To encourage and facilitate active participation in running and walking


The Manawatu Striders (formerly known as the Manawatu Marathon Clinic) was founded in 1983.

The club caters for runners and walkers of all ages and ability levels. Members set their own goals and for many a reasonable standard of fitness will be their aim. For others, it is the completion of a full or half marathon or reducing their previous best time.

The philosophy of the Manawatu Striders is group walking and running. Groups exercise at a wide range of speeds and over varying distances. With such a wide variation, the club has to be very flexible. Individuals select the appropriate group according to their abilities and the goals they set for themselves. Groups are led by experienced runners and walkers whose roles include the guidance of beginners throughout the season. Runners and walkers enjoy the fun and companionship of group running and walking which can also be a big factor in motivation.

We are a friendly club and have an active and varied social programme.


HOW THE MANAWATU STRIDERS IS RUN

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MANAWATU STRIDERS MAIN COMMITTEE

The Club is set up with one main committee elected at the AGM and this committee oversees the overall running and operations of the club. 

The Committee meets once a month approximately and works together to ensure the club is focusing its activities as guided by the Club Strategic Plan, with attention given to ensuring value for our current members, and attracting new members.

Some of the responsibilities of the Main Committee include:

  • Monitoring achievements against the strategic plan
  • Management of the club website
  • Planning of club weekly runs
  • Tracking of the club finances and budget
  • Club coaching programmes
  • Schools Road Race
  • Home School Cross Country

Current Members of committee

  • Judith Cohen-Zwart (President)
  • Bob Hartnell (Chairperson)
  • Cath Staines (Secretary)
  • Charles Hunt (Treasurer)
  • Alister Martin (Harriers Club Captain)
  • Jane Warnock
  • Ross Campbell
  • Michelle Lindsay
  • Gerry Le Roux
  • Chris Sanson

MANAWATU STRIDERS EVENTS COMMITTEE

The Events Committee is made up of a group of people that run all the Manawatu Striders Events throughout the year. 

They arrange all of the planning in the lead-up to the event, including the sharp execution on the day.  This includes the setup and pack down of events, Traffic Management, Registration, Advertising and all things that go hand in hand with events.   

The events run by the Committee are: 

  • Super 7s
  • Full and Half Marathon
  • Kahuterawa Classic
  • Ashhurst to Esplanade

Current Members of committee

  • Phil Pirie
  • Phil Wilson
  • Alister Martin
  • Neil Ward
  • Bob Hartnell
  • Christine Wick
  • Liz Hanson
  • Nicole Patterson
  • Rita Owens

MANAWATU STRIDERS HARRIERS COMMITTEE

The Harriers Committee oversee the running of the Cross Country Season, Road Racing and Track and Field.

It employs a professional coach to run its coaching programme open to all members.

It works with juniors and parents with joining the club and Athlete Development.

Current Members of committee

  • Alister Martin
  • Chris Sanson
  • Rebecca Zentveld
  • Kelda Robinson

MANAWATU STRIDERS SOCIAL COMMITTEE

The Social Committee organize the club social events. 

These events are run throughout the year with a focus of bringing club members and friends together for a fun time leaving your running and walking shoes at home. 

Some of the get togethers are

  • Mid Winter Function
  • Christmas Function
  • Another fun function throughout the year

Current Members of committee

  • Ross Campbell
  • Nicole Patterson
  • Lee Ann Hannan

 


IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE STRIDERS TEAM AND GETTING INVOLVED BEHIND THE SCENES? PLEASE LET US KNOW.