
A look at my log on my computer shows a mere 500 miles of running. I use the word running loosely as jogging or hobbling would seem more correct. This was a big disappointment as it doesn’t seem so long ago that I would run the Timperley Dash on Thursday and a half marathon the following weekend. Those were the days, but where has the time gone?
I became even more disappointed, even depressed until I accessed some inserted comments which read:-
24 June Ran in Lyme Park with Alan 48years, Aidan 14years and Cameron 10years. My son and grandsons were over from Australia. We had a lovely run around ‘Cage Hill’. The weather was perfect.
Fast forward to18 August and while I was down in the Midlands I was invited, or was it challenged, to go for a jog with my two granddaughters, Nel’ 15years and Han’ 13 Years, both County hockey players. We only ran a mile but they jogged along in front chatting away leaving me a trembling wreck 50yards behind.
28 December. The two young Amazons came up for Christmas and announced on arrival that they had brought their running kit. We went round the local fields and they did some shuttle runs while I held the stopwatch which enabled me to keep up with them on the way home.
I am sure there are other ‘wrinkly runners’ like me out there who have had similar experiences. Cherish them. They are worth more than buckets full of medals and plastic trophies. Cherish them.
So: 2013 wasn’t that bad after all.
PS. My eldest granddaughter is a decent swimmer and wants to go swimming with me so I will just be off to the baths to do some training.
(Bryan Gane Vet 75)
BCG 2nd Jan 2014
Posted 11/02/2014 08:25
The Sale Harriers Winter Party was held on Saturday following the North of England Cross Country
The club would like to congratulate the follow people;
Sarah Douglas: Most Improved Female
Nigel Martin: Most Improved Male
Sarah Douglas: Harold Wilson Club Championship Female Winner
Steve McCarron: Harold Wilson Club Championship Male Winner
Helen Armitage: Harold Wilson Club Championship Female Vet Winner
Carl Barber: Harold Wilson Club Championship Male Vet Winner
Posted 26/01/2014 23:30
The club's multi-eventers performed well in the Dash Quadrathon at Sportcity last weekend. Sam Worthington won the U11 boys event which included a new long jump PB of 4.16m Ellie Jackson won the star performer of the day scoring a record points total and winning by forty points the U13 girl's event. Rory Canham and Adam Kinghorn were 2nd and 3rd in the U15 boy's event whilst James Ratcliffe ran 11.8 seconds to break the 100m record in the U11 girl's event, Scarlett Whittaker and Poppy Glasby-Seddon were equal 3rd with 272 points whilst Ayla Hewitt was not far behind with 263 points in 7th place. Thomas Boyd broke the 600m record with a time of 1:58.6 seconds and finished 5th in the U9 boy's event whilst Harry finished 6th in the U13 event.
Our older multi-eventers also performed with great credit in their NW Championships in Carlisle. Oliver Mc Cormick won the U15 boy's event by over 100 points whilst J 'nay Ward was 300 points ahead in winning the U17 girl's championship including a PB of 1.62m in the high jump. Harry Lord was 4th in the U17 boy's event as was Marnie Wells-Nicholls and Lydia Randles who was 4th and 5th in the U15 girl's championship. Grace Bower included a LJ PB of 4.88m to finish 4th in the U15 girl's event whilst Meg Mc Hugh launched the shot to a new PB of 7.94 cms whilst finishing 5th. These girls have another year in their age-group and will expect a medal next year.
Posted 04/07/2013 10:00