Committee

Club President
Kev Taylor
Kev Taylor Kev was one of the founder members of the club back in February 2013 and in 2020 became the Club’s Life President after stepping down as Chairman due to injury.  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.

When his injuries allow, 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.

Chairman
Adrian Tuplin
Adi Tuplin Adi started his running adventure in 2005 with short local runs purely to try to gain a little fitness and lose a little weight. His first race was Doncaster half marathon in April 2006 after a running friend persuaded him to enter, and the rest is history – with nearly 20 marathons, countless half’s and more recently several Ultra’s under his belt he readily admits that longer distances are his thing, with mid distance Ultra’s being his preferred race type nowadays. His running really took off after his wife – Danum Treasurer Tracy – took up running and subsequently pushed him to up the mileage and ultimately join Harriers in the Autumn of 2017, something which he hasn’t looked back from and has changed his whole outlook on life and people in general.

Adi also loves running and marshalling his local parkrun and likes nothing better than volunteering at local races of all distances and gains a lot of pleasure from helping and encouraging fellow runners of all ages and abilities to reach their goals whatever they may be. He was elected men’s captain in April 2019 and was quoted as saying he was “chuffed to mintballs” about the new role! In the following year he was elected Chairman as new President Kev’s successor

Ladies Captain
Lynn Hutchinson
Lynn started running in October 2016, after her husband persuaded her to give it a go, initially at her local park run, then joining Danum Harriers in January 2017. With the support from her fellow Harriers she quickly moved up the groups and gained more confidence to start entering races. In October of that year she completed her first marathon in York and a few weeks later completed the White Rose Ultra with three other lovely Harriers.

Her proudest moment was receiving the Harriers’ Female Runner Of The Year trophy in 2017 after an amazing first year. Lynn’s favourite event is Endure24, an event she will tackle for the third year running in June 2019 with 30 other fellow Harriers. In 2018, after another failed attempt to gain entry to the London Marathon, her name was pulled out of the hat for the Club’s marathon place. She proudly crossed the line in April 2019 and stated it was one of the best experiences of her life, one she will be eternally grateful to the Harriers for providing her with the opportunity.

In 2019 Lynn is trying out a few other disciplines – she regularly takes part in Duathlons and in May 2019 she attempted her first middle distance triathlon (half ironman).

Men’s Captain
James Holloway
James Holloway Jim started running in January 2017. Shortly after heading out alone, he paired up with an old school friend (Nicola), who had run in the past and wanted to get back into it. He completed his first 10K in September 2017 followed by the Doncaster 10K in November.

Nicola and her husband Neil, also an old school friend, encouraged him to find a club. Having seen dozens of Harriers supporting one another on the Doncaster 10K route, he got in touch and was running with them the following week.

He and Neil then b̶u̶l̶l̶i̶e̶d̶ encouraged Nicola (who was dismayed at having lost a running partner) into joining. By August 2018, despite protests of “I PREFER BIKES”, Neil had joined too.

Jim has run a variety of distances, including a 75KM ultra marathon. Strangely he decided to do that before completing his first marathon!

Club Secretary and Welfare Officer
Caroline Greening
Caroline Greening 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!

Club Treasurer
Joanne Derx
Joanne started running about 10 years ago, mainly on the treadmill at her local gym, never fancying more than 5km she mixed it up with cross training and yoga. Her first running event was the Cusworth 10km in 2016.

Shortly after doing her first race and experiencing the race buzz, in awe of so many runners who all “looked like professionals” Joanne joined the Danum Harriers. In 2020 she took over the role of Club Treasurer, having spent some years performing roles for the club outside of the committee.

Joanne’s favourite runs are off road, she prefers endurance running (not built for speed), she has completed two Ultra’s and numerous 24 hour racing events. Joanne is enthusiastic when it comes to encouraging people who are new to the sport, providing C25k programmes and helping them to develop beyond that.

Media Officer and Welfare Officer
Mark Bower
Mark Bower 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.  In 2020 he also took on the additional role of the club’s second Welfare Officer to support Caroline in her role.

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, and is now also a member of Doncaster Rowing Club. When not running/rowing his other interests include photography, cycling, cars, home-cinema, films and anything tech-related.