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.
mug-shot-john-rogerson John Rogerson
Vice Chairman and Membership Secretary
I have the lucky task of processing your application forms and presenting the stats on club membership to the committee.  In any spare time I also try to update the website and fielding club emails.  If you want anything adding or updating on the website then please let me know.  From time to time I will send you reminders by email.  Sometimes I get to hand prizes out which is always a pleasure.
Julie Thorley
Club Secretary
Hi, my name is Julie Thorley and I am club secretary. I get involved in all kinds of things relating to the club so am sure will meet you at some point. If you need an Inter Club number then it’s usually me who hands them out, I organise the Olympics each year, and help lead on Tuesdays. I hold the Leadership in Running Fitness (Fell option) and enjoy running  “off road” as much as I can.  I started running with Red Rose around 12 years ago – after meeting a man in a pub! Since then I’ve made lots of friends and even managed to work up to completing a few marathons, enjoying the training along the way.
Judith Cook
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
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
John Plowman
General Committee
Anneke Crosby
Welfare Officer
John Naylor
General Committee
Steve Taylor
General Committee
Jon Butterworth
General Committee
Kristian Lowe
General Committee