- should there have been extra marshals in your area? (or were there
I am forecasting that the event has raised just over £3,500 for
Lineham Farm. Lisa from Lineham has emailed me "It's tremendous! Thank you
so much. We are very excited about it!"
For the 40 Striders entered for the West Yorkshire Cross Country League
- for those that intend to run on Saturday ...
The race is on the Knavesmire Racecourse at York. Start time is 13:45
for women (approx 5.5km), 14:15 for men (approx 9.5km)
The race HQ is on the football pitches opposite the
racecourse near the junction of Tadcaster Road (the old A64) and Knavesmire Road
(the road that runs towards the Grandstand). However there is no parking
on either Tadcaster Road or Knavesmire Road. You are advised to park at
the far end of Knavesmire Road near the Grandstand.
Please bring £6 for Mivvy and John.
SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING - TUESDAY 18
Two issues were left outstanding after our AGM two
England Athletics Proposal - is the club for or
against the Foster Report proposal for reform of the organisation of athletics
in England? If you would like some short background reading before next
Tuesday's SGM, then please let me know and I will email you two Word documents
and a PDF.
Women's kit - Sam Harris brought to the
AGM information on two alternative suppliers of women's vests,
Subsequently Tracey and Jules have information about kit from
Adidas, and Sara has information about ranges available from Terry
Lonergan. We need to review the available ranges but also discuss the
implications of any change of design and of holding stock.
LINEHAM FARM OPEN DAY - SUNDAY 23
Lineham Farm have an open day so if you would like
to visit the Farm, see the facilities used by the children, enjoy some
refreshment and also have a tour of the rare animal breeds, nature trail
and wetlands area (recently opened by David Bellamy), put this date in your
diary - open from 11am to 4pm.
MEANWOOD TRAIL RACE - SATURDAY 25 MARCH
Please also book this date in your diary to support
our other race - it will be its 10th year. I know that quite a few
Striders work Saturdays so it is up to the rest of us to ensure that the event
At the AGM we discussed which charity should be the
beneficiary of the profits from the race, the concensus was for a local charity,
the three suggestions that received more than one vote were Wheatfields,
Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Lineham Farm. If you have any suggestions of
your own, please let me know and then I will put it to an email
Also, I know it's a long time off, but can
you let me know your likely availability for 25th March - are you "probably
available", "probably not" or "too soon to know"?