BHAA Keeps Running with New 2012 Committee
The Business Houses Athletic Association held its AGM in the Alexander Hotel, Dublin on Monday last (05/12/11). 2011 has been another very successful year for the voluntary organisation with 26 races run by over 5,600 competitors.
Founded back in 1979 to promote inter-firm athletics, the BHAA has grown to include several thousand runners nationwide. For an annual membership of €15 you can run in any of the 20 plus events for €10, while there is a flat race fee of €15 for non-members. Runners of all speeds and aged from 18 to 88 are involved in the road, beach trail, track and cross-country races.
Annual membership continues to grow and the guarantees of an accurately measured/timed course with sustenance and a social side afterwards has helped. From 2012, spot prizes and chip timing at all races will make the BHAA an even more attractive package for runners.
Paul O’Connell (IT Self-employed) was re-elected Chairperson for the year with Jim Kelly (Dublin City Council), the new President. Vice-Chairperson will be Damian Gannon (Gardai) while Brendan Hogan (Accountants) is the Treasurer and Orla Gormley (Aer Lingus) continues as Secretary. David Gargan (Swords Labs) is again Registrar with Richard Dunne (DIT) and A.J.Cotter (BBraun) remaining as Webmaster and PRO.
Anthony Malone (Gardai), Sheelagh Jones (Secondary Teacher), Bernard Quinn (Irish Prison Service), Sorcha Nic Amhalai (SAP), Jim Dwyer (Zurich) and Stephen Naughton (ESB) were all newly elected to the committee. Former Treasurer and President, Eddie Hughes and Maurice Timmins (both AIB) were appointed Auditors for the year.
2012 BHAA Committee, from left to right: Jim Kelly (Dublin City Council), Anthony Malone (Gardai),Brendan Hogan (Accountants),Stephen Naughton (ESB),Orla Gormley (Aer Lingus),Bernard Quinn (Irish Prison Service),Paul O’Connell (IT Self-employed),A.J.Cotter (BBraun),Sorcha Nic Amhalai (SAP),Sheelagh Jones (Secondary Teacher),Damian Gannon (Gardai),Richard Dunne (DIT),David Gargan (Swords Labs), Jim Dwyer (Zurich)