The club committee members

The committee are a group of volunteers that meet regularly to make important decisions regarding the direction of the club and other important matters relating to the club, to the benefit of its members. The club is required to have a committee under the England Athletics affiliation. You can get in touch with the committee online.

Paul Evans

Paul Evans

Chairman

Claire Shacklock

Claire Shacklock

Club secretary and race director

Jo Evans

Jo Evans

Kit and Clubmark co-ordinator

Cat Kelly

Cat Kelly

Membership secretary

Hazel Sherrington

Hazel Sherrington

Treasurer

Gay Grove

Gay Grove

Committee member

Tracy Kennish-Ward

Tracy Kennish-Ward

Marcoms and Social Media Liaison

Rebekah Dib

Rebekah Dib

Welfare officer

Glenn Barker

Glenn Barker

Lead mental health champion

Mental Health Champions

The BPJ Mental Health Champion team has been formed to help promote positive mental health and wellbeing within the club. Read more about the Mental Health Champions.

Glenn Barker

Glenn Barker

James Matheson

James Matheson

Kaine Pritchett

Kaine Pritchett

Meg Judge

Meg Judge

Cross Country Team captains

Thank you to the captains for volunteering and championing the cross country leagues that the club take part in.

Chris Bomber Harris

Chris Attwood
Men’s Team Captain

Chris Bomber Harris

Paul Childs
Men’s Team Vice Captain

Lorraine Griffiths

Lorraine Griffiths
Women’s Team Captain

Also a big thank you to Chris Bomber Harris who captained the men’s team through the club’s promotion to division two and grew the participation in the club. Due to other commitments he has passed the mantle over, but still helps out where possible.

Chris Baigent-Reed

Chris Baigent-Reed

Charity Liaison

Chris is the club’s charity liaison. Chris helps to provide a cohesive relationship between the charities being supported and the club, so that a collaborative approach can be gained with a clear understanding from both parties as to what this entails in order to maximise the opportunity of support in the best possible way.

The Clubmark team

Clubmark is a quality assurance badge that will show our members and England Athletics that we provide a safe and inclusive experience to our runners. We started this process in August 2015 and will have until the end of July 2016 to put everything in place. Read more about Clubmark.

Jo Evans

Jo Evans

Clubmark co-ordinator

Cliff Wood

Cliff Wood

Recruitment

Hazel Sherrington

Hazel Sherrington

Equal Opportunities

James Matheson

James Matheson

runbritain Rankings

LiRF Leaders

As part of the club’s move to Clubmark accreditation, we have been putting a lot of our regular group leaders through LiRF (Leadership in Running Fitness) training with England Athletics. The training qualifies and insures leaders to deliver safe and fun running sessions, suitable for Running Club Leaders and other Group Leaders.

To lead a normal club night group a LIRF qualification is not required – but we encourage regular leaders to do the course to further knowledge, understanding and confidence in what they are doing and also to give them the opportunity to lead coached sessions/programmes. If you would like to apply for LiRF training to take your leading skills further, then please fill in the LiRF Leader Application Form.

We also have qualified guide runners for leadings visually impaired runners and now qualified coaches in running fitness.

Below are the list of our qualified leaders and which qualifications they hold:

First Name Last Name Qualification
Nicholas Adams LiRF Leader
Roz Barnwell LiRF Leader
Kazzandra Bishop LiRF Leader, Guide Runner
Anna Borecka Guide Runner
Sarah Broadbent Guide Runner
Helen Burton LiRF Leader
Wendy Cole LiRF Leader, Guide Runner
Peter Darwen LiRF Leader
Rebekah Dib LiRF Leader, Guide Runner
Benjamin Dillon LiRF Leader
Richard Drewett LiRF Leader
Nick Eacock Guide Runner
Joanne Evans CiRF Coach, LiRF Leader, Guide Runner
Paul Evans LiRF Leader
Sarah Fernihough LiRF Leader, Guide Runner
Darren Fletcher LiRF Leader
Gay Grove LiRF Leader
Margaret Gwilliam LiRF Leader
Carol Hardie LiRF Leader
Ian Hornabrook LiRF Leader
Rachel Hornabrook LiRF Leader
Amanda Husband LiRF Leader
Derek Jackson LiRF Leader
Anthony Jones LiRF Leader
Tracy Kennish-Ward LiRF Leader, Guide Runner
James King Guide Runner
Anne Kingham LiRF Leader
Kate Lane LiRF Leader
Mike Lane LiRF Leader
Alison Law LiRF Leader
Marianne Maisey LiRF Leader
James Matheson LiRF Leader
Steve McNelis LiRF Leader
Phil Miles LiRF Leader
Sarah Morris LiRF Leader
Stacey Redpath LiRF Leader
Martin Reeves LiRF Leader
Neil Richards LiRF Leader, Guide Runner
Mark Rose LiRF Leader
Claire Shacklock CiRF Coach, LiRF Leader
David Shacklock LiRF Leader
Kim Sparkes LiRF Leader, Guide Runner
Rebecca Spencer LiRF Leader
Helen Burton LiRF Leader
Gary Tomkinson LiRF Leader
Steve Shaw LiRF Leader
Cliff Wood LiRF Leader
Mark Dillon LiRF Leader
Peter Darwen LiRF Leader
Kazzandra Bishop LiRF Leader
Roz Barnwell LiRF Leader
Jane Lodge LiRF Leader
Duncan Sutcliffe LiRF Leader
Tsu Law LiRF Leader
Glenn Barker LiRF Leader
Jemma Newton-Smith LiRF Leader

Welfare Officers

The Black Pear Joggers have two welfare officers. This is following England Athletics guidelines, to have two; one male and one female. Their responsibilities include:

  • Assist the club to fulfil its responsibilities to safeguard vulnerable adults at club level.
  • Assist the club to write and implement its safeguarding vulnerable adults plan at club level.
  • The first point of contact for everyone where concerns about a vulnerable adult’s welfare, poor practice or abuse are identified.
  • Devise, implement and keep updated the club’s reporting and recording procedures.
  • Promote the club’s best practice guidance/code of conducts within the club.
  • Represent welfare on the club’s management committee.
  • Ensure adherence to the club’s safeguarding training.
  • Ensure appropriate confidentiality is maintained.
  • Promote anti-discriminatory practice.
Rebekah Dib

Rebekah Dib

Welfare officer

Carl Jones

Carl Jones

Welfare officer

Interesting in helping?

If you are interested in doing something for the club, from organising a social events to putting on runs from different locations, let us know how we can support you.

Club chairs, past and present

Paul Evans (current chair)

Paul Evans (current chair)

Mike Lane

Mike Lane

Gary Smith

Gary Smith

Steve Bott

Steve Bott

Ruth Bailey

Ruth Bailey

Richard Sowden

Richard Sowden

Peter Gilbert

Peter Gilbert

The original Worcester Joggers

Peter, Stuart and Wilf started back when the club was called the Worcester Joggers. All of them have made outstanding contributions to the club over the years, which you can find out more using the links below. Peter and Stuart have sadly passed away. Wilf still regularly takes the ‘walk and talk’ group on a club night.