Committee Members

Here you can see who's on our committee. We are all volunteers who want to make the club the best it can be!

We are always glad of  help from any willing helpers at Blackwater Valley Runners.  Contact us for more information


Alan Baker

Alan Baker is our Chair and has been at the club for about 4 years. The role of the Chair is to focus the committee's work for the benefit of all club members. They are also responsible for being the 'public face' of the club. He has particular responsibility for making sure members concerns are addressed.

Club President

John Hogg

John is the President of Blackwater Valley Runners and has done over 200 marathons. He is also our representative for the MABAC running league.


Steve Low

Steve Low organises committee meetings, and takes the minutes. He also records the club Points Championship results. Steve has been with the club for over 25 years and has lots of experience of different races. He has done over 100 marathons.

Race Captain

Bryony North

The Race Captain is responsible for ensuring we meet our members running needs.  She also encourages participation in running and social club events, and is the captain of the MABAC race series.

Club Coach



Currently vacant

Membership Secretary

 Simon Cooper

The Membership Secretary is responsible for recruiting members, dealing with enquiries and ensuring that affiliation membership is up to date.


Alan Freestone

As treasurer, Alan oversees the club accounts, banks your subscriptions and any other income, pays out expenses and presents the accounts at committee meetings and the AGM.  In addition to this Alan also leads on organising the annual club awards night.

Assistant Treasurer

Suzanne Anderson

Suzanne helps Alan with the club finances and will take over as Treasurer in 2019

Race Director

Dave Porter

Organises the Woodland Woggle - Rushmoor 10k - Santa Run - part of Committee of Farnham Pilgrim Marathon

Social Secretary

Veronique Haynes

The Social Secretary takes the lead on organising social events throughout the year and is always open to hearing your suggestions and new ideas.

Social Media and Website Editor


Currently vacant

 Maintains the website and has editorial over-sight as well as making sure that all forms of social media are kept up to date.

Committee Member

 Deborah Heighes

An extra pair of guiding hands on the committee to help in lots of areas, as well as ensure the members needs are recognised.

Committee Member


Richard Jones

An extra pair of guiding hands on the committee to help in lots of areas, as well as ensure the members needs are recognised.

Non-Committee Member - Newsletter Editor

Karen Jones

Karen sends out the weekly newsletter ensuring all members are up to date with the latest news and reviews.

Non-Committee Member - Kit Coordinators

Mary Thane and Tina Mault

The Kit coordinator looks after the club kit and ensures we have plenty of stock and also deals with on-line kit orders. Club Kit page