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THE HARRIERS HERALD No. 259, September 2014 Editor: Sue Francis Contents, features, reports, results  Thursday night schedules for September and October  Correspondence received  Christmas meal – It’s time to start thinking about our Club’s annual party  Race results: Salisbury 5-4-3-2-1 – Ryan and Sus do well, despite going off-course  Compton Harrier at the Commonwealth Games – More of Richard D’s experiences as a volunteer  Handicap Race – Aaron retains the trophy, while Mo holds the Championship lead  Webmaster’s article – Mo features: Superfoods for runners; stretching to improve performance; and forthcoming races of interest  Thanks to Richard D and Mo for this month’s contributions to articles and photos, and to Simon for researching the pros & cons of registration with England Athletics  Copy date for next Harriers Herald – 30th September

Thursday night schedule for September Thurs Thurs Thurs Thurs

4th 11th 18th 25th

Colin to lead run with Team Kennet Jonathan to lead Susanne to lead Handicap Race

Thursday night schedule for October Thurs Thurs Thurs Thurs Thurs

2nd 9th 16th 23rd 30th

Lucy to lead Tom to lead Rich B to lead George to lead Handicap Race

Sender SEAA England Athletics

Correspondence received Subject matter SEAA AGM further information (07-09-14) Information about England Athletics affiliation & registration for 2015-2016

Action File See details below(*)

(*) In light of the desire of England Athletics (the national governing body for the sport of athletics in England) to maintain and enhance its current level of service, as income from Sport England declines, the Board of England Athletics has taken the decision to:  Increase the club affiliation fee to £100 per club for the year 2015-2016 (it was £75 for the current year 2014-2015).  Increase the individual athlete registration fee to £12 for the year 2015-2016 (it was £10 for the current year 2014-2015). These new fees will not become due until April 2015. However, having just received this letter, I thought it important to just draw the attention of all members to these increases. A £100 club affiliation fee is a large amount for a club such as ours which only takes in about £75 in membership fees each year. It is time to increase our Club membership fee a little? Or is it time to again reconsider our Club’s affiliation to EA? Regarding individual registration with England Athletics, that remains a decision for the individual athlete. Simon has recently done some research into the pros and cons of individual athlete registration with EA, and has uncovered some very grey areas. He has written an article which makes interesting reading and which accompanies this issue of the HH. It may help you to decide whether or not you wish to register with EA for the year 2015-2016! HH Sept 2014