Running Club Volunteers

Run by and for its members

Derwent Valley Running Club is an independent club run by and for its members. Everyone involved in making the club what it is are volunteers and we could not exist without them!

Many of us play a role, whether that’s on the committee, sorting club kit, helping with publicity, leading training, devising training plans, organising our annual race or keeping a busy social diary. If you would like to get more involved, just ask!

Here’s our club email address or speak to us at training:

Who volunteers

We have a club committee who helps to run the club on behalf of members. They meet 3-4 times a year.  We all meet together once a year for an annual general meeting (AGM).

The club also has a team of qualified running coaches and leaders in running fitness, as well as a range of other volunteer roles.

Our club constitution sets out how we collectively run the club and make decisions.  A copy is available here:  Club Constitution

Committee members:

Tony Robson, Chairman

Lisa Lawson, Club Secretary

Andrew Walton, Treasurer

Jenny Yeo, Membership Secretary

Adele Sinclair, Coaching Co-ordinator

Louise Wicks, Welfare Officer

Claire Knox, Female Captain

Andrew Callcott, Male Captain

John Kirby, Committee Member


Our coaches and run leaders team include:

Sasha Ban, Katie Holmes, Claire Knox, Mark Marchant, Jo Neate, Laura Peacock, Iain Ralphson, Tony Robson, Al Rook, Adele Sinclair, Louise Wicks


Other club volunteer roles include:

Hazel Marchant, Club Kit Co-ordinator

Claire Knox, Race Director, George Ogle Memorial Race

Adele Sinclair, Claire Knox, Social Secretaries

Mark Marchant, Grand Prix Co-ordinator