The club committee members
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
Tuesday and Sunday Run Leader
Marcoms and Social Media Liaison
As well as the committee, the club has some dedicated individuals that give up a lot of their time to help with various aspects of the club. Read more about them below. If you think someone’s missing from the list, let us know.
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.
The Clubmark team
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:
- Assist the club to fulfil its responsibilities to safeguard vulnerable adults at club level.
- Assist the club to write and implement its safeguarding vulnerable adults plan at club level.
- The first point of contact for everyone where concerns about a vulnerable adult’s welfare, poor practice or abuse are identified.
- Devise, implement and keep updated the club’s reporting and recording procedures.
- Promote the club’s best practice guidance/code of conducts within the club.
- Represent welfare on the club’s management committee.
- Ensure adherence to the club’s safeguarding training.
- Ensure appropriate confidentiality is maintained.
- Promote anti-discriminatory practice.
Interesting in helping?
If you are interested in doing something for the club, from organising a social events to putting on runs from different locations, let us know how we can support you.
Club chairs, past and present
Paul Evans (current chair)
The original Worcester Joggers
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.