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Clwb Rhedeg MEIRIONNYDD Running Club.

Gwybodaeth am y Clwb / Club information

Gwybodaeth isod / Information below on The Club; Membership; Social events; The Committee and Club Constitution.

2024 Aelodau'r pwyllgor / Committee members.

Y Clwb / The Club.

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"Tra môr, tra Meirion." this translates as "While the sea lasts, so shall Meirionnydd".

Amcan y clwb / Club objective.

The concept for the club was first conceived in Lanzarote in 2005 and established in Dolgellau in 2006.

The objective is to arrange races and promote amateur athletics open to members from the age of 11 years and upwards. The Club is affiliated for Road, Fell and Cross Country. In furtherance of its objectives the club may hold championships, enter leagues and team competitions, arrange social runs, training sessions, talks, demonstrations and social events. It may publish standards, print newsletters, arrange travel and do any other things which may be incidental to, or conducive to, the encouragement of jogging and running.

We are a small club based in the South of Snowdonia National Park, Wales, and dedicated to organising races throughout Meirionnydd. We cater for all abilities of runners, joggers and even social members.

From total beginners upwards, The club offers a range of opportunities for social events, training nights and trips away to far flung places, from Tywyn to Tallinn, Penmaenpool to Prague the possibilities are endless.

Aelodaeth / Membership.


The Club is affiliated to Welsh Athletics for competitions on the Road, Fell and Cross Country. The Club offers a wide range of membership options. Members wishing to compete in races in club colours must take out First Claim membership, which includes the cost of "Welsh Athletics Affiliation" but we also offer a social membership for those new to running or those wishing to enjoy the "Social" side.

Deatails of how to join can be found on the home page here

Benefits include:

  • Opportunity to attend our weekly evening runs. During the Winter months we start from Dolgellau's Leisure Centre and throughout the Spring and Summer from various wonderful locations around Meirionnydd.
  • Comprehensive range of local races, and fellow Club members to share lifts and the experience with. Enjoy the real meaning of a team sport
  • Social Events Calendar, from BBQs to beach runs.
  • Make new friends with like minded, and like speed, fellow runners with whom to go training.
  • Advice/support from Leaders in Running Fitness (LiRF) qualified fellow members.
  • All members can get satisfaction from knowing they are contributing to the national framework of athletics in Wales, without which there would be few opportunities for racing, no trained officials and fewer top Welsh athletes.

Additional benefits of First Claim membership:

  • Access to exclusive quality running kit in Club Colours (membership must be fully paid up to date to run in club colours)
  • Opportunity to compete for the club in team events e.g. Cross Country League and British Fell Racing Relay Championship
  • Opportunity to be selected for County, Regional and National events.
  • All benefits of Welsh Athletics affiliation - Insurance while running, £2 off many Welsh Athletics road races.
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Cymdeithasu / Social events.

club social pic

A number of social events are organised each year.

After each weekly evening training run there will be a gathering in a local pub.

In the evening after each club-organised race there will also be a social get-together.

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Pwyllgor / Committee.

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  • Swyddog Iechyd / Welfare officer.
  • Swyddog hysbysu rasus / Race promotion officer.
  • Course director
  • Race Registration/Controller.
  • Ladies Captain
  • Mens captain
  • Co-opted members.
  • Webmaster.

  • CHAIR: Click to E-mail.

    Role of the Chair.

    The Chair of the Club is the Officer elected for a fixed term by the Club to officiate at it’s meetings for a period of time as defined by the Constitution. The Chair requires a knowledge of the subjects under discussion, clarity of mind, patience and tact in dealing with other people and an ability to command respect and enforce discipline. The Chair must ensure that the meeting makes the decisions required by the business in hand in a proper manner but they also function as the leader of the team.

    Conduct of Committee Meetings.

    Public Relations:

    Race Duties.

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    VICE CHAIR: Click to E-mail.

    Role of Vice Chair.

    Acts as stand in for Club Chairman with all duties.

    Race Duties.
    Can shadow and assist Chairman to gain experience of race planning? See also suggestion of role as “Race Controller” below.

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    SECRETARY: Click to E-mail.

    Role of the Club General Secretary.

    The Secretary is the Executive Officer of the Club. The effective functioning of the Club therefore depends on their work and ability to work with others. The general aim should be to treat the Committee as a team with everybody having an important role to play (which should help alleviate the over work of the Secretary!).

    The Secretaries reward for the conscientious carrying out of their duties is the ever increasing reputation of the Club and it’s members and the confidence of colleagues.

    Race Duties.

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    TREASURER: Click to E-mail.

    Role of the Club Treasurer

    Race Duties

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    MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY: Click to E-mail.

    Role of the Club Membership Secretary

    Race Duties

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    SOCIAL SECRETARY: Click to E-mail.

    Role of the Social Secretary

    Organising and promoting programme of Social events for club members throughout the year, especially get together after club races.

    Race Duties
    Assist Membership secretary organising of race marshals

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    JUNIOR CO-ODINATOR: Click to E-mail.

    Role of the Junior Coordinator

    Clubs or a network of clubs will benefit from identifying a volunteer (preferably a coach) who can specialise in building links with local schools in order to recruit new athletes through after school clubs, Startrack, Sportshall and competition activities. There is also a need for a designated person to liaise with local colleges and universities, which could be a separate role.

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    WELFARE OFFICER: Click to E-mail.

    Role of the Welfare Officer

    A supportive and positive environment in which children and adults can enjoy athletics safely is vital. You’ll provide leadership in the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults within the club and act as a key point of contact for anyone needing to support or guidance. You will also need to maintain relationships with the UK Athletics welfare team. You’ll report to the club committee and work closely with the club team managers and the club coaching coordinator. Annually you will have to undertake an appropriate safeguarding course. It is recommended that this role is carried out by two people, one male and one female.

    Race Duties
    Ensure all current legislation and best practice guidance is followed for all junior races and vulnerable adults

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    Role of the Race Promotion and Advertising:

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    Role of the Course Director:

    Marking out route and dismantling, signage
    Liaison with landowners, SNPA, mountain rescue

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    Role of the Race Controller - HQ:

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    LADIES TEAM CAPTAIN: Click to E-mail.

    MENS TEAM CAPTAIN: Click to E-mail.


    WEBMASTER: Click to E-mail.

    Role of the Webmaster: