Committee

Alasdair Dyde
Alasdair DydePresident
As late starter to running I joined the club in 2006 on the recommendation of a fellow club member, having got bored of being a treadmill hamster. As with most people I run to keep fit and healthy, however since joining the club I’ve realised the tremendous benefits of running with others, both physically and socially – as I always say, my running is the one thing that improves as I get older!

I am a UK Athletics Qualified Coach in Running Fitness and following a number of years as Race Director for the Club’s Air Products 10K race, I am a UKA Event Adjudicator officiating at races to ensure that UKA licencing conditions are met.

Having been Chairman of the club for more years than I can remember, I now have the honour of serving the club as President.

Pat Hudson
Pat HudsonChairman
I started my running addiction in 2008 whilst training for the London marathon. I joined the club to find some training partners but with the friendliness and support of members I soon moved to regularly competing locally both on and off road.

I have completed a number of marathons including London, 5 times, still just the slow side of the elusive 3 hours. I am the only Harrier to have held the ‘road fairy’ award and Off-Road champion trophies.

I have been a marshal coordinator for many years and organise our annual X-mas club race. Whilst I am now in my second term of serving on the committee and in Nov 2018 I was elected Chairman of South Cheshire Harriers.

Simon Walker
Simon WalkerTreasurer
I joined the Harriers in 1989 when the Club ran from the Permanent Way Club. Though the Club has seen changes of base over the years, the enthusiasm amongst members has never waned I enjoy running on and off road, especially on Tuesday nights throughout the summer on the away days when members travel to locations around the adjoining areas. I also enjoy running in the North Staffs Road Runners Association, a league in which I race against runners of similar ability from different clubs where the spirit of friendliness and camaraderie makes it a very enjoyable experience.

For me the spirit amongst fellow Harriers, of all abilities, makes for a club with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere and I hope the club is never seen as an elitist group. I am also race organiser for the club’s 5K race series.

Natalie Bailey
Natalie BaileySecretary
I joined the Harriers around 2012 after being signed up for Tough Mudder and never having run a step. Through the Club I joined the NSRRA league and ran these, along with the XC races and off road, improving times, having lots of laughs and baking/eating lots of cake in the post race debriefs!

I was elected Club Secretary at the end of 2017 and I am also currently Race Secretary for the Air Products Easter 10K & the Halloween Hellraiser races

Gill Gibbons
Gill GibbonsElected Member
Claire Harrison
Claire HarrisonElected Member
Serena van Schepdael
Serena van SchepdaelElected Member
Lindsey Ankers
Lindsey AnkersElected Member
Lee Armitage
Lee ArmitageElected Member
David Nimmo
David NimmoElected Member
Phil Cliff
Phil CliffElected Member
I started running in the early nineties to keep fit and did the occasional race. In 2006 I came across the club website and saw what a friendly group of runners they are and all the different runs they do so I decided to make a new year’s resolution and I joined the club in January 2007. My original idea was to go to the club once a week and do the occasional race but before I knew it I was going to the club twice a week and doing lots of races and my running improved beyond my expectations and after a hard day there’s nothing better than going for a run with the club!

I find the runners in the club very friendly and everybody wants everybody to improve their running and it’s so much easier running with other people and its so good when you go to a race a see so many faces from the club it helps to put you at ease.

Cathy Atherton
Cathy AthertonElected Member
I started running in the early nineties to keep fit and did the occasional race. In 2006 I came across the club website and saw what a friendly group of runners they are and all the different runs they do so I decided to make a new year’s resolution and I joined the club in January 2007. My original idea was to go to the club once a week and do the occasional race but before I knew it I was going to the club twice a week and doing lots of races and my running improved beyond my expectations and after a hard day there’s nothing better than going for a run with the club!

I find the runners in the club very friendly and everybody wants everybody to improve their running and it’s so much easier running with other people and its so good when you go to a race a see so many faces from the club it helps to put you at ease.

Andy Painter
Andy PainterElected Member
Website. Race data

I joined the club sometime in 2006, initially running and racing on the road before being seduced by the Tuesday night off road sessions. From there I progressed to a trail, fell and ultra races. These days, I’d rather just be out in the British hills, ticking off as many summits as I can.

I took over the website in 2007, and the compilation of the championship data not long afterwards.

Mike Stevens
Mike StevensElected Member
SC20 Race Director