We take the welfare of all our members seriously and as part of that we have appointed two welfare officers that represent you on the club committee
What's it all about?
Welfare is essential to contribute to good practice within the club, develop performance and to ensure the safety and enjoyment of our runners, run leaders, officials and volunteers.
Welfare covers a range of issues including:
The Welfare Officer’s role is to advise and support the club officers and committee, to respond to any concerns and to ensure that all leaders, officials and volunteers have completed any relevant checks.
Welfare – it is every members responsibility
All members are responsible to ensure the welfare of all those who participate and represent the club and our activities. As a member of the club, you have accepted the clubs Code of Conduct and as such, are expected to represent the standards that we uphold.
Under the Code of Conduct, all members should be secure and protected from abuse, maltreatment, discrimination or misconduct and to accept that each member has a right to equality regardless of age, sex, race, religious or social background.
We should all remember that members have varying aspirations and reasons for their membership, so we encourage, but never pressurise them to perform at a level at which they are not comfortable.
All members need to consider their own safeguarding and should conduct themselves accordingly as ambassadors of Pitsea Running Club.
Hayley & Tony have been appointed to help you feel comfortable and supported at all times when attending training sessions or other events organised by the club.
To get in contact you can either email or speak to them at our club runs.
I joined Pitsea RC 2 years ago. I have been running now for 18 years, and I ran for Great Bentley RC beforehand, until I moved into the area.
After a good few years running solo I decided I wanted to join a club. I had been approached by local clubs and tried them out, but found I loved Pitsea RC. The enthusiasm of members and the clubs community with like minded people was just lovely.
Running with others brings many things: competitiveness, friendships, social runs where you can blow away the cobwebs.
It’s good for not just your physical health but mental health for many too.
That’s where I come in. As one of the clubs welfare officers I am that empathetic ear to talk to about anything that is worrying or concerning you. Nothing is too little or too small - I feel it’s important we have those go-to people. You can reach out to me or Tony at any time.
It’s important we all look after one another.
I joined Pitsea Running Club about 4 years ago after starting parkrun. My partner and I were looking at alternatives to parkrun and found Pitsea Running Club.
We were looking for a club that felt inclusive, was organised, helped us to improve our running yet was fun to be a part of, Pitsea Running Club had this all!
As one of the club Welfare Officers, I am here to ensure that everyone feels part of the club, help to deal with any personnel issues within the club and to be the person to who you can talk to. Please feel free to contact me or speak to me at any time.