I take a lot of satisfaction in leading groups and helping people progress with their running. I love middle/long distance road running. Outside of running I have a passion for foreign travel and commercial aviation. I’ve been labelled as head of the Telford Harriers international travel department!
I joined the Telford Harriers after coming up through the C25K program. As a run leader I enjoy taking groups out for runs and helping fellow runners towards their goals. Telford Harriers are a great club, like one big family.
I love leading groups at Harriers. My groups are always a chatty pace and as much fun as possible, we are here to enjoy ourselves right, and I try to do that to the full. As a run leader I am always here for support and help. Living in Telford pretty much all my life means I have a good bank of routes that I love to take people on, its always nice showing people places they haven't been before.
All of our run groups are managed by our UK Athletics qualified run leaders.
We have over 30 run leaders as we cater for all abilities.
At each club night you will find a range of different sessions and paces, with each group being headed up by our friendly run leaders.
I have been a member of Telford Harriers a number of years and am one of the older members of the club. When I first joined I hadn't done much running, and although I will never be one of the faster runners, I very much enjoy what I do.
I love being a run leader and encouraging others. I try and vary my routes to keep it interesting for everyone, a mixture of road and off road in the summer months. Also I enjoy spreading the word of how friendly our club is and how it is a club for all abilities.
I came to running later in life than many and after doing little or no exercise for nearly 30 years. The most important thing I've got from being a Harrier is the encouragement to push on and fulfill my potential. I wanted to repay that, so now as a Run Leader, as well as offering mostly on road routes up to 10k, I often act as 'Tail Gunner', making sure no one gets left behind and helping other runners step up the pace.
I am a bit of a steady Eddie so cater for runners starting out and building up the miles ... I tend to offer runs from 10-12 minute miles. I am a bit of a regular marathon runner so can offer lots of support with building up your miles sensibly for longer steadier runs. So if you are a new runner setting out on C25k or embarking on longer distances I’d be happy to support and advise as well as share my top tips.
I have been leading runs for several years now. Happy to offer advice and support to runners of all abilities on all aspects of your running. As a loyal and passionate Harrier I get a great of pleasure from supporting our runners and seeing them progress and improve. Happy to run at all paces and strive to ensure all club members are welcomed, supported and included.