Committee

The committee is drawn from the membership. Committee members are elected annually at the AGM which is generally held in October. Under normal circumstances the committee meets during the evening of the third Monday of each month.

The normal rules of committee are followed. The agenda and minutes of the last meeting are normally emailed to committee members by the secretary or chairman prior to the meeting.

You do not have to be a member of the committee to attend meetings, but it would be helpful if members planning to attend contacted the Secretary or Chairman beforehand. In some exceptional circumstances the chairman might require them to withdraw if there is something confidential to be discussed. Club members may take part in the discussions but only committee members are permitted to vote at meetings.

All committee positions are voluntary and unpaid. If you feel you can help with a particular job or want to join the committee, please contact us.

Committee Members

Philip Butler
Chairman
mug-shot-john-rogerson John Rogerson
Vice Chairman and Membership Secretary
Julie Thorley
Secretary
Judith Cook
Treasurer
Joe Swarbrick
Press Officer
  Peter O’Grady
General committee member. I hold the Leader in Running Fitness qualification and lead the weekly Friday runs at 10am from Avenham as well as holding the clubs beginners (C25k) courses twice a year.

I run 6 days a week and can be found at the clubs sessions at Fulwood leisure most Tuesdays, the Poachers each Thursday as well as the Friday daytime run.  I also do the occasional parkrun with Preston being my usual one but I do enjoy an away day.
Pita Oates
Ladies Captain and UKA qualified Coach and Fell run leader.

I am an active member of the committee and a keen contributor in improving training experiences for our membership. The interval sessions run every week – either at track or on Avenham park Preston and are one of the clubs ‘speed and strength’ training session each week.
My passion lies in seeing athletes improve, and this can be in any area, from beginning a running journey on the fells or achieving a timed mile PB!
I may not be as visible as I would like for this seasons club events and this is largely due to heavy loaded training for my first Lakeland 50 mile event in July. However, I still endeavour to meet and greet new members (and old) at as many events as possible or at my beloved Cuerden  Valley parkrun which I set up almost 4 years ago now.
Give me a shout out if you see me at training or an event and let’s compare our running experiences 🌹
Paula Plowman
Race Director
I am Roger Johnson, a member of Red Rose since 2008 and a committee member for the past few years.  I am a keen runner, along with swimmer and cyclist and in the winter months league badminton player. I organise and help lead the club Thursday runs having been instrumental in resurrecting the run in 2009, growing it and evolving it to the success it is now. I plan the routes and help to organise the leaders. I hold the Leader in Running Fitness qualification.
I also look after the club results, Championship, Gran Prix, Fells and Junior results.
Carolyn Douglass
General Committee
  Janet Saynor
General Committee.  Janet manages the trophies for presentation evening and organises all the post race buffet catering, BBQs and the like.
Sally Cape
General Committee
Gareth Bell
Men’s Captain.  Gareth is also an England Athletics (EA) qualified Leader In Running Fitness and an EA Mental Health Ambassador.
John Plowman
General Committee
Anneke Crosby
Welfare Officer
John Naylor
General Committee
Steve Taylor
General Committee
Jon Butterworth
General Committee
Kristian Lowe
General Committee