Here are the Radcliffe Athletic Club Officials. If you need to get in touch, please contact the relevant person using the details provided below.
Chairman / Leader in Running FitnessFollowing 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 has since gone on to set new PBs at 5k, 10k and Half Marathon distances, as well as completing two Full Marathons. Despite moving away from the Bury area in 2014 and briefly toying with switching to another club closer to home, the lure of Radcliffe AC was too strong and Chris subsequently joined the committee in early 2016 before becoming Chairman later that year. Together with a new committee, Chris is enjoying building on the solid foundations laid by the previous Chair and maintaining Radcliffe’s reputation as one of the friendliest running clubs in the North West of England.
Secretary / Leader in Running FitnessMike started running nearly 20 years ago as a way to get healthy and shed a few pounds. After many years of solo training/running he joined Radcliffe AC in 2017 with the aim of learning how to improve his running and meet some fellow runners. In his first year he set new PB’s for 5k, 10k and Half Marathon and is looking to further improve his times. He also took on his first Fell races and did a cross country run for the first time since leaving school! Mike recently passed his Leadership in Running Fitness qualification as the first stage in becoming a fully qualified running coach.
Treasurer / Leader in Running FitnessPeter 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.
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 FitnessIan 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 Captain / Leader in Running FitnessKris 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, completing the London marathon earlier this year and being named male club captain at last year's AGM.
Female Captain / Leader in Running FitnessLisa started running in September 2010 as preparation training for her first marathon, Edinburgh, in April 2011. Since then she has completed 14 other marathons as well as 4 "lap" Ultras and 4 "point to point" Ultras - the longest solo effort being 65 miles. Along with the longer distance races, Lisa has also completed numerous half marathons and 10k's. She has now developed a preference for fell running. Lisa is both a Leader in running Fitness as well as female team captain.
Brand Manager / Leader in Running Fitness
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Project Manager (Junior Section) / Leader in Running FitnessCaroline (aka Caz) started running 3 years ago to help with anxiety, best medicine by far! It was a cold February when she first hit the Couch to 5k (C25K) program. "I had to run 1 min without a rest, I remember thinking there is no way I could run 20 min" During her first year Caz ran 4 fell races & the Stockport 10 miler in 1hr and 26min!! She wants others to feel the happiness & release she felt so she trained as a LIRF. Caz played a key role in bringing together a junior section and now assists in their coaching.
Level 1 Coach
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.