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How did LEAF come about?
Following the cancellation and then reinstatement of the Leeds Half Marathon for 2008, the scrutiny committee within Leeds City Council recommended that (a) the Council should set up a forum with local running clubs to discuss the Leeds Half Marathon and other events and (b) that the council should support local road races by advertising them on the Leeds Half Marathon website.
What are LEAF’s responsibilities? (2008-2010)
Prior to LEAF, there already
existed the Leeds Athletics Development Group (LADG) which consisted of
representatives of Leeds City Council Sports Development Department, the main
track and field clubs within Leeds,
LEAF is a forum for
communication between all athletics clubs and race organizers in
LEAF also communicates to
Where is LEAF now? (2011)
Since October 2010, LEAF is represented by the “Endurance” activities of the Leeds Athletics Network.
There are unlikely to be any further meetings of LEAF but there may be meetings of club and/or race representatives to discuss specific projects, e.g.
· Road closures
· Race series
· Purchasing consumables
MEETINGS AND STATUS REPORTS
21 April 2008 – LADG meeting (click for minutes)
Discussion took place
regarding how to include the endurance Clubs within the Development Group. It was
decided to invite all endurance Clubs to a separate meeting prior to the next
Development Group. There it would then be decided whether there is a need to
continue to hold an ‘endurance sub group’ that can feed into the Development
Group, or that all endurance Clubs should sit on the Development Group.
16 June 2008 - first meeting of LEAF (click for minutes)
21 people attended – representing 11 running clubs, 1 race not organised by a running club, and Leeds City Council.
This agenda has formed the basis for subsequent discussions.
27 June 2008 – meeting of Yorkshire and Humberside Regional Endurance Forum (click for minutes)
It was said “LEAF … was an example of good practise that should be shared and replicated where possible”.
8 September 2008 - second meeting of LEAF (click for minutes)
18 people attended – representing 10 running clubs (2 outside Leeds), 1 race not organised by a running club, England Athletics and Leeds City Council (including Leeds Athletics, Parks & Countryside, and Highways).
The meeting was to discuss some of the topics from the first meeting in more detail (in particular, event organisation). It followed the same agenda as the first meeting, but not quite in the same sequence
Click for full notes from the second meeting
12 January 2009 – YHREF Meeting (click for minutes)
26 January 2009 – LADG Meeting (click for minutes)
15 February 2009 – LEAF status (issued at meeting 2 March)
26 Jul 2010 - LEAF Status July 2010 (for LADG meeting) (added 31 Jul 2010)
18 Oct 2010 - LEAF Status October 2010 (for LADG meeting) (added 19 Oct 2010)