Your Committee

General Secretary
Bob  Thomas

A member since 2006, I’m in my third year as the General Secretary.  I also run the Club Championships and I’m the Race Director for the Mortimer 10K.  I used to work as an IT project manager before retiring in 2014, whereupon I invested in my first bike and now I’m not sure if I’m a runner with a cycling habit or a cyclist with a running problem.  Either way, I won’t be setting any records in either discipline.  I don’t always want to be recognised so I sometimes run camouflaged, as seen in the photo.

Phil Reay

I first joined the club in 2010 and held the role as Men's Team Captain from 2017-2019, before being elected as Chairman at the 2019 AGM.  I ran my first  event aged 7 years old and have loved running ever since.  The inclusiveness, wellbeing benefits and community feel of the sport are what I'm particularly passionate about.
Instagram: @reayruns

Jill Dibben

I have been a member of Roadrunners since 2015, having followed the familiar path of catching the bug through parkrun. Since then I have enjoyed training with Katie Gumbrell’s group and have gradually stepped up my distances through 10k events to 10 mile races. The next target will be a half marathon. I was co-opted on to the Club Committee in January, having honed my treasurer’s skills in a similar position with a local community group.

Membership Secretary
Anne  Goodall

I have been a member since 1987 and have the privilege of being a Life Member. Although my running days have been cut short but Arthritis I still have a keen interest in the club and can now try to give something back to the club by being Membership Secretary. 

Social Secretary
Elizabeth Johnson

I've been a member of the club for a year and a half and a runner for not much longer! The support I've received and the friendships made at the club have got me through my first marathon and I really wanted to give something back. I love organising stuff, spreadsheets (I'm a data analyst by day) and bringing people together so Social Sec seemed like a good fit. If you have any ideas for events, please drop me a line and I'll add it to my planning spreadsheet...... Did I mention how much I love spreadsheets!?  Instagram: @run_lizy_run

Webmaster/Social Media
Paul Monaghan

I look after everything web & social media related. I joined the committee in 2013 as my way of giving something back to the club plus it's a great excuse to listen to and talk to members, as I'd like to think communication is one of my strengths. Marathon running is my passion and I'm quite often running races abroad with my partner Caroline Jackson. Read more about me here.
Instagram: @TrailsurferUK
Twitter: @TrailsurferUK

Claire Seymour

I’ve been a member of Reading Roadrunners since 2010, of which 2 of those years I was ladies captain. I love being part of the club and enjoy running  with my favourite distance being the marathon. Since standing down as ladies captain I have missed being able to give something back to the club, so I thought it would be good to get involved again.

Veronika Royle

When I am not busy working as a Marketing Consultant, I can be found with her family in Reading, or visiting family in Germany. I joined the Reading Roadrunners in 2016 following a disastrous attempt to run my first marathon of a plan downloaded from the internet. With the help of my running friends, I now enjoy long distance running and volunteer as a Coach in Running Fitness at Track on Wednesdays. In that role as I also act as the Coaching Liaison between the committee and the coaching coordinator. 

Alice Carpenter

I’m Alice and I’ve been a part of RR for two years. I love the club (and running!) and wanted to give something to the club by contributing some more of my time to its organisation and to try and give another voice to the members so they can have a say over how the club is run. In my normal life I’m a secondary school teacher, running around after children instead! 


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