held on 20 March 2017




A. French (President)
R. Adams (Chairman)
M. Baker (Secretary)
A. Mackness (Treasurer)
R. Cawley (Membership Secretary)
C. Rowntree (Ladies’ Captain)
S. Davies (Men’s Captain)
J. Liggett (Social Secretary)

  1. Apologies – R. Ladbury (guest)
  2. Matters Arising –
    1. Ladies Silver XC Medals – will be collected at League AGM.
    2. Summer Training – Spencer Davies said that Rob Cox is organising a training group in Allesley Park for new runners aiming at a 10Km distance. Runners can pay a training fee which is the same as the Northbrook 10Km entry fee, then run the race for free if they wish. About 12 people are interested at the moment.
  3. Treasurer’s Report – Tony Mackness discussed details of the accounts.
  4. Membership – We have around 98 registered members since the AGM. Only paid up members can score points in the Summer handicap.
  5. Social Secretary Report – There will be a post-marathon meal at ‘The Mint’ on 28th April, and Tommy Dempsey’s birthday bash is on 25th March.
  6. Mens/Ladies Captains’ Report – We had teams at The National XC in Nottingham and expect 3 mens and 2 ladies teams at the Midlands 12-stage Road Relays at Sutton Park soon. Also, the Cotswold Hilly 100 will be a great team event in May. There was a great turnout of runners and support at the Coventry Half Marathon with Rory McPheators and Stuart Lumsden in the top 10, and Amanda Deavy finishing 2nd lady in her category. There were lots of other great runs, including 10Km and 20 mile races; for instance, Damian Pharoah set a sub 40 min PB for 10Km at Fradley, and Claudie Combelas ran back to back 20 mile races on consecutive days.
  7. 10Km race – This year’s race is on Sunday 9th July 2017. Race start will be in Browns Lane. Race entries are now open. Terry Moynihan went to a traffic management course. A Myton photo session is planned soon with the club.
  8. Club Kit – Damian Pharoah has club vests, t-shirts and skorts.
  9. Runner of the Month – February 2017 winners – Men: Joe Kelly – ran XC races including 3rd club finisher in National XC. Ladies: Cath Fenn – 3rd in age group at Ilmington 10Km series and ran well in XC.
  10. Any other business:
    1. Coventry Half Marathon volunteers – Dave Long (local Olympian) was very pleased with the Northbrook ‘club zone’ where we cheered on runners and promoted the club. Thanks to all the volunteers. We will receive £100 for our funds soon. We also had publicity
      on the main Coventry half marathon volunteer page –
    2. Summer Handicap – begins on Wednesday 5th April, followed by cakes in the Jaguar bar.
    3. XC bid – We will bid for a Birmingham League race for next season at the league AGM.
    4. Ladies XC – the league AGM may split the 2 divisions into races at separate venues.
    5. Good, Bad & Ugly relay – date agreed – Wednesday 28th June.
    6. Race the Train – date agreed – Wednesday 19th July.
  11. Next Meeting – Monday 8th May 2017 at 8pm at Spencer Davies’ residence.

Minutes prepared by Mark Baker