Andrew Heale

Andrew started running with the LFR Couch to 5K programme six years ago and has never looked back. He’s now completed six marathons as well as being an avid parkrunner particularly at Rushmere. Previously Andrew was club Treasurer for two years and he is also Treasurer for the three Counties Cross Country League. Andrew says his favourite things include running, cake and beer so has found LFR is his ideal club!

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 was meant to run her first marathon in 2020 at London but we all know how 2020 went, so she’s hoping 2021 will be the year! Emily loves the social aspect of LFR and seeing everyone at all levels achieve their goals.

Michael Dudley AKA Dougie

Dougie joined LFR in February of 2020 cake night and he was forever hooked! He loves LFR for how welcoming and social the club is, along with the variety of runs on offer. Dougie also enjoys Half Marathon races, obstacle courses, Parkrun and run leading for the club. He is looking forward to his role as Vice-Captain, providing support and giving back to the club. A semi-professional vampire hunter, he spends his spare time removing the princes of darkness from this mortal plane. Have you seen any Draculas’ around LB? No? You’re welcome…

Ian Bisby

Ian joined LFR in the summer of 2018 through the Couch to 5k program. Having come from a cycling background Ian saw joining LFR as a way to improve his overall fitness and to meet new people. Ian’s never looked back; running further, becoming fitter and finally declaring himself as a ‘runner’ after being awarded the Coaches award in 2020!

He loves the team spirit and sense of community within LFR and felt it was as strong as ever through the unprecedented 2020.

As Communications Officer Ian hopes to bring you all the latest of what we’ve done and what we are going to do, whilst being both entertaining and enlightening at the same time!

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.


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.”

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.

Nic Dimmock

Nic has been running with LFR for many years now and is a keen club run-leader. In addition helps with the maintenance and updating of the clubs IT systems.

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