Captains - Sue Taylor and Mark Sadler
As Club Captains Sue and Mark set the club targets for the year, and with support from wider Captains group, decide the Championship races. Captains ensure as a club we are supporting, inspiring and motivating members on training and events.
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I started running in the autumn of 2008, having joined my first and only running club, Barrow Runners. My first race was a relay along the Tissington Trail. My son was running and Ian Paramore said 'Ask your dad to bring his kit as we might be short'. This was how I found myself at the top of the trail in the swirling snow, alongside fellow club members, Bomber and Mon. After the run we all met in a nearby hostelry for Sunday lunch. We filled the place, so much for the loneliness of the long distance runner!
I am a novice on the committee and just starting my first full year as the men's road vice-captain. However, I am aware of the league races, having completed them all for the last six years.
I am married, with two children who are both much younger than me, and have lived in Barrow for over twenty years. When not running, I play the tenor saxophone in the Loughborough Concert Band, and we will usually have a concert coming up which you are all welcome at.
Outside of school athletics, my running history is very short. I used to play basketball and football, so my idea of a long run used to be about 80 yards as an overlapping full back!
I may not have won any races (yet), but I have a great feeling of achievement for many of my runs. With a Barrow Team, we came third in the Round Leicester Relay, I was the third in my age group (£10 – my first prize money!) in the 2015 Joy Cann 5 miles race, the same year I managed a fifth place finish in the Melton Parkrun. This year, I have also managed a PB at 10k (43.13 at Lincoln), so there is hope for me yet.