Dub Runners AGM 2016

Dub Runners AGM 2016

The Dub Runners recently held our annual general meeting for 2016.

Apols: Maureen Oliver

Chairman’s Address – Brian Grimes

  • Minutes accepted and approved from 2015.
  • Now have 95 club members, would like to push to get 100 onboard.
  • Giant’s Trail Race 2016 has been launched – 100 registered online so far.
  • Coaching money approved from Athletics NI and is available for level one and two. Please approach any committee member if interested.
  • Approached Athletics NI to bring in coach from outside – update soon.
  • WAVA league update from James Trainor – updates continually on the website.
  • Club day out is the Glenmore Challenge, a bus has been organised – enter yourselves.

Treasurers ReportRonan O’Flaherty

  • Financials to be circulated upon request (provided on the night).
  • Some money to be spent.
  • Moving banks to a fee-free Santander club account.

Election of Committee

  • CHAIRMAN – Brian Grimes
  • VICE CHAIR – Ryan Love
  • TREASURER – Paula Owens
  • SECRETARY – Roisin Byrne
  • MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY – Geraldine Coyle
  • SOCIAL SECRETARY – Nessa Agnew and Marcella Cassidy

Giant’s Trail Race

  • Second race is being held on 29th July.
  • Providing entrants with buffs this year.
  • No members are allowed to run the race.
  • We require, at minimum 30 marshals from the club.
  • Everybody needs to contribute and will do several dry runs prior to the event to ensure positions and responsibilities.

Club kit

  • Sean O’Hagan is to organise the distribution of the new club kit.
  • Other items for club kit (hoodies, shorts, etc.) – we are awaiting news from the new supplier.

Summer BBQ

  • Annual summer BBQ to be held on Saturday 20th August.
  • This is the same date as the Dambusters 10k and Half Marathon races.


  • How many coaches are required? We regularly have 50 runners on a Tuesday evening.
  • We are taking names now to go on waiting lists for courses.
  • We have two currently at Level 2 Brian Grimes and Andy Burrows.
  • Level One course: 1 day.
  • Level Two: Numerous days.


Pre-Training Core Work

  • Suggestion from Stephen to meet before for stretching / core work.
  • Anyone from the club willing to load this?

Calendar of Races

  • Alastair suggested that we have a calendar of upcoming races that the club is taking part in.
  • Will look into a digital calendar using the website or Facebook pages.

More Varied Runs

  • Suggestion from Brian D to vary our routes in the summer and winter sessions.
  • Divis run, Black Mountain, Cregagh Glenn suggested – potential start times?
  • Possibly some head torches for winter run routes?
  • New routes and suggestions are always welcome.