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Nic Corry, President for 2020/21 & 2021/22

Announcement of New President - Webcast

The UK government has advised that everyone in the UK should now avoid “non-essential” travel and contact with others to fight coronavirus. The government has now banned public gatherings to reduce the spread of this virus. Therefore, our scheduled AGM is now postponed until further notice. Whilst we are experiencing these unprecedented times, I have decided to announce my successor via video link… a first in the clubs’ history.

Brief year overview
Last year the club celebrated 150yrs, which is an amazing milestone, making our club one of the oldest athletics in the country. One of highlights for me was hosting our 150yrs anniversary dinner at the ‘Houses of Parliament’ (Chris Haines organised!) It was an amazing evening of heart felt speeches and my coach Mike McFarlane was my principal guest and keynote speaker.

As a club we celebrate the success of Dina Asher Smith at last year’s world championships, becoming the first British women to win a global sprint title at the 200m and silver in the 100m, and a big congratulation to her coach John Blackie for successfully guiding Dina’s career…

It was a privilege for me to see our U20’s win the YDL finals in Manchester, then went on to finish top 3 in the European club championships, in Portugal

I also experienced many firsts during my tenure as your President

1. Mob match v Ranelagh (where I made a complete hash of our CLUB CRY!!)
2. National XC Champs in Nottingham
3. I ran my first mile in 7min 9sec (PB)

Mention of thanks

  • IPP Paul Byfield – guided me during my tenure
  • Mike Peel, Steve Hollingdale, Nic Brooks and other PP, who deputised for me on Wednesday nights reading the Presidents News!
  • Big thanks to all our volunteers, club coaches, officials, Trustees and manage committee for your hard-work and dedication during last year

Nic Corry – New BBH President for 2020
Announcement of my successor this year…where shall start!

  • The new President won their first medal in the Southern Hemisphere, a bronze in the 100m
  • It wasn’t until some years later they won medals in the UK, switching to the 800m and 1500m winning golds in both events at the same meeting.
  • In 1999 your New President completed the London Marathon in 5hrs
  • They love athletics and want to see our athletics fulfil their true potential
  • They love the clubs’ traditions and values, and want to see the club continue to strive to be the best club it can be
  • This person is dedicated, passionate, forward thinking, and has no-nonsense approach

Ladies and Gentlemen: Your New President for this year is…  Nic Corry!

Julian Golding IPP

YouTube announcement


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