Juniors Welfare

Stanford Striders operate our new juniors section under the guidance and advice of the UKA, our Coaches, Coaching Assistants and Running Leaders are all DBA approved. To see the UKA Safeguarding Welfare Policy click here

We have two Welfare Officers who can and should be contacted directly by either parents or by Junior members if you have any worries at all.

Janine Buck

Janine Buck
Welfare Officer

I first became interested in running when at secondary school where I ran up to national schools level. I then ran on and off until having a family. As my children got older and I had more time I began running again and enjoyed 10k’s a few half marathons and then a couple of marathons. I felt I needed to start running with like minded people so nervously went along to Stamford striders in the Spring of 2014. I can honestly say that its one of the best things I have ever done and wished I had joined years ago. The people make the club so special, every level of runner is supported and encouraged and as an extra I have so many new friends. Now I feel I want to give something back and as I have a background of working with children, the role of Welfare Officer seemed to be calling. Do please get in touch if you have any questions. The welfare of the young people attending the juniors is of paramount importance to me and the Committee and I am happy to discuss any issues and individual needs. If you need to contact me directly my mobile number is 07918 633185 or e-mail me

Steve Allen

Steve Allen
Welfare Officer

Steve Allen (pictured here with his wife, Lesley) is a keen runner, and a keen Strider, who has entered races at all distances up to and including the marathon. He's also a teacher at Uppingham school where his role includes helping with the welfare of some 60 pupils in one of the boarding houses, as well as teaching physics. Steve is also responsible to HMC (Headmasters and headmistresses conference) as director of their Housemaster and Housemistress training courses. He can be contacted on 01572 820900 or by e-mail