held by video conference on 15 September 2020


R. Adams (Chairman)
M. Baker (Secretary)
A. Mackness (Treasurer)
C. Fenn (Women’s Captain)

In attendance:

J. Davies (Welfare Officer – guest)

  1. Apologies – A. French (President), S. Davies (Men’s Captain), R. Cawley (Membership Secretary)
  2. Welcome – Jenna Davies was welcomed for volunteering as welfare Officer.
  3. Matters Arising from previous meeting:
    1. 10Km committee – reminder of delegated authority and donation of some 10Km entry fees to charity
    2. Bob Adams thanked Catherine Shepherd for her help and contributions to the club
    3. Jack Langman – donation agreed in memory
  4. Treasurer’s Report – Tony Mackness discussed details of accounts which had already been sent out previously. Subscriptions should now be received by everyone. The available Coaching/LIRF funding was discussed and candidates identified.
  5. 4. England Athletics (EA) Coronavirus COVID-19 Advice – Richard Cawley has kindly volunteered to step into the COVID co-ordinator role. Richard has prepared risk assessments. Cath Fenn said that a ‘run together’ page is being setup as a trial for arranging training sessions with a maximum 6 people. Members will be able to book the sessions and self-assess when they book. Information is useful for track and trace. Leaders equipment is available for sessions.
  6. Welfare Officer – Jenna Davies asked for details of the role and Bob Adams gave a brief remit. Jenna will send an email to members to introduce herself.
  7. Virtual Events – there has been great club interest in all the virtual events, and ‘NOT’ race series. Thanks to all the organisers and statisticians. The virtual ‘Pairs’ 5Km knockout was a great success. Some ‘real’ races are starting such as Draycote Water 10Km.
  8. Runner of the Month – August 2020 – Men: Richard Arnold (running well and organised safe Coventry Way mini-runs). Women: Verity Crichton (good runs after injury).
  9. Any other business:
    1. Video conferencing – Zoom no longer used. Free options are being used for meetings such as Google Meet
    2. NOT series – Kevin Coughlan suggested winners could get certificates, but the general feeling was that the NOT series was a temporary fun event, so certificates were not really needed
    3. Masks – Damian Pharoah is distributing Northbrook masks
    4. Cross-country – If league races go ahead, there are likely to be 3 fixtures in Jan, Feb, Mar 2021
    5. Club Trophies – doorstep presentations may be possible in future
    6. London Marathon Club Places – no information for 2021 yet
    7. Jaguar Club Fees – due very soon
  10. Next Meeting – Tuesday 13 October 2020.

Minutes prepared by Mark Baker