Barrow Runners

Club President – Jo Chappell

Jo is a founder member of Barrow Runners and our club president, representing the club in community functions. Jo also chairs our social sub committee.


About me:

I am a founder lady member of Barrow Runners, and my original role in the club was Ladies Rep - there were about six lady members in the early days. I have been involved in all aspects of the club's activities, including running all the league races many times. Also, I have run the London Marathon three times, the Great North Run five times, and various half-marathons and cross-country races including Loughborough, Nottingham, Amsterdam, Turkey Trot etc. I was honoured to take on the role of President when Dr John Earl, our first President, stepped down, and I am now very involved in the social side of the club, ably supported by a wonderful and hard-working team.

My professional working life has always been as a therapist, originally training in Australia. I have worked in London, Greece, and for the last 35 years as a reflexologist at Ragdale Hall Health Hydro, and also with a physiotherapist for 28 years.


Coming Up

Club Session
Thursday, 24 January 19:00
Ratcliffe College

Midlands XC Championships
Saturday, 26 January
Newbold Comyn, Leamington

Peddars Way Trail Ultra Marathon
Saturday, 26 January
Knettishall Heath, East Anglia

Viking Way Ultra
Saturday, 26 January
Humber Bridge, Yorks

Waterway 30
Saturday, 26 January
Retford, Notts