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.
Oliver Martin
Treasurer
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!

Stuart Wallace
Social Secretary

I took up running in 2011 as in incentive to stop smoking and ran my first 10K at Bristol that year, dipped in and out until 2013 when I ran my first Half Marathon in Swindon. I joined the club not long after that. Since joining the club I have found a friendly mix of runners of all abilities, it is one of my favourite things about the club in that everyone encourages everyone else regardless of ability or experience. This has helped me go on to running my first Marathon in Edinburgh in 2014 and then the Greenman Ultra in 2015. 
​Favourite Race / Distance:
I would have to say that the Greenman Ultra is my favourite race as I’ve raced it three times so far and really enjoy the challenge it presents. It’s one I hope to continue racing whenever I can and would recommend it to anyone who is thinking about stepping up to an Ultra distance. I seem to enjoy running the longer distances with 45 miles being the preferred distance at the moment.

Stephen Corbett
Welfare Officer

I have enjoyed fitness activities forever. I have held coaching qualifications for over 30 years in both Football and Athletics but I now only coach athletics, focusing on speed and endurance. Running is a great fitness and friendship linking partnership. Favourite Distance/Race: Favourite races 5K / 10K /10M

Ducan Manning
Splash and Dash Director
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

Nicola Redwood
Ladies Night Leaders
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
Ffiôn Davey
General Secretary
Lewis Gardener
Social Media Secretary
Simon James
Hutch Master