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Meetings of the Executive Committee

The relevant section of the FRA Constitution, is Article 47:-
Subject to the Articles, the Executive Committee members may regulate their proceedings as they think fit. Meetings of the Executive Committee shall be held not less than four times each calendar year. Members may attend meetings of the Executive Committee as observers and may speak at such meetings but may not vote. If any business at a meeting of the Executive Committee is deemed confidential, then any Member attending as an observer will be required to leave the meeting whilst such matter is discussed.

What This Means
Any of the 7500 members of the FRA may attend a meeting of the Executive Committee to observe, subject to the "confidential" proviso. Such observers are also free to speak but not vote. Normal committee rules are observed, namely that speakers, whether Committee members or observers, should address the meeting via the Chair, and should restrict what they say to the agenda item under discussion.

Committee members are expected to confirm their attendance in advance of each meeting. For reasons of practicality, any member who wishes to observe should make their request to the Secretary one week before any Executive Meeting. It may be necessary to restrict the numbers of observers if space is limited.

Committee Minutes /Papers
Briefing papers supporting agenda items are issued to Executive Members one week before each meeting. These are normally restricted to the Committee. Meeting Minutes are not circulated to the membership, however, in the interests of transparency, established practice is for the Secretary to produce a report for each Fellrunner to keep all members informed of business conducted by the Executive on their behalf.

The FRA Committee

Please feel free to contact any Committee Member.

Position Name E-mail Phone
Chair Charmian Heaton Mail 07749 844212
Secretary Neil Talbott Mail 07769 518277
Treasurer Andrew Watts Mail 01625 536896
Membership Sue Jeff Mail 07864 161672
Fixtures Dave Bowen Mail 07568 092534
Magazine Editor Paul Booth Mail 07968 814451
Statistician Carlos Bedson Mail 07917 174576
Championships Judith Jepson Mail 07772 018460
Environment & Access Nicky Spinks Mail 01924 493095
Junior Co-ordinator Chris Jones Mail 07753 799386
Coaching Co-ordinator Graeme Woodward Mail 01422 885185
Welfare Officer Ed Gamble Mail 0161 4455243
International Selection Chair Alec Duffield Mail 07785 697092
Website Brett Weeden Mail 07970 206003
Membership Reps Ian Winterburn Mail 07733 266595
Helen Berry Mail 07972 677376
Nick Hewitt Mail 07581 189858
Ben Abdelnoor Mail 07896 151179
Liason Officer to Athletics Bodies Andrew Watts Mail 01625 536896
Co-optees with specific responsibilities
Chair Communiciations Sub Committee Barney Crawshaw 07870 904844
Race Liason Officer Fiona Glen Mail 07731 696185
Other useful contacts
Junior Statistics inc Champs results Jim Godwin Mail
FRA Navigation Course Pauline May Mail
Fellrunner results Dave Wetherhead and Barbara Carney Mail
Adverts in FR and Calendar Chris Edis Mail 01768 777257

Members of Sub-Committees

(* = not a member of the Executive Committee)

Committee Chair Members
Championships Judith Jepson Helen Berry, Carl Bedson
Disciplinary, Review and Appeals Nick Harris Chris Beesley (Secretary), Ian Winterburn, Alison Wainwright *; Chris Evans *
Junior Chris Jones Graeme Woodward, Nick Harris, Richard Lecky-Thompson*, Jim Godwin*; Kath Farquhar *, Duncan Richards, Ben Crowther*, John Merrick*, Ian Loombe
Safety Equipment and Rules Nick Hewitt Nick Harris, Andy Watts, Andy Butler, Ian Winterburn, Chris Beesley, Charmian Heaton, Simon Rippon *
Race Liaison Officers Fiona Glen Peter Ehrhardt *, Alan Barlow *, Jack King *, Kevin Smith *, Stuart Ferguson *, Mandy Goth *, Chris Jones, Geoff Briggs *, Sue Richmond *, Mark Midgely *, Dave Nuttall *
Communication Barny Crawshaw David McCabe , Andy Watts, Brett Weeden, Lee Broadley *, Britta Sendlhofer *, Tom Thomas*, Giles Simon*, Graham Brown*, Julia Murfin*, Camille Askins *, Judy Howells *
Coaching Graeme Woodward Steve Pearson * (Assistant Coordinator)
Access and Environment Nicky Spinks Max Howard*, Steve Hall *, Bob Berzins*, Louise Hawson*
FRA Long distance award Martin Stone * Nicky Spinks, Rick Ansell*, Adrian Belton*, Bob Berzins*, Steve Birkinshaw*, Jon Broxap*, Wendy Dodds*, Charlie Campbell*, John Fleetwood*, Jon Gay*, Manny Gorman*, Mark Hartell*, Anne Johnson*, Mark McDermott*, Steve Pyke*, Peter Simpson*, Hugh Symonds*, Yiannis Tridimas*, Chris Upson*, Tony Wimbush*, Rob Woodall*

Other contacts

Name Website E-mail Phone
UKA Insurance Information John Temperton Website Mail
N. Ireland Mountain Running Assoc Anne Sandford Website Mail 07779 254808
Scottish Athletics Hill Running Commission Hugh Buchanan Website Mail 01786 473776
Scottish Hill Runners Neil Gilmore Website Mail 0131 445 3769
Welsh Mountain Running Committee Arwel Lewis Website Mail 01633 882558
Welsh Fell Runners Association Andrew Blackmore Website Mail 01633 882558
World Mountain Rrunning Assoc Sarah Rowell Website Mail 01535 644975
British Open Fell Runners Assoc Lee Marshall Website Mail 01524 261993
Long Distance Awards Martin Stone Mail 01931 714106