Weekly Update Tuesday 2nd February

This week we have for you updates on changes to membership fees from votes at the AGM, an interview with Lemarl Frekleton, Welsh Government changes to training together, virtual results and virtual fixtures closing dates not to be missed!

AGM Highlight:

The club made a successful debut for its virtual AGM on Thursday 21st January, with 20 members present, the club were grateful to all those who attended to ensure the meeting was quorate. The key notice of motion for reducing annual membership by £5 per person in light of all the past, present and anticipated future Covid 19 restrictions to training and competition was voted on and was opposed. Instead an amendment to the notice of motion of a £10 per person discount for the next 12 months was made, which was unanimously approved, ready for membership renewals from 1st April 2021.


The Welsh Governments coronavirus briefing on Friday 29th March did not permit training to resume in groups. However it did permit exercise outdoors with one other person outside your immediate household who lives locally, which is great news for those members that wish to pair up. Note that Swansea University tracks remain closed to all users.


Between Friday 29th January to Monday 1st February inclusive was the Welsh Athletics Virtual 10km, where the club had seven finishers, in descending order of time were Daniel Morgan (39.45) 3rd SM; Owen Davies (40.15) 3rd M45; Rob Falconer (44.12) 1st M60!!!: Julie Hartley-Green (47.52) 1st W45!!!, Jenny Mcadie (49.25) 2nd W45; Tina Gabb (55.42) 5th W45 & Tony Clements (56.19) 2nd M70. Very well done to them all on such a great set of times, click here for the full results.


Whilst the face to face fixtures are very much in pencil, for our endurance athletes in all age groups, there are numerous virtual fixtures available that offer free entry covering a range of distances and age groups during February and March. Don’t miss the closing dates. Next up are the relays for all age groups. To view the full list and enter click this link.


Lemarl Freckleton:

Last week Dai Sport interviewed one of our elite senior athletes, Lemarl Freckleton who has a dream of sprinting for Wales at the Commonwealth Games. That is, when he’s not dreaming of more fame in the world of rap, or appearing on Glastonbury main stage, or a revival of his tennis career. Wales’ coolest athlete tells all to Owen Morgan.” To read the full interview click this link.