Club AGM news

The Annual General Meeting and social evening took place at 8pm on Tuesday 12th November at the Padarn Lake Hotel, Llanberis.Please find attached the minutes from the meeting. Minutes AGM 2013

I would like to thank the committee members past and present for the support given to me during my three year tenure as club Chairman.  I am now standing down from the post, but will continue to be involved in the workings of the club via the post of webmaster.

Others standing down this year are, Maggie Oliver (Honorary Secretary & Cross country Rep), Alex Fletcher (Membership) , Trefor Jones and Eurwyn Edwards (Ordinary Members).

I am handing over to the new chair, namely Paul Jenkinson, who most people already know as the Junior Training and Safety Officer for the club.  I wish him well in the new role.

There are also other new club members who have joined the committee this year, namely Stuart McDonald (Vice Chair); Emma Green (Membership Secretary); Becki Law (Cross Country Rep); Rob Samuel (Training Coordinator); Kate Worthington (Ordinary Member).

I would also like to thank all the other club members for their support over the period, and look forward to spending more time running rather than writing emails about it!

Regards,

Craig.

Club AGM – Tues 12th Nov – FREE FOOD!

Dear Club Members,

The club AGM takes place at 7pm on Tuesday 12th November.  Padarn Lake Hotel, Llanberis.  (Minutes AGM 2012)

FREE FOOD! Yes that’s right folks, there will be a free hot food buffet for any member who turns up.  The food will be served from 7.15pm before the actual meeting, which starts at 8pm.

Please attend and support your club in choosing the new committee for 2014.  Although often unseen, the club committee members do an awful lot of work on behalf of the other members, and their work is entirely voluntary.
Of course, each of you is welcome to stand for any committee post.

After three years in post I am standing down as Chairman.  The other posts becoming vacant are –

Vice Chairman

Secretary

Cross Country Rep

 

Regards,

Craig.

UKA British Fell & Hill Relay – it's all over!!!

I’m not about to start writing a long report about Sunday’s Relay event, not just because I’m exhausted following it and drowning in emails, but because what else can be said about it that hasn’t already been written elsewhere. 

The day itself was quite frankly amazing.  Amazing team effort, amazing camaraderie, and amazing effort shown by so many people from so many clubs around the UK.

There were extraordinary performances by great athletes, including from our own club.  Alas, we didn’t quite get on the podium, but it wasn’t for want of trying.  Taking part was truly wonderful experience, the crowd and support at the start of Leg 1 was extraordinary.

I could try to list the names of everyone I can remember who helped out this event together but it would be too long, especially when you include all who helped on the day itself, however I will only forget someone and offend them so I won’t attempt it.  Suffice to say those who contributed know they did, and will have the satisfaction of knowing they helped put on probably the best  and biggest Fell Relay that’s ever been.

Regards,

Craig.

See some links here for photos and reports.

Final Results

Mud Sweat & Tears

Holmfirth Harriers

Sports Pictures Cymru

 Video clips

Mercia finishing Leg 3 – https://vine.co/v/hd5TwJY9ZjV

 

Borrowdale Vets finishing Leg 3 / starting Leg 4 – https://vine.co/v/hd5Url7I3A5

 

Wharfedale’s Goldie starting Leg 4 – https://vine.co/v/hd5P3gA32hu

 

Karl Gray heads off in pursuit of Corny on Leg 4 – https://vine.co/v/hd5xhu0Bmdg

 

The old man starting Leg 4 – https://vine.co/v/hd53jbEFnpu

 

Simon bring’s home Silver for Mercia ! – https://vine.co/v/hdJB7iVuiVg

 

http://forum.fellrunner.org.uk/showthread.php?12338-UKA-British-Fell-amp-Hill-Relays/page53

 

Not an average fellrace!

Not an average fellrace!

 

UKA British Fell & Hill Relay – it’s all over!!!

I’m not about to start writing a long report about Sunday’s Relay event, not just because I’m exhausted following it and drowning in emails, but because what else can be said about it that hasn’t already been written elsewhere. 

The day itself was quite frankly amazing.  Amazing team effort, amazing camaraderie, and amazing effort shown by so many people from so many clubs around the UK.

There were extraordinary performances by great athletes, including from our own club.  Alas, we didn’t quite get on the podium, but it wasn’t for want of trying.  Taking part was truly wonderful experience, the crowd and support at the start of Leg 1 was extraordinary.

I could try to list the names of everyone I can remember who helped out this event together but it would be too long, especially when you include all who helped on the day itself, however I will only forget someone and offend them so I won’t attempt it.  Suffice to say those who contributed know they did, and will have the satisfaction of knowing they helped put on probably the best  and biggest Fell Relay that’s ever been.

Regards,

Craig.

See some links here for photos and reports.

Final Results

Mud Sweat & Tears

Holmfirth Harriers

Sports Pictures Cymru

 Video clips

Mercia finishing Leg 3 – https://vine.co/v/hd5TwJY9ZjV

 

Borrowdale Vets finishing Leg 3 / starting Leg 4 – https://vine.co/v/hd5Url7I3A5

 

Wharfedale’s Goldie starting Leg 4 – https://vine.co/v/hd5P3gA32hu

 

Karl Gray heads off in pursuit of Corny on Leg 4 – https://vine.co/v/hd5xhu0Bmdg

 

The old man starting Leg 4 – https://vine.co/v/hd53jbEFnpu

 

Simon bring’s home Silver for Mercia ! – https://vine.co/v/hdJB7iVuiVg

 

http://forum.fellrunner.org.uk/showthread.php?12338-UKA-British-Fell-amp-Hill-Relays/page53

 

Not an average fellrace!

Not an average fellrace!

 

Races require organisers

All Members,

Most of you will know that Ross Powell was the long standing organiser of a number of popular races.  Due to his recent ill-health he will no longer organise his races, and as a result new organisers are being sought otherwise they will not go ahead in 2014.

Ross has requested that they remain insured under the WFRA code and insurance (you just need to be a member to be covered).

The races are as follows –

CARNEDDAU

Y GARN

MOEL HEBOG

I think you will agree that we cannot allow these three great races to discontinue.  If you are able to step up and take one or more of them on then please contact Ross asap.   penybuarth@talktalk.net

A degree in rocket science is not required to pull together a fellrace; you just need to put aside a bit of time to put something back into the sport that you love.  Along the way you can receive guidance from loads of fellow organisers, and it’s also very rewarding.  You could even do it jointly with someone else.

Thanks,

Craig.

Club AGM & Social Evening

This years AGM and social evening will take place at 7pm on Tuesday 12th November at the Padarn Hotel, Llanberis.

This is the time when members choose the people to take responsibility for managing their club.

There will be a free buffet for members.  So come along and support your committee, and seriously consider contributing towards the future direction of the club.

 

Below are the committee positions and the current post-holder.  Those in red indicate where the current incumbent has declared they intend to stand-down at the forthcoming AGM.  Of course, regardless of whether post-holders stand-down, you may choose to stand for that post, and indeed we would truly welcome new blood onto the committee.

Chairman – Craig Jones

Vice-Chairman – Dafydd Whiteside-Thomas

Secretary – Maggie Oliver

Membership Secretary – Alex Fletcher

Treasurer – Emily Wood

Mountain Secretary – Mathew Roberts

Road Secretary – Arwel Lewis

Cross Country Secretary – Maggie Oliver 

Youth & Safety – Paul Jenkinson

Equipment – Mike Blake

Archivist – Dafydd Whiteside-Thomas

Social Secretary – Ellie Salisbury

Ordinary Members – Eurwyn Edwards, Dylan Wynn Jones, Sioned Rowlands, Stuart McDonald, Trefor Jones

 

 

 

Club AGM & Social Evening

This years AGM and social evening will take place at 7pm on Tuesday 12th November at the Padarn Hotel, Llanberis.

This is the time when members choose the people to take responsibility for managing their club.

There will be a free buffet for members.  So come along and support your committee, and seriously consider contributing towards the future direction of the club.

 

Below are the committee positions and the current post-holder.  Those in red indicate where the current incumbent has declared they intend to stand-down at the forthcoming AGM.  Of course, regardless of whether post-holders stand-down, you may choose to stand for that post, and indeed we would truly welcome new blood onto the committee.

Chairman – Craig Jones

Vice-Chairman – Dafydd Whiteside-Thomas

Secretary – Maggie Oliver

Membership Secretary – Alex Fletcher

Treasurer – Emily Wood

Mountain Secretary – Mathew Roberts

Road Secretary – Arwel Lewis

Cross Country Secretary – Maggie Oliver 

Youth & Safety – Paul Jenkinson

Equipment – Mike Blake

Archivist – Dafydd Whiteside-Thomas

Social Secretary – Ellie Salisbury

Ordinary Members – Eurwyn Edwards, Dylan Wynn Jones, Sioned Rowlands, Stuart McDonald, Trefor Jones

 

 

 

Alastair Tye

26/9 – Update on the update !…

Al has tonight moved to the Eryri Hospital, Caernarfon.  Earlier than expected, so good news.

Go visit him.

 

Update for Alastair.

Visited Al in Ysbyty Gwynedd yesterday.  He is a little improved, but has now been diagnosed with a serious stroke, which has left him without the use of his left arm and leg, and right eyelid.

He has however retained some sense of humour, though unsurprisingly he’s pretty unhappy with his situation.

He will be in Prysor Ward for at least a couple of weeks and he welcomes visitors.

Comments to the website so far have been passed onto him.

Craig.

Pete Douglas RIP

Pete Douglas

 

 

 

 

It is with great regret that I have to announce the sad passing of Peter Douglas.

Pete was a fantastic volunteer photographer and marshal and will be greatly missed by countless people in the world of athletics, but mainly for those involved in fellrunning, to which he contributed all of his spare time for the benefit of others, with nothing expected in return.

At this years club presentation night Pete was made a lifetime honorary member of Eryri for his services to fellrunning.

Further details will be posted here in due course.

Craig.

 

3/9/13 Update –

Many of you have been enquiring about Pete’s funeral.  The answer is that at Pete’s request there won’t a public funeral to attend.  There is however an intention to arrange something to celebrate Pete’s life.  Details will be posted here and other places once this has been decided.