Rita Wins Black Country Partnership Award
On Thursday 4th October, Rita was presented with the prestigious “Unsung Hero” Award at the Black Country Sports & Physical Activity Awards evening which was held at Himley Hall, Dudley as a reward for all the years of hard work and dedication that she has put in encouraging literally thousands of women into running.
“It was a wonderful night with such inspiring stories, I felt very humbled to be there.
Thank you to everyone who nominated me for the award, I was so shocked, I didn’t expect that at all, there were so many more deserving people there than me.
I want to thank everyone in Dudley Ladies Running Club for making the club what it is today”.
Laura's Leaving Do
Our very good friend Laura Heap recently left us to go back to Ireland to be a bit closer to her family
Laura has been with us for a few years now but with four young children and free time at a premium, she needs a bit more support.
None the less she still found time to come to the club, run marathons and inspire and encourage all those around her before racing back home to carry on her busy lifestyle.
Just to show what kind of a strong and organized lady she is, Laura not only ran through the whole of her pregnancy but she even ran on the Thursday night, taking the beginners out for their training run as usual before going home, having a Vindaloo Curry and giving birth the following Friday morning.
So good luck Laura, we will all miss your cheery smile and friendship greatly but look forward to you opening the Irish branch of Dudley Ladies and meeting up with you sometime next year when we all come over to do one of the Dublin races as an excuse to sample the whiskey and the Guinness.
NO PARKING PLEASE!!
Because of the increased numbers in the club now, can we re-remind everyone to use the Ounsdale School carpark or the slip road outside?
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do NOT park on the Leisure Centre carpark.
It’s causing all sorts of disruption and problems so PLEASE park on the school or the road.
If you are able to car share then that would help enormously
Please email and we will try and match you up with a suitable friend.