Rebel Runners~Medway fully support the Equality Act 2010 and we pride ourselves on being open and fully supportive to ALL club members and people taking part in club-organised activities.
We aim to provide running sessions which are as accessible to as many adults as possible, with both practical and friendly support. Our volunteer Run Leaders and Coaches have received training not just in leading runs but in awareness of the diverse barriers which can hinder participation. The volunteers can provide running activities and programmes for people with a range of physical, non-physical and mental health difficulties, as part of our aim to be as inclusive as possible.
The policies and procedures we have in place safeguard ALL club members with regard to the protected characteristics of the Equality Act.
The club was co-founded by friends Johanna Bridge, Jenny Baldock and Darren Bridge in January 2014. Initially a social running group operated via Facebook. Firstly becoming a Run England group before applying to become a United Kingdom Athletics (UKA) affiliated Club, and being accepted in October the same year.
Our club is affiliated with England Athletics and in line with this we have a committee. Our committee comprises of 12 members that are voted in annually at our Annual General Meeting. We have a 3 person Executive Committee, 3 Officers and 6 Ordinary Committee Members (OCM).
In addition to this we have 3 Coaches and 23 Run England qualified Run Leaders. We have these to ensure our runs are safe and properly managed.
Health & Safety Officer
Leaders in Running Fitness (LIRFs)
Jenny Baldock, Johanna Bridge, Cheryl Whitlock, Dan Gower-Smith, Gary Smith, Lorraine Blackman, Wendy Regan, Sharon Maria Boland, Jimi Hendrick, Jane Jeffery, Darren Jarvis, Jane Jarvis, Helen Marron, John Allen, Paul Heywood, Clair Williams, Lisa Wild, Steve Taylor and Gareth Lehane