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  • AGM December 2016

    Minutes of Highland Hill Runners AGM

    Held on 1 December 2016, 7pm at Raigmore Rec Hall

    In attendance: Russell McKechnie, Dougie Macdonald, Gordie Taylor, Claire Piper, Steve Popple, Katy Boocock, Iain Maclennan, Karen Lyons, Rhona Grant, Gavin Whiteside, Wullie Nicolson, Ray Wilby, Dave Wilby, Rachel Limbrick.

    1 Welcome

    Russell welcomed those in attendance.

    2 Apologies

    Apologies had been received from Sam, Becky, Phil, Jonathon, Alex Tarbuck, Luke, Graham + Rosemary Arhur, Stuart Ross.

    3 Reports

    Chairman’s report – Notable results at SHR champs in the age categories: Luke (U23), David Gallie (M50), Karen (F40), male team 4th overall beating Westies, Carnegie, HBT, Cosmics, Bethan 1st at MaB and Rhona first at Tain, Alex S first team gold at World Champs, Gordie T reached 100 SHR races and first V50 win. XC relay bronze for ladies and gold for Vet guys, Sam 13th at Snowdon and Bethan 1st under 25, Dave Kerr’s Ramsay Round 21hrs 49mins, Megan 1st win at Fyrish and Dave Wilby Race Organiser and winner, James Slimon Badenoch young sports personality of the year award, Steven Gregg 5th in Cateran Way, Ryan MacKenzie 1st at Great Glen Way, Shona and Sam winners at Alex Brett Cioch Mhor. Scottish xc masters 1st Alex Sutherland. Sam 2nd at Carnethy 5 and Wullie Nicolson won at Beinn Ratha.

    Secretary’s report – As the point of contact for Scottish Athletics, I tend to pass on only those items that I think may be of general interest to our members. A lot of the other contact from Scottish Athletics relates to coaching, development and the like which generally means meetings and committees. If anyone is interested, please let me know as there are opportunities out there.

    Structured training sessions on Tuesdays (6pm, Aquadome) catering for those members that want to undertake group speed sessions/interval training and hill reps continue to prove very popular with regular high attendance. Many thanks to Dougie and Sam for leading these sessions The Club features on Strava which allows Club members to compete against each other for weekly leader-board honours as well as taking on distance and height climbed challenges which can help with motivation.

    The Club Facebook page and the associated group pages for circuits and car-share are great ways for members to communicate and continue to raise the profile of the Club and hill running.

    Membership Secretary – members, including new recruits. juniors. female. male. Club champs -17 women took part (1 completed), 47 men took part (12 completed). Champions – Gill Irvine, men’s to be decided after xc champs (Dave Wilby).

    Overall participation in hill races was down – 132 compared to 137. Women up from 23 to 26. Encourage more race participation – particularly the women.

    Tuesday training: Numbers up as high as 25. Normally about a dozen.

    Circuits: Falk Schlaghecke leads the classes for free. We pay £25 for the room. Charging £4 each. No cost to the club. We’ve been covering the cost of the room, but would be good to get a few more folks along.

    Treasurer – Accounts circulated. members - numbers are up, Bunnet money*. Lots of money at Knockfarell, profit at Fyrish low because paid for prizes for Slioch from the profit. Expenditure on a gazebo and club champ plates. More money to SA affiliation fee. £300 still to come from MaB. Graham A to donate £50 for beer on Saturday. Donation to Peffery Way £100. Thanks to Team Wilby, the Knockfarrel route was cleared. Falk doing circuits for free just have to pay for room at Gym 300. £100 to SHRunning, SHRacing. *more to follow in the new year once current orders have been made and paid for.

    4 Election of Office Bearers

    Chairman – Russell proposed by Karen seconded by Claire

    Secretary – Karen

    Membership Secretary – Doug proposed by Russell seconded Karen. Need help with xc numbers so Doug doesn’t have to be there early each time.

    Treasurer – No volunteers. Jonathon proposed by Russell seconded by Doug

    Committee – Everyone else in attendance.

    Logistics Manager/Race kit – Wullie N volunteered for race kit. New radios required. Committee decided to buy new radios rather than borrow from others. Wullie N to ask John H see how much they cost and buy similar. Battery life is important.

    5 Membership Costs

    £free – child

    £6 – unwaged or student/oap

    £12 – adult

    £18 – family

    6 Club Races

    Cioch Mhor –Sam - last Sat in March

    Fyrish – Dave W - TBC End may/start June

    Slioch – John H 10 June

    Meall a Buchaille – Russell - Sat in Oct before the xc. (3rd Sat)

    Knockfarrell – Katy/Dagmar - to organise first week in Nov (put forward for ND Hill Champs)

    7 Club Championship Races

    Let people know that you are going via car share to encourage SHR participation. Plan ahead, pre-entry for some races these days (particularly the SHR Championship Counters.

    1. Same Championship races as last year

    2. Add in SHR Championship races

    4 from 16 to count.

    8 Other Races

    Orienteering – 10 club runners run but 7 would have been there anyway. Mackenzies, Arthurs, Shepherds, Ken, Nicolson, Sue W. Tried to get a league but quite difficult. Pick an InVoc event. Wullie to pick event when calendar is ready.

    Try a mid week crunce series based on 1 route e.g. Thursday at Ord Hill – Katy to organise a route, Iain Maclennan to assist.

    9 Child Welfare

    SA expect a Club child welfare officer. Need PVG. Read the policy and email everyone.

    10 Equipment, Race Kit

    See above. Also stop watches.

    11 Club Champions

    Male – Dave Wilby, Female – Gill Irvine

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