Committee meetings are held at least every other month if not more frequently.
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is held in November - click here for meeting minutes.
Loves: Cycling, snowboarding, mountains, maps, exploring, beer, snacks
Hates: Punctures, inconsiderate road users, litter
Day Job: Finance Business Partner
Having joined the Chasers in 2012 with a view to doing triathlon, it wasn’t long until I discovered I really didn’t like open water, wasn’t overly keen on swimming or running or early mornings and that cycling was great. However, after three years of dedicated cycling, I finally managed two sprint and one middle distance triathlon over the course of one summer, where I had a proper panic attack at the start of swim. Once I realised no-one was coming to help, and that I could just about put my feet on the bottom of the lake, I got on with it, even enjoying the swim, and completed my first and last middle distance triathlon! At some stage the Chaser tri-suit, which still fits, will probably come out of retirement. Until then, I enjoy studying maps of Surrey and Kent, trying to figure out ways to make the same old roads somehow different, and every now and again finding a whole new road. I actually quite like trail running, and swimming in perfect, big, largely empty 5ft deep swimming vestibules.
Through the Chasers I’ve met loads of new friends, been to loads of new places and had loads of great times and more than a few beers and snacks. When the opportunity to become treasurer came up, combining my love of numbers, spreadsheets & Chasers, I couldn’t believe my luck and jumped at the opportunity to give back to our club & community. I’m still working on the proposal for a snack budget.
Seb Jones - Men's running, and Welfare Officer
Day job: music/sports lawyer.
I joined Chasers back in 2012, and have spent the last few years discovering how inclusive and competitive the club is. I love trail running (and anything running-related), and have increasingly focused on longer and longer distances, ideally in the mountains, to hide/justify my slower times. We have such a wealth of talent in the club, and I am thrilled to be doing what I can to support running at every distance, from track-level to 100miles.
Jo Greening - Social Secretary
Day Job: Dietitian
I actually did very little in the first few years as a Chaser but having made the decision to sign up for a 70.3 I decided I should probably start going to more sessions (I'd previously gone to one a year) and in doing so I ended up making many amazing friends and wondering why I hadn't become involved sooner. I had always thought I wasn't good enough to join a running and triathlon club but discovered that Chasers is for everyone. I started going along to the Sunday rides in January but somehow found myself racing at Herne Hill Velodrome and taking part in Red Bull Timelaps that same year. I also learnt that I don't have to lift my heart rate monitor over my head to remove it...
Hope to see you at the next Social!
Gavin Brandie - Communications and Publicity
Loves: Running, gigs, American football, biscuits (but not necessarily in that order!)