Home

Consolidation of NDRR Races

DRAFT OLD VERSION LIVE

Re# Arlington Court Canter (5k & 10k) 2019 & Nightmare at Arlington (5k & 10k) 2018/19

In advance of our AGM this week, we wanted to draw your attention to an important development described below.

As a committee, we are well aware of the strain that we put on you as members, by asking you to volunteer / marshal regularly throughout the year. 

In recent years, we have extended the number of NDRR races we run to five. This has meant asking for your help almost every second month and requiring a volunteer "Race Director" and "Race Sub-Committee" on each occasion. (One should also note that other North Devon based clubs only run three races per year.)

Unfortunately and after much deliberation, this is a position which we believe is untenable, given the size of our club at present. Inevitably, it has also meant the same core group of members /and their families providing their time on each occasion.

When reviewing our races; we looked at the number of historical entrants, running costs, profitability and logistics required to host each our events and so as to ascertain, which provide the most potential going forward. 

With the above in mind, the committee have agreed to consolidate our current Race Calendar to three races. 

Namely:

  • Braunton 10 (Steph Irwin 10k & Alby Tithecott 10m memorial races)
  • Hartland Hartbreaker (8-ish mile & 18-ish mile trail races)
  • Jewsons Barnstaple (Marathon & ½ Marathon time-chipped races )

This will have the following impact:

  • The Arlington Court Canter (5k & 10k) will be run in 2018, but will not be run in 2019
  • The Nightmare in Arlington Halloween Race (5k & 10k) will not be run in October this year (2018) /or in 2019

It goes without saying that the new elected committee may choose to review this decision, during /or post the AGM, but if either of these races are to continue in 2019, it will require:

  1. A willing "Race Director" to step forward at the AGM for each of the races and
  2. a commitment from members to actively volunteer / marshal at these events, along with the three primary races listed.

The above will be raised at the AGM and the committee would welcome your input, on what was a very difficult decision.

Finally and in fairness: None of the the current committee's decision detracts from the tremendous work, passion & effort put into all our races to-date by everyone involved. Likewise, I should clarify, that all our races proved profitable in 2017/18 and have allowed us as a club to make valuable donations back to the community, provide further facilities and/or benefits to our club.

Kind regards,

Justin

(Chairman)

Comments Thread:

Comments

{"ID":303,"SpaceID":13,"PageID":65,"HasCommentsThread":false,"SeoTags":{"PageID":0,"MetaDescription":{"ID":0,"Name":"description","Value":null},"MetaKeywords":{"ID":0,"Name":"keywords","Value":null},"OgTitle":{"ID":0,"Name":"og:title","Value":null},"OgDescription":{"ID":0,"Name":"og:description","Value":null},"OgType":{"ID":0,"Name":"og:type","Value":null},"OgImage":{"ID":0,"Name":"og:image","Value":null},"CustomTags":[],"AllTags":[]},"Path":"Consolidation+of+NDRR+Races","Title":"Consolidation of NDRR Races","Author":{"ID":4,"Name":"Justin Beckley"},"Version":1,"IsDraft":false,"IsOldVersion":false,"PublicationDate":"15/04/2018 22:26","VersionDescription":"v1 - Consolidation of NDRR Races - Justin Beckley - 15/04/2018 22:26","HasOuter":false,"Outer":{"Sections":[]},"Definition":{"Sections":[{"Columns":[{"Width":12,"Element":"Body","ElementID":1,"Content":"\u003cp class=\"text-justify\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(192, 80, 77);\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(192, 80, 77);\"\u003eRe# Arlington Court Canter (5k \u0026 10k) 2019 \u0026 Nightmare at Arlington (5k \u0026 10k) 2018/19\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"text-justify\"\u003eIn advance of our AGM this week, we wanted to draw your attention to an important development described below.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"text-justify\"\u003eAs a committee, we are well aware of the strain that we put on you as members, by asking you to volunteer / marshal regularly throughout the year.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"text-justify\"\u003eIn recent years, we have extended the number of NDRR races we run to five. This has meant asking for your help almost every second month and requiring a volunteer \"Race Director\" and \"Race Sub-Committee\" on each occasion. (\u003ci\u003eOne should also note that other North Devon based clubs only run three races per year.\u003c/i\u003e)\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"text-justify\"\u003eUnfortunately and after much deliberation, this is a position which we believe is untenable, given the size of our club at present. Inevitably, it has also meant the same core group of members /and their families providing their time on each occasion.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"text-justify\"\u003eWhen reviewing our races; we looked at the number of historical entrants, running costs, profitability and logistics required to host each our events and so as to ascertain,\u0026nbsp;which provide the most potential going forward.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"text-justify\"\u003eWith the above in mind, the committee have agreed to consolidate our current Race Calendar to three races.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"text-justify\"\u003eNamely:\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cul class=\"text-justify\"\u003e\u003cli class=\"text-justify\"\u003eBraunton 10 \u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(127, 127, 127);\"\u003e(\u003ci\u003eSteph Irwin 10k \u0026 Alby Tithecott 10m memorial races\u003c/i\u003e)\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli class=\"text-justify\"\u003eHartland Hartbreaker \u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(127, 127, 127);\"\u003e(\u003ci\u003e8-ish mile \u0026 18-ish mile trail races\u003c/i\u003e)\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli class=\"text-justify\"\u003eJewsons Barnstaple\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(127, 127, 127);\"\u003e (\u003ci\u003eMarathon \u0026 ½ Marathon time-chipped races \u003c/i\u003e)\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003c/ul\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"text-justify\"\u003eThis will have the following impact:\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cul class=\"text-justify\"\u003e\u003cli class=\"text-justify\"\u003eThe Arlington Court Canter\u0026nbsp;\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(127, 127, 127);\"\u003e(\u003ci\u003e5k \u0026 10k\u003c/i\u003e)\u003c/span\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003cstrong\u003ewill\u003c/strong\u003e\u0026nbsp;be run in 2018, but will\u0026nbsp;\u003cstrong\u003enot\u003c/strong\u003e\u0026nbsp;be run in 2019\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli class=\"text-justify\"\u003eThe Nightmare in Arlington\u0026nbsp;Halloween Race\u0026nbsp;\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(127, 127, 127);\"\u003e(\u003ci\u003e5k \u0026 10k\u003c/i\u003e)\u003c/span\u003e\u0026nbsp;will\u0026nbsp;\u003cstrong\u003enot\u003c/strong\u003e\u0026nbsp;be run in October this year (2018) /or in 2019\u003c/li\u003e\u003c/ul\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"text-justify\"\u003eIt goes without saying that the new elected committee may choose to review this decision, during /or post the AGM, but if either of these races are to continue in 2019, it will require:\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003col class=\"text-justify\"\u003e\u003cli class=\"text-justify\"\u003eA willing \"Race Director\" to step forward at the AGM for each of the races and\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli class=\"text-justify\"\u003ea commitment from members to actively volunteer / marshal at these events, along with the three primary races listed.\u003c/li\u003e\u003c/ol\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"text-justify\"\u003eThe above will be raised at the AGM and the committee would welcome your input, on what was a very difficult decision.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"text-justify\"\u003eFinally and in fairness: None of the the current committee\u0027s decision detracts from the tremendous work, passion \u0026 effort put into all our races to-date by everyone involved. Likewise, I should clarify, that all our races proved profitable in 2017/18 and have allowed us as a club to make valuable donations back to the community, provide further facilities and/or benefits to our club.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"text-justify\"\u003eKind regards,\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"text-justify\"\u003eJustin\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"text-justify\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(127, 127, 127);\"\u003e(Chairman)\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","IsBody":true}]}]},"PageURL":"https://www.northdevonroadrunners.com/Cms/Spaces/AGM/Consolidation+of+NDRR+Races?version=1","AllVersions":[{"ID":303,"Name":"v1 - Consolidation of NDRR Races - Justin Beckley - 15/04/2018 22:26"}],"Comments":[],"Spaces":[],"CanEdit":false,"CanPublish":false,"CanComment":false,"CanReadComments":false,"CanModerateComments":false,"CanLike":false}