Apologies, I thought I was clear after the chat we had at the sprint, but I should have guessed from other people talking to me that it wasn't.
As far as I'm concerned it's fine. The UCD constitution says you can be a member. It's up to UCD to ensure that you have done whatever it is that is necessary to be a member (fill out the form?). Any potential protest would hinge around that and no one would want to go down that road as it leads to dark and scary places.
Having alumni members is pretty useful for a uni club, gives them access to helpers especially so I don't see any reason to take that away.
It comes down to what your club interests are. If 3rock don't care, happy out. CNOC usually request (used to be require but it's not so clear now) that you represent them in relays in order to be eligible for international representation stipends, so that might be an interesting one next year!
Anyway, great work to the UCD team. It's really fun to be a part of and see a good competitive relay. Especially as CorkO won't be around for too much longer :p
Ye said that 10 years ago!
CorkO ahead of CNOC this year, again, surely that’s the only thing worth talking about?
I think Mike Long asked me to run for UCD a couple of years ago in a Wicklow way relay, so the idea of running as UCD alumni isn’t unheard of to me anyways. Not an issue in my book.
c.hill training log, 03 1800Z MAY 2009
"Marcus regins supreme on irish mountain once again, but we must question, for how much longer will he remain top dog . . . . "
The eligibility thing is a non issue. If Alumi members are fine with the club, there are no snags
Good to have clarification on this. I could see it either way - just once it's clear, and I guess it is now.
In terms of the relay, glad that we can get as competitive a relay as possible really. Thoroughly enjoyed it (though it is easier to enjoy from my position).
Hard to see CorkO bowing out anytime soon! Long may it continue.
The more competitive teams the better