Club Officers

President: Gail Duckworth


Gail is our very own president and super star, with a menagerie of international medals and world records!

Club Captain: Sam Dear

Sam or “Sicknote” as he is affectionately known is often seen recovering from his injuries by supporting on the sidelines and putting his “Luton voice” to good use.

Vice Captain: Ruth Mitchell


Ruth quietly gets on with things and you’ll find her at almost every event going! Consistently putting in the hard graft as well as performing when it matters, she shows us how it should be done.


Club Chairperson: James Lowe

James has completely thrown himself into the club as a relative newbie to running. It’s rumoured his champion quizzing skills won him the chairperson’s role, or perhaps a rare defeat meant it was the booby prize!!

Secretary: Mike Furness


Mike is one of our road running coaches encouraging us to run faster on Thursdays. Straight talking and so addicted to vaporflies, he’ll wear them even for Cross Country!

Treasurer: Roger Seldon


Roger holds the purse strings for the club and deals with all things financial.  Don’t forget to pay him your membership fees or he’ll be knocking down your door!

Junior Coaching Representative: Warren Rose

Warren is the calmest person you’re ever likely to meet. Nothing phases him. Whether it’s 30 under 11’s on a Tuesday night or a quagmire of a cross-country course in mid January, he offers the reassuring voice to all – especially the adults!

Publicity Officer: Sara Lowe

James’ righthand woman or is James her lefthand man? We don’t really know, but what we do know is that Sara keeps us in the public eye and celebrates all our achievements.

Committee Member and Welfare Officer: Jo Dear

Jo loves a marathon. She’ll often be seen on long training runs around the country lanes of Beds & Bucks or otherwise saving the lives of our 4-legged friends as our resident vet.

Committee Member: Pete Mackrell


The third most famous man from Burnley, behind Jimmy Anderson and Sir Ian McKellan.  A man of few words, Pete loves his marathons, spreadsheets, Burnley Football Club and, of course, beer!