Committee Members and Officers of the Club

Ian Butler, Chairman.

A Proud Yorkshireman.

Pam Kirkup, Club Secretary.

A longstanding member of the club Pam only competes occasionally and can be found more behind the scenes these days.

Rebecca Blackwood, Treasurer.

Previously reluctant to take part in any kind of sporting activity.  Will now jump at the opportunity to lace up running shoes to hit the pavements or trails.

Jan Young, Membership Secretary.

Forty four years running, regular xc racer since 1992, likes hill walking, off road running, campervanning, archaeology digs, theatre, public lectures, history, wine, gardening, yoga, Pilates, Bruce Springsteen, cheering at races.

Michael Littlewood, Mens Captain.

Sub 2:45 marathon runner. Family man. Often spotted wearing a green hat.

Fiona Brannan, Ladies Captain.

Fell running and navigational challenges, the boggier the better. County teams for XC and fell running, will never turn down a relay or team event.

Simon Graham, Web Officer.

Turns things off and on again. Loves red wine. Tries to run a bit.

Jonathan Hamill, Club President.

Can be found anywhere from the muddy fields of Harrier League Cross Country, to the roads, trails and fells competing in everything from relays to ultra-distances.

Matthew Carr, Mens Vice-Captain.

Red head, canny bloke.

Wendy Littlewood, Ladies Vice-Captain.

A dedicated follower of striders. One of the most supportive people in the club. Long suffering wife.

Elaine Bisson, Ladies XC Captain

Level 2 fell and mountain running coach, completed the Bob Graham Round, Montane Cheviot Goat and Lakeland 100. Runs from the fast pack for XC and has represented the NE Counties

Mike Barlow, Men’s T&F Captain.

His streamlined hairline makes him run faster apparently.

Stef Barlow, Ladies T&F Captain.

The other ‘better’ half of Team Barlow. Also seems to be camera shy.

Ian Butler, Training Co-ordinator.

A proud Yorkshireman!

Ashley Price-Sabate, Training Co-ordinator.

Vegan Ultra runner.

Sophie Dennis, Kit Officer

Loves music and travelling, though not flying. Drinks Ales and Whisky (together?). Also quite likes running.

Kev Morson, Transport Officer

Runs, books buses and stuff.

Stuart Scott, Social Secretary

Lover of ultra challenges, the crazier the better. From the Bob Graham round to the Last Man Standing, to the ‘Frog Graham’ – that one ended in a Honister doorway!

Geoff Davis, Co-Opted Committee Member

Mudman. A veteran of the club, and long time XC Captain. Completed the Bob Graham Round twice and supported it and the Joss Naylor Challenge 30+ times. Has also been known to run the GNR (12 times).

Phil Swinburn, COVID-19 Coordinator

Loves holidays, Volvo’s and Small dogs.

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