Striders newsletter – June 2020

Hi all.

First of all I’d like to apologies for the lack of newsletters recently – it has been a difficult time for everyone since we went into lockdown early March.

In lieu of a normal newsletter I wanted to give all members an update on a few important matters.

Stilton Striders RC first ventured into the world of the World Wide Web (www.) just after the turn of the millennium and one of our members (Tim Hicks) developed our initial web site based on the Supanet platform. Since then we have had two further refreshes, the first undertaken by past member Christian Davidson and the current version was developed by one of our current members around six years ago Rich Gray.

The committee are now considering a further iteration and we are developing a specification to go out to market and appoint a professional web designer to take our webpage to the next level. That’s no disrespect to the members past and present who have taken the site to its current state and we appreciate their valued input and guidance.

Once we have developed the specification, which will cover our requirements and expectations, we will seek quotations from web designers. We are aware that there may be members who have close connections with appropriate web designers, either through family connections and / or have the ability themselves to be considered. Therefore, before we go out to market, is there anyone who wishes to be considered as part of this? Please respond to me at the Striders email to register your interest.

In addition, is there any member who would be interested in becoming the club’s web administrator, on a voluntary basis. We see this person being part of the committee to ensure close links between the committee and the new web page, principally updating and administering its content. In addition we would like the web administrator to be included in finalising with the committee the requirements and specification, as well as being part of the implementation process.
If anyone is interested, or would like to discuss it further please can you respond to me on this email by 8.00pm Friday 12th June as we are having our next virtual committee meeting then and we would like to discuss our next steps then.

On a separate note, we have just received further guidance from English Athletics (EA) relating to resumption of group coaching. EA’s approach is that five members plus one coach, can resume group coaching activities, albeit with further guidance on distancing and use of equipment. We will also be considering this in our committee meeting next Friday to work out the implications for our club.

As soon as we have further information to share I will update our members.
Kind regards and stay safe
Chris Genes SSRC Chair

Stilton Striders commitment to mental health and well being

Stilton Striders vision, mission and goals.

Our vision:

We won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets both support and respect.

Our mission:

We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem Stilton Striders campaign to raise awareness and promote understanding of mental health.

Our goals:

Staying well: Support people likely to develop mental health problems, to stay well.

Empowering choice:

Empower runners who experience a mental health problem to make informed choices about how they live and recover

Improving advice and support:

Ensure people get the right services and support at the right time to help their recovery and enable them to live with their mental health problem

Enabling social participation:

Open the doors to people with experience of mental health problems participating fully in society

Removing inequality of opportunity:

Gain equality of treatment for people who experience both mental health and other forms of discrimination

Organisational excellence:

Make the most of our assets by building a culture of excellence.

Our values Stilton Striders values are at the heart of everything we do.

Open

We reach out to anyone who needs us

Together

We’re stronger in partnerships

Responsive

We listen, we act

Independent

We speak out fearlessly

Unstoppable

We never give up We are Stilton Striders

Stilton 7 race 2020 – entry details

LRRL Race – Stilton 7
Sunday 23rd February 2020 (Start 10:30am)

This race forms part of the LRRL winter league and is only open to members of clubs that are affiliated to the league. Usual entry fee and chip timing arrangements will be in place.

For full details, see the Stilton 7 race page

Online Entry from Tuesday January 21st at 9pm-

www.entrycentral.com/stilton72020