Presidents report to 77th AGM

Welcome to the Feilding Moa Harrier Club 77th AGM.
Our 2014 membership hit 126. In 2015, 150 was my aim, we fell short by just 3 as our membership hit 147, from ‘mini’ Moa’s to ‘push Moa’s’. What is a ‘push Moa’ ….one whom doesn’t take the appropriate time to recover….
What will our total Club membership be for 2016 ????
The weather, word of mouth, media & face book played its part in our first 5x5k run/walk having 296 entrants. I arrived at 5.30 to a well organised if hectic registration team that saw a short queue swell to a large queue in a short space of time. Well done to those who assisted Robb. Spotted in the crowd were several “old” Moas, perhaps these will return.
We are looking forward to a exciting, busy and fun filled season. Our handicappers do a great job sorting start times. If like last season, this season will again be hectic so don’t be surprised if you are “volunteered” to assist at the start/finish line.
During and after the 2015 season our Club members were competing not only in athletics but in endurance and triathlon events, both nationally and internationally.
On the NZ athletics front we, the Mighty Moa had the following national medallists:
– Pat Stichbury Gold NZ Marathon Championship
– Benjamin Wall Silver NZ CC Championships
– Benjamin Wall Silver NZ Road Championships
– Tessa Webb Bronze NZ Road Championships
– Tessa Webb Bronze 3000m junior champs
– Niam Macdonald Silver 3000m Steeple Chase

These placings not only come from the athletes ability but also through their coaches. Our thanks to these coaches.

Feilding Moa has 77 years of pride, spirit and camaraderie, this comes to the fore when we as a Club or individuals pull on the Moa singlet, when competing in Club, Centre, National events and yes at times, international events.
We as individuals or as a Club can set goals or targets – higher membership, better placings, a new “PB”, more events entered. All worthwhile achievements.
BUTT how about this
Get enjoyment and personal satisfaction from your running / walking, while also helping others to achieve their goals. We will not always, perhaps ever attain 1st, 2nd or 3rd, but to finish our event to the best of our ability.

Finally my thanks to ALL who have helped and I welcome both old and new embers to the Moa Committee, 2016 looks to be a exciting season, therefore it is up to us to bring the 2016 season to fruition.

Bruce Mulcock

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