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The committee are a group of volunteers that meet regularly to make important decisions regarding the direction of the club and other important matters relating to the club, to the benefit of its members. The club is required to have a committee under the England Athletics affiliation. You can get in touch with the committee online.
Club secretary and race director
Kit and Clubmark co-ordinator
Marcoms and Social Media Liaison
Lead mental health champion
Thank you to the captains for volunteering and championing the cross country leagues that the club take part in.
Men’s Team Captain
Men’s Team Vice Captain
Women’s Team Captain
Also a big thank you to Chris Bomber Harris who captained the men’s team through the club’s promotion to division two and grew the participation in the club. Due to other commitments he has passed the mantle over, but still helps out where possible.
Chris is the club’s charity liaison. Chris helps to provide a cohesive relationship between the charities being supported and the club, so that a collaborative approach can be gained with a clear understanding from both parties as to what this entails in order to maximise the opportunity of support in the best possible way.
Clubmark is a quality assurance badge that will show our members and England Athletics that we provide a safe and inclusive experience to our runners. We started this process in August 2015 and will have until the end of July 2016 to put everything in place. Read more about Clubmark.
As part of the club’s move to Clubmark accreditation, we have been putting a lot of our regular group leaders through LiRF (Leadership in Running Fitness) training with England Athletics. The training qualifies and insures leaders to deliver safe and fun running sessions, suitable for Running Club Leaders and other Group Leaders.
To lead a normal club night group a LIRF qualification is not required – but we encourage regular leaders to do the course to further knowledge, understanding and confidence in what they are doing and also to give them the opportunity to lead coached sessions/programmes. If you would like to apply for LiRF training to take your leading skills further, then please fill in the LiRF Leader Application Form.
We also have qualified guide runners for leadings visually impaired runners and now qualified coaches in running fitness.
Below are the list of our qualified leaders and which qualifications they hold:
|First Name||Last Name||Qualification|
|Kazzandra||Bishop||LiRF Leader, Guide Runner|
|Wendy||Cole||LiRF Leader, Guide Runner|
|Rebekah||Dib||LiRF Leader, Guide Runner|
|Joanne||Evans||CiRF Coach, LiRF Leader, Guide Runner|
|Sarah||Fernihough||LiRF Leader, Guide Runner|
|Tracy||Kennish-Ward||LiRF Leader, Guide Runner|
|Neil||Richards||LiRF Leader, Guide Runner|
|Claire||Shacklock||CiRF Coach, LiRF Leader|
|Kim||Sparkes||LiRF Leader, Guide Runner|
The Black Pear Joggers have two welfare officers. This is following England Athletics guidelines, to have two; one male and one female. Their responsibilities include:
Peter, Stuart and Wilf started back when the club was called the Worcester Joggers. All of them have made outstanding contributions to the club over the years, which you can find out more using the links below. Peter and Stuart have sadly passed away. Wilf still regularly takes the ‘walk and talk’ group on a club night.