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General Discussion / Re: EA membership
« Last post by Andy Stevens on May 22, 2016, 08:19:05 PM »
Just an update to this - entered North Downs and, following Bill's advice, didn't enter an EA reg number in runners world but put TRR down as the club and, hey presto, entry went through as affiliated. 
Races / Rome Marathon entry open
« Last post by Rick Ryder on May 06, 2016, 08:52:18 PM »
General Discussion / Re: EA membership
« Last post by Bill Wright on April 29, 2016, 02:45:09 PM »

At the last club meeting the suggestion was made from the floor that the Club should sponsor the EA membership fees for competing juniors to encourage them to carry on competing. We are currently looking at how many that would need to be so if either you or Sharon can let me know before next Wednesday I am happy to take a costed proposal to the next committee meeting.

General Discussion / Re: EA membership
« Last post by Sharon Foster on April 29, 2016, 02:35:03 PM »
Steve this week will be the last before the second week in June I will be processing memberships so if you have any juniors who need to affiliate can you remind them please?
General Discussion / Re: EA membership
« Last post by Steve King on April 29, 2016, 10:23:04 AM »
The Junior membership is also affected by England Athletics' latest money-making scheme. To compete for the club in league events, they now have to be individually registered with EA.   After our successful first season in the Kent Young Athletes' League last year, it looks as though TRAC representation will be reduced this year as a result of the rule change.  A great pity, considering some of these athletes are still at primary school and getting their first taste of 'proper' competition.  Just the stage at which you would think the national governing body should be doing everything they can to encourage participation, not putting obstacles in the way.

The email sent to KYAL team managers from KCAA this morning included this paragraph:

As you are aware from 1 April the UK Athletics Rules for Competition has changed and athletes who compete in competition must now be registered (Rule 21 S1(i)). England Athletics are checking these registrations with the assistance of competition providers to ensure all athletes who have competed have been registered to their National Association. Should a competitor not be registered they will be liable to disqualification and in such a case the competition shall be decided as if the ineligible competitor had not taken part (Rule 21 S1(ii)). To aid the registration process athletes will have one week’s grace to enable clubs to register their athletes retrospectively (Rule 21 S1 (iv)).   This applies to all age groups even u13s.
General Discussion / VERY INTERESTING - Please read
« Last post by Bill Wright on April 24, 2016, 11:24:09 AM »
Following all the kerfuffle about EA and their diktat that you must be an EA member to run for your club in GP races, I have just entered the Deal Dinosaur 10k on 24th July, which is a GP race. I entered via Runners World, who of course charge you £2 for the privelege. I entered as affilated, put TRAC down as my club and then was asked, in a non-mandatory box, for affiliation number "if known". I did not put anything in and my entry was accepted.

For years I have suspected that the RW site works on the basis of the Club being affiliated not the individual. If you book a race through RW at the £2 cheaper affiliated rate you must put down a club name, but you do not have to put an affiliation number because, presumably, they know that most members will not know what their club's affiliation number is. This might be a way for folk like Andy to continue to score points in the GP races without being an EA member.
General Discussion / Anyone Running London Sunday? need sponsorship?
« Last post by Rick Ryder on April 22, 2016, 09:15:18 AM »
Anyone Running London Sunday? need sponsorship?
couldn't help noticing how quiet it has been leading up to London Marathon... who is running? how's the training? say hello to Kent lady Dame Kelly Holmes for me...

General Discussion / Re: GP Races?
« Last post by Sarah Woodward on April 18, 2016, 08:51:34 AM »
Hi Bill

Thank you for replying.  I get paid on Thursday so will enter then I haven't done a 10k yet so it will give me something to look forward to.

General Discussion / Re: GP Races?
« Last post by Bill Wright on April 14, 2016, 04:48:04 PM »

The Grand Prix races are also our club championship races, so taking part in them increases your chances of winning one of the club awards at the end of the year. There are still 6 of the 10 races left this year and the next one is the Staplehurst 10k on the 5th of June which is supposed to be a nice flat and potentially fast course, so why not give it a go.

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