This year's AGM is on Wednesday 25 November at Tilsley Park (Bar), Dunmore Road, Abingdon at 7.30pm, Club members are encouraged to come. The draft agenda is as follows:
1. Apologies for absence.
2. Matters Arising from 2014 AGM
3. Chairperson's report
4. Treasurer's report
5. Election of officers (Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer)
6. Election of Committee Members
7. Election of Club Captains (male & female)
Ellie Smith, a Radley member, is taking part in a World Challenge Expedition to Thailand in Summer 2016. World Challenge is a 1 year programme to ultimately take part in a 2-week educational expedition to Thailand, which will involve trekking through Thailand and working on a community project. Ellie has the task of raising £2,400 through fundraising to cover all her costs for the expedition. Her main fundraising event is a Masquerade Christmas Ball at Long Furlong Community Centre in Abingdon on 28th November, (flyer attached).
October marks the start of the new athletics season. Club fixtures for winter leagues have now been published; the first Sportshall event is on 11th October and cross country starts on 1st November. Happy Winter training.
Also approaching is the cold, cough and Flu season (unfortunately). Some of you might like to know that off-the-shelf and over-the-counter remedies may contain prohibited substances. More information about this is available on British Athletics.
AL - ICE
Alice Hopkins suffered a really bad knee injury at the Radley AC Champs on the 13 Sept. The injury was so bad it was Tuesday before she could walk and at this point all hope of competing at this years ESAA combined events final went straight out of the window. After 2 intensive physio sessions and a basic training tester on Thursday she decided, unbelievably, it was going to be possible to compete.
Commitment, dedication and perseverance are not things you can buy and apply like ointments or tonics. They come along with disappointment and are the stuff that make us great. After the near misses of the UK Nationals last weekend at Bedford where Luisa Chantler came 4th in both the u17 shot and discus and Alice Hopkins came 5th in the 80mt hurdles and had the bronze medal, in the long jump. Snatched from her grasp by the very last jump of the competition – it would be natural to feel somewhat downhearted.
Entries for our Club Championships taking place on 13 September 2015 have now closed, thank you to everyone who has entered.
A confirmed final timetable will be made available here shortly. A provisional timetable can be downloaded here.
We are running a raffle on the day and any donation of raffle prizes would be much appreciated.
Following Radley's strong finish to the season at both senior and master level there is a recent newspaper article summarising some of our athletes' performances. The article can be viewed here.
Our juniors have their last league match on 6 September at Banbury – good luck.
There will be a relay marathon on Sunday 22 November 2015 at the Roger Bannister Running Track, Iffley Road, Oxford. It is open to all OAN clubs and will be a major fund-raiser for the network YDL team. This event isn't just for middle distance runners: sprinters, throwers, parents, friends and coaches are all welcome as it’s also a charity event!