Urban Swaras Starting Line run 622 @iBury lounge & AGM/elections

To paraphrase the outpourings of love and admiration for this weekend’s Aberdare Patron’s Run: it was bloomin’ amazing. Those brave enough to confront the hills of the Aberdares, and tackle tea plantations, rivers, field upon field, and trail upon trail, were rewarded with marvellous views of the peaks of this spectacular mountain range, and with running camaraderie at its best. Well done to all who ran, thank you to James Wahome aka Patron for bringing this run to the club, and to our Trail Queen Loice Mbogo, and Trail Fox Benja Chikani, who scouted and marked such a spectacular run. For those who missed, it, be sure to attend the AGM so you can vote for the officials and committee that promise to bring it back next year! See the Starting Line for some photos of the Aberdare Run and for full info on the AGM and elections:

Also a huge well done to the Swaras that were running the UTCT in Cape Town this weekend. We had spectacular runs from Victor Kamau, Silvere Mantz, Marieke Geurts, and Julie Wright, and several other amazing Nairobi runners were also there – well done to all! Spot them in the photos in the Starting Line:

This Saturday is the long-awaited AGM! Last year we had a virtual AGM on Zoom, and this year we bring back the physical AGM, which will include a review of activities of the club in 2021, a review of 2021 accounts, and elections for the officials and CRE members that will lead the club to even greater running glory for the next two years. There will be an online voting option for those unable to attend for any reason (COVID precautions, otherwise engaged, etc.). Keep an eye out later in the week for details on how to vote remotely if you cannot attend.

The AGM will be held on Saturday 4th December, as previously announced, at iBury Lounge, on Riverside Drive, Westlands. All runners are invited for an urban run of up to 20km, then treated to breakfast by the club, after which the AGM will begin, at 11am, open to active members only (you have until Saturday to make sure your membership is up to date, or you will not be able to attend, vote, nominate, or be eligible for nomination). See Treasurer’s Corner for up-to-date membership list. After the AGM, all members that attended the AGM will be welcome to lunch, on the club! A treat for all after a delightful year of running and club activities. Hope you can all attend! See the Starting Line for full info on who is nominated, and details on the run and how to register (registration is required for both the run and the AGM. You may choose which part of the day to attend if you cannot attend the whole event):