List of Active Run Leaders
Age group: 45+
Job -Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Club Runner since 2007
Bio - I started running at University in Brighton as it was cheap and very flat along the sea front! I ran my first half marathon in Reading in 1996 encouraged and supported every step of the way by June (another run leader). I have run many races over the years and still get the same buzz as I always have. I love the sense of freedom running gives me, the chance to explore new places and to feel strong physically (and mentally!).
Quote -it doesn't get easier you just get stronger
Age group: 45+
Job - IT Technical Specialist
Club Runner since 2014
Bio - Started running after having to retire from national league hockey in 2012 , Got into running though parkrun and now has run over 80 different parkrun locations and more than 300 runs, Has no issue with getting caked in mud so cross country is his preferred surface to run on , Can also be found on a bike.
Quote - If you find me passed out at the finish line ... stop my Garmin for me!
Age group: 65+
Job: Retired Primary School Headteacher and University Lecturer
Club Runner: since 1974
Bio: I ran quite a lot at school and university, then joined my first club, Bracknell AC, in 1975. I have run regularly and competitively on track, country and road, from 800 metres up to marathon. I ran in the first London Marathon in 1981. I have represented Berkshire at County level, and more recently have enjoyed the challenges of running in 'masters' events,. I am now a 'Coach in Running Fitness', and still run competitively when the muscles and bones allow!
Quote: "While I can, I do!"
Job: Personal Assistant
Club Runner since 2009
Bio – I’ve always been active throughout my life but hated running at school because I was never a natural athlete. I discovered the joys of running later in life when I joined two of my colleagues for a couch to 5k programme at work - just because it sounded like they were having so much fun! It wasn’t long before I didn’t want to stop for the walk breaks and when I turned up for the beginners session one week only to find myself in amongst the actual running group, I realised that I could run and was hooked. Joining the Hungerford Hares was a turning point for me – with the help and encouragement of the run leaders and fellow club members I took it to another level and completed my first (and only) marathon in 2012. I became a run leader to give something back to a club which has done so much for me and to encourage fellow club mates on their own personal running journeys.
Club runner since 2016
Job: Major Projects Communications Manager
Bio: I was an athlete during my school days competing mainly in sprints and long jump but was never really inclined towards distance running. That changed in 2016 when I joined the Hungerford Hares Beginners Programme in an effort to improve my general fitness. Since then I have completed several 10K and half marathon events and currently training for my first marathon in October. I couldn't have achieved this without the support and encouragement from members and running has given me a whole new lease of life.
Quote: I'm just going as far as that next bend to see what's round it.