Treasurer – Ian Paramore
Ian keeps us all in check processing payments, preparing reports and ensuring we remain a financially sustainable club.
I Joined barrow Runners in 1994 when I moved to Leicestershire and packed up playing football.
Originally my running interest was gained at school doing cross country and Athletics in Sheffield, my home town.
It wasn't until I stopped playing football that I went back to serious running, I wish I had done so much earlier than I did, knowing what I know now.
Claim to fame was I once ran in the same school race as Peter Elliott (GB International for those of you old enough to remember) I didn't see him after the gun went off!
Also went to same school as Lord Coe (he left the year I arrived but we had the same coach!)
Love the marathon distance (but it doesn't love me any more)
Interval training I enjoyed the most, or at least that what I got most out of.
Past roles on committee
Done a few of them to be honest. In order
Newsletter writer / publicity officer. In the days pre email. Hand delivered monthly newsletters to ever member!
Club Captain – in the days before we had more than one!
Joint Club coach – unqualified – couldn't happen now.
Other interests / family / job etc
Married to Kath, with two primary school children
I also have two grown up children
Love holidays, doesn't matter where, just time away from work and more time with family and friends.
Running Club takes up a lot of my time outside family and work.
I have worked for the same organisation 37 years, I am a fairly loyal person!
I love organising events (although this can be frustrating)
Runner Bean Tours originator – been a quiet few years with so much other stuff going on and club members doing some great trips themselves.
Greatest running achievement
I won a marathon once (Charnwood Marathon – most bizarre thing ever. Finish line inside Quorn village Hall, absolutely zero fanfare or prizes)
I have run some half decent (but only half decent ) times in the past, but none of that I would say was the greatest achievement.
If you pushed me, then my PB marathon time would be the one and completing the Iron distance triathlon may be the other ( a year after Achilles surgery)
I think the achievement from a well organised event with lots of people (safely) taking part and enjoying it would be my answer.