The Committee

Carolyn Park

Chair

Has overall responsibility for the relationship between the club and its members and for handling new enquiries. Flew to France to take part in the Bordeaux marathon and injured herself getting onto the airport bus.

Emma Porter

Secretary

Responsible for the administration of the club. Ran for Yorkshire in a 200m race when she was at school – she didn’t win.

Dan Babington

Treasurer

Responsible for all things financial. Avoids running uphill whenever possible. Nearly missed the flight home from a Dragons’ day out in Dublin after one too many in Temple Bar.

Graham Orbell

Membership Secretary

Responsible for managing club membership and affiliation to England Athletics. Finished the Great North Run alongside someone who stopped in the last mile for a cigarette.

Charli Briggs

Lead Welfare Officer

Responsible for the welfare of the Dragons alongside Russ. Attended circus school as a child.

Russ Hartley

Welfare Officer

Responsible for the welfare of the Dragons alongside Charli. Was beaten to the finish line by an inflatable giraffe in his first marathon.

Louise Johnson

Ladies’ Captain

Along with Ken, helps members get the most out of training and promotes participation in club events. Nearly lost a trainer for good in her first Chevin Chase.

Ken Creek

Men’s Captain

Along with Louise, helps members get the most out of training and promotes participation in club events. Was inspired into running by a 78 year old former British Olympic Marathon runner.

Paul Crabtree

Social Secretary

Responsible for social events. Only got into running after entering the ballot for the Great North Run and getting in. He didn’t even own running shoes.

Gill Brown

Race Director & Club Championship Lead

Looks after the Club Championship and hosting the Dragons HDSRL race. Is scared of geese. Her runs on the canal are only limited by how far she can get before she meets one on the towpath.

Rob Harrison

Committee Member

Alongside Denise, works with the wider committee to ensure that the views of all members are being fairly represented. Rob is 1/3 of a set of triplets. You might recognise his feet from a 1980s Clarks Shoes TV advert.

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