Styal relies on its members for voluntary coaching and administrative support. Here are some of the friendly faces you will see regularly when you join.
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I compete and enjoy road and cross country races ranging from 5k to marathon distances and also triathlon from short course to Ironman. I am a run director at Wilmslow parkrun.
Club Chairman and Run Leader
After their inspirational Couch 2 5K course in 2018, I joined the club and continued to 10K and half marathon distances within a year. I was lucky enough to win a place in the London Marathon 2021, and it was one of the best experiences of my life.
Treasurer and Run Leader
I started running aged 45 and ran my first marathon aged 50. After saying never again, I ran another 18! Highlights include completing the World Marathon Majors and Comrades Ultra Marathon. I ran 5k every day in 2022 for #MoveAgainstCancer
I am a founder member of the club and a former chairman. I’ve run a variety of races all over the world, from 5k to marathons. Now I run for pleasure and to keep fit. I’m a Run Leader and enjoy supporting the Couch to 5K groups.
Vice-Chairman and Welfare Officer
I came late to running, joining the Club’s beginners course in 2016. Running is now a huge part of my life and, as one of the least speedy members of the club, I am passionate about encouraging and supporting those who also take a little longer to cover the ground.
I started running in school, because of my brother. A short, failed, attempt at long jumping led to distance running instead. I eventually signed up to a marathon to fill my Saturday mornings. Many miles later I now find the best runs have hills, or mud, or both.
I joined the club in 2015 after taking up running in 2011. I work full time in the NHS mental health services and have a busy family life. My running highlights to date are London Marathon in 2021, plus doing 4 years of buggy running.
From the moment I joined a work team running the Great Manchester 10k in 2015 I was hooked, and I've gone on to run all distances up to 100k. I love the feeling of being fit and healthy that running gives me, and the socialability of being part of a great club.
Club Secretary and Run Leader
I joined the club having taken up running again in 2018, and it’s improved my running greatly. The support is fantastic from fellow club members and helps you achieve things you never thought you would do.
Social Secretary and Projects
After a long career with the BBC I discovered running in retirement, and joined the club in 2019. As well as club runs I enjoy races, and in April 2023 I ran my first marathon. I'm also part of the core volunteer team at Wilmslow parkrun.
Marketing Officer and Run Leader
I’m a busy paramedic and wanted to improve my fitness. I joined Styal and have never looked back! I run 5k and 10k distances, cross country and trail. Since I joined I’ve completed three marathons. The support from the club inspired me to do a Run Leader course and help others to love running.
I've been running with Styal Running Club for over 10 years. I joined to get fit, and I stayed because of the friendly and supportive members.
I started running properly when I joined the club in 2019. Up until then I had run a few races but had never really fallen in love with running. SRC changed that for me and has roused my competitive enthusiasm. I’ve gone on to run distances up to marathons and am due to run my first ultra this year.
As an occasional and not too confident runner, I discovered my love for it after completing the SRC Couch to 5k course in 2018. With the support of a great club, I've gone on to run 5k up to marathon races, cross country, trails and 24 hour relays. I just wish I'd started sooner!
I joined Styal in 2014 and have enjoyed many races, holidays and 24 hour events with the gang - in all conditions! I'm back to running marathons after a few years out of long distance running to look after my toddler.