Our club currently has 9 committee members:
Chairman: Chris Pownell
Chris Pownell is the club chairman. He oversees the general running of the club to ensure we offer our members a safe environment in which they can fulfill their running potential. He works closely with the rest of the committee in all areas including club training, running development, club races, event support, and social activities.
Chris is also the main contact for the group 1 training sessions, which are based away from the Halewood Environment Centre in order to get the most from the sessions.
Secretary: Anja Pownell
Anja Pownell is the club and membership secretary. She is in charge of keeping our membership list up to date, sorting the club’s and members’ England athletics and Northern athletics affiliation and ensuring a smooth renewal process. Memberships run from 1 April until 30 March, so renewals are usually commenced on 1 March every year. Anja is also organising our Club championships and Club Standards awards.
Treasurer: Karen Parry
Karen Parry is the treasurer of KHAC. She reconciles the bank account with all payments made to and from the club. She also leads our running sessions at the Kirkby track and takes care of the Junior running sessions.
Team manager: Chris Wills
Chris Wills is the team manager of KHAC. His role involves ensuring that the members know of any upcoming championship races, along with submitting teams to the organizers when necessary.
Race director: Kelly Marrin
Kelly Marrin is the race director and helps to organize the club races. She is responsible for applying for the UKA licenses and ensures results are published on runbritain/power of 10. In the weeks leading up to our races, she always seeks the help of our club members to volunteer on race days to ensure the smooth running of these successful events.
Merchandise officer: Jayne Ellis
Jayne Ellis is responsible for ordering club vests and merchandise. She places a few orders per year and has a good knowledge of their sizing. She is always on the lookout for new items of kit to order and personalise with our club badge and colours and is happy to help you with your requirements.
Social media officer: Cara Bartlett
Cara Bartlett is the club’s social media officer. She is responsible for managing the club’s social media on Facebook and Twitter, and email accounts. There, Cara is responding to queries from club members and the general public.
Welfare officer: Russ Owens
Russ Owens is responsible for Safeguarding & Welfare. He ensures that the safety and welfare of our members is taken seriously in regard to club events and activities, and that everyone, especially children and vulnerable adults, is safeguarded within the club. He is the first point of contact in regard to any bullying concerns that members may have, or become aware of, and if necessary, passes these on to the club committee for further investigation.
Committee member: Jill Hudson
Jill Hudson is a committee member and coach.
Further details on the different committee roles can be found here.