|Kev was one of the founder members of the club back in February 2013 and is now in his sixth year as chair. He has been running for over twenty years having ‘reluctantly’ taken it up jog/walking to help a running friend who was returning from injury. As a lifelong asthmatic, Kev never dreamed of being a runner and still regards crossing the line at the 2009 London Marathon as one of his proudest moments.
Kev likes to run off-road whenever possible and his favourite races are the annual SYAAC Cross Country Fixtures, the Edwinstowe 10k trail, and Short to Medium Fell Races, although he also enjoys local 10k road races.
Outside the club, Kev’s other interests include road cycling and triathlon.
|Ladies Captain and Club Development Officer|
|Paula starting running in September 2015 mainly running on her own around her village. She joined Danum Harriers in December 2016 after seeing lots of runners in blue and yellow harrier vests at Edwinstowe 10K, they all seemed lots of fun and she joined Danum Harriers the next day. Paula became Ladies Captain and Club Development Officer in February 2017, she has worked as a Manager in the NHS for 22 years so her organisational, problem solving and people skills were suitable to her new role within Danum Harriers.
Paula’s preferred running type is long distance. She much prefers to meet up with friends to run a 20 mile relaxed, sociable run taking in the countryside rather than a fast timed 5k or 10k.
Paula runs two businesses outside the world of Danum Harriers; she states she has very little time to take on any other leisure pursuits. But when she does have time out from work and running she likes to travel, which gives her quality time to spend with her family.
|Simon started running in 2012 inspired by London Olympics and entered his first 10K race that year plus the Great North run, the following year he raced many other 10K races but secretly wanted to improve times and strength and in 2014 was introduced to the Danum Harriers having many friends already running with them – he joined in November 2014 and is still improving.
He became Captain in 2016, one of his key responsibilities has been organising all the SYCAA Cross Country and Road League races series plus the Dam Flask Relays all of which are great, cheap local club races. One of his proudest running moments was managing a team of 8 Danum Harriers into the London Marathon 2015, raising over £5,000 for charity in the process and ran the Manchester marathon in 2018 achieving his target of sub 4 hours!
Outside of the club Simon has a demanding National Sales role, he enjoys spending quality time with his family, holidays and days out and has been threatening Triathlon training, maybe he’ll do one in 2019.
|Club Secretary and Welfare Officer|
|Caroline first took up running after the birth of her 2nd child in 1995 – her children’s godmother persuaded her to give it go. She favoured fitness classes for a few years but she came back to running when she she joined the club in late 2014 with 2 other Danum ladies in preparation for a spring Marathon. She received a lot of valuable help & support & a plethora of fellow runners to train with.
Caroline runs a variety of distances including the South Yorkshire Road Leagues, 10k, half & full marathons and even a couple of sprint triathlons. Caroline is a great advocate of cross training and enjoys spin, HITT & kettlebell classes. This year she has concentrated on the 10 mile race distance and has also tried more trail race distances and even a couple of races in the KMR series. Caroline became club secretary & welfare officer in February 2016.
Caroline also shares a passion with her other half for car racing and is in the process of obtaining her National B car racing licence. They race a Formula Ford single seater car in a championship all around Great Britain & Europe. Caroline always runs the circuit before a race to get a feel for the track and sneak some miles in. She is planning on taking part next year in hill climbs in their Historic Rally car (these are great hill run training sessions!). Lots of exciting times ahead!
|Tracy started running in May 2015 at parkrun in Doncaster. Two years later she joined Danum Harriers. Tracy describes joining the club as having a massive impact on her life, both running and socially. She states that there are lots of friends to be made at Danum Harriers. Tracy became Club Treasurer in August 2018.
Outside of the club, Tracy enjoys swimming and also walking with her dogs. She is also the volunteer coordinator for Doncaster parkrun.
Her proudest moments were seeing both of her children securing places at top universities.
|Mark has been running since 2015 and joined the Harriers in September that year. He volunteered his services as Media Officer (looking after the website and dealing with the tech-related side of the club) in 2017, and is ideally suited to the role having spent almost 20 years working in the IT industry.
Mark’s favourite runs are 5km and 10kms, although he has started to run longer distances and in 2018 competed in his first 10 mile and half marathon races. Before running became his main form of cardio exercise he used to compete around the country in indoor rowing competitions, even medalling in his category on several occasions. When not exercising his other interests include photography, cycling, cars, home-cinema, films and anything tech-related.