The Manchester YMCA Harriers Committee

The Manchester YMCA Harriers Committee is responsible for the day-to-day running of the club and making decisions that will affect the future of the club.

Everybody on the committee is a volunteer who gives their time freely for the benefit of the club and its members.

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Steph Goodchild - Club President

Steph's role as Club President involves chairing committee and general meetings, making a speech at the club's Annual General Meeting and generally being a good egg!

Steph has been a member of the Manchester YMCA Harriers since 1990; she has served on the Committee for fifteen years and has previously been the Club Treasurer for ten years. She is the first woman to hold the role of Club President in our history!

Steph is a keen fell and ultra-distance runner.

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Sarah Donohoe - Club Secretary

Sarah's role as Club Secretary involves registering club members with England Athletics and managing the membership of the club. The Club Secretary is also responsible for administrative tasks around committee meetings and the Club's Annual General Meeting, including the collation of agendas, the recording of minutes and distributing these as required.

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Heather Hughes - Club Treasurer

Heather's role as Club Treasurer involves managing the club's bank account, maintaining a cash book and producing income and expenditure reports for general club activities and our Blackleach race. Her role also involves producing and delivering an annual statement and report for the club's Annual General Meeting.

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Sarah Wilson and Craig Jones - Captains

Sarah and Craig are our leaders "on the pitch".

Their role as captains also involves planning the Thursday evening group run and acting as leaders for the session, as well as organising marathon training sessions and routes.

They deliver a monthly "Captain's Report" which is provided to the committee and an annual report at the Annual General Meeting.

The captains present awards at presentation evenings and decide upon the annual award for our "most improved runner" as well as the weightings for our Christmas handicap race.

Both Craig and Sarah are excellent marathon runners; Craig's marathon PB is 2:34 and Sarah's is 3:27.

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Jon Paramor - Race Entries Secretary

Jon's role as Race Entries Secretary involves collating the club's entry for the Manchester Area Cross Country League, the South East Lancs Cross Country League, the Greater Manchester, Northern and National Cross Country Championships and applicable races in the club's summer Road Championship. Jon collects entry money and distributes race numbers.

Jon is heavily involved in the organisation of our Blackleach Country Park race.

Jon also attends the Manchester Area Cross Country League and South East Lancs Cross Country League Annual General Meetings on the club's behalf.

Jon has been a member of the Club and the Committee for many years; he has previously served as our Club Captain.

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David Ashton - Committee Member

David is a veteran runner who is particularly passionate and knowledgeable about fell running.

Beyond general committee business, David is heavily involved in the organisation of our Blackleach Country Park race and he represents the club at the Manchester Area Cross Country League and South East Lancs Cross Country League Annual General Meetings.

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Hannah Brierley - Committee Member

Hannah is a general committee member. She has previously served as a Club Captain for five years, alongside Mark Griffiths.

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Emma Elmerhebi - Committee Member

Emma is a general committee member. She has previously served as the Club Secretary for two years.

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Chris March - Committee Member

Chris is a general committee member. He has previously served as the Club President for two years, from 2017 until 2019.

Chris' primary responsibility is to look after this website and any other techy stuff.

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Graeme Wilkinson - Committee Member

Graeme is a general committee member. Graeme is new on the committee for 2019.