Alan and Christine Laws present new Laws Trophy

Alan and Christine Laws presented the Laws Trophy for the first time at the 2019 National Championships to Tim Pendle of Norwich and Charlie Smith of Leighton Buzzard.

This trophy for the Senior Men’s K2 championship has been renamed in recognition of Alan and Christine’s long service to Marathon and the sport as a whole. Alan stepped down from the MRC following half a century of service last year.

Pictured: Alan Laws, Steve Missen (MRC Chair) and Christine Laws

Marathon Racing Committee elections: call for candidates

The MRC would like to invite any members of the marathon community with an interest in influencing how their sport is run, to stand for election to the MRC at this years ACM (held on the Saturday evening of the Nationals, at Norwich on 10th August)

We would be particularly interested in hearing from anyone interested in running the website and getting involved with communications!

If you are willing to stand, please email James Smythe by 11th July with the names of two BC members who will support your candidacy. You will also be asked to write a short statement to be published before the election.

New Race Management System

The MRC has a two-stage plan for developing a new race management system to succeed the HRM, which is being withdrawn from this coming weekend (6/7 October). This is being led by Tom Sharpe and Dan Seaford.

A new, temporary Excel-based system has been developed from scratch, and will be tested over the three remaining Hasler race weekends this year with support for race organisers. A race entry sheet for clubs that fits with this system will also be available after this weekend.

Tom and Dan are undertaking a review of the longer term needs of our discipline, and will ensure that a full and comprehensive solution for race management has been robustly developed, tested and put in place in time for the first races of 2019.

Please bear with us while these changes are put into effect. Race results, promotions and demotions may take a little longer than usual to be published.

DRAFT minutes of the 2018 ACM

The draft minutes of the 2018 Annual Consultative Meeting, held on 21st July at the National Championships, can be downloaded here.

These minutes will be submitted for final approval at next year’s ACM.