Committee Positions

Reading Roadrunners Season 2018-19
Nomination For Election To The Committee

committee

Reading Roadrunners will soon be holding it’s AGM on 6th March 18. As part of the AGM we will be electing members to our committee.

Members are actively encouraged to forward themselves for election to a position.  It’s your chance to have your say and to contribute to our club.

Committee positions are:

  • Chairman 
  • Treasurer
  • General Secretary
  • Membership Secretary
  • Social Secretary
  • Coaching Liaison Officer
  • Social networks/Webmaster
  • 3 × Ex-Officio

All positions are voluntary. Please speak to a member of the committee if you are unsure of any of the roles and duties. Committee members are expected to attend our meetings once per month.

Anyone wishing to be elected for a position can download a nomination form from here. Completed forms must have been received no later than 27 Feb 18 to be included in the election.

Reading TVXV Race Report & Results

Report by David Dibben
Pictures courtesy of Cathrin Westerwelle

SEV KONIECZNY and Rob Corney were the toast of Reading Roadrunners after the club’s inaugural Thames Valley Cross Country League event at Ashenbury Park, Woodley.

Corney convincingly won the race and then led the plaudits for race director Sev.

“Huge credit to Sev, who I know had worked really hard to organise the race,” he said. “The course was superb… proper cross-country.”

 

Rob, who also won our final home TVXC fixture on the old

Crowthorne Woods circuit, stormed home with a massive 94 seconds to spare from Datchet’s James Sansom, with Richard Price, of Wargrave, just denying our own Mark Apsey a place on the podium.

Then Rob revealed one of the big secrets of his success. “I had 15mm spikes on, which definitely gave me an advantage over most of the field,” he said. “Most people were in normal trail shoes.”

For the star of Roger Pritchard’s You Tube home movie, it was the second great performance of the weekend.

He had finished a highly-creditable fourth on his debut in the hugely competitive Hampshire League fixture at Prospect Park the previous day.

Rob said: “I had heard it was a fast league. Mark Worringham mentioned that a top-ten finish would be a good result and I knew a couple of the quick guys who usually run were up in Scotland for the international so I made a solid top ten my target.

“For 9.2km it was bloody tough and I’m not looking forward to Parliament Hill and 12km of that sort of pace.”

Next morning, hardly surprisingly, his legs felt heavy and he didn’t want to run. But, like so many of our good clubmen, he said: “I was down for helping with the course set-up, so I dragged myself out of bed and down to the park.

“Once you get on the start line everything else takes a back seat. It was nice to win the home fixture for RR.”

What made the occasion all the sweeter for Sev, her hard-working committee and Katie Gumbrell’s ‘green army’ of marshals and volunteers was the news the following day that Roadrunners’ men had been declared winners of the event.

After the provisional results had been announced it was spotted that our third man over the line, Seb Briggs, had not been recognised in the veteran category.

Thanks to a superb run by our second ‘vet’, Fergal Donnelly, Roadrunners packed all six scorers in the top 22, pipping the strong Datchet outfit by just three points.

With our ladies, led by Gemma Buley, finishing fifth, that placed the club second overall on the day.

Afterwards there was as much praise for the race director as the race winner.

Social media was hit by a tsunami of acclamation, typically this from Chris Drew: “Lots of love coming your way, Sev. An absolute triumph.”

And this from Ashley Middlewick: “That was a proper RR XC event in every sense… tough, muddy, undulating course, superbly marshalled and supported, with a fantastic turn-out and great food afterwards.”

While the TVXC roadshow moves on to Tadley this week with Roadrunners in second place in the season’s competition, the club are in an even stronger place in the veteran’s division of the Hampshire League.

With only one race remaining at Aldershot on February 10th, our vets… spearheaded by Mark Worringham, Ben Paviour, Andrew Smith and Lance Nortcliff… are top of the league, leading from the mega-strong Aldershot, Farnham and District side.

For the weekend’s champion Corney, however, there are even bigger fish to fry. His season’s targets include a sub-2hrs 30mins finish in the London Marathon and then “maybe a nibble” at Keith Russell’s club marathon record in Berlin in October.

Links for all the results:

Hampshire League & TVXC Combined Results

http://tvxc.org.uk/results/detail?race_id=79

http://www.hampshireathletics.org.uk/results/2018/20180113_hlmen.html

http://www.hampshireathletics.org.uk/results/2018/20180113_hlwomen.html

Roger’s Race Video available here

Reading H Marathon Marshals Needed

A Message from Richard Hammerson below.

 

READING HALF MARATHON 2018

SUNDAY 18th March

VOLUNTEERS ARE REQUIRED TO MARSHAL THE START AT THE READING HALF MARATHON.

EACH YEAR WE ENSURE THE RUNNERS ENTER THE CORRECT STARTING ZONES AND THEN WALK THE RUNNERS UP FOR THE PHASE START.

ALSO IF ANYONE CAN STAY ON, TRANSFER OVER TO THE FINISH AREA TO HELP OUT WHERE REQUIRED.

PLEASE GIVE YOUR NAME AND CONTACT PHONE NUMBER

AND EMAIL ADDRESS TO EITHER MYSELF, OR FILL IN THE DETAILS ON THE FORM AT THE ENTRANCE DESK ON WEDNESDAY TRACK SESSIONS OR BY EMAIL (SEE BELOW)

PLEASE RESPOND BY FEBUARY 18th

THE ORGANISER’S HAVE CONFIRMED FREE RUNNING PLACES FOR THE

2019 RACE FOR THE 2018 MARSHAL’S

Many Thanks, Richard Hammerson TEAM LEADER

Phone: 01189694057 email: richvalhammerson@gmail.com

Curryoke Night 2018

Our social team have been at it again, and what more could we ask for than another Curryoke evening to kick off 2018?

Such memorable performances of established classics ruined by us lot, which I’m sure we can manage yet again in January, and all for the mere price of £13

Details are below, so be sure to snap up your tickets from Hannah or Fiona.