MINUTES OF CENTRAL LANCS GRAND PRIX MEETING
Gin Pit 2nd December 2009
Peter Mulleady (Chairman) – Astley & Tyldesley
Garry Baines (Secretary) - Astley & Tyldesley
Andrew Coates (Treasurer) – Swinton
Steve Doxey – Swinton
Rod Hart – Wigan Phoenix
Dave Waddington – Wigan Phoenix
Mark Emmett – Radcliffe
Vince Ashton – Radcliffe
Dave Waywell – Wesham
Dave Hitchen – Burnden
Paul Jackson- Chorley Harriers
Pete Bland – Horwich RMI
Apologies for absence:-
Gary Stevens – Astley & Tyldesley
Terry Gardiner – Astley & Tyldesley
Paul Christie – Burnden
John Smith - Lostock
The meeting commenced with a show of gratitude to Pete McDade, who has been responsible for the administration of the Grand Prix for the past 13 years.
Peter Mulleady re-iterated his wish to stand down from the role as Chairman of the CLGP.
Mark Emmett of Radcliffe AC was proposed, seconded and was duly elected as Chairman with immediate effect.
Title of the Competition
The Competition will be known as the Central Lancs Grand Prix sponsored by VLA Events.
The competition should be referred to in this way in all forms of external media.
The Lostock 6 will take place on 28th February under the joint stewardship of Lostock AC and Burnden Road Runners. A request to the CLGP for a further 10 volunteers for marshalling, time-keeping duties etc. has been made and in return Lostock are prepared to donate 25% of the profits from the race to the CLGP.
The member clubs agreed to supply these volunteers.
Details of meeting points, duties etc. will be forwarded nearer to the race date.
A registration venue for the race is yet to be finalised although a decision is expected within the next few weeks.
The race will form part of the CLGP race calendar in 2010 (see below).
Grand Prix Race Dates 2010
The following dates were confirmed for the 2010 season:-
28th February: Lostock 6
21st March: St.Annes 10
18th April: Radcliffe 10km
12th May: Haigh Hall 4
30th May Smithills Serpent 5
14th July: Horwich 5
4th August: Chorley 4.4 Trail
26th September: Swinton 10
10th October: Gin Pt 5
a). The St.Annes 10 has a limit of 400 runners. The race organiser will inform all clubs when 300 entries have been received. The CLGP Secretary will remind all clubs of the need to register early 6 weeks prior to the Race.
b). The Radcliffe 10km will follow a different course from previous years and have a different registration venue this year (probably at Radcliffe C.C.)
c). It is extremely unlikely that the Swinton ½ Marathon will take place this year. In its place Swinton intend to run a 10 or 10.5 mile race on the same date.
Presentation of trophies for the 2009 season
It was agreed that £400 would be spent on team and individual trophies and a further £300 to £350 on a momento for those runners who completed 6 out of the 9 races during the 2009 season. This was agreed at the previous AGM as recognition of the 20th anniversary of the competition.
Pete Bland will organise the individual trophies and the inscriptions on the team trophies. Pete McDade will make the necessary transfer of money to him to cover the costs.
Andrew Coates will organise the additional momentos. Costs covered as below.
Ideally the trophies and momentos should be presented after the Lostock 6 race. This is dependent on the availability of a suitable registration venue, which will be confirmed shortly. Alternatively the trophies would have to be presented either after the St.Annes 10 or the Radcliffe 10km.
Transfer of residual funds
All levies due in 2009 have been paid by member clubs and the competition has around £950 in the bank. This will be reduced by £400 after the purchase of the 2009 trophies.
The residual funds of around £550 will initially be transferred to Swinton Running Club and retained in their account until a new account for the CLGP can be established. £300-£350 of this transfer will be used to cover the 20th anniversary momentos.
A new bank account will be established and the Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer will be named as authorised signatories. Any withdrawals will require signatures from any 2 of those named.