The Committee consists of volunteer members, including eight Management Committee Officers and a small number Co-Opted Officers. All the management positions are elected each year at the Club Annual General Meeting (AGM). The role of the Committee is to make decisions on behalf of the members to ensure the club is run properly. This includes facilitating activities that club members want to do and ensuring that we do everything we are legally and officially obliged to do as a club. Information about each role can be found by clicking here.

Alan Jones
Chair

After 30 Years of Playing indoor sports. And not having to worry about the cold and wet weather. My wife persuaded me to try a local park run and see what it is all about. Since then, i have been bitten by the running bug. And now enjoy running outside in all weathers. And most importantly. Just running, not running with or chasing a ball. I still love coaching and training people. So to all prospective runners, of all levels. Come and see what we all about. Look forward to seeing you soon.

Ann Singer
Patron

Running has always been part of my life since my childhood, and although it is not my passion I do enjoy the sociability of running with others, both as a motivator and a nice way to meet and catch up. I try to join the club as often as my large family commitment allows and have always been instrumental in lots of the events and ideas behind the scenes. I am hugely proud of my achievement in setting up the club and I hope it continues to support and enthuse other runners.
Favourite race: Dursley Dozen, long distance 10k plus

Matt Palmer
Kitt Officer | Club Captain

I joined the club in 2012, when I moved to Portishead. I really enjoy club nights running with the members. I have found my running has been improved since joining the club and I have set new PB’s every year. The best thing I like about the club is our friendly welcoming ethos. As well as my running improving I have made friends and meet people from all walks of life. My favourite race distance is half marathons. Favourite race: Tyntesfield 10k

Pascal Coulon
Membership Secretary

I took up running in 2009 when my wife was expecting our son, thinking it was about time I sort out my life style. I was certain that I would need to get running a lot after our future child. Well, a few years down the line, I think it is safe to say that I was quite right… 
I subsequently joined the Portishead Running Club in 2017 after a long period of injuries and lack of motivation. If you are in doubt why joining running club should be a good idea, come and talk to me and I can tell you all about it!

Lewis Gardener
Social Media Secretary

I joined the club in 2018, after running on and off on my own for a few years. I enjoy the social aspect of the club nights and running with similar like minded people. Within my time with the club i have vastly improved and have hit lots of new PB's, everyone involved within the club is very encouraging and will push you to be at your best.

Janet Hartnoll
Ladies Night Leaders

I ran on and off on my own for a number of years, but never improved and gradually gave up all together, a friend and I then joined the C25K in January 2017 and I haven't looked back to the point where I am now a run leader with the Ladies Night. For me the only way to improve is to run in a social group on a regular basis and I look forward to my Wednesday runs. My favourite runs are the Park Runs

Jen William
Treasurer
Nicola Redwood
Ladies Night Leaders
Simon James
Hutch Master
Emily Currie
Welfare Officer

Running has been part of my life since the age of 8 when I used to race around the New Forest in the school cross country with a big smile on my face. Really it has been the most constant and reliable part of my life since then and has kept me sane during my junior doctor years and beyond. I have been part of several clubs in the past but Portishead stands out for being super friendly and welcoming, and long may that continue. I am keen to support the welfare of our members and am excited about joining the committee. My favourite run is one with good company and a big cake at the end.