Marple Runners are taking government advice and we will have no organised club runs, meetings or the AGM until further notice. Keep active, look after yourselves and stay well. Marple Runners' 10k Trail Race is unfortunately CANCELLED this year due to COVID:19 - we'll be back in 2021!
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Who's Who

Rich Furniss  - Chairperson 
Rich is the club’s chair person as well as being part of the coaching team.
Contact him for any information about Marple Runners.

James Kemp - Vice Chair

James is one of the founding members of Marple Runners and is our vice chair - contact him to for any enquiries, including parkrun enquiries.


John Bailey - Club Secretary 
John is  the club secretary - contact him for enquiries relating to official club matters.

Cathie Mortimer Rae - Membership Secretary

Cathie looks after everything related to being a member of the club - if you are interested in joining Marple Runners, send her a message.




Tony Pratt - Club Championship Co-ordinator

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

Jeremy Woodham - Coaching 
Jeremy is a qualified Coach in Running Fitness (CiRF). He and his team do an amazing job behind the scenes including: looking after coaching advice; route planning; Pub 2 parkrun programme (our version of the C25K); coordinating volunteers for club nights and generally looking after us.


Michelle Pratt - Communications Officer 
Michelle is the person taking care of social media, website and news. If you have any news items or photos you are willing to share on the website, please contact on the above email.


Gina Rosenbrock - Welfare Officer

Gina is one of our supportive welfare officers and developing inclusion within the club. 

Angela Daniel & Andrew Hodson - Social Secretaries

Angela and Andy organise all our super social events!



Darren Peatfield - Kit and Men's Team Captain

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.

Darren is also a qualified LiRF (Leader in Running Fitness).


Lea Taylor

Lea is our money counter - she ensures that the weekly subs are collected and takes it all to the bank. She keeps the accounts impeccably and ensures the committee is regularly updated wth the accounts along with completing a detailed account of the clubs finances to be presented at the Annual General Meeting.