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Committee

Neil Aitken - Honorary Chairman  

Andy Wyatt - Honorary Treasurer

Liz Milsom - Honorary Secretary (claphamchasersrc@gmail.com )

Martin Rutter - Men's Running 

Cat St Clair - Ladies' Running (catstclair@hotmail.com

Jo Muddle - Social Secretary

Mike Leong - Risk Management

Sam Burne James - Communications and Publicity (samburnejames@gmail.com)

George Bright - Triathlon

Cathryn Lower - Membership

Jenna Mullett - Triathlon: Swimming

Nic Warburton - Triathlon: Cycling 

(See below for more information about Committee members.)

Captains

Jennifer Woolgar and Emma Hughes - Ladies' Road Running

Michael Leong - Men's Road Running

Gemma Brierley and Rachel Baker - Ladies' Cross Country Running

Gary Salmon - Men's Cross Country Running

Sam Robinson - Men's Cross Country (Vice)

John Warton and Christian Moxon - London League Triathlon

Meetings

Committee meetings are held at least every other month if not more frequently. 

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is held in November - click here for meeting minutes.

About the committee

See the club structure document for a list of committee member roles.

Neil Aitken - Honorary Chairman

Loves:
My boy Jakie, racing, beer & Chasers obviously!
Hates:
Sitting still and not having shoes on :-)
Day job: Director in Sports Travel 

Since the formation of Clapham Chasers I’ve loved working with fellow club and committee members to meet the challenges of our rapidly developing club. One day we will hopefully be one of the most reputable running and triathlon clubs in the country. 

My commitments at home mean I can’t go to the volume of sessions I used to but you can usually see me coaching at the track on Tuesday. Outside of Chasers I’m also with Embrace Sports and have the privilege of coaching and training with many Chasers there too.
Andy Wyatt - Honorary Treasurer

Info to follow

Liz Milsom - Honorary Secretary

Loves: Running, cycling and lie-ins
Hates: Commuting - but now I run and cycle, I love it!
Day Job: Innovation Programme Manager

I joined the Clapham Chasers in 2011 after I moved and it became my local club. I had been a member of another running club and the difference was amazing! The Chasers are the most friendly, inclusive and supportive group of people you could hope to meet. I value that all abilities are welcome and have watched, in the five years that I’ve been a member, the club grow to an organisation that offers an amazing range of activities and events: both sporting and social! I recognise that most of this is done through people volunteering their time, enthusiasm and passion for running, cycling, swimming and triathlon.

Taking part and getting involved with any Chasers event is rewarding and enjoyable, and is an important part of my life and now I'm also proud to be able to give back some time via the Committee.

Martin Rutter - Men's running

Loves: Tuesday Track, running, Metallica, short shorts, running, rare beef, malted beverages, running
Hates: Tuesday Track, £5 pints, excuses!
Day job: Transport Consultant

Chasers aren't just my running club, they are my London family!

Like most I came to London for work (and a girl) and began the search for friends, training partners, coaches and drinking buddies. I found all four at Chasers, with most people at the club fitting all four descriptions! The amount of sporting knowledge at Chasers and the enthusiasm to pass it on is mind-blowing.

As a runner I've improved hugely over the three and a bit years I've been with Chasers but more importantly, my time in London and my transition from home-sick northerner to honorary southern-softy wouldn't have been anywhere near as enjoyable as it has been if it wasn't for this amazing club. I've been known to ride a bicycle and on rare occasions even don the neoprene but I'm definitely most at home in a pair of unnecessarily short shorts and the illustrious blue, green and white Chaser singlet.

I'm usually at the Tuesday and Thursday sessions and organise the weekend long run so please grab me and say hi, I'm always up for talking about all things running!

Cat St Clair - Ladies' Running 

Loves: Chocolate-coated hazelnuts and escaping London to hit the trails
Hates: Really long toenails and umbrellas
Day job: Clinical Psychologist 

I joined the Chasers in 2013, and my only regret is that I didn't join sooner! I'm mainly a distance runner (marathon+) but will happily race in all distances, and being part of the club and training with other like-minded people has really helped improve my fitness and performances. I'm particularly passionate about trail running, and it has been fantastic to see the trail side of the club really flourish over the last year.

I joined the committee to help promote women's running in the club and encourage Chaser ladies of all abilities to get involved, whether they are training for their first 10k or competing at a high level. I aim to foster a sense of women's training and racing being a real team affair, and to offer coaching and learning opportunities across all the running disciplines - road, trail, track and XC.

Jo Muddle - Social Secretary

Info to follow

Mike Leong - Risk Management 

Loves: All things 80's, Running.
Hates: Laziness 
Day job: Personal Trainer

My first session with the Chasers was the Monday Night Social Run 7 years ago and looking back it was a real turning point in my life. I joined the Chasers to improve my running but also to meet some new friends and needless to say I have achieved both! My background is in running (although I do enjoy cycling and have “dabbled” in Triathlon previously). One of my aims since I joined the Chasers was to run a sub-3 marathon and after overcoming some near-misses and disappointments, finally achieved it in 2014. 

I joined the Committee in 2014 to help the club build upon its successes in 2014 and also as an opportunity to give something back to the club after all it has done for me. My role in risk management will ensure that all our members continue to participate in all of our sessions safely and with the minimum of risk.
George Bright - Triathlon

Loves: ice cream, a good sprint finish, colour matching all my race kit
Hates: breaststrokers in the fast lane, guys who wear pink Rapha kit, reality TV
Day Job: making cricket happen

After having started running out of boredom about six months prior, I joined the Chasers in early 2015 to take part in the beginnner triathlon program as it'd always been an idle dream of mine to do one. I couldn't swim and hadn't ridden a bike in nearly a decade, but had plenty of enthusiasm and was quickly pounced on by the then-higher ups in the club as someone who could be easily peer-pressured into a series of increasingly stupid challenges.

In September 2015 I managed to do the swim leg of a middle distance triathlon without drowning and by August 2016 I'd completed my first Ironman without drowning, or crashing, or falling over. I'm now gunning for a long distance Age Group qualification place and keeping one slightly wary eye on the big 'K' word*, while trying to oversee the welcoming, eclectic and slightly mad/drunk bunch of Chasers that take part in triathlons and other multisport events.

Having found so much support from the Chasers as I embarked on my quest of long-distance self-flagellation, I stepped up to join the committee as head of triathlon at the end of 2016. Partly because after all the club has done for me, I'd be honoured to do my best to see if I can help things run and grow; partly because of the aforementioned peer pressure; partly because having served as London League captain for a year I thought I was well placed to take up the reins.

(*Kona!)

Sam Burne James - Communications and Publicity

Loves: Chasers' supportiveness, muddy cross country fixtures, richly deserved post-race refreshments, Buffs/snoods
Hates: how dreadful my gait looks in action shots, custard
Day job: Journalist on business mag PRWeek

In short: mediocre triathlete, sporadically just-better-than-mediocre runner, dedicated socials attendee and arguably famous beard.

I joined the club at the start of 2015 and have loved it. Chasers runs so smoothly, and hopefully my joining the committee at the end of 2016 won't mess that up completely... In all seriousness, what I want to help do as comms officer is help make more people feel more part of the club community, so that they in turn want to do more and give more to the club. As I write this at the end of 2016, I'm wondering whether to commit to soft goals (being a regular, injury free runner making at least one track/intervals session a week) or hard ones (take my 10k and 5k PBs down a few notches). Either way, the main thing will just be to have lots of fun along the way. Wish me luck.

Bit more about me - from West London originally, comedy nerd, Fulham Football Club fan. Any more questions (go on, think of something...) try me on samburnejames@gmail.com.

Cathryn Lower - Memberships

Info to follow


Jenna Mullett - Triathlon: Swimming 

Loves: Chocolate, power naps, and going on lots of holidays
Hates:  When people don’t have their socks on properly
Day job: Vocational Rehab Consultant

I joined the Chasers in 2012 when I found that running was much cheaper to than continuing with my previous hobby of swimming. Luckily, since then the club has developed a really strong triathlon side and I can now pursue both disciplines again - although doing triathlon means trying to keep costs down is long forgotten!

Cycling is still something I am working on and have a love/hate relationship with, but I definitely wouldn’t be keeping it up if it wasn’t for the Chasers friendliness, support and enthusiasm.You will find me at morning swim sessions, Tuesday track, and triathlon races in the summer.

Nic Warburton - Triathlon: Cycling

Love: Bikes and beer
Hates: cleaning my bike and soggy toast
Day Job: Trading Application Support Engineer

I have always loved to ride bikes, mainly mountain bikes as a child and then got into road cycling once I realised how much I love Lycra! Been with various road cycling clubs in Surrey but moved to London for the usual reasons.

Initially joined the Chasers to meet more people in Clapham that loved riding and boozing (in that order only). I was overwhelmed by just how inclusive the people in the club were and before I knew it I was at running sessions and loving them. So there was only one thing left to do...swim! Loved the pool especially the Lido (fresh 6am Summer mornings, best way to start to the day).

However, I had a fear of open water. If it was not for the friendly Chasers I would not have found myself at the club Champs doing an Olympic distance tri in a murky river/moat. The atmosphere on the day and solidarityof the club got me through the swim and to where I belong, on the bike.

After being with the club for 1 year and not volunteered for anything (sorry Sham) I decided to jump in the deep end again, and volunteer as The Cycling Guy. It also means I have an excuse to be at every social.



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