Striders Committee

The Stilton Striders are an inclusive running club, who pride ourselves on having a fantastic committee who do great work including organizing various running events through out the year.

This is a little bit about each member of the committee.

Chris Genes

Club Chairman

‘There will become a day when I can no longer run. Today is not that day.’

Katie Hateley

Race Director, Female Vice Captain and Welfare Officer

‘I just love running anything off road and with a hill, whether it be a mountain, fells or mole hill. The key is to take your brain out before you descend and then just gun it! This is even more enjoyable when followed by a celebratory drink with my fellow running Strider Family.’

Andy Nicholls

Club Secretary

‘Also Co-Event Director of Melton Mowbary Junior ParkRun. I’m a fairly lazy runner and don’t train much, so I’m rubbish at sprinting or anything longer than a half marathon.’

Clive Kent

Club Coach

‘Running for me, is my way of meditation, and having been inspired by club running to explore and push my running further, I aim to help others achieve their running goals as an UK Athletics trained Coach. I feel it’s important for me and others to question coaching conventions and am continually seeking to improve my coaching ability and understanding through practice and additional training. Feel free to talk to me or ask questions and I’ll help where I can.’

Carl Mead

Mental Health Champion, Health and Safety officer, First Aider, and Run Leader.

‘Mental health and physical well being are the number 1 reasons to run and be a part of the club. I use my role on the committee to ensure Striders are free of prejudice in all its forms, and to ensure we are an inclusive club.’

Emma Hope

Ladies Captain

‘I started running after the birth of my little man, although I have been around the Striders a lot of my life, following my Mum when she was racing. Previously my main sport was Lawn Bowls, which I played for 20+ years including representing England on more than 5 occasions.’

Ian Bickle

Junior Liaison Officer

‘As junior liaison officer on the committee my role it to support our dedicated junior coaches in delivering a superb training programme to children.   This combines my interests in running and enthusing children in sport.  As a parent to a junior strider, I am well placed to understand the aims of the club, parents and children.  I enjoy both cross country and road running over middle distances and the team camaraderie that comes with both.  I am proud of how the Stilton Striders is an inclusive, friendly running club that values diversity and champions both the physical and mental health benefits of running and the club community.’

John Houghton

Club Treasurer

*Johns Bio coming soon.*

Kaye Mead

Members Liaison, Social Secretary, First Aider, and run leader.

‘I use this role to ensure new members are welcomed into the club, and to help grow the club. Please feel free to talk to me any time you see me at Striders about any issues you feel I could help raise awareness of within the committee.’

Mark Stoneley

Men’s Road Running Captain.

‘I’m passionate about running in all its forms. I like to compete in both road and cross-country races, but I’m also more than happy to go for a long run on the fells with my friends. My obsession with running also extends to coaching. I’m an England Athletics trained running coach with an interest in strength, conditioning and movement skills.’

Simon Bottrill

Mens XC Captain

‘Grumpy bloke with a love of off road running, only truly happy descending like a lunatic on a technical fell or mountain trail.’