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Committee

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Neil Aitken Honorary Chairman  
Andy Wyatt Honorary Treasurer
Liz Milsom  Honorary Secretary
Martin Rutter  Men's Running 
Cat St Clair  Ladies' Running / Welfare Officer
Jo Greening Social Secretary
Matt Dickinson Risk Management / Welfare Officer
Juliann Canty   Communications and Publicity
Joe Spraggins Head of Triathlon
Cathryn Rees  Membership
Mariana Marques Triathlon: Swimming
Naomi Hartopp  Triathlon: Cycling 

(See below for more information about Committee members.)

Captains

Jennifer Woolgar and Cathryn Rees  Ladies' Road Running
Michael Leong Men's Road Running
Gemma Brierley and Charlotte Brigden (Vice) Ladies' Cross Country Running
Gary Salmon and Sam Robinson (Vice)  Men's Cross Country Running
John Warton & Christian Moxon  London Triathlon League


Meetings

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.

About the committee

Neil Aitken - Honorary Chairman

Loves:
My boy Jakie, racing, beer & Chasers obviously!
Hates:
Sitting still and not having shoes on :-)
Day job: Director in Sports Travel 

Since the formation of Clapham Chasers I’ve loved working with fellow club and committee members to meet the challenges of our rapidly developing club. One day we will hopefully be one of the most reputable running and triathlon clubs in the country. 

My commitments at home mean I can’t go to the volume of sessions I used to but you can usually see me coaching at the track on Tuesday. Outside of Chasers I’m also with Embrace Sports and have the privilege of coaching and training with many Chasers there too.
Andy Wyatt - Honorary Treasurer

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Liz Milsom - Honorary Secretary

Loves: Running, cycling and lie-ins
Hates: Commuting - but now I run and cycle, I love it!
Day Job: Innovation Programme Manager

I joined the Clapham Chasers in 2011 after I moved and it became my local club. I had been a member of another running club and the difference was amazing! The Chasers are the most friendly, inclusive and supportive group of people you could hope to meet. I value that all abilities are welcome and have watched, in the five years that I’ve been a member, the club grow to an organisation that offers an amazing range of activities and events: both sporting and social! I recognise that most of this is done through people volunteering their time, enthusiasm and passion for running, cycling, swimming and triathlon.

Taking part and getting involved with any Chasers event is rewarding and enjoyable, and is an important part of my life and now I'm also proud to be able to give back some time via the Committee.

Martin Rutter - Men's running

Loves: Tuesday Track, running, Metallica, short shorts, running, rare beef, malted beverages, running
Hates: Tuesday Track, £5 pints, excuses!
Day job: Transport Consultant

Chasers aren't just my running club, they are my London family!

Like most I came to London for work (and a girl) and began the search for friends, training partners, coaches and drinking buddies. I found all four at Chasers, with most people at the club fitting all four descriptions! The amount of sporting knowledge at Chasers and the enthusiasm to pass it on is mind-blowing.

As a runner I've improved hugely over the three and a bit years I've been with Chasers but more importantly, my time in London and my transition from home-sick northerner to honorary southern-softy wouldn't have been anywhere near as enjoyable as it has been if it wasn't for this amazing club. I've been known to ride a bicycle and on rare occasions even don the neoprene but I'm definitely most at home in a pair of unnecessarily short shorts and the illustrious blue, green and white Chaser singlet.

I'm usually at the Tuesday and Thursday sessions and organise the weekend long run so please grab me and say hi, I'm always up for talking about all things running!

Cat St Clair - Ladies' Running 

Loves: Chocolate-coated hazelnuts and escaping London to hit the trails
Hates: Really long toenails and umbrellas
Day job: Clinical Psychologist 

I joined the Chasers in 2013, and my only regret is that I didn't join sooner! I'm mainly a distance runner (marathon+) but will happily race in all distances, and being part of the club and training with other like-minded people has really helped improve my fitness and performances. I'm particularly passionate about trail running, and it has been fantastic to see the trail side of the club really flourish over the last year.

I joined the committee to help promote women's running in the club and encourage Chaser ladies of all abilities to get involved, whether they are training for their first 10k or competing at a high level. I aim to foster a sense of women's training and racing being a real team affair, and to offer coaching and learning opportunities across all the running disciplines - road, trail, track and XC.

Jo Greening - Social Secretary

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Matt Dickinson - Risk Management 

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Juliann Canty - Communications and Publicity

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Cathryn Rees - Memberships

Loves: Being in a constant state of FOMO because there is just so much fun stuff to do

My advice for absolutely anyone anywhere is that they should move to London, join a running club, and change their life.  Whilst this might be a slight oversimplification of life, it encapsulates what happened to me and life is so much richer for all the experiences I’ve been lucky to have with the Chasers.  You couldn’t ask to spend your time, or live with, a better bunch of people.  This of course should come with a warning because if it wasn’t for this incredible group I wouldn’t have; a GFA place in London next year; bought a wetsuit before I could swim; swam in the dark; discovered that you only need a sleep, wine and pizza to forget the pain of waking up at 2am to run five miles as part of a relay team; become extraordinarily excited when we visit a new Parkrun and associated cake and coffee shop.

E-mail enquiries to memberships.chasers@gmail.com
Mariana Marques - Triathlon: Swimming 

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Naomi Hartopp - Triathlon: Cycling
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