Round Norfolk Relay

Word from the Chair

Tracy Stevens writes

Dear Members
Thank you to for electing me to be your Chairman for the next term, a role which I am both honoured and excited to fulfil. Great thanks goes to my predecessor, Ian Sturgess, who I am sure you  will all agree with me, Ian has been a wonderful Chairman, and now continues to actively support the club coaching new members.  I believe I have a very hard act to follow in Ian…… However, the challenges and responsibilities of Chair will be something I will endeavour to do my very best with; and hope to enjoy along the way.

The Club sees a relatively new Committee formed following our AGM in February. We welcome Steve Cuviello as our new Club Treasurer. Steve is a loyal and committed member and enjoys getting involved with all aspects of the Club. I am confident he will run a very tight ship on the finances.  Our thanks  to Terry Epps who has now stood down as Treasurer, a position he held for the past 10 years. Thank you Terry for such dedicated commitment.

We also welcome Roy Harvey to the Committee. Roy has been coaching our members for several years now and also enjoys getting involved with organising endurance events, extra coaching sessions and training runs ahead of forthcoming “big” races. Talking of big races, we’ve just held our own Wymondham 20 miler in March. Always a popular race amongst those training for Spring marathons. This year, I believe we reached a record number of finishers. Well done and thank you to Karl Chapman and Paul Wightman for once again, organising such a successful race. And also, another thank you to all the members who volunteered on the day. Without your continued support, we just couldn’t put on these races. Our next race, the Midsummer 10 mile (Sunday 10 June), we will be asking for your help once again.

Moving with the times, please note our quarterly newsletter, Footprints, has now gone digital! The Spring edition should be falling into your email  in-boxes any day now.  Sam Epps, our Footprints editor, has worked tremendously hard putting this together. It looks fantastic and I do hope you all enjoy reading it. Thank you  Sam; and also Jules Kennelly, our former Footprints editor,  who always made sure we had an interesting and enjoyable copy of Footprints to read every quarter.

Looking forward : for those of your undertaking a Spring marathon, or any other event of equal endurance, good luck with your race. Trust your training, relax and enjoy it. Thank you to Ron Marsh and his committed team of coaches for consistently providing productive training sessions.  This is evident with some very impressive WAC performances in our local road/x country races. Well done.

The lighter evenings ahead can only mean the Spring track season will soon be upon us.  The Thursday night track sessions will commence sometime in April at the Hethersett Old Hall School running track.  I will keep you informed of exact dates and times on club night nearer the time.

Finally, before I sign off, just a quick reminder about club subscriptions. Subs became due on 1st March - £20 per year. This fee includes membership to United Kingdom Athletics, which enables you to become an affiliated club member when road racing.  Please see Steve or myself if you have any queries. The updated version of the  membership form is now available on the website for download. Many thanks.

Enjoy your running
Tracy

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