Club Officers

Chair: Jonathan Hamill

The chairperson is a strategist, responsible for providing leadership, and ensuring the Committee functions properly, with effective and fair decision making.  The role requires diplomatic and leadership skills of a high level, including discretion and the ability to mediate.  Responsibilities include chairing committee meetings, and the AGM; making presentations at events; liaison with club members and officials to ensure the smooth running of the club.

Club Secretary: Pam Kirkup

The Club Secretary’sClub Secretary - Pam Kirkup role: Needs good communication and literacy skills; A knowledge of England Athletics’ policies/ rules; Organise the AGM – collect agenda items, book room, publish the agenda, liaise with Chairperson and write minutes;  Applying for London Marathon numbers; Block entries for specified races;  Review of lapsed members; Registration of members;  First contact in communications with other clubs; Receive and pass on mail. A thick skin and a good sense of humour is also useful!

 

Treasurer: Stephen Lumsdon

The Club Treasurer’s role is to: Manage club bank account and all Striders payments;  Manage payment spreadsheet to balance books with monthly statements; Assist Membership Secretary co-ordinating collecting membership fees; Reconcile payments kit/buses/etc. and pursue overdue payments; Pay cheques into the bank; Reimburse members for authorised expenditure on club matters; Make payments on behalf of the club.

Men’s Captain: Gareth Pritchard

Men's Captain - Gareth PritchardThe Captain’s primary role is to coordinate the weekly Wednesday and Monday sessions so that every runner has a group of similar ability to run with. Both Men’s and Women’s captains will encourage and support members and help new members to integrate socially and within groups. They will also ’round up’ the previous week’s events and any results or notable achievements by members, as well as highlighting forthcoming events. So good leadership, confidence and communication skills are required

Men’s Vice Captain: Mike Hughes

mike-hughesThe role of the Mens’ Vice-Captain is to support the Men’s Club Captain in their work and to deputise for them, when necessary, on club nights or at Committee Meetings. They should work closely with the Club Captain and take on some of the role.

 

Ladies Captain: Catherine Smith

catherine-smithThe Captain’s primary role is to coordinate the weekly Wednesday and Monday sessions so that every runner has a group of similar ability to run with. Both Men’s and Women’s captains will encourage and support members and help new members to integrate socially and within groups. They will also ’round up’ the previous week’s events and any results or notable achievements by members, as well as highlighting forthcoming events. So good leadership, confidence and communication skills are required.

Ladies Vice-Captain: Lesley Charman

The role of the Ladies Vice-Captain is to support the Ladies Club Captain in their work and to deputise for them, when necessary, on club nights or at Committee Meetings. They should work closely with the Club Captain and take on some of the role.

 

Membership Secretary: Karen Byng

The Membership Secretary’s role is to do the following: Attend to England Athletics affiliations;  Coordinate annual membership renewals; Attend to new club memberships; Liaise with the Secretary to maintain up to date membership records; Liaise with the Treasurer to ensure membership fees and renewals are collected in, and EA affiliations are paid promptly.

 

Publicity Officer: Kerry Barnett

kerrybarnettThis role involves ensuring that club successes, initiatives and activities are communicated to the wider world, including: Writing and sending reports of Striders results to local press, local the EA office and preparing quarterly reports of club activities for the CDAN;  Writing (and encouraging others to write) content (including reports) for the club website, in liaison with the Website Officer; Publicising club activities; Assisting in preparing club nominations for awards.

Coaching Co-ordinator: Anna Seeley

womenscaptain-asThe role of the Coaching Coordinator is Assisting in the development and mentoring of club members wanting to work towards LiRF qualification; Liaising with the Committee to keep them up-to-date; Liaising with secretary, membership secretary and treasurer to keep them up-to-date; Ensure scheme is fully registered as part of the Run England national scheme; Keep up-to-date records.

Web Officer: Dougie Nisbet

The Web Officer needs to be comfortable with the Linux command line, FTP, basic image/photo resizing and cropping, and unfazed by large amounts of interesting PHP and CSS code. They need to be flexible in dealing with member reports in a variety of formats. They must ensure the website is securely backed up and manage its migration to a modern WordPress environment. Ultimately any future Web Officer will need to be knowledgeable and confident administering a self-hosted WordPress website whilst having sufficient knowledge of the related technologies required to manage future maintenance and development.

Deputy Web Officer: Anita Wright

The Deputy Web Officer needs to have, or be willing to learn, the basics of WordPress so that they can support the Web Officer in running the website. They will assist in publishing reports and maintaining accurate up to date web pages. They may assist or lead on any projects that may emerge from migrating to WordPress, such as quality checking the website, social media integration, managing email lists, investigating photo gallery options, or anything that will make the website a useful resource to members and the wider running community alike.

 

Kit Officer: Lesley Hamill

lesleyhamillThe Kit Officer manages our relationship with various kit suppliers and ensures we have many options for club kit.

Men’s XC Captain: Geoff Davis

Men's Cross-Country Captain - Geoff DavisThe XC captains are there to promote that aspect of our sport within the club and to organise the Harrier league teams (including dealing with the organisers, sending in the entry lists etc), as well as organising/promoting other XC events such as the Northerns, Nationals, NE Vets etc. This eases the burden on the ‘main’ club captains, and the secretary, as well as developing and encouraging participation in XC events amount our members.

Ladies XC Captain: Susan Davis

Women's Cross-Country Captain - Susan DavisThe XC captains are there to promote that aspect of our sport within the club and to organise the Harrier league teams (including dealing with the organisers, sending in the entry lists etc), as well as organising/promoting other XC events such as the Northerns, Nationals, NE Vets etc. This eases the burden on the ‘main’ club captains, and the secretary, as well as developing and encouraging participation in XC events amount our members.

 

Track and Field Captain: Lesley Charman

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Track and Field Captain: Katy Walton

katy-waltonAthletics is fantastic, the adrenaline rush from taking part, in any event, is amazing and the excitement of watching your team sprinting round a 4 X 400m relay is so thrilling, this is the reason I became an athletics coach.

I would like to bring Track and Field into Elvet Striders.  I want to watch our club members feel the buzz that comes with the many events that meetings have to offer and for us to come together as a team to spectate and support through training and competition.

I have been a member of Elvet Striders since 2013, where my eyes have been opened in distance running and feel that this too could happen with track and field.

I am now a qualified Athletics Coach and I am looking forward to helping develop athletes within the club to achieve their goals.

Transport Officer: Mark Foster

Elvet Striders current policy is to provide bus transport to events/races where viable. Definition of viable being that over the calendar year, the bus account is to be as near to neutral as possible. The bus manager must, therefore, identify which races/events might attract enough interest to make a bus hire viable. Currently, most buses make a loss by virtue that if fares were increased, support would fall off … [continues] So, err … I sell bus tickets.”