Pudsey Pacers Committee 2017/18. 

Next Meeting: Wednesday 6th September 2017, Pudsey Leisure Centre at 7pm

If you would like to know more about the Committee or other roles please contact a Committee member below.

Chair

 

 

 

Graeme Tiffany

Graeme has been running since a teenager and began participating in fell races and mountain navigation events from the age of 18. Notable achievements include several completions of the Karrimor Mountain Marathon Elite class and a sub 5 hour Haworth Hobble, of which he offers an interesting anecdote: “The race advertised ‘showers available but getting colder as the day goes on’. My partner and I were 8th out of 200+ pairs and they were already freezing.”

Other role: Fell Co-ordinator

 

Club Secretary

Mark Pawson

"I took up running in 2006 after my long martial arts career ended, and entered the 2006 Pudsey 10k for a bet! it took me an hour to get round but loved it so much I decided I wanted more! I continued to enter a few 10k races then decided to join the Pacers in 2009 in the sub 55 group, I was encouraged by other members to try different groups and as I did I improved and my times came down.  7 years on I am still improving and still getting PB's.

I enjoy road, trail and fell racing, I became veterans co-ordinator in 2016 and also joined the Yorkshire Veterans Athletic Association committee.

There has been many high points since joining the Pacers, my overall fitness has massively improved as well as my social life! I did beat Paula Radcliffe in the Leeds 10k once by 20 seconds although she was heavily pregnant and just jogging round!"

Other role: Vets Co-ordinator

 

Treasurer

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Marshall

John joined the club in 1998 after running a number of races and meeting a persuasive member that said running in a club is easier, which turned out to be the case. An accountant by profession meant John was voted by members into the role of treasurer in 2000, in which he has remained to date.  John has been very active on the committee since that time and has seen the club grow in numbers and increase its presence in the running world.

He enjoys all types of running from road, track, cross country to the fells and wherever he goes, whether holiday or work takes a pair of trainers and running kit to explore the local area and if possible with a local running club.

Each race has its own high and low points but those with a little difference include the Ullswater Challenge, Barcelona New Years Eve 10k, Dublin marathon, Breidden Hills fell race in Wales and of course the relays where you feel so much more part of a team.

Apart from a recent injury, from which he is recovering, John's running has improved with age and has run many PB's in the last couple of years, together with finally starting to win some age category prizes.

A significant achievement was accumulating the most points for the Vets season 2012 - where his name now appears on the trophy alongside some very esteemed runners on the race scene!

Other role: Membership Secretary

 

 Club Captain

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Darren Barham: 

Darren has been running  since Summer 2014 when he joined Pudsey Pacers
as a complete running novice. Since that time he has taken part in many
local running events and races.  He really enjoyed participating in
the West Yorkshire Winter League and notes this as one of the main
motivators to continue running.   After the Calderdale Way Relay Darren
acquired the nickname ‘Basher’ after the official results had him down as
Darren Basham, which has stuck ever since.  He has no notable running
achievements yet - but is ever optimistic.

 

 

 

 

 

 Social Secretary

Sarah Norman

Sarah has always used running as a way to keep fit. Until 2002 though she described herself as a hiker rather than a runner and has hiked across South America, Canada, New Zealand, Nepal, the UK and Europe. She entered the London marathon in 2002 thinking it would be a great challenge even if she walked it. She ran most of it but in the last few miles she vowed she'd never run another, then posted her entry to the Leeds marathon that evening whilst in the midst of post-race euphoria! Twelve years on and Sarah completed her 100th marathon in February 2014. She prefers off-road running and any distance from 5k Parkruns to 160 mile ultra-marathons. These races have taken her around the world from Mexico to Cambodia, several Africa countries to many cities across Europe, North America and Thailand.

To help reduce the risk of injury and keep her training varied & enjoyable she started doing triathlons in 2014. She loves the speed & freedom of being on two wheels but she's still scared of water.

Sarah enjoys encouraging other runners to improve themselves and loves the social aspect of being a Pacer. Her greatest achievement was meeting Andy, now her husband, on Blubberhouses Moor, during a race of course!

Lead Coach

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Jon Prideaux

Jon is an experienced track and field competitor having started out as a sprinter and gradually progressed to middle distance running, and then road and cross country events.  He started competing in 1991 and his notable achievements include winning the 400m at the Yorkshire Vets Championship and finishing 4th in the West Yorkshire Winter League.  Jon highlights the Yorkshireman half marathon as one of his favourite events, as on one occasion he was tested to extreme mental and physical boundaries and this provided him with future confidence.

 

 Ordinary Members

 

 

 

Dave Burdon

I joined the club in Sept 2002 after doing Guiseley Gallop, Leeds Half Marathon and then Pudsey 10k earlier that summer. I was looking for a club and figured if I joined Pudsey I wouldn’t have to do the 10k again seeing as we always need marshals for the event! I love all aspects of the club - the running, the people, and the great spirit and camaraderie that runs within. I particularly like the coaching that I am involved in and also arranging team events such as the relays the club participates in. 

 The best local race for me is the Leeds Half Marathon and I also like the Bradford Millennium Way Relay as it is a great team event.  I have always enjoyed the Northumberland Coastal Run and 2013 will always stay in my mind as one of the most memorable because of the weather and the fact we had so many Pacers there.  I have also successfully completed a few marathons and my favourite is Dublin where I achieved my PB in 2007.

 

 

Paul Mortimer

 

William Overton

 

Elaine Allan

 

Cathy Martin

 

James Pickles

 

Tim Ayres

 

Stephen Pattison

Other Posts (Non-Committee)

Women's Captain  Dveirel Kovalsky - Gonzales, Katy Ralph
Men's Captain  Robert Samuels, Andy Hall
Membership Secretary John Marshall
Website

Contact Committee

Clubmark Sarah Turner
Newsletter Editor See Committee (Sarah Norman)
Weekly News Report Sarah Turner, Dave Burdon
In House Darryl Stead
Coaches

Jon Prideaux (Lead Coach)

Dave Burdon

Andrew Hardaker

John Marshall

Trish Popiolek

Sarah Turner

Sally Corbin-Smith

 

Leadership in Running Fitness
Arthur Wood
Joy Good
Karen Fawcett
Ralph McDermott
Andy Norman
Sarah Norman
Tim Ayres
Alison Mortimer
Paul Mortimer
Dilip Parmar
Elaine Allan
David Elliot
Michelle Dare
Emma Young
 

 Welfare Officers

 

Tim Ayres (Males)

Michelle Dare (Females)

 

 

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