Meet the Club Commitee

Chairperson - Katie Cornford

Club Secretary - Ali Parsons

Treasurer - Caroline Knight-Merchant

Membership Secretary  - Emma England

Race Secretary - Sandra Lidiard

Social Secretaries - Emma Gower, Emma Cundy-Cooper

Media Secretary - Lynn Allen

Committee Member - Lucy Chilcott

Katie Cornford - Chairperson

1.    How long have you been in the club? 4 Years.
2.    Favourite race & why? The Rat - fabulous event, well     organised and it’s not like any other race.
3.    Guilty pleasure? Chocolate
4.    Favourite film? Anything Disney!
5.    Best running advice? Believe in yourself

 Caroline Knight - Treasurer

1. How long have you been in the club? 2 Years

2. Favourite Race? Locally was the Plymouth 10k but the most memorable run for me was the London Marathon, the atmosphere was amazing!!!

3. Favourite Film? Any Disney film

4. Best Running Advice? Surrounded by positive people, you can achieve anything!

5. Funny Running Story? I ran the Clowance House 4 miler - a trail around the grounds, through mud & streams. Unfortunately I was unable to avoid all the mud & lost my shoe along the way, to the amusement of everyone around me. It was worth it for the hot soup & beenie at the finish line.

6. Why I Joined The Committee? I love arranging Sunday socials and supporting others.

 Lucy Chilcott - Committee Member

1. How long have you been with the club? Around 4 years. I started in the walk/run group and have never looked back.

2. Guilty pleasure? chocolate
3.Best running advice? Relax and breath.

4. Why I joined the committee? I love being a part of this running club.  Meeting at the weekend for social runs to the support from everyone, its amazing!

Sandra Lidiard - Race Secretary

1. How long have you been in the club? This is my fourth yea

2. Guilty pleasure? Chocolate! I'm a bit of a chocoholic

3. Favourite film? True Romance

4. Favourite running accessory? would have to be the Garmin Fenix watch.

5. Funny running story? Not so funny at the time, when I ran Cousin Jacks, I hated it so much, so challenging I was crying from mile 7, looking back though the funniest part was me complaining how I stunk of cow poop after falling in it.

Alison Parsons - Club Secretary

1. How long have you been in the club?  Since the beginning

2. Guilty pleasure? Buying just one Barnecutts Chelsea Bun, going home to an empty house and having a coffee and bun in peace!!

3. Favourite film? I like a good musical, Mamma Mia, Greatest Showman etc 

4. Favourite running accessory? My running watch, couldn’t run without it.

5. Funny running story? Out running with the ladies one Sunday morning, I took my Jack Russell so he could stretch his legs, he caught and killed a rabbit and ran along the trail with it in his mouth refusing to let it go, the ladies were horrified, I was very embarrassed but the Jack Russell was pleased as punch.

Emma England - Membership Secretary

I joined in May 2011. Even though I could only run a few miles I was swept along by the enthusiasm in the club and entering all the local races held during the summer .

Realising the benefits of belonging to a club, I found myself building up to half marathons with the help and support of other members . I was lucky enough to win the club place for London marathon in 2014 and the following year a free place via a Lucozade competition .

I've run some wonderful races abroad; Cyprus half , Geneva marathon &, most exciting of all, Niagara Falls marathon.

Recently I’ve not entered so many races but I still love to see the enthusiasm of some of the newer members entering races for the first time or achieving a PB . It’s such a great buzz and I love being part of the club and being the membership secretary .

My advice to any new member is to try and cross-train if you can as this helps prevent injury so try and include Pilates , swimming or cycling

Lynn Allen - Media Secretary

1. How long have you been in the club? 4 years

2. Guilty pleasure? Prosecco 

3. Favourite running accessory? My thick headband

4. Best running advice?  just have a go & put one foot in front of the other

5. Why did you join the commitee? I felt it was about time I gave something back after being a member for several years