Welfare & Wellbeing

Welfare Officer position vacant.

Keith Batey, Club Welfare Officer has stood down from this club role and his position on the committee. The club would like to take this opportunity to thank Keith for his commitment and supporting  club members in which he has served so conscientiously.

Elswick Harriers, in partnership with England Athletics and the charity MIND, the club holds ‘Run – Talk’ events. Both initiatives are a way for people to come together and take that time to talk. It is hoped it is just one way to aid mental wee-being amongst our running club members. Further information can be found on the England Athletics Website. 

Below: A team photo of one of the Run-Talk initiative evenings.

Christiane James is an Elswick Harrier member and a club Mental Health Ambassador: Her story. In 2009, prompted by a life event, I started running again. I decided to do the GNR to raise money for Cancer Research. I found that I enjoyed running and from thereon I increased the mileage every week. I particularly liked running outdoors as it helped me to switch off from the pressures of life and gave me time to clear my head. Who would have thought then that I would go on to run the London Marathon? Running makes me feel ‘forever young’ and joining Elswick Harriers contributed to making new friends with whom I have built a genuine camaraderie as we enjoy our runs together, training, talking, battling through the four seasons of weather……. ready for the start line and a race day to look forward to!