|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.
|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). Runninq is her passion and she’s looking forward to heading to Amsterdam later in 2019 on the Harriers away trip to hopefully complete the marathon.
|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!
|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 running/rowing his other interests include photography, cycling, cars, home-cinema, films and anything tech-related.