The Astley & Tyldesley Road Runners family was saddened this week to learn about the sudden passing away of two well loved and recent members of the club in David Capner and Mark Lyscia, both of whom were known for their warm and friendly natures and will be sorely missed. Mark always had a smile on his face and was well known for his excellent race photography with which he raised charity funds. Dave always had a quip ready and was really welcoming and supportive within the club. Our thoughts are with their friends and family at this time.Tim Campbell
Sunday, 28 March 2021
A&T Freedom 3 race mini-series
Introducing the A&T Freedom 3 race mini-series. An intra-club comp with 3 different races on closed trails over 3 weeks, to get us back into the competitive groove before “proper” racing starts. Each route will be zero navigation and can be run in road shoes, though you can choose trails if you prefer! All are welcome to join in and even if you can’t manage to do all 3 races it’d be great to see you out there on 1 or 2 of them. Let’s see how many A&T vests we can get out there! And maybe you can organise yourselves into groups of up to 6 to run them in small groups.
The rules are as follows. The first 2 routes are to be run at any time during the stated week. You can run the route as many times as you like during that week, with your best elapsed time counting. Then, assuming that the easing of lockdown continues as planned, the final race will be run competitively on the morning of Sat April 17th in small covid-compliant groups according to your expected 5K time and we will use the booking system for this one. Scoring will be the usual 30 for fastest, 29 for 2nd, etc and I will run this as separate male/female comps, publishing the scores after each race. Please record your race online somewhere I can see on Garmin, Strava, etc and let me know by IM, email, carrier pigeon, whatever. Tagging me in a Strava comment is the easiest and note that I need your elapsed time, so it would be good if you could set it to Type = Race. And finally, note that anyone straying from the current government rules will be disqualified.
Further details for each race will be posted separately as Facebook “events”, and just to reiterate that they have been picked for zero navigation (no gpx required!), to allow road shoes and also for their scenic aspect. A brief summary is below.
Any questions, please get in touch. Happy racing!Tim
Wednesday, 3 February 2021
Minutes for Astley & Tyldesley Road Runners AGM 30th January 2021 (via Zoom)
The members were welcomed to the meeting and there were apologies from Committee members, John Hall and Dave Sloan
Malc informed the members that the bank account is healthy for the size of the club. Lost revenue from volunteering at Manchester marathon and Bolton Ironman offset by not having to pay LSV track fees. He expects things to be similar for 2021 so proposes to set subs for 2021 the same as in 2020;
- £35 for membership renewal
- £40 for new members
- £20 for second claim members
- £25 for half year membership which starts from 1st August.
Membership needs to be renewed within 4 weeks of the AGM or they will be considered as a new member and the fee will be £40
Proposed change to Constitution
Election of Officers & Committee
The following committee positions were elected: -
Joan Cooke & Cath Worsley
IT manager (non-committee)
Mark advised everyone that he has ordered 20th anniversary commemorative t-shirts for all paid-up members as at 31/01/2021 (Jon has provided a list) Also Mark is hoping to organise some sort of race (maybe inter-club challenge) followed by drinks in GP, when we are allowed!