As you may be aware Desford Striders has got the final winter league race of the year on Sunday 27th March at 10.30am from Sport in Desford.
This means we will require loads of help on the day, to make it go smoothly. Firstly we need marshals out on the course. So starting asking family and friends to see if they are free for a couple of hours (we would like as many Striders as possible to run) We will then need donations of cakes etc to sell on the day at the Tea/Coffee table.
At the recent Barrow race there was a record turn out of 740 runners, now I don't think we will get that many, but expecting at least 600! So as you can see lots of help needed!
This is a good fund raiser for the club, and that money will go towards the events we are planning this year including the summer party on July 2nd (hope that is in every ones diary), and towards kit for the Flyers etc etc.
As usual, we are setting up a sub-committee for the race, to make sure everything is covered and actioned on the day. This will only involve a couple of meetings before the big day, and you will still be able to run the race if you wish. If you would like to be a part of it and have a couple of hours spare please contact us
Club run start at 6.30pm , followed by AGM at 8pm approx start.
A chance to review the last 12 months and have your say about the plans for the year ahead .
It is that time of year again, voting for the 'Strider of the Year'!!! The voting will take the same form as last year with every Striders member getting a vote. This will be done strictly confidentially and Andy has said that he doesn't want to know who it is until he opens the envelope on the night to announce the winner!!
Criteria for the award are listed below. It should be someone who:
Contributes to improving the club.
Is very supportive of the club.
Brought new members to the club.
Brought new ideas.
Willing to volunteer when events are being held.
Leader of a Strider activity.
Helps the club to be an inclusive and friendly place to be
You may vote using a voting slip, facebook message, text 07710514082 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by 30th November 2015. I will bring slips to the club nights that I attend and give them out, beware I will be pestering you!!! Emily
Summer league dates 2016
West End. May 15
Anstey. May 22
Birstall. June 5...
Wreake. July 6
Huncote. August 3
Hermitage. August 14
Wigston P. September 4
Casino themed night , dress to impress ! 7pm start. Just £12.50 per ticket...includes food, drink on arrival, casino and disco. Club Presentation and club London Marathon ballot
Sessions starting from the sports hall at Bosworth Academy this week ....and we'll also have some Flyers running at Markfield in the kids race ....http://www.desfordstriders.co.uk/desford-flyers-junior-athletics-club.html
Fantastic results in this years Derby Runner league...with the ladies finishing 3rd and Isabella Marvin 1st in her age group ...BRILLIANT!!!
Some of you are aware, but some may not be so I thought I would email you all to say I've taken on the role of Chairman for Desford Striders. Firstly, just to say Francis has done great work over the last few years so I know I have a hard act to follow!
I also wanted to let you know that we are hoping to introduce a junior section to the club with the help of Guy Dayman, Cheryl Wright , Ryan Pegg and Dom Lane. We'll also need lots of help from others initially though, so if you're interested and can spare any time at all let me know PLEASE! With this in mind we'd like to look for funding and sponsorship for the junior section, and the club in general from any organisations, and I'd like someone to specifically focus on this. If you're interested please contact me. (This could be a committee role, but not necessarily).
Looking forward to helping to move the club further forward and if you have any ideas or suggestions just let me know on this email address.
Thanks everyone - Andy Ball