March Newsletter – Contributions please :-)

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Clare is intending to publish the next newsletter towards the middle of the month but would really love to receive contributions from YOU.  I am sure that most of you will have at least one  item of interest to share with others whether it be your personal experiences of keeping  motivated during the lockdown, reporting of past unusual races or even reminiscences of historical club activities.

So, don’t be shy, send/email your articles ( they don’t heve to be lengthy) into Clare and experience the pride of seeing your name in print within your very own newsletter which Clare works so hard to produce in a colourful, professional publication.

 

KEEP JULIA RUNNING!

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Our very own Julia Revill (Membership secretary & Vice Chairman) has been in touch today and advised she has been kept busy running by delivering your membership cards around the area!

It has really kept her going as her usual cross country routes have been awful and wading through mud doesn’t help speed work!

So why not keep her running by renewing your membership she’d love the incentive to get out and about.

At the moment we have 76 members who have re-joined – a lot less than the total number of paid-up members for 2020.

As a club we appreciate you have not been getting the full benefit of your membership (hence the reduction in fee) but also hope you can see that we have still been trying to motivate and Gary McCawley has been excellent in providing “virtual” coaching for you all via this platform.

With the potential of training coming back into the fold spring time and races by summer/autumn then I hope you will still want to be part of this great club.

Details of how to pay membership can be found on the club website.

Thanks for your support as always guys

 

LONDON MARATHON CLUB PLACES FOR 2021

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As you will all be aware, the 41st London Marathon is scheduled to take place on Sunday, 3rd October this year.  Hopefully, if all continues to go well with the vaccination programme etc, this event will actually go ahead as planned!
Those of you who applied for a ballor place last October and were rejected are probably wondering about the club places that are available.  We are still waiting on more information from the EA. As always the number of entries available is based on how many registered club members we have. Once we have more details we will let you know what the deal is so please keep your rejection letters/emails just in case.
Places are still available for the virtual marathon on that day should you wish to run the marathon distance on that day over a route of your choice!
Keep up the training! There may soon be an incentive in the form of a race in addition to the light at the end of that proverbial long tunnel we keep hearing about! 🙂

AGM 2021 and Quiz Evening

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The club AGM will take place on Friday, 5th March 2021 at 7 pm.  For the second consecutive year this will be a virtual meeting on Zoom – details to follow.  All members are invited, indeed encouraged, to attend.  Any issues which anyone wishes to raise at the meeting should be put in writing and sent to our Club Secretary, Lisa no later than 27th February.

Unforunately, the traditional Awards Evening will not take place again this year.  However, the formal business meeting will be followed by a Quiz Evening, kindly hosted by Clare, so do come along and demonstrate your superior knowledge to everyone.  Should be fun!  🙂

 

Annual Subscriptions Due

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This is a gentle reminder to all members that your annual subscriptions were due on 1st January.  As Clare stated in her ealier post, the club recognises that this year you have not had the full benefit of club training sessions so the committee have decided that,for 2021 ONLY,  anyone who was a paid up member in 2020 that wishes to renew their membership will be able to claim it at a reduced rate of £20.

We encourage members to pay by BACS since  we are not currently meeting face to face.  Subscriptions can be paid directly to the club sort code 40-45-26 account number 51233475 (Please don’t forget to  put your name as a reference). However, anyone that does need to pay by cash please contact Julia via email to find out the best way to arrange.

A big thank you to all members who have already paid!

 

STRIDE AND TESTED

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Contributions to newsletter invited!!

It may not have escaped your notice that it is now over nine months months (just before the March lockdown in fact) since you were treated to the club newsletter brilliantly edited and produced by your very own chairman, Clare. Obviously the reason for lack of appearance of this lively publication is a direct consequence of the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions with no races, no HRRL or SCCL events, no Striders’ League, not even a Christmas party to report on. During discussion of the newsletter at the last Strider’s committee meeting everyone agreed that the newsletter was a very popular publication and its re-appearance would be very well received by all members of the club. Our runners are not the type of people to sit around and be inactive so will have been involved in multifarious activities of interest to others during this difficult period so well worth reporting .

Clare would like to resume her production of the newsletters in the near future and is very happy to do so but her job will be made significantly easier if YOU can provide her with your own newsworthy items – the more the merrier! Examples of contributions might include enterprising ways of how you have kept motivated during the crisis, write ups of past non-local races which you didn’t quite get around to writing at the time, interesting visits and lots of photographs just to let others know that you are still alive – they may not have seen you for months! In fact, anything, not necessarily running-related which will make interesting/amusing reading.

Please email or send your contributions to Clare Welch who will welcome them with open arms!.

Thank you very much

MEMBERSHIP 2021

As we near the end of 2020 and look forward to stepping into 2021 with some hope of normality we need to think about 2021 subs and membership.
The club recognises that this year you have not had the full benefit of club training sessions so have decided for 2021 ONLY that anyone who was a paid up member in 2020 that wishes to renew their membership will be able to claim it at a reduced rate of £20.
Just use the same process as before (we can now take payments by BACS, don’t forget) paying the new fee.
I would encourage members to pay by BACS since  we are not currently meeting face to face, but anyone that does need to pay cash please contact Julia via email to find out the best way to arrange.
Thanks a lot
Clare