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AGM 2018 Minutes/Club Fees

Minutes from AGM below. Please note Club Fees due £20.00/£10.00 for concessionary


Annual General Meeting Minutes – 10th March 2018

Attendance: Stephen McKeown, Stephen Johnson, Patrick Burns, Frazer Ferguson, Bobby Shields.

Apologies: Yvonne & Lindsay Cunningham, Elaine Somerville.

  • Chairman’s Opening Remarks: The Chairman thanked all in attendance, reporting 2017 had been a challenging year due to injuries to various members which affect Club night turnout. There has been no interest in the last year for Jog Scotland Members to transition to the Club, however we will continually advertise to attract members.


  • Acceptance of Minutes of AGM held 2017Last year’s minutes summarised and ACCEPTED BY Stephen McKeown and SECONDED BY Patrick Burns.


  • Re-election/Election of Committee Members
  • Chairperson – Stephen McKeown
  • Treasurer – Patrick Burns
  • Social Secretary – Frazer Ferguson
  • Race Coordinator – Stephen Johnson
  • Secretary     – Yvonne Cunninghan


  • Treasurer’s report: Current balance to date £2260.12 cash in bank. 2017 Expenditure Room hire fee £8, Club SAL Fee £73, Club post Cross Country Breakfast £35 and Club Trophies £95. 2017 Income came from Club Membership Fees and sale of kit.


  • Club Fees 2018-19 – £20.00 Senior. 2 Honorary members James Robertson and Robert Shields exempt from Club fees. £10.00 Junior/Senior Citizen/Student/Unemployed


  • GP Championship Race programme2018 Series well into place with Strathleven and Whinney Hill Cross Country races completed. Suggested that next two races be the Duathlon and Horseshoe 10 mile road race which were missed in 2017. Planning for Duathlon on Saturday 24th March 2018 and Horseshoe to be next on calendar.


  • Social Secretary Report: Club had social night prior Christmas and also the Club breakfast after the Whinney Hill Cross Country. Unfortunately the outing to Fort William was cancelled as a result of individual call offs. Club Presentation night to be arranged for the Stables Restaurant Balloch on Saturday 24th March 2017. The Secretary proposed £150.00 be donated to the event which was agreed by all. Frazer to book the Stables for the night out . We will then publish on the Website and Club Facebook Page.


  • AOB: Discussion around some new kit. The Secretary holds a stock of mixed sizes of vests, suggested the Secretary does a stock check prior to looking at making any orders. Advert to be put up in Alexandria Community Centre and Community Advertiser Chairman to arrange.
  • Thanks to the Chairman for providing the venue and subsequent food and refreshments on close of the meeting.

Meeting Closed at 7:20


Club Presentation Saturday 24th March 2018 Stables Restaurant – Balloch

The annual club presentation for our 2017 Club Championships will be held in the Stables Restaurant commencing 19:45 on 24th March 2018

Celebrate with great food and drinks from the best restaurant in town. The event will be subsidised for members thanks to the Committee approving a contribution to the cost.

Hope to see you all there.

AGM Agenda 10th March 2018


  • Chairman’s Opening Remarks Action – Chairman


  • Acceptance of Minutes of AGM held 2017 Action – Secretary


  • Re-election/Election of Committee Members
  • Chairperson – Re-election
  • Secretary – Re-election
  • Treasurer – Re-election
  • Social Secretary – Re-election


  •       Treasurer’s report Action – Treasurer



  • Proposed Club Fees 2017-2018 


    1. £15.00 Senior members
    2. £7.50 Junior/Senior Citizen/Student/Unemployed (Unchanged)
  • GP Championship Race Programme Action – Race Coordinator


  • Social Secretary Report Action – Social Secretary


  • AOB 





Highland Perthshire Marathon, Half Marathon and Cycling Sportive 13 & 26 mile


Highland Perthshire Marathon, Half Marathon and Cycling Sportive 13 & 26 mile


Clubs and Groups who have 6 entrants will get the 7th Place free, contact event secretary for details Jim Adams at

RUN & Cycle Sportive (13 & 26 mile) option for only £10 plus the Run cost

The Highland Perthshire Marathon 2018 this year it is Run or Bike so if you have an excess of energy you might want to “bike” the course after your run. The start timings have been arranged to make this possible.

If you are on twitter please follow us @HPMarathon and also let other people or members of your Club know about our Marathon & Half Marathon, and if they wish they can run for any Charity. Running for a charity is a great way to boost your motivation and really does make a difference.  To find out more about these very worthwhile causes we are helping to support and how you can help make a difference please visit our website Highland Perthshire Marathon which has links to their sites and then contact them for sponsorship forms.

We also have a community page on facebook and our own website for your information is Highland Perthshire Marathon

Good luck and see you in September.

John Steele

HPM Organising

Scottish Hill Running Championship Series

With the XC season coming to a close, it’s a time when clubs and runners begin to plan the next races for 2018.   On behalf of the Hill Running Commission for Scottish Athletics, we’d like to advertise some of the range of Hill Running events happening over Scotland through the year, for Junior and Senior runners.  Hill running provides an ideal alternative or supplement to road events, as demonstrated by some of Scotland’s most successful road runners at London Marathon last year coming from a hill-running background!   

Senior hill running events

Scottish Hill Running (SHR) Championship series:

17 March             Chapelgill            Peeblesshire       (Short)

3 June                   Yetholm               Kirk Yetholm       (Medium)

7 July                    Glamaig               Isle of Skye          (Short)

28 July                  Ben Rinnes          Dufftown             (Long)

18 August            Ochil 2000s         Stirling Univ.       (Long)

15 September     Beinn Resipol      Ardnamurchan   (Medium)


Runners have to complete 4 of the 6 races to complete, and 1 race of each distance. 

The series is organised by Scottish Hill Runners (SHR).  More information can be found at:

Scottish Athletics Hill Running championship, and District Championships

SA Championship Race:                  18 August 2018  ,  Ochill 2000s,  Stirling University

West District Championship:         12 May 2018,  Ben Lomond,  Rowardennan

East District Championship:          23 June,  Eildon Three Hills,   Melrose

North District Championship:       3 November,  Knockfarrel,  Strathpeffer

More information to these events can be found on Scottish Athletics:

Dunbartonshire XC Results

SAL Conference

Should anyone be interested please follow link to register.

We are pleased to announce that booking is now open for the scottishathletics National Club Conference 2017. 

This year’s conference will again take place at the Hilton Hotel, Glasgow and will be followed in the evening by the scottishathletics Annual Awards Dinner. Full details of the conference programme and instructions on how to book spaces for your club can be found at the following link on our website

 Please share this link with anyone you think would be interested in attending. The conference is FREE for scottishathletics affiliated club members.  

 Kind regards

Colin Hutchison

Head of Development

Scottish Athletics Ltd