Seaford Striders Committee

We are a team of local volunteers passionate about community running.

Announcements: Next Track Night 3rd May | Walking Group Thursday's @ 7pm & Sun @ 3pm

Elected Committee Members

These are the current committee members.

Rob Plant

Rob Plant

Club Chairman

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Becky Souissi

Becky Souissi

Ladies' captain

What being a Strider means to me…

“Striders is such an incredible inclusive club. A super speedy Dameo finished his race at this Brighton 10k and came back and pushed me to get my 10km PB. Doesn’t matter your ability, everyone is there supporting everyone.”

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Anneka Redley

Anneka Redley

Club Grand Prix Rep & Ladies' Vice Captain

What being a Strider means to me…

“It’s so much more than just running. After moving away from friends and family down to the coast, I can honestly say I have made lifelong friends through the club. It is such a welcoming community no matter what the ability, and along with the running there is also a huge social element. Everyone is so motivating, whether you’re a seasoned runner, want to keep fit, or just fancy a natter on a Wednesday night, everyone always has your back!”

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Simon Croucher

Simon Croucher

Sussex Grand Prix Rep

What being a Strider means to me…

I’d  wanted to join the Striders running club for sometime but was always a bit nervous to take the plunge but I quickly realised that there was nothing to worry about. My first time was at a track night, I still hadn’t joined but was encouraged to come along by my cousin Julie, i was put at ease straight away with the warm welcome, the great instruction and encouragement and the realisation that it was an easy going club with members of all abilities and paces, I joined that evening and haven’t looked back. For me, Wednesday night Striders is always something to look forward to, if I’ve had a stressful week  I know that I can just turn up, have a chat, be in the group and not have to think about anything for a hour or so,  Just have fun and run.

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Leanne Pearce

Leanne Pearce

Membership Secretary

What being a Strider means to me…

I had always run by myself, plugged into some music and hadn’t thought about running in a group until a friend suggested that we go along and see what the Striders were all about.  From that first group run with the Striders I knew that ditching the music and running with others would be my preferred choice from that point on.  Everyone in the club is so friendly and supportive whether it be on club night runs, at Parkrun or just when you see each other out and about and I feel grateful to be part of this brilliant community. 

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Victoria Maleski

Victoria Maleski

Vice-Chairman

What being a Strider means to me…

“This photo was taken during the inaugural Beachy Head Half Marathon. The fact that I would even consider taking part in such an event is totally down all the support I have had from Seaford Striders. I only started running four years ago on Seaford Striders C25k. I’ve met so many wonderful, encouraging and supportive people through Striders and although I will never be a fast runner I love being part of the Striders family. I feel honoured to be able to help others on their running journey and love being able to give something back to our wonderful Club which has given me so much.”

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Lorraine Quigley

Lorraine Quigley

Club Treasurer

What being a Strider means to me…

“This photo reminds me of what Striders is all about. The photo is of me back home after completing the Virtual London Marathon 2020, my phone died at the end of the run so was unable to take any when I actually finished. This run encapsulates everything that Striders is all about to me – teamwork and camaraderie. Even though the weather was atrocious other members of Striders still came out to meet me at various points along my route to run with me and keep me company. With the gale force winds and driving rain up on top of the Downs I still managed to enjoy the run, which if I had done it on my own I probably would have given up half way round!

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Lauren Morgan

Lauren Morgan

Newsletter Editor

What being a Strider means to me…

“Being part of Seaford Striders is more than just a weekly running commitment. It’s a commitment to new friends, new hobbies, new routes and a whole lot more. I’ve been running with striders since 2018, after completing their couch to 5K programme. I’ve now completed so many distance races up to a Marathon, which is something beyond what I ever thought I was capable of. If I can do it, you can too!”

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Graham Jones

Graham Jones

Club Secretary

What being a Strider means to me…

“I started running in 2015 as I had a crazy idea that I’d like to do a marathon. I’d always cycled but not run since those distant school days when I could manage a speedy 220 yards (we hadn’t gone metric then).

My first race was the Hastings Half Marathon to see if I could get as far as 13 miles. I continued to run always alone with my music. Dave Dunstall several times asked me to try out Striders and eventually my work schedule allowed me to turn up. I now have so many different running partners of all abilities, we can have serious runs we can have social runs. The camaraderie of the club is fantastic and I believe that’s what makes being a Strider special.”

 

 

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Nick Farley

Nick Farley

Men's captain & Mince Pie Director

What being a Strider means to me…

I always saw the striders at races and stomping around Seaford, thinking I would love to be a part of that, however always felt that it would be too professional for the likes of me. How wrong was I!! Ive never looked back and have never felt more welcomed and as comfortable as I do when I’m with the team. Always friendly and fun with so much comradery, I love it! 

My running ability and knowledge has improved leaps and bounds but more importantly my mind is clear and waistline in check!

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Josh Nisbett

Josh Nisbett

Cross Country Rep

What being a Strider means to me…

“Being a Strider for me allows me to meet likeminded people from other walks of life I wouldn’t normally get to meet. It’s also brings massive support when racing, with every Strider around the courses cheering each other on. “

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Steph Woodward

Steph Woodward

Social Secretary

What being a Strider means to me…

“This pic was taken by Nick at mile 10/11 of my first ever marathon (Which was Brighton).

I needed those cheers of encouragement which carried me on until I saw another friend at mile 16.

The support striders give each other is the reason I run, I always see at least one other strider when I am out running or hear a beep and cheer as they drive pass. It pushes me on and makes me thankful that I have that in my life.

I have gained friends and work from being at the club and look forward to committing more time to the club now I work in Seaford (I often missed club runs due to traffic jams from Brighton).

I feel a part of something with Striders. Thank you all x “

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Darren Evans

Darren Evans

Club Welfare Officer

What being a Strider means to me…

“Hi, I’m Darren and I love running for fitness and improved mental health.

I joined Striders last year and have completed my UK Athletics LiRF qualification. I am doing my CiRF qualification this year to be able to coach Endurance running. I also completed the UKA Safeguarding course which means I was able to become the new Club Welfare Officer, which I am really proud of. My view is that we should treat people how we would like to be treated ourselves and I really want to support the great culture that Seaford Striders have.
I have been blown away by the amazing support and friendly attitude within the club and I would love to hear any ideas and suggestions on what more we can do to make this the most welcoming club in the area. I love distance running and will be helping out with Junior striders on Tuesday evenings.
I hope to meet you all soon.”

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"The obsession with running is really an obsession with the potential for more and more life." 

GEORGE SHEEHAN, M.D.

AUTHOR OF GOING THE DISTANCE