Hello all, Dan here
Just to let you all know, today is a good day for RAW!
Last night I met with the Striders committee and agreed the final details of the separation and today we have received confirmation that we are an EA affiliated club running in 'sapphire blue'!
To give you a sense of scale, there are around 50 of us, and we range from total beginner to international Masters champions. We have hugely experienced coaches, leaders and members, an awesome race director and most importantly, around 50 members that like running together and helping each other. And on the subject of running together, we have an award winning runtogether programme!
In the next week we'll send out details of how the transfer process will work; Steve Eastty is at the helm here as membership secretary and a big thanks to Steve for stepping up and taking a leading role. I'll also send on the 'closure' summary from Colin, Striders chairman.
In the meantime though, please raise a glass to Run Academy Worthing and get used to our new kit (please note that all paid up Striders members who opted to transfer to RAW will have their transfer fee paid and also receive a shiny new vest free of charge - we'll collect size information when we ask you all to update your details ) !
Thank you to everyone for baring with us as we set up our new club and a big thanks to the team who have made this happen. If you'd like to get involved with helping us run things as we go forward, please let us know - there is always room!
Happy running and thank you from our leadership team.
P.S. Bryan and team have arranged new kit including jackets, bags, hats and generally awesome stuff which will be available to buy on the website (from Pinnacle) soon; and feel free to spread the word!