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The GCAN network is closing

The GCAN committee has been considering the future need for the network, as it has been accessed less by clubs in recent years. We believe it has been a valuable local network for a number of years, but is now less used and has run its course. We believe that this is probably not bad news in itself, because we know that many athletics clubs have grown in membership since 2012 and are now able to provide things that were previously challenging, as well as the provision from England Athletics being broader.

As part of the winding down process we invited local (within GCAN’s current geographic reach) athletics-related groups to apply for grants for community-related athletics/running initiatives. We are very pleased to be able to support the following projects.

Kevin Henry 5k Series (consortium of GCAN clubs) – £1000
PA system and race tokens to enhance the delivery of the series

Meridian Triathlon Club – £1000
‘Try a Triathlon’ – triathlon for children
Funding coaching courses for parents

Sawtry Walk to Run – £510
Funding for 2 people to complete the Coach in Running Fitness qualification

Soham Parkrun – £1000
Contribution towards start-up costs

Histon & Impington Runners – £1210
Funding LiRF and CiRF courses for 5 new run leaders and 2 new coaches

Cambridge & Coleridge wheelchair athletes group – £1000
RaceRunning frames project

Fulbourn Hospital Parkrun – £500
Contribution towards start-up costs

We wish the best of luck to all of these wonderful projects

Sarah Wightman – GCAN Chair
Email: sarah@flyingrunner.co.uk

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