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.

Mark Dillon

Mark Dillon

Chairman

Claire Shacklock

Claire Shacklock

Club secretary and race director

Nick French

Nick French

Vice chair and Sunday volunteer co-ordinator

Glenn Barker

Glenn Barker

Lead mental health champion

Glyn Pink

Glyn Pink

Kit co-ordinator

Michelle Kimberley

Michelle Kimberley

Treasurer

Gay Grove

Gay Grove

Committee member

Ruth Bennett

Ruth Bennett

Welfare officer

Steve McNelis

Steve McNelis

Membership secretary

Stuart Munday

Stuart Munday

Group leader co-ordinator

Jo Evans

Jo Evans

Club development

Kirsten Beard

Kirsten Beard

Race report correspondent

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

Glenn

James

James

Meg

Meg

Rachel

Rachel

Tsu

Tsu

Roisin

Roisin

Debbie

Debbie

Cross Country Team captains

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

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 Bomber Harris

Chris Attwood
Men’s Team Captain

Lorraine Griffiths

Lorraine Griffiths
Women’s Team Captain

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 (e.g. intervals/efforts/C25K). If you would like to apply for LiRF training to take your leading skills further, then please fill in the LiRF Leader Application Form. If you haven’t led a group before and are interested, speak to an existing leader and check out our leading a group tips page.

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

Welfare Officers

Welfare is headed up by Ruth Bennett as the club’s welfare officer, supported by Glenn, the club’s lead mental health champion. 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.
Ruth Bennett

Ruth Bennett

Welfare officer

Glenn Barker

Glenn Barker

Lead mental health champion

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

Peter Gilbert was the club’s inaugural chair back when the club was named ‘Worcester Joggers’. He was instrumental in the club’s affiliation with England Athletics. Richard Sowden was the first chair as ‘Black Pear Joggers’. All have helped grow and transform the club into what it is today.

Mark Dillon (current)

Mark Dillon (current)

Paul Evans

Paul Evans

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 no longer runs with the club, but still comes along to support at some local events.