Rich Furniss  - Chair

Rich is the club’s chair, a Welfare Officer, a regular CiRF qualified coach at club sessions, and previosuly establshed our our annual trail race and fun run; fpr several years successfully performing Race Director duties. 

Elise Evans - Vice-Chair

Also our Cross Country Team Manager, as Vice Chair Elise supports and shares the Chair’s workload to keep us running.

John Bailey - Club Secretary

John is the Club Secretary, keeping the club on-track with governance issues, overseeing policy improvement, and organising key meetings - contact him for enquiries relating to official club and governance matters.

Simon Burrow - Membership

A former Men's Captain & preferring Ultrmarathon events, Simon now looks after everything related to being a member of the club - if you are interested in joining Marple Runners, send him a message.

Dan Britton - Treasurer

Dan makes sure that members' money is looked after, keeps the accounts impeccably, and ensures the committee is regularly updated with the club's finances, along with completing year-end accounts presented at the Annual General Meeting.

Sarah Hardy - Welfare Secretary

Sarah leads on developing our welfare and inclusion practices, dealing with issues raised. Any concerns, contact Sarah.

Mark Lynch - Communications Officer

Mark takes care of social media channels, website, news and advertising. If you have any news items or photos you are willing to share on the website or our media pages, please contact Mark. 
As you might imagine he also likes a bit of running too and is a qualified LiRF (Leader in Running Fitness).

Sarah Cook - Social Secretary

All things social; quizzes, cake bakes, Pizza Hunt & the odd Karaoke.Sarah is also a qualified LiRF also studying for her CiRF and leads many of our Strength & Conditioning Training sessions.

Andy Hodson - Social Secretary

All things social; organising and leading many of our Club Social events including our fabulous End of Year Celebration.Andrew is a qualified CiRF (Coach in Running Fitness) so plans and delivers many of our Training sessions.

Darren Peatfield - Kit & Resources Officer

Darren looks after all the kit needs at Marple Runners - so if you need a new vest or got kit envy for the latest jacket, contact Darren who is available at most club night sessions.
If you have any enquires into participating in any competition races - Darren is the person for you to go to - he has lots of experience in this area and has run (at a high level) since being a junior and was our first Men's Captain.
Darren is also a qualified LiRF (Leader in Running Fitness).

Simeon Farrington Newman - Coaching Officer

Simeon is an experienced runner and UKA qualified running coach specialising in trail and off-road running; manaing the Coaching Team and strategy. 

James Kemp - Club Championships

James is the mastermind behind our club championship any queries about the Championship please contact him directly.

Neil Commins - Men's Captain 

Neil is a friendly face welcoming new runners to our Club nights. Neil has lots of running experience in road, trail and XC events with Marple and more recently as Race Director organising our annual trail race and fun run in 2024. 

Cath Broomfield - Women's Captain

As well as welcoming new runners to our Club, Cath is a qualified LiRF (Leader in Running Fitness) so can also be found leading some of our coached sessions.