Steve Ellerton

Steve is an experienced runner, having been with LFR for over 10 years. He has recently acted as Treasurer on the Committee and is now looking forward to his next challenge of being the Club Chair.

Andrew Heale

Andrew started running with the LFR Couch to 5K programme four years ago and has kept going, having now completed four marathons with two further planned this year. He is keen to pass on his new enthusiasm for running by helping at the Couch to 5K nights, is one of the Thursday Improvers session leaders and as a run leader. This is his first year on the committee and as a glutton for punishment has also taken up the role as the Three Counties Cross Country League Treasurer.

Sandra Dunsterville

Sandra started running a few years ago and has been with the club 3 years and is one of our keen run leaders

James Smith

James joined LFR in late 2017 after a fantastic welcome from the club in the inaugural Leighton 5K. He has made lifelong friends, had loads of laughs and runs along Chartmoor Road a lot! He is very, very excited about the role of Vice Captain.

Emily McClelland

Emily joined LFR in Autumn 2018 having started running that Summer she wanted a running club to help motivate her through the Winter months. She enjoys running all distances and is always looking to improve her fitness, pace and distance whilst having fun. She’ll run her first marathon in 2020 at London. Emily loves the social aspect of LFR and seeing everyone at all levels achieve their goals.

Chris Stenner

Chris joined LFR in mid 2017 having completed the C25k program for the second time. He has run most distances, but has yet to tackle a marathon.
He has also enjoyed competing in two seasons of XC for the club – (something he never thought he’d say!

Jennifer Garner

Jen became a member of LFR in February 2017, joining the committee later that year. Jen is also our multisport ambassador and you’ll often find her swimming, cycling or running around Leighton Buzzard whenever she can.

Caroline Mann

Caroline took up running in 2014 and ran a marathon that year after training on her own. After a fair bit of on and off running in between she joined LFR in winter 2017 and enjoys trying all the sessions on offer when she can. Caroline enjoys the challenge of half marathons mostly as it requires keeping a reasonable level of fitness but doesn’t take too much time up with training. Caroline loves the social aspect of running with the club, has made some good friends and is keen to give something back and help support the running of the club. You’ll quite often find her at her local parkrun of Rushmere too.


Tracy has been running for a few years and joined LFR in November 2016. Through the club she has made and accomplished numerous running goals including completing the London Marathon in 2018! An avid parkrunner, Tracy is the Event Director at our home parkrun at Rushmere and is also a parkrun Ambassador, looking after various local parkruns.


Michelle started running in May 2014 doing C25K on her own. She ran her first 5k race in 2014 and then did a 10k in October 2017. Her biggest running achievement was completing the London Marathon in 2018. Without the support from LFR, she says would never have achieved this dream. She gets so much pleasure running with others and seeing what they can achieve: “Helping at the C25k is so rewarding, as I remember only too clearly how I started.”

Lindsey Rigby

Lindsey joined the club about five years ago and has steadily improved as a runner since then, completing her first marathon in in 2017

Matt Gilbert

Matt has been running with LFR for a few years now and regularly helps with leading runs and our improvers sessions on Thursday nights

Annis Turner

Annis is a keen marathon runner who hopes to one day join the 100 marathon club. She is also a dance fitness instructor. Annis is an advocate of running to improve mental wellbeing. She wants to support other runners on their own running journeys and help them to achieve their running dreams.

Non-Committee Members

IT and Web Admin - Nic Dimmock
Welfare Officer - Stephen Moore
Couch to 5K Coordinator - Debbie Roff
VLM Marshal Coordinator - Tracy Cardno

Cross Country

XC Coordinator - Jane Crighton
XC Race Director - Tracy Cardno

Event Directors

Leighton 10K - Vicky Green
Santa Dash - Tam Quinn and Tracy Cardno