Annual General Meeting 2021 – Documents and Reports

Annual General Meeting
25/10/2021

AGENDA

1. Apologies for absence.
2. Minutes of the AGM held on 26 October 2020.
3. Matters arising.
4. Honorary Chair’s Report.
5. Honorary Treasurer’s Report.
6. Membership Secretary’s Report.
7. Club Team Manager’s Report.
8. Coaching Coordinator’s Report.
9. Junior Section Representative’s Report.
10. Communication Officer’s Report.
11. Social Secretary’s Report.
12. Handicap Organiser’s Report.
13 Triathlon Representative’s Report.
14. Welfare Officer’s Report.
15. Presentations.
16. Election of Officers for 2021/22
17. Motions: Constitution Changes and Others.

Proposal 1
The Committee has submitted the following proposal which has the same terms that were agreed at the last AGM:
The committee propose that the Membership Fee applicable for the period 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023 should remain the same as for the year ending 31 March 2022 ie Senior Full Membership £110, Students £50, Under 21s £50, Junior Members £50, Swimming Only Members £50, Social Members £25. As agreed at last year’s AGM the committee will have the authority to vary these amounts by 5% in either direction. If this is not possible due to exceptional circumstances a Special General Meeting will be arranged to determine acceptable Membership fee rates.
18. Any Other Business. 

We have uploaded all of the section reports online for download. Please click the link below to access them. If you have any questions on the above please contact Robert Pick, club secretary at robertpick51@yahoo.co.uk 

Sunday League 2021 – Cheshunt

Ladies’ Team report

After what for many has been a long hiatus, 17th October was the first of five “Sunday League” races for this season and a return to the mud which we all secretly love. Conditions were pretty good, the earlier rain had stopped and the ground was nice and soft.
In a turn of the tables from yesterday Jessica Prior was our first lady home in 4th place overall followed a mere ten seconds or so later by Emily Jeanes. Kat Alpe was our third lady home (and also another super-tough woman who had also run yesterday – for her first claim club). Despite not intending to run my spikes somehow made it onto my feet thanks to a delayed start and I finished TP fourth lady with new member Anna Sikorska our fifth and final A team scorer.
 
We had a brilliant turn-out so plenty for a B team composing Melissa O’Hare, Judy Prior and Sue Cross. We had so much depth that we also had a super-strong vets team for the icing on the cake. Really strong running also by Claudia Canova, Sue Thomas, Celine Goldsmith, Rosemary Bains, Christine Hawker, Emily Kenworthy, Christine Read and Jill Atkins very admirably bringing up the rear. Sadly Foulla Green had to pull out due to her hamstring injury flaring up but she kept in good spirits cheering everyone through the finish and providing cakes at the end.
A very impressive start to this cross-country league especially considering that seven of this women’s team also ran the gruelling Met League race the previous day!
Anja Greenwood
 

Men’s Team Report

The following day we had the first Sunday League fixture at the usual course over in Cheshunt. Nothing like a doubleheader to kick off the XC season for this year!
Again, a small team in all compared to our usual but the 8 scorers on the day were Jim Barber, Luke Barker, Steve, David Kunzmann, Paul, Adam, Mike and Del. Huge well done to Jim who won the race on the day, and massive hats off to everyone in the team on the men’s and women’s side who ran both days.
Official results aren’t out at the time of me writing this but it looks like we finished 4th in the overall and possibly 2nd or 3rd in the Vets. A half-decent start but definitely a lot of work for us to do if we want to be picking up silverware at the end of the season.
 
Adam Bowman

Met League Race 1 2021 – Claybury

Women’s Team Report

On Saturday we returned to Claybury for the first Met League race in two years. Despite the fact that “The Hill” has definitely got steeper and longer during the pandemic, our TP ladies performed brilliantly as ever. In a competitive field, we had three TP women in the top 50, with Emily Jeanes in 11th place, Jess Prior just behind in 13th and Alex Baird in 32nd. Fiona Hathaway, Emily Clarke and Judy Prior also scored for the club. We also had strong performances from Sue Thomas, Christine Hawker and Christine Read.
 
After the first race our senior women placed 4th overall in Division 1, and our vets placed 5th overall, so very strong positions going into race 2. Well done to all our runners, and extra hats off to everyone who did it all again on Sunday morning at Cheshunt!
 
Emily Clarke

Men’s Team Report

On Saturday we had the first Met League fixture of the season at Claybury. We headed over with a small but quality-filled men’s team.

Our 12 scorers in order were Dougal, Jim, Carl, Paul, Scott, Steve Moss, Francis, Mike, Alan Hathaway, Luke Bowie, Dave Birks and Edwin. They were well followed up by Ian Ellis, Paul Hart, Eamonn Cullen and Giovanni. That was good enough for 10th position in Division 1 so an okay start with a platform to build on now for the rest of the season.
Our Vet’s had a standout result and a little bit of Trent Park history with our first ever fixture win in division 1 for any of our teams. Massive congratulations to the team of Jim, Paul, Scott, Steve, Mike and Alan.

The next ML Fixture is a WGC (Stanborough Park) on November 13, we really need as many people racing for the team as possible.

 
Adam Bowman

Results this week – to 10th October 2021

Results from this week
to 10/10/2021

Camino Ultra 50k Epping Forest Saturday 9th October 2021

Paul Brennan 4.00.08 (5th overall)

Dougal Burrowes 4.31.01 (11th overall)

Run The River 10k Sunday 10th October 2021

Jim Arrowsmith 35.07 (2nd overall)

Steve Moss 36.50 (1st Vet 40)

Scott Aiken 37.23 (1st Vet 50)

Fiona Hathaway 46.18 (1st Vet 40 lady)

Melissa O’Hare 49.44

Sue Thomas 51.53

Bambos Charalambous 1.06.18

Helen Charalambous 1.06.42

Silverstone 10k Sunday 10th October 2021

Richard Allen 45.10

Royal Parks Half Marathon Sunday 10th October 2021

Emily Clarke 1.35.41

Claire Goldfinch 1.53.21

Peter Goldfinch 2.32.44

Manchester Marathon Sunday 10th October 2021

Anja Greenwood 3.23.05

Marcus De’ Freitas 3.30.14

Camilla Chafer 5.55.56

Consolidated Parkrun Results 9/10/2021

https://www.parkrun.com/results/consolidatedclub/?clubNum=2360

Please send all results to news@trentparkrc.com

Viv Cannon

Viv Cannon
5th October 2021

 

Viv Cannon died at the end of August, just before what would have been her 81st birthday and yes indeed, she was the wife of Geoff but there is so much more that could be said about her association with Trent Park Running Club, or Trotters as we were back in the day.
Viv joined the club in the 1980’s, along with friend Joan Gaylor, the two of them deciding it was a good idea to wear plastic bags under their running gear in order to sweat more and lose extra weight, that was until Alan Muller asked who was carrying crisp packets on their run! Viv always had a crazy sense of humour.
Viv and Geoff were stalwart members of the club, regularly turning up for training and races, attending trips here and abroad, participating in social events – Viv liked to be her table’s ‘Runner ’on quiz nights – and of course running the London Marathon in April 1990, the tenth anniversary of this great event, where Viv finished in front of Geoff, something she often reminded him of. Viv was always ready to volunteer as a marshal for club events too, even in her later years and enjoyed encouraging others on their run, whatever the weather. She so loved being around people.
Geoff stopped running many years ago but Viv continued, despite some health issues and when the running became too much, she carried on walking instead. In fact, she was still turning up on Saturdays to walk around the park until only a few months ago, despite her increasing frailty.
Trent Park Running Club was a big part of her life and the many friends she made here will miss her company, her humour, her willingness to join in and her ability to talk to anyone. Thanks for the memories of‘ Little Viv’.