Middelkerke – Update

Despite being previously told by the organisers the Middelkerke races are 21st August this year (their rule is 3rd Sunday in August, our 10 miler is 2nd Sunday in August) we have now had confirmation they have had to move their race to the 14th due to a clash with another festival.

This unfortunately clashes with our Askern 10mile and means its highly likely we won’t be doing the usual Middelkerke trip.

Suggestions are invited for an alternative and whilst there aren’t explicit set criteria my understanding of broad requirements are:

  • suitable races to give most people the opporuntity to run (Middelkerke had 5km through 20km over the years, recently a 5km, 8km and 16km)
  • within two hours of the Chunnel if coaching to the continent
  • hotel large enough to house us all (20ish rooms?)
  • restaurants again large enough to house big groups
  • school holidays

Fez had a great suggestion, we could go on our regular dates regardless and organise a handicap / time trial ourselves! I like how he thinks…

P.

 

2015/16 Membership Fees Due. Not.

As a thank you to existing members and a reflection of the stable finances of the club it was decided at the AGM that for fully paid up members of 2014/15 that no membership fees would be due for 2015/16. All existing benefits of membership remain; the club is simply picking up the cost this year.

For new members in 2015/16 it is £30pa to join which includes the club vest, then £20pa ongoing.

If you do wish to resign from the club for any reason please advise Dave Collingwood as there is still a cost borne by the club per member and there are UKA procedures we must follow if you are transferring to another club.

Our club continues to be successful from the 3 races we host each year, all of which are nudging 30 years plus in existence. These races can only exist through the support of our members and committee.

Xmas Opening Hours

As enthusiastic as you all are we’ve reluctantly taken the decision to cancel the club night for Christmas Day (25th for those unsure) and New Years Day (1st). We thought we’d try to preserve your running dignity instead of trying to run on a Christmas Lunch and/or a raging hangover…

All other club nights as per usual.

Phil Burt

It is with great sorrow that we have to announce the death of Phil Burt at the age of 62.

Phil died this morning, 10th November, following a long battle with cancer. Our deepest sympathy goes out to his family and friends at this sad time.

Phil was a long time member of ARDC joining in the very early days of the club in 1983 and will be fondly remembered by all those who competed both with him and against him.