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AVR in World Masters Success!

Axe Valley runner, David Cooke had an outstanding week at the 24th edition of the World Masters Athletics Outdoor Championships held earlier this month in Tampere, Finland.   Conditions were very hot with many of the events at the start of the week taking place in excess of 30° C.  In his strongest event, the 400m, Cooke came sixth in the M65  final in a superb time of 61:55, his fastest time since 2008 and a new south-west regional record.  It also places him ninth on the UK all time M65 list.  Cooke, who also reached the 200m and 800m final, represented the Great Britain and Northern Ireland team in both 4 x100m and 4 x 400m relays with the team coming away with the Gold medal in both events.
David Cooke (3rd from left) at the medal presentation for the M65, 4 x 100m relay where GB won Gold.

Role of Committee Chair

This can be shaped to suit the Chair’s skills and interests but as a minimum it should include –

  • identifying next steps for the development of the club and leading/promoting change where needed
  • chairing regular committee meetings and the AGM, agreeing agendas and draft minutes with club secretary
  • ensuring the club constitution is upheld and committee roles are covered
  • keeping in regular contact with club members, advising on developments, opportunities, difficulties etc etc
  • making decisions between committee meetings if needed
  • delegating tasks, motivating volunteers, answering questions (generally via email) from members, potential members, members of the public and other local groups
  • being the point of contact for England Athletics, ensuring club fees and individual fees are paid (in liaison with club treasurer), those members who wish are registered with EA, portal kept up to date, EA’s standards are considered annually, and club support is contacted if needed. Ensure club applies for and receives its London marathon place via EA.
  • ensuring club risk assessment is reviewed every autumn including safeguarding and welfare

Jubilee 10k Time Trial 2nd June 2022 Results

Well done to the 24 AVRs who kick started the bank holiday weekend with a 10k Time Trial. Conditions could not have been better for the self-timed event. Congratulations to Simon Dimmock and Eleanor Wood first male and female finishers. Top 3 finishers on age grade were Eleanor Wood, Angela Kerr and Carol Austin.

The run finished conveniently close to The Hideaway for a post run coffee on the beach in the glorious sunshine.

Full results, click link below –

Jubliee Time Trial 10k