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The Year in Review

October 30th, 2013

Those of you at the Awards Night would have seen Mike’s Review of the Year, however for those that missed it, and in time for the AGM, here’s what was presented, and what The Club achieved in 2012/13

 

November

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New website launched by the Committee, which has been continually updated with club news and information

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We moved new Club Running Vests onto final design stages and then lodged with Scottish Athletics for Approval

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We had the Yellow Run for Children in Need, 38 runners attended on the night and all funds raised were sent to Pudsey

 

December

We held our first EGM and implemented some Constitutional Changes that we felt the Club needed to continue its development

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Grant funding applications were made from the outset and we received £450 grant funding towards the initial bulk buying of our new kit from Clydesdale Bank

We again became fully paid up and affiliated with Scottish Athletics, and had our club colours approved

 

January

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Three new Jog Leaders were trained – Michael Kean, Scott Sheddon and Jamie Sterling – they remain Jog Leaders and were the first signed up on the basis of our Jog Leader’s charter which was instigated previously

They were also the first Jog Leads partially funded by our newly found friends at Glasgow Sport, and in particular Brian Donaldson has been a great supporter of the Club

 

February

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We held our annual Rainbow Run as part of LGBT History Month. This received wide ranging press coverage from both press contacts and the wider running community

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Our Present Committee was also completed when Clare and Nicky agreed to step up and restore gender balance

 

March

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Glasgow FrontRunners again became members of the International FrontRunners fraternity, and contacts with other FrontRunners clubs were re-established

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The next two Jog Leads were trained, this time an all-female recruitment of Victoria Robertson and Miriam Valencia and they continue to lead for the Club

 

April

The club received a grant of £860 from Comic Relief towards additional coaching training

 

May

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May saw our biggest ever Club entry into the Bupa Women’s 10k with almost universal Personal Best achievements, including Miriam leading the girls home in a remarkable time and placing in the race

 

June

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Also saw the biggest ever club entry into the Mens Health Forum Scotland 10k, and again we achieved a huge number of Personal Bests and Eric led us all home in a fantastic time.

 

August

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Our latest set of 3 Jog Leaders qualified; Aidan Johnston, Eric Baster and Julian Heng

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We had a great time at Glasgow Pride with a stall and huge support from our Club Members. While we might not have seen them all join us for a run, there were 120 notes of interest collected throughout the day

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We also had the Paisley 10k ending up as a Club Run. There was a great turn out and Fraser Johnston led us all home in a remarkable 12th place

 

September

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We introduced new membership cards, this will allow us to offer our members discounts and benefits from local businesses

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Through the Committee’s efforts we were awarded use of the ‘Games Legacy for Glasgow’ branding which will appear on our website and communications in the lead up to the Commonwealth Games

 

October

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We had great representation in the Great Scottish Run – 35 Club Runners in total, with 23 completing the Half Marathon

Jamie Sterling was nominated for Jog Scotland Jog Leader of the Year in the National Awards