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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:

  • Safeguarding

  • Protecting

  • Anti-bullying

  • Equality

  • Diversity

  • Poor practice

  • Disciplinary matters

  • Grievances


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.

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Kate & Michael 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.


Kate Howlett

For the last 30 years I’ve been involved in a variety of sporting activities and clubs.

Formally a horse riding instructor and now for the last 13 years I own and run a dog agility training club.


I joined PRC 3 years ago as I wanted to give my dogs the best I could when stepping onto the start line whether in a agility or Canicross competitions as they always give me 100%.


PRC have been the perfect club for me with various club runs to choose from each week and social events to get involved with too where everyone is always welcome.


I not only run for fitness, I also use running as a destress which I find great for my mental well-being.


As one of the club welfare officers I’m here to lend an ear to talk to if there’s anything worrying or concerning you, please do feel free to contact me at any time.

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Michael Gould

I started running in 2018 primarily to get more active and lose some weight, in 2019 I was reluctantly convinced by a friend to try out a club run I was hooked and had signed up as a member before the day was out.


With the help and support of PRC I have gone from just getting round a park run to achieving a sub 4 hour marathon in Manchester 2023 but for me the biggest bonus has been the positive impact running and particularly running with other club members has had on my mental health and wellbeing.


Pitsea Running club really really has something for everyone with a real "family" feel from serious running to casual social events and 1st or last there will always be someone there to cheer you over the line.


As Welfare officer I'm here at any time to listen and support anyone with concerns or worries just get in touch.


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