Here are the Radcliffe Athletic Club Officials. If you need to get in touch, please contact the relevant person using the details provided below.
ChairmanFollowing a number of years spent training on his own, Chris joined Radcliffe AC in 2013 with the aim of improving his running and shifting some extra pounds. With the support of his club mates and Radcliffe’s experienced coaches Chris went on to set a PB in the Great North Run and will shortly be joining fellow committee member Pete in attempting to complete the Manchester Marathon for the first time. Despite moving away from the Bury area in 2014 and briefly toying with switching to another club closer to home, Chris remains a regular attendee at club nights and meetings citing Radcliffe AC’s friendly atmosphere behind his decision to travel the extra miles.
Chris is the membership secretary and representative of RAC for the Central Lancs Grand Prix Series. Chris joined Radcliffe Athletics Club in August 2013. Since then, Chris has enjoyed running many of the club races on road, trail and cross country. He has progressed well since joining the club and was given the most improved male award for 2014. Even though the club races are competitive, Chris likes the way that all the members support and encourage each other. This is what makes Radcliffe Athletics Club the special club it is today.
Head Coach, Coach in Running Fitness (2799676)Eileen joined Radcliffe AC in 1987 when the club was just 3 years old. She has enjoyed nearly 30 years of proudly wearing the Radcliffe vest, often winning her age category in road, trail, cross country, and the odd fell race. After retiring from work as a Transport Manager in 2008 she joined the committee and went on to qualify as a Coach in Running Fitness. Eileen has developed a structured training schedule for members to use as a good sound development programme to help reach individual goals and potentials. Eileen is also the club secretary.
Web ManagerFaye joined Radcliffe AC in 2014 who enjoys long Sunday scenic runs with the club! Faye developed the Radcliffe website and helps keeping it to date with the latest news and races!
A runner for many years and a member of the club since 2014, Fiona has run many fell and cross country races for the club. She is a keen marathon runner and long distance runner. She is a member of the FRA. She enjoys running in hills and mountains and occasionally takes part in Park Runs. She is keen to be more involved in the running of the club and hopes to help coordinate Radcliffe AC's club races this year.
Level 1 Coach (27996774)
I joined the club in 1992 having previously been a member of Chorley AC. I have taken part in many of the club's championship events down the years, and I've achieved many of my personal running goals but I'd like to think that even at my advanced age I still have some new targets to achieve. In 2009 I took a coaching course and am qualified as a level one coach. My personal preference is to work with beginners and those new to running who would like to improve their fitness and want to get the most out of their membership of our great little club.
Chief MarshallIan started running in October 2014 as preparation for a charity run at the Manchester marathon in aid of Bury Hospice. After the Marathon he caught the running bug and joined Radcliffe AC in May 2015. A fan of running all distances Ian can be found on the road, fell and trails in events ranging from 5k to ultra marathon. Ian puts his vast improvement in form down to the coaches, members and friendly atmosphere at Radcliffe AC and has joined the committee and coaching team to give a little back to his team mates.Ian also controls the courses and marshal duties for Radcliffes events during the year. Ian's greatest achievement is winning best beard at the clubs presentation evening in 2015.
Male Club CaptainKris started running in April 2012 beginning first with 2 mile loops, progressing to Parkruns before eventually joining Radcliffe AC in November 2013. In December Kris did the Stockport 10 in December before giving in to a club mate's continual banter and signing up for the Manchester Marathon which he completed in April 2014. Since then Kris has ran in road, trail, cross country and fells with the latter being his favourite. Kris’ running highlights to date are knocking over an hour off his marathon PB with a 3:41 at Chester, a new half marathon PB at Bolton of 1:39 and being named male club captain at this year's AGM.
Les has been a club member since 1990, completed six marathons(best London 3 hours 29 mins) and many other 13 milers and club races. Les has retired now due to heart condition but is a social member on the committee now.
Race DirectorLuigi has been a member of Radcliffe AC since 2014. Since joining he has completed numerous long distance races, including a few international marathons in France, Italy and most exotically Wales. He is hoping to continue his travels in the coming years. He has developed an interest in trail and fell running, but will definitely end up doing some road runs too.
Project Manager (Cams Lane), Coach in Running Fitness (2799670)Joined Radcliffe AC in 1995 and has actively competed for the club in road and fell races over the years. Currently in the stages of developing my personal goals having completed a busy 5 years as Chair and race organiser. I hold a "Coach in running fitness" qualification and am passionate about getting new members actively involved with the club.
Mauro joined Radcliffe AC in 2012. Since then he has run many of the club races, including road, fell and cross country. Keen marathon runner, he has participated in the London, Singapore and Rome marathons amongst several others. Active committee member, he encourages competitive participation amongst club members and oversees internal club communications via website and social media.
TreasurerPeter is an England Athletic qualified Leader in Running fitness, he joined Radcliffe AC in January 2015 to improve his competitiveness in races and benefit from some proper coaching. Since then he has run many of the races in the club calendar, including road, trail, fell and cross country as well as being a regular at Heaton Parkrun. A keen road runner, Peter will once again be joining a number of other club members running the Greater Manchester Marathon in a bid to break the 3 Hour 30 Min mark he narrowly missed out on last year. Now in his second year as a committee member and first as club treasurer he hopes to get a greater involvement in the running of the club.
Press OfficerSheila is a long time member of Radcliffe AC. Initially a road runner she completed several marathons including New York and London. She turned to the fells at the age of 47, after injuries on the roads, completing many Lakeland races and the Ben Nevis three times, the first 60 year old woman to do it! She became English age group fell champion in 2007 and completed the Joss Naylor Challenge in 2010. Loves long days out in the hills. A former journalist she writes the club race reports and reports on the club's successes in the local papers.
Special EventsVince joined Radcliffe AC having been running since 1988 decided he could improve being in a club so he joined in 2002. He is a well known person both working with Ukresults and organising events since ‘retiring ‘ from competitive running. This did not stop the sprinkling of league races, on the fells, road, trails and cross country. Founder of the website and Facebook site and doing the results for Radcliffe AC. Having organised races and assisting in others throughout the country he now spends more time doing this than racing (5 marathons in the year 2000 to win a £10 bet with his racing brother!) he remains competitive when he does run. He is known for organising previous races such as Ramsbottom Off-Road Duathlon, Coed – Y –Brenin Off Road Duathlon, Hit the North Duathlon and 12 hour mountain bike challenge, Terry Nortley Relays and in the 11th year Helwith Bridge Duathlon (2015), all raising money for charity.