As the club chair I try to keep things on the straight and narrow. Some times we win some times we lose.
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As the treasurer, I have day-to-day responsibility for keeping track of the club's cash and bank accounts and sharing information with the committee so we can decide as a group how funds will be raised and spent.
I run because I really do love it! The off road, cross country runs are now my favourite. I love being out in the fresh air and that sense of achievement when you've run that extra mile. It also means you get to eat more food - which is another one of my favourite things about running.
I joined Trainingelite Running Club in March 2018 having been repeatedly assured by Mrs Dolman (also a member) that I would love it.
Although I had already decided that 2018 was going to be the year that I got back to fitness and ran a few 10k races, as a very infrequent runner for the past five or six years I wasn“t sure a running club was right for me.
I was nervous about how high the standard would be and how I would be able to make the club runs work at my pace just like many others who are considering joining a running club I guess.
Well I needn“t have worried! The club runs are structured so that no-one gets left behind, and you will struggle to find a friendlier, more sociable bunch of folks anywhere.
I can just about remember running at school, many years ago, when we were forced to do cross country when the weather was too bad to play “proper“ sports! Maybe I associated running with some sort of punishment after that, but, like many people I came back to it more recently, primarily as something to help keep me fit.
I“d probably categorise myself as something of a “fair weather“ runner, so joining Trainingelite in spring 2018 acted as a catalyst to get out more regularly. It is far more encouraging to run on a dark, cold winters night when you know it will be part of a group of like-minded people, who will always help motivate one another.
There are a wide variety of abilities in our running club, and I“m certainly not one of the pace-setters, but I have very much enjoyed getting to know people and have certainly made progress over the past year in terms of my pace and endurance not that I am at all competitive!