BIRKENHEAD ATHLETIC CLUB
Club News



If you have any news or photos, please forward them to Norman (Club Secretary) at norman.grundy132@btopenworld.com or Adam Edge (Website caretaker) at edggie22@yahoo.com


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New Club T-Shirts

Good evening all,

I have received the new Hexx T shirts and will take them to the club runs on Sunday 26th and Tuesday 28th May as I am working all this week. They are £10 each so no money no T shirt....


Regards.

Andy


 

Subscriptions

Good evening all,

At last Fridays AGM is was agreed to increase the coming years subscriptions by £5 making it £17. The increase is due to UKA increasing their registration fee by £5 per member.
If you are not going to re-new your subscription can you please let me know? Many thanks for all your help.

Norman

 

 

Lisbon 2014

Good afternoon all,

The date for the 2014 Lisbon half marathon is Sunday 16th March 2014.
Lisbon is the venue for BAC's next trip abroad.
If you are interested then let me know please.

Norman

 

 

Multi-terrain


Good evening,
Many thanks to those who helped marshal and to those club members who ran. Congratulations to Carole Morrison on winning her age group.

Norman

 

 

Club Social Run

Many thanks to all who turned up and ran on Thursday evening. Good scenic run and educational. Weather wasn't a dampener. Good social in the Weathersppons afterwards
Thanks to Dave and Marj for organising plus the refreshments at Seacombe

Norman

 

 

Presidents 5km

Many thanks to all who ran on Friday plus the helpers at the lap counting, starting and encouraging.

Norman

 

Tony Bobby

It is with deep regret that I have to inform you that our President, TONY BOBBY, passed away

"Much loved and respected President and Founder Member of Birkenhead Athletic Club. A great runner and inspiration to others. Rest in peace, dear friend."
Lawrie Brown

Tony Bobby's funeral is on Friday 3rd May 2013

Tony's family have said they will be delighted to see us all and would be more than happy for us to wear our club jackets. Let's give Tony a good send off.

Norman

Note: Norman has sent out full funeral details via e-mail (Adam)

 

Merit Award

Good afternoon all, the closing date for voting for the 2012 Merit award is next Tuesday(mid night) At the moment there is a 3 way tie for first place.
It would help greatly that if you haven't yet voted then please do so as soon as is possible. You will have details of previous e-mails as to who can vote and also who you can vote for.

PLEASE VOTE

Many thanks

Norman

Boarders League Wrexham 24/04/13


The last race of the Borders League took place at Wrexham on Wednesday starting at 1915, sadly the mens team was missing a member and the ladies team only had one team member running. However it stayed dry and the 4 mile course was a real test ready for Friday nights duel of the Presidents cup. Full results and how we stood in the league will be found on the Borders website in a couple of days.

Results are now on the Results page!

Many thanks to all that have took part in the series and for making our event back in January a success.

Congratulations to Pauline, Ladies O 60 and Lawrie, Mens O 70 age groups in this seasons Borders League series of races. They will be presented with their prizes at the Presidents 5k track race at the Bebington Oval

Andy

 

Marathons, Marathons & Marathons

Very well done to everyone who competed in the 2013 Virgin London Marathon! Also very well done to Steve Skegg who competed in this years Boston Marathon. Results can be found on the Results page.

Adam

Also...

Good afternoon, If you are interested in entering 2014 London Marathon the online system opens on Monday 29th April 2013. Further details can be found on the London Marathon web-site.

The club get 2 entries and are balloted, within the club, later in the year and is separate from the above.

Norman


Oval 5km 17/04/13

Hi
On a windy night myself and brave souls from Wirral/West Cheshire and a runner with no club ran the 5km. The wind was in your face/side/rarely behind and I completed it in 20.46 which was 8 secs faster than last month. On a night like tonight I am very pleased

Regards

Andy

 

Grand Prix Alteration to Schedule

"Just an up-date on the Grand Prix. Unfortunately the Waterloo 15k, which was to have been the first race in the Grand Prix, has been cancelled this year. We have decided that for 2013 this will be replaced by the Seaside 10k at Southport on 22 September so as to maintain the spread of races across the county. So the first race for 2013 is now the Walton Park 5M on Tuesday 21 May.
The Rules of the Grand Prix and the Club Registration forms were circulated with my earlier email on 12 March, but further copies are attached. Clubs registered so far are:
Birkenhead AC
Mossley Hill AC
Southport & Waterloo AC
Don't forget, your members will not be included in the Grand Prix until your club has registered (no fee involved). So please complete the registration form and send it to me before the first race to ensure your members are included for the whole series.
Regards
Tim Warn
Co-ordinator
Merseyside County Grand Prix"

Adam

 

2013 Club AGM

Good evening all,

The club AGM takes place next month and under our Constitution rules I have to ask if anyone would like to have their name put forward as an officer or committee member of the club. If so I will also require a seconder to support the nomination.

All officers and committee have indicated their willingness to serve for the next 12 months but this doesn't stop other names being put forward.
Any Other Business. If you would like anything relating to club affairs being put forward then please let me know.

One item has already been put forward and that is the destination of the 2014 International half marathon. Following on from the highly successful and enjoyable Prague visit 3 destinations have been mentioned
Mallorca, Verona in Italy, and Lisbon in Portugal. These can be accessed via the Internet. This item will be discussed at the AGM.

FRIDAY 17TH MAY 2013 AT THE CAMMELL LAIRD CLUB, St PETERS ROAD, ROCK FERRY AND IS A 7-30 pm start.

 

2013 Virgin Londan Marathon

Good evening all,
To all of you who are running the London marathon this Sunday, take care, be safe have a great time and enjoy.

Let me know how you get on.

Norman

 

 

Cast Your Vote 2013...

Birkenhead Athletic Club MERIT AWARD

This was set up to recognise and reward the personal achievement of a club member who has excelled far beyond their capabilities during the year. This could mean a steady progression of athletic achievements, over coming disabilities, or work in a voluntary role.

To be eligible to vote, or be voted for, club members must have joined the club on or before 31st August 2012, this is then giving them at least 9 months club membership. .

All eligible club members, 1st and 2nd claim can take part in the vote. This is an annual event with the winner being announced at the AGM on Friday 17th May 2013.

Please e-mail me your vote. It will be strictly confidental as to who has voted and for whom. The last date for acceptance of your vote will be 30th April 2013.

PLEASE VOTE,

Many thanks

Norman,
Hon Secretary.

 

Boarders League!

Good morning all,
Just to remind you that the next Borders League race is next Wednesday 10th April 2013. It is in Shotton, Deeside and has a 7pm start.
The club will leave the top of Thornton Road at 5-15pm If you require transport or are travelling independently then please let Myself, Andy and Ian Mc know please. Then we can make the necessary arrangements.

Thank you.

Norman

 

Birkenhead AC 2013 Prague Trip

GOOD LUCK to all who are flying to Prague for this week-ends Prague Half Marathon.

Hope you all have a great time

Norman

 

Wirral AC 5Km

Hi
I went along last night and made an effort on a bit of speed and failed, completed the race in 20;54 which is 55secs slower than last years first race, age is catching.

Andy (Chair)

...you dont look a day over 30 Andy, well done! *Adam*

 

Grand Prix 2013

Good evening all,
BAC are now registered for this. The challenge is on to run all the races.

Norman

To All Merseyside Club Contacts,
I am pleased to announce that the Merseyside Athletics Network has established a Merseyside County Grand Prix for 2013. For 2013 the Grand Prix will consist of 7 races:
6 May - Waterloo 15k
21 May - Walton Park 5M
5 June - Birkenhead Park 5M
30 June - Penny Lane 10k
17 July - Sefton Park 5M
6 August - Wavertree Mystery 5k
7 September - Merseyvend 5k, Halewood

 

 

Chester Half...Enter Soon!!

Good afternoon all,

The Chester half marathon is nearly full of entries. Time to act if not entered yet.

Norman

 

Seaside Runs

Good evening all,

This Sunday 24th March 2013 sees the start of the 2013 series of the Seaside Run. It starts at 11am from Moreton Shore.

This will be Roy Fishers last event, as he has organsed the Seaside Run for nigh on 20 years. Many thanks Roy for all your efforts and also to your helpers.

Norman

 

A Word From The Secertary

WELL DONE to all who ran the Liverpool Half Marathon today. The results are on the TDL web site.

Norman

Results now on our results page...Adam

 

Thurstaton Multi Terrain

Fellow Runners
I am pleased to announce this year’s Thurstaston Summer Multi-terrain challenge will take place on Tuesday 14th May 2013. This is a 6 mile off road race which includes a couple of miles along the beach then a small section of road into the Heswall dales before finishing the last couple of miles down the Wirral Way.
Please can you circulate the attached entry form to your club.
Regards
Steve Saunders

Please note that we marshall this race... I will be in touch nearer the time. Norman

 

 

Help for Heroes in Prague!

Good evening all,

Kyle Lines is running the Prague Half Marathon, with 14 other members of Birkenhead AC.

Kyle is running for the Charity "Help for Heroes" and anyone wishing to donate to his Charity can do so via

http://www.justgiving.com/Kyle-Lines24

Many thanks.

Norman

 

DATES FOR YOUR 2013 DIARY

Good morning all,
The following are Club organised events,

Friday 1st March, Club Social at the Queens in Oxton 7-30pm

Friday 26th April. Presidents 5k at the Bebington Oval free entry to track 7pm start

May Multi-terrain Heswall Dales/Thurstaston

Friday 17th May at 7-30pm Club AGM. Lairds Social Club, Rock Ferry

Summer Club Runs.
Thursday 9th May, River Front
Thursday 13th June, Hilbre Island.
Thursday 4th July, Royden Park.
Thursday 8th August, Parkgate

Club Handicaps
Friday 21st June, Moreton Shore. 7pm
Sunday29th December , Marylands Lane, Moreton, NOON

Dates yet to be finalised

Autumn Club Social
Christmas Party


I will be sending out reminders about the above events nearer the time.

Norman


 

Races

Good morning all,

For your information
The Chester half marathon entries are open but filling fast.
Christleton 5k entries open
Lake Vyrnwy half marathon entries open on the 1st May 2013


Norman

 

Club Kit Available

Good evening all Hi
Andy has the following kit available


1 x XXL Orange Jacket - £15
1 x Ladies small Hexx T - £10
2 x Small Hexx T - £10 each
5 x Medium Hex T - £10 each
3 x Large Hexx T - £10 each
1 x XL Hexx T - £10
1 x XXL Hexx T - £10

These can be delivered depending on time or picked up at club runs/events.

Thanks Norman

 

A Word from the Secretary

Good evening all.

Many thanks to Andy Waring and Ian Sneddon for representing BAC at todays Borders leage race.

 

4 Villages Mugs

Hi
While at the Borders league on Sunday I collected 18 finishing mugs from the Helsby organisors of the 4 Villages half. These are for the final named people on the list they have, what was given to me. I will have them with me Tuesday/Thursday at the club run and I will go the the Stags on Wednesday night at 1800. Please do not call me or come to my home as will be with mum. All that still have numbers and chip can these be sent back to Helsby as they can use them next year to save them some money. They will also be contacting you with refunds, not sure if you will get it all.

See you in the week.

Andy

 

Boarders League update 03/02/13

Hi
Andy Waring 100th and Ian Sneddon 152nd made the trip out to Anglesey (The Circuit) on Sunday 3rd Feb for the 5th race of the Borders League. Though numbers where down on other races in the series the race today was on a car/bike race circuit and it was great to run on. The wind and rain held off while we tackled the winding course. You could see the leaders and tail enders, supporters from other clubs could also see the whole event. As Wrecsam Tri did not turn up at all we did not come last. A great event and day out, first lambs seen!!!

Regards

Andy

 

Club Website 2013

Hello to everyone at Birkenhead AC in 2013. Apologies for not getting the website updated for 2013 sooner! I will be doing my best to get things fully up to speed over the next few days. If anyone spots any faults, especially with the links...Please let me know. Also if anyone has any suggestions or improvements for the site in 2013, please let me know.

Many Thanks Adam (Website Caretaker)

 

Holyhead Boarders League

Good evening all,

Next Sunday,3rd February 2013, is the next race in the Borders League series. It is at Holyhead, Angelsey.
Andy Waring is leaving the top of Thornton Road at 8am and has room for 3 passengers to help share petrol costs.
If you intend travelling please let Andy know.

Norman

 

Seaside Runs

Good morning all,

Attached is a poster of dates for the Seaside Runs. These are now organised by Pensby, same format though.

Norman

Click this link for PDF

 

Port Sunlight 10k...

Good morning all. Pleased to see the Port Sunlight 10k will be held again this year on Sunday 19th May 2013. Hopefully all the snow will have disappeared by then !! I will be interested to see what the entry fee will be as it is hosted by the old runLiverpool organisation.

Norman

 

Dates for you Diary

Good evening all,
The following are race dates, plus a new running web-site. Some dates are provisional.

February 2013
10th Mad Dog 10k Southport
16th Parbold
17th, Wrexham half marathon,

March 2013
17th, Liverpool half marathon
31st, Run the Bridge 5 mile, Runcorn

April 2013
3rd, Chester Spring 5
6th, Prague half marathon
7th, Wrexham 10k.
14th, Whitley 10k.

May 2013.
5th, Liverpool Spring 10k.
19th, Port Sunlight 5k
19th, Port Sunlight 10k

June 2013.
Tunnel 10k

October 2013
Flint 10k

Seaside Runs
24th March 7pm, 24th April 7pm, 22nd May, 7pm. 26th June 7pm
24th July 7pm, 21st August 7pm, 29th September 11am, 27th October 11am

New web-site btrliverpool.com
I will keep you informed of any further races.
Norman

 

Boarders League - Birkenhead Leg a Success!!!

Good evening all,
Many thanks to all of you who turned out, some with family members, at Birkenhead Park this morning to volunteer, support or run. This combined with our Chairman's hard work and organization helped make the race the huge success it was.
There were many "Thank you's" this morning from visiting runners who were impressed by it all. Thankfully the weather was in our favor but it was still cold.
You were all a credit to our club and for this a huge THANK YOU

Norman

THANKS TO CHAIR ANDY AND SECRETARY NORMAN FOR ALL THIER HARD WORK TO MAKE THIS EVENT THE SUCCESS IT WAS!

From the Members!