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General Discussion / Re: EA membership
« Last post by Ian Lockyer on April 11, 2016, 03:21:11 PM »
Hi Bill. 

The other thing that needs to be taken into consideration about the club championships is the amount of time that Ed has taken in organising, collating and pubicising it on the web.  Ed wont be in that position and someone may need to take that work on.

PS apologies if other people are involved in this process.
General Discussion / Re: EA membership
« Last post by Sharon Foster on April 11, 2016, 11:33:36 AM »
Rick - I have emailed you

Bill I agree
General Discussion / Re: EA membership
« Last post by Bill Wright on April 10, 2016, 11:57:58 AM »

Good luck with that, I suspect it will be water off a ducks back.


Whether you are EA affiliated or not your entry into GP races, which of course are our club championships, WILL count towards Club Champs. I will be telling everybody at the club meeting on Wednesday what needs to happen going forward and it will also be put on the website.

Whether affiliated or not a member must run in club top to score in club championships. The Webmaster will post the "official" results showing every affiliated member who took part. Members who were unaffiliated and took part will be asked to let the Webmaster know their name, position and time within 7 days of the race and the Club Championship table will be amended.

Hope that helps.


General Discussion / Re: EA membership
« Last post by Rick Ryder on April 08, 2016, 09:05:50 PM »
copy sent to EA

Hi EA, we shall never meet but i am a typical club member, came into running at aged 50 .. fat very unfit and started running walking  2 miles.. well you know the rest a typical story and 12 World Marathons later.... but the bug starts with a 2014 VLM club place via EA placing under our club policy of.... must have helped or marshaled 2 events and have a VLM BALLOT REJECTION SLIP. now i understand fees must raise to improve the EA profile... but to find the allocated VLM places have dramatically been reduced (to 1 place despite 90 adult members!) is a double whammy too far! our / your membership are up in arms may i suggest you tell the people in position of power "the natives are revolting...."

with an expected marathon time of 4.5 hours I'm smack in the middle of peak average finisher time, so unlikely ever to get a good for age, the graph suggests unlikely ever to get a ballot place... and now unlikely ever to get a club place! "if" i was a selfish person i would be asking "whats the point?"

so if all i read on my club forum is true?...;topicseen#new having enjoyed easy access to the Barcelona, Moscow and last weekend Alexander The Great Marathon Greece (thank the lords for easy jet!)  I will be asking my club secretary to rescind my EA membership and donate it towards junior costs
General Discussion / Re: EA membership
« Last post by Bill Wright on April 04, 2016, 02:48:25 PM »
I am going to bring this matter up at the Committee meeting on Wednesday. I feel as if the club ought to be doing something to encourage more folk to take part in the GP races. It also disappoints me how few folk take part in non-GP races, many of them excellent ones with great PB potential. I know folk younger than me, the ladies in particular, have commitments I don't have and that their Sundays are precious family time. I understand that, but the Paddock Wood Half, for example, had only 3 TRAC members running.
General Discussion / Re: EA membership
« Last post by Andy Stevens on April 04, 2016, 12:48:26 PM »
Ditto Ian.  No EA membership for me either this year.  I don't do enough races and think they are taking the p*ss.  So I will still wear the vest but will officially be entered as "unaffiliated" in events and won't be in club champs etc. 
General Discussion / Re: EA membership
« Last post by Sharon Foster on April 04, 2016, 12:47:55 PM »
Its a bit of a joke really - I spent several hours doing the EA affiliations at the weekend and it says "if the club has not paid its £100 affiliation fee then individual members' affiliations will not be valid" or something like that - talk about making money for nothing.  I would love to know exactly what they are spending the money on! >:(
General Discussion / Re: EA membership
« Last post by Ian Lockyer on April 04, 2016, 09:56:22 AM »
Sorry for the delay..just did my membership online...but no EA membership this year...don't do enough races and run just for fun.

If I enter any races, I will wear my club vest even though I wont be accredited to being a member/club championships.

Doesn't matter though...proud to be part of the club and a TRACCIE!
General Discussion / Re: EA membership
« Last post by Bill Wright on March 30, 2016, 10:18:41 AM »

The big problem is getting the clubs to act in unison. We are probably in a different position to some of the other clubs who are more competitively minded, it won't affect them at all apart from the extra £1 over last year. We are an all inclusive club, a fact I am proud of, and we welcome folk who just want to run for fun and keep fit. It was one of the reasons I joined Thanet rather than, for example Canterbury Harriers, who are a lot closer to me. You only need to see the difference in the number of tops we have at a race compared to Maidstone, Paddock Wood, Dartford etc. To be brutally frank, I doubt if England Athletics give a toss what Thanet Roadrunners think of them, they are holding all the cards!

General Discussion / Re: EA membership
« Last post by Sharon Foster on March 29, 2016, 10:51:02 AM »
Another example of EA's greed in seeing road runners as a cash cow!  Hopefully we will get some clarification this week. 
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