The Committee currently consists of eight volunteer members, including three Officers and five Ordinary Representatives. All the positions are elected each year at the Club Annual General Meeting (AGM). Under the Clubs Constitution the Committee are able to co-opt additional members and roles during the year if the situation arises.
The role of the Committee is to make decisions on behalf of the members to ensure the club is run properly. This includes facilitating activities that club members want to do and ensuring that we do everything we are legally and officially obliged to do as a club.
Given the size of the club and range of activities provided, Committee members work with a variety of additional volunteers in sub-roles to organise, co-ordinate and provide these different activities for members.
The three Officer positions are Chair, Treasurer and Secretary and they are responsible for ensuring that, as a club, we adhere to our legal and official obligations. This primarily means following the rules as set out by the national and regional governing bodies which administer our sport (e.g. UK Athletics (UKA), the general rules of running a non-profit or membership organisation, which include having our own set of club rules and constitution.
Duties of all Committee Members
- To be aware of and apply appropriately all relevant England Athletics Policies, Guidance Advice and Codes of Conduct.
- Regular attendance at club meetings and regular interaction at training nights with members.
- Ensure we are a friendly, all-encompassing and safe running club.
- Be approachable to all, both as a member and part of the committee.
- Help to promote the club.
- Help where needed during events.
- Suggest and implement new ideas/approaches to the club.
‘There will become a day when I can no longer run. Today is not that day.’
“I only started running in 2017 and joining Stilton Striders has really motivated me. I enjoy both road and cross country running with Team Striders, meeting lovely people through the club and the social side is great too.”
” I enjoy both cross country and road running over middle distances and the team camaraderie that comes with both. I am proud of how the Stilton Striders is an inclusive, friendly running club that values diversity and champions both the physical and mental health benefits of running and the club community.”
Other Committee Members
Nikola Dolphin-Rowland: Welfare Officer
Run Leader Co-ordinator
“PE teacher at John Ferneley College and enthusiastic runner. I have been keen runner for along time now and just trying to put something back by being a Run Leader and a member of Striders committee.”
Stilton 7 Race Director (non Committee role)
Katie Houghton – Hateley