The Committee is made up of about twelve individuals who are committed to ensuring the smooth running of the club and to provide members with every opportunity possible. We aim to encourage, motivate and support every single individual to reach their full potential.
A committee meeting is held on the first Wednesday of each month where members will discuss the Club’s finances, the current memberships, any forthcoming events which we need to organise or any issues affecting the club where the committee needs to discuss and take action.
Minutes are produced and circulated.
John McCormac – Chairman
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Lyn Hopkins – Secretary
I have been a member of Witney Roadrunners for over 30 years. I have been on the Committee before and filled all roles including Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary over several years. I became Secretary of the club again in March 2013 after a short break. I am responsible for the Club kit, I am on the Social Sub-Committee and the Witney 10 Sub-Committee, where I am responsible for recruiting the marshals. I organise a group of 30+ marshals for the London Marathon each April, where we marshal at the Tower, a fantastic experience that we have carried out for over 20 years. Over the years I have competed in over 18 marathons, my favourite being the Snowdon Marathon, which is held at the end of October each year.
James Hackney – Treasurer
I joined the club in late 2018 following a successful ballot entry into the 2019 London Marathon. I have since gone on to complete multiple marathons, in addition to wearing the Witney Roadrunners vest at numerous events from 5km to marathon distance – Although the half marathon is my favourite by far!
I took over the reigns of Club Treasurer at the start of 2023, and would welcome any suggestions as to how you think the club can best support our members with the funds we have available.
Andy Church – Club League
As a regular runner you will find me at the Club most Tuesday and Thursday evenings, He is also a marathon world record holder and recently completed the Boston and Chicago marathon as well as holding the marathon world record for three people in one costume
I am responsible for updating the website with results, routes and other information. If there is anything you’d like to see on or added to the website please let me know.
I joined Witney Roadrunners way back in May 1986 as I was training for my first 10K which was the sports aid run the world event in Hyde Park.
Since then I have run many races around Oxfordshire and further afield, making lots of good friends and meeting lots of great runners in the process.
I have been running for about 40 years. I still enjoy it very much but am a lot slower than I was. I have been a member of the club since I retired in 2014 and joined the committee in 2015. My responsibility is to get the club results into the local paper and liaising with the press to publish club activities.
I have made many friends at the club since joining and I enjoy their social events. I find participating in the club’s league really encourages my running and performance. Most Thursday evenings you will find me at the club ready to run.
Regina has run since her school days, escaping Girls’ Rugby to head off for a solo run instead. Joined WRR in 2012 in a bid to improve times and get to know more people in Witney. It’s a fantastic club to tick both those goals off with, and I’ve met some fabulous people who are great friends (even if they persuade me to do crazy things like Snowdon Marathon!).
It didn’t take me too long after joining to get involved, so I look after the Social Media side for the club (e.g. WRR Facebook Public Page, and WRR Members’ private group) and help with the marketing side for the Cotswold Classic race as well. In addition, make sure we protect members’ personal data and use it appropriately.
Mike Miles – Junior Representative
I became a member of Witney Roadrunners in the summer of 1987 and have enjoyed racing over many different distances in good company. I started working with our Juniors in 1991 along with a good friend Charlie Batts who himself is an accomplished athlete. With the juniors competing in 2 track and field leagues, cross country and sports hall, there is always something for me to look forward to. WRR is a big part of my life as well as for my Family as we have all made many friends through this sport. email@example.com or 01993 771886
Paul Rushby – Welfare Officer & Membership Secretary
If you have any issues regarding your membership of the club, and that includes any personal issues of any kind, please talk to me in the first instance. I will do my utmost to help you resolve the issue confidentially, quickly and amicably, and if I can’t, I will take advice on how to proceed.
I have been a member of WRR for the last 10 years and on the committee for the last 5 years..
My roll on the committee is the membership secretary,..club welfare officer..and a member of the social committee.
You will find me at club most Tues and Thurs so if you are new to the club please make yourself known to me if i have not already found you..
I have been running now for 10 years and joined WRR back in November 2017 after getting bored running through the streets and fields around Witney on my own.
Since joining, I have made new friends and competed in many club races over the years. The WRR family has been a great support and keeps me motivated. Now I regularly run half marathons and compete in triathlons which I never thought I could do before.
I am a keen triathlete and joined Witney Roadrunners to improve that all important final running leg.
I joined the committee to help oversee our triathlon section at the club, encouraging others to join team events, offer encouragement and arrange group training events to make the build-up to a race a little more fun.
I’ve been a member for around 4 years now, I joined to improve my distance running for triathlon but seem to have also gained a wife and son into the bargain (bachelors beware!).
I joined the committee last year to assist with providing training and advice for club members wanting to get into triathlon so if that interests you, catch me on a club night or message me via Spond-be careful asking bike questions though as you may struggle to shut me up!
I have been running for about 25 years, and joined WRR about 10 years ago. I still really enjoy running the races on our local circuit, particularly those around 5k to 10k in distance. Notoriously poor at anything longer, although I have actually enjoyed some longer runs over the past couple of years.
I joined the WRR committee in 2022, and have recently taken over the club league (introducing age gradings into the format). I also organise the WRR time trial series, which is starting in 2023.
I joined Witney Road Runners in 2017 after a few years of running solo. Over my time with the club my confidence in my ability has grown and the encouragement received from the club has helped me greatly to improve.
In 2019 I ran my first marathon in Brighton. A real running highlight for me. The half marathon distance is my favourite and one that I like to do more regularly. My main role on the committee is to help support with the running of the website.
I have been a member of Witney Roadrunners since 2021 having joined from a previous Running Club after moving to the area. I am a Run Leader and often lead the Loopback Session. I’m an avid parkrun participant and also part of the core team at Woodgreen Junior Parkrun. For me running is about enjoying yourself and having fun and you’ll see me happy at any speed and distance. Over the years I have competed in many events 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and 3 marathons, my favourite being the London Marathon. For my sins I’ve also done a few triathlons!