Monday, December 11, 2017

Christmas Road Race 2017

This is just a reminder that Victoria Park will be hosting our Christmas Handicap Race on Sunday the 17th of December. If you would like to take part, you should meet on the Club Deck at Scotstoun Stadium prior to 12pm in good time for a 12.30pm start.

We're hoping for a large turnout on the day with competitors aged from 9 to Masters. It's a special event and it's not just for the endurance Athletes.Christmas Road Race

Competitors should arrive bearing a gift for the Lucky Dip. Value in the region of £7 - £8. e.g. Selection boxes/sweets/chocolates for the younger athletes and Bottle of Wine/Box of Biscuits, etc for the adults.

Competitors and their siblings can only collect a present from the lucky dip if they donate a gift on the day.

The event is a handicap race, with the slowest athletes and those not familiar with the distance starting first.

The distances for the event will be 2 miles for the juniors and the 3 and a quarter mile MacAndrew Course for the seniors.

Parents will be most welcome and can either join the juniors on their run or assist with stewarding the course.

It's always a fun day with refreshments available on the Club Deck.

Hope to see you there.


Gordon Innes
Club Secretary

Achilles Heel Christmas Shopping Night

Katie Alexander at Achilles Heel has arranged for a special discounted shopping night for members of Victoria Park and their families.

The exclusive shopping night will be on Friday the 8th of December from 6pm till 8pm.

All of Katies current stock will be discounted by at least 20% with the exception of current club kit.  Previous versions of club training gear will be on sale from as little as £5 per item.  There will be plenty of bargains available at the best possible time, just before Christmas.

If you cannot attend after 6pm, Katie has advised that you won't be turned away if you come a little earlier.

If you haven't been into the store before, you really should go along to get the best advice from the best sales team in Glasgow.

The shop is situated at 593 Great Western Road, Glasgow, near to Kelvinbridge.

AGM and Awards Night

The Annual General Meeting of the Club and our awards presentation will be held on Wednesday the 29th of November 2017 on the Club Deck at Scotstoun Stadium, Danes Drive, Glasgow at 7.30pm.  All members are invited to attend.

 In a break from our previous practice, the evening will be in two parts.  Our awards presentation will take place before any other business, followed by a break for pictures and refreshments.

 Any of our younger athletes or their parents who might not be interested in the business of the AGM can leave before the meeting resumes.

 

Agenda

Awards Presentation

  1. Welcome from Club President.
  2. Secretaries Report.
  3. Presentation of Annual Awards.

 Break (30 minutes)

  1. Photographs with winners and sponsors
  2. Refreshments

 Annual General Meeting

  1. Apologies for absence.
  2. President’s Remarks.
  3. Minutes of the previous meeting and matters arising.
  4. Treasurer’s Report.
  5. Confirmation of Subscriptions for the following year.
  6. Election of Trustees and Committee Members
    • President
    • Vice President
    • Secretary
    • Assistant Secretary
    • Treasurer
    • Membership Secretary
    • Welfare Officer
    • Track and Field Secretary
    • Cross Country Secretary
    • Road Running Secretary
    • Junior Representative
    • Men’s Captain
    • Ladies’ Captain
    • Committee members (4 in number)
  1. Appointment of Team Managers for Outdoor Season.
  2. Discussion regarding the future development of the Club.
  3. Any other competent business.

 

Annual Awards

Our Annual Awards will be presented at the AGM.  New awards will once again be presented this year.  Each athlete will receive an engraved trophy which they will be able to keep.

The historic trophies will be engraved with the winners names and remain on display within our trophy cabinet.

The following members will be presented with their Awards at this year’s AGM.

Jax Thoirs, Lily Jane Evans-Haggerty, Meghan Porterfield, Jamie Stevenson, Amy Kirkpatrick, Ruairidh Scott-Brown, Claire Thompson, Connor McNally, Lesley Pirie, Mhairi Porterfield, Mhairi Hendry, Emily Miller, Katie Burr, Holly Kirkwood, Chloe Lambert, Darren Carruthers, Catriona Scott, Michael Baillie, Katie Ord, Keiron Rafferty, Valencia Wright, Gordon Belch, Johnathan Burns, Mick Turner.

Club Championships

The following athletes will be awarded medals for success at this years Club Championships.

Kyle Flockhart, Reece Hamilton, Angus Happell, Zoe Wilson, Holly Hailstone, Cara Kirkwood, Connor McNally, Jake Speirs, Brodie Wright, Callum Paterson, Holly Kirkwood, Catriona Scott, Evie Greig, Oliver Andrews, Devan Miller, Jay Livingstone, Ellie Davidson, Jojo Littlefield, Jenna Little, Dagur Hauksson, Mairead Connolly, Sarah Munce, Gavin Roberts, Darren Carruthers, David Mott, Johnathan Burns, Sophie Carrick, Nicole Lang, Karis Butcher and Lauren Gallagher.

Club Cross Country Champioinships

The following athletes will be awarded medals for success at this years Club Cross Country Championships at Balloch Country Park.

Reece Hamilton, Kyle Flockhart, Lewis Hill, Zoe Wilson, Cara Kirkwood, Orla Stewart, Fraser Gilmour, David Kirkpatrick, Saul McGlennan, Sophie Sinclair, Amy Byrne, Devan Miller, Calum Byrne, Rhian Callan, Roisin Cameron-Coyle, Fergus Blyth, Emma Gilmour, Steph Lawrie, Emma Matheson, Donna Finlayson, Peter Jardine and Duncan Thomson.

 

 

 

 

Isobel Dunkeld

Sad news received this week of the death of one of our life members, Isobel Dunkeld.  She fell a few weeks ago and broke her hip, the operation had gone well but a few complications came along and she passed away peacefully on Saturday the 21st of October.

Isobel was a committee member at Maryhill Ladies AC until the club changed its name to Glasgow AC in 1975 when Isobel became the first Vice President of the club.  The club was involved in the UKWAL and Isobel ran the ‘tuck’ shop at Scotstoun, arranged fund raisers, organised travel and accommodation for UKWAL meetings and lots of admin support.  Her husband Tom who pre-deceased her will be remembered as a coach and starter.  They both got involved with Maryhill Ladies when their daughter Eileen joined the club.

In later years Isobel got involved with Scottishathletics Championships, typing the results and then managing all the photocopying of track sheets, field cards and results before we moved into the age of technology when photocopying was no longer required.   She ‘ruled’ her area but provided dedicated service to athletics for many years and she will be well remembered.  

She was aged 94 when she passed away although she could often be seen walking her dog ‘Megan’ in Kelvingrove Park.

Her funeral will take place at 2.30pm on Friday the 27th of October at Maryhill Crematorium, Glasgow.