Hi, I’m Carla and the Treasurer for Striders.

It’s fair to say I’ve loved running since I was a teenager, but it wasn’t until a friend talked me into
doing the Great North Run in 2010, that I started to take up running once again. The buzz and
kindness of the crowd is second to none and so I became hooked!

Plodding on my own between Knaresborough and Harrogate was my thing until a friend persuaded
me to join Striders. The best decision ever! A whole new world of running opened up for me along
with new friends. Road running is generally my thing, but I won’t say no to the odd trail run. I’ve
learned to embrace the mud and be a kid once again. I certainly wouldn’t be where I am now
without the opportunities, endless encouragement and support from the club, so it’s time to give a
little something back.

As club Treasurer I keep a record of the club’s finances along with making payments.