Three months after the Club AGM in March, there are now sub-groups taking forward the recommendations that came out of the Chiltern Way consultation process, which took place In October/ November 2018.
The Club Championship in 2019/20 will continue to recognise the top performers across age groups, with focus upon local events and the Chiltern Cross Country League.
This year, we will keep the same format as last year, runners earn points for taking part in the following events (1 point for 1st in their age group, 2 points for 2nd, 3 points for 3rd etc). The lowest score over (best) four events wins:
* Limited to the cost of two adult tickets only. One booking = one entry into the prize draw.
Chiltern Harriers AC is delighted to invite you to attend this year’s Awards Evening & Social on 18 May at Amersham Polish Club, Raans Road, Amersham, HP6 6LX.
As in previous years, we will be giving out awards from the recent Chiltern Cross-Country League, as well as prizes from the Club’s Senior Championships and – back by popular demand – ‘Players’ player’ awards.
We’ll also have an inflatable and be joined by winner of the 2015 Yukon Arctic Ultra, Neil Thubron.
As individuals and families who are interested in sport/fitness and members of Chiltern Harriers please lend your thoughts to the consultation regarding the Amersham Swimming Pool (Chiltern Pools - Better Leisure). You may be aware of the ongoing consultation. Currently the whole project is at risk due to a vocal minority who oppose the plans.
Please click on this link We Have a Choice - Act Now for some information on contributing to the consultation. The Council are encouraging as many people as possible to give feedback. You need to register to leave a comments which doesn't take long and then your feedback doesn't need to be lengthy - please include whether you support the project and reasons why this facility is vital for the support and development of sport in the area
Thank you to everyone – nearly 200 of you - who took the time to complete the Chiltern Way survey last October / November. Below you will find a summary of the results. Whilst the summary is purposefully brief, there was a whole host of useful comments and ideas which came out of the survey. Do not worry! All of those have been captured and will be consulted as part of the next steps of the process.
The Club Committee invites as many of you as possible to attend the Annual General Meeting on 11 March (1930 at the White Hill Centre in Chesham), where there will be opportunity for further discussion of these findings. To shape the conversation, the suggestion is to focus on the following sub-headings, which reflect the areas that prompted the most feedback in survey responses:
From there, it is envisioned that a number of sub-committees of working groups will be formed – separate to the Club Committee – to further explore these issues and ideas to take forward. If you would be interested in being involved on any of these specific areas, please get in touch either face-to-face or by email to Ellie Bates (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Calling any Chiltern Harriers members who are training for a spring marathon in 2019 (April/May). A new "Marathon Group" will run on Tuesday evenings between January and April 2019, alongside the normal Harriers club sessions.
This is for all abilities (novice -> experienced) and will follow a structured progression of interval based training to help get you ready for your marathon. Since it will follow a progression, the idea is to follow the plan week-to-week, rather than diving in and out.
If you wish to get involved in the marathon training please search for and join the "CHAC Spring Marathon Training" Facebook group (or if you aren't on Facebook please speak to Tom Powell at Tues night training)."
Gary Howells is stepping down from the voluntary post of Coaching Secretary at the Club's AGM on 11 March 2019. He has been secretary since the post was introduced more than 10 years ago.
He is prepared to provide a thorough handover which would be up until 31 May 2019 and would include the Coaches Meeting to be held in April or May 2019. And of course he will still be around to answer questions beyond that date.
The job description reflects what Gary currently does in the role but the Management Committee is prepared to consider modifying the requirements of the role where possible. This would be agreed in discussion with any interested volunteer.
If you are interested in volunteering for the role please contact Gary through the email link on this website.
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The Club has 2 London Marathon places. Here is how to apply for these places
In order to ensure that the Club is properly meeting the expectations of its members and continues to evolve with the times, the Club Management Committee has endorsed a Club-wide consultation process. This is a ground-breaking exercise for Chiltern Harriers AC, and we are keen to see as many of you involved as possible!
The objectives of the process are:
To take part please complete the below short survey by 11.59PM on 10 November 2018. The survey is open to all junior and senior members, as well as parents of juniors. If you wish you can complete it anonymously. The results will not be shared with any third party. It can be completed in just 15 mins and all respondents will be entered into a free prize draw to have their Club subs paid for 2019!
The survey is largely multiple choice, but there are also free text boxes for optional comments throughout. Please do take the opportunity to add some comments. The more detail we have, the better informed we will be about what you want!
As you will be aware the Club – including coaching, management and events - is run entirely by volunteers, who do an excellent job. It is vitally important that we make the best possible use of this precious resource.
All views will be willingly received and considered even if, for practical reasons, not all suggestions will be able to be implemented. Thank you for your understanding in that regard.
A summary of the results of the survey will be published on the Chiltern Harriers AC website and sent to all members.
Keep reading the Club website and social media for more information. Please do feel free to talk to any of the Chiltern Way sub-committee about the process:
The Club Championship is continuing for seniors in 2018/19. The Championship will continue to recognise the top performers across age groups, with focus upon local events and the Chiltern Cross Country League.
This year, we have made two changes.
1) More Races
2) Change in “club race qualification”