Here you can see who's on our committee. We are all volunteers who want to make the club the best it can be!
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Ben is our Chair. The role of the Chair is to focus the committee's work for the benefit of all club members and he is always open to hearing your suggestions and new ideas. The Chair is also responsible for being the 'public face' of the club. He has particular responsibility for making sure members concerns are addressed. Ben also organises the BVR Backyard Ultra event each Summer.
Ben is also the Run Leader for the RunTogether group Wellesley Runners, which offers Couch to 5K courses.
Steve may be the first committee member you come across, as he is at the other end of the 'Contact Us' form and will arrange a couple of free runs for anyone thinking of joining the club. As Secretary he organises the AGM, and takes the committee meeting minutes. He is also on the BVR race timing team, manages the BVR MABAC Points Championship, is the Health & Safety Officer, and does most of the paperwork for the Rushmoor Wellesley 10k. Steve has been with the club for about 30 years and has lots of experience of different races. He has done well over 100 marathons.
Dave is race director of the Woodland Woggle 10k (and does all the paperwork). He's also race director for the Rushmoor 10k. Outside of the club, he organises the Santa Run and Walk the Wards for Phyllis Tuckwell, and the Cranleigh 14/21 for MABAC. He also manages the MABAC web site.
As Social Secretary. Matt takes the lead on organising social events throughout the year and is always open to hearing your suggestions and new ideas. This includes checking out venues for our Wednesday away runs, which often involves chilling out afterwards with coffee and cake!
& Lead Welfare Officer
Deb is responsible for integrating new members into the club, dealing with membership issues, handling England Athletics affiliation and keeping the membership books up to date. She is also the Lead Welfare Officer.
Peter is the technical guru of the BVR web sites and social media. He is organiser the BVR monthly 2 Mile Handicap races and the BVR January Challenge, and is on the race timing team. He loves off-road running, jumping in the Basingstoke Canal, big hills and lots of mud.