55 of us represented the club at the birthplace of Parkrun - Bushy Park and we managed to make it into their newsletter!
You can read all about it by following the link below:
Club T-Shirt Design
28/03/2018 - Laleham Gap School
A very exciting day for us at Laleham Gap school, since the pupils had no idea we were coming!
When Coastal Striders formed back in June 2017, we had a very important job that we needed help with; designing our club shirts. Our club colours Orange and Blue were already voted as a firm favourite by our members, but the design that would form the future identity of the club, we really became stuck on.
Mrs Boyes, a member of Coastal Striders herself, spearheaded a competition for her Year 9 class to help in our quest. We were astounded by the array of design entries that followed. We enjoyed seeing the creativity amongst the designs, which the pupils clearly put in a lot of thought and effort to. Picking one winner was going to be an impossible task!
The winners were kept tight lipped until our presentation at Laleham Gap School. The pupils were talked through the process of designing a shirt, as well as the key elements to consider being a club governed by England Athletics.
We decided to incorporate the designs of both Jack and Hannah, as they each represented our Coastal presence and added a fun element that our club brings. The crashing waves and our new club logo of a runner seen in both designs, I’m sure you’ll agree make for a very striking and impressive club shirt which can now be seen pounding the streets of Ramsgate.
We were honoured to announce Jack and Hannah as the competition winners and see how ecstatic they were to have their designs brought to life.
As a Thank you, Les Brown our Treasurer and Club Secretary Emma Dickerson had a final surprise in store by presenting Jack and Hannah with their very own Coastal Striders club shirt.
Sincere thanks to Laleham Gap School, Ramsgate for all your help and patience in this process and warmly welcoming us into your school. The children and staff were so friendly and inquisitive, the experience was a real pleasure. Also, of course, thank you to the stars of the day, Jack and Hannah. We may have even inspired some new runners along the way, who knows!