Who’s Who

Our leaders

Chair                                  Simon Walker

Vice Chair                         Nick Hardwick  

Secretary                          Marina Barlow-Oakes

‘I began running in 2013 after being diagnosed with a autoimmune liver disease and I took up running to raise money for charity. I wanted to do something out of my comfort zone and it was widely known that I didn’t like running! After I crossed the finish line of the Bristol 10k however, my competitive instinct fully kicked in and I immediately knew that I would backtrack on something I swore I would never do again.’

Treasurer                          Hugh Morris

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“I started road running in the early 80’s, to keep fit for football, at lunchtime with others at work.   At school I did prefer sprinting, but endurance was more appropriate.  The first work runs were a circuit twice around Christchurch Meadows about 2.5-3 miles, definitely felt like endurance then, but maybe not now (or does it)!!  I joined Eynsham about 25 years ago (after a spell with Yarnton Running Club).”

Committee members and any specialist areas

Kate Allred (Ladies’ Summer Club Captain)

‘I started running in January 2016, feeling I needed a challenge, so I entered the Shakespeare Marathon and followed a BUPA training plan off the internet…8 weeks later and after a few comments like “you’ll never do it” I had something to prove. I flew round the first half, and at 13 miles to go realised what a marathon feels like. That’s when I learnt you just have to keep going- simples! It’s held me in good stead since, and I’ve “kept going” a number of times in races since then. Personal highlights include qualifying for an England Master’s vest for the marathon in 2017, winning the individual Oxfordshire Grand Prix in 2019, and just making it into the top 10 runbritain national rankings for my age in 2020, but my next goal is sub 3 hours in the marathon and I’ll just have to keep going until then…’

Derek Breaker

Secretary

Graham Bridges (website, stats)

‘I joined ERR in 2004, having been running for many years already, but never previously been a member of a club. It’s the team events that I enjoy most, and keep me trying to defy the ageing process. My proudest achievement in running was organising and being part of the ERR team which finished 3rd in the 2014 Ridgeway Relay, amongst some much bigger clubs.’

Di Hubbert (Minutes Secretary)

Richard Hume

Martin Johnson

Tara Lawfull

Arthur McEwan-James (Routemaster)

Jacky Pinnock (Ladies’ Winter Club Captain)

Jane Whitlock

Tony Whitlock (Social Guru)

‘I am one of the founder members of Eynsham Roadrunners who were formed in 1986. I have either been Chair or a Committee member since then except for 1 year.

Although my running performances are not what they used to be, I really enjoy it. As well as the health and fitness benefits, over the years I have made 100’s of friends that I wouldn’t know now if I hadn’t been a member of this brilliant club.’

John Wilcox

 

Men’s Club Captain

Benedict Pollard

Athletes