That got everyone’s attention! Not actually a proposal but please read on….
To kick off the year off, the Committee has taken a look at the club’s potential impacts on the environment and what we can do to make the club ‘greener’. Many running and other sports clubs (including England Athletics – see attached) are pursuing this agenda so time we got involved!
Luckily our impact as a club is relatively low and we are already doing some great things. This includes lift sharing to races, wooden medals for the TWH Half Marathon and making T shirts optional for entrants thereby ensuring we only order enough and avoiding a huge surplus.
But we can do more!
So, to help with your post Christmas clear out we are planning an unwanted ‘kit swap’ on Wednesday 14th February. If you have draws full of clean decent kit that you never wear (or wore in the first place) then don’t be shy, bring it in and perhaps someone else will! And then, post club run, why not browse what others have brought in with a drink in hand and the excitement of picking up a bargain….for free!
At the end of the night, you get to either take home what you brought in or to avoid shoving it once again in the back of the cupboard, I will arrange for it to go to charity or recycling. Please message me off-group if you have any questions.
And what about old trainers I hear you say. Rather than risk injury by wearing 1000mile+ shoes worn by others, have a look at JogOn (https://www.jogonagain.com
JogOn take old running shoes that have outlived their performance function, but are still good to wear, and we recycle them and distribute them via Charities, NGOs and support micro-businesses.
to pass on what you no longer need.
Other green ideas and suggestions very welcome for future consideration. Perhaps ‘eco’ kit and other supplies to be looked at next!