Saxon Shore Marathon and Challenge

Last Saturday 22nd December a group of harriers traveled down to Deal for the Saxon Shore Marathon and Challenge event – the occasion my 50th marathon…… Credit for this has to go to a certain Ana-Maria Green she showed me that you can achieve more than you believe possible – it just takes time, patience and determination + finding what works for you.  

This goal was made possible by a company called Saxons, Vikings & Normans, run by an amazing couple – they put on low key, friendly events and provide encouragement and the perfect setting to try to push yourself and go outside your comfort zone.  It’s very inclusive, all are welcome, new, old, slow, fast – it’s not all about the times, for some this is the goal, but certainly for me this year it was about working out how to stay injury free and achieve the goals I was setting myself. - Continue Reading -

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Notes from the Committee

–        Change of Club Year.  In order to ease the administration of payment of England Athletics (EA) fees and to allow for the possibility of using the EA subscription collection system for our membership renewals the committee felt that it makes sense to align the renewal dates to 1st April.  In theory this is represents a change to the constitution and as such should be agreed at a general meeting of the club. However we felt that it was unlikely that we would be able to organise a quorate Extraordinary General Meeting (we only just manage to scrape a quorum for the AGM) and did not want to wait another year before making the change. So we have gone ahead and asked for 15 months subs this January.  We intend to have this decision ratified at the next AGM (April 10th) and, given the lack of any reaction to the announcement, feel confident that this will be acceptable.  In the event that this is not the case we could just continue with a January renewal date by collecting 9 months subs next year.

–        Increase in subs. The subscription will increase by £1 next year to keep up with rising costs, i.e. Full membership will be £32 plus £15 EA affiliation fee. As we are collecting 15 months’ subs this will be £40 plus EA fee. Subs are due on 1st January so please remember to renew promptly! - Continue Reading -

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2019 TWH club tour

The club tour in 2019 will be to the Isle of Wight, which has never been “officially” visited by the Harriers. For the uninitiated, it is an island measuring 23 miles x 13 miles and is located a 45 minute ferry ride from Portsmouth. Aside from its famous micro climate, it has wonderful coastal paths, green hills and of course lots of nice beaches. 

The tour dates are Friday 7th June to Monday 10th June, but like always, you can decide to leave on the Sunday and be back to work on the Monday should you so choose. There is also 1 or 2 who arrive late on Friday, after work. We will be staying at the Marina Bay Hotel in Sandown in the South East of the island. It is on the sea front and the views are wonderful. - Continue Reading -

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New XC Entries Page

I’ve setup a new page so you know if you’ve been entered after contacting me or Jillian, this is a direct feed from the google spreadsheet I enter everyone into (minus personal details). It also includes the closing deadlines for each of the upcoming races.

I hope this helps ensure everyone who wants to race doesn’t miss out. - Continue Reading -

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