No club can function without a "committed" committee, so please meet your Committee for 2021/22:​



Kirsty Mackenzie

Kirsty made her EFR race debut by passing out just after crossing the finish line of the EMF 10k 2017. All was well though: she managed to stop her watch first. Since then she's become famous for pulling out amazing times on new distances with no training (occasionally hungover), and organising impromptu short notice social events, and supporting absolutely anyone through absolutely anything.




Martin Johnston

Highly engaged, active athlete, the club wouldn’t be the same without him. Probably the one club member that knows all the existing running routes by heart but is also keen to invent and carefully map new ones. If a race is to take place, Martin is probably the person you heard it from and also the person running in it.




Phil Cantwell

Practical, Precise, Punctual, ... Phil! Genuinely a very nice person who likes to help people, therefore without a surprise, the ideal club secretary. 




Pat Blashill

Pat joined Frontrunners in 2018, though it is popularly believed he began running sometime during the Middle Ages.  Speed is now apparently inversely related to the amount of his grumbling about the failure of key body parts - a fact borne with considerable patience by his team mates, less so by his long suffering husband. Loves trails and will try to persuade anyone to give up pounding the pavement and take to the hills instead. Look for the lonely light bobbing about on Arthur’s Seat on dark winter nights!



Learn to Run Officer

Kate Foggo

Kate joined Learn to Run in January 2016 and hasn't looked back. Within a few weeks she was reliably leading the pack and couldn't hear the whistle! She trained as a JogLeader in September 2016 and was teaching and supporting the next batch of beginners a year after starting herself. She's a committed runner whatever the weather, and a fantastic advocate for inclusion in sport.



Communications Officer

Martin Hocevar

Ironically a person not particularly fond of social interactions with others, Martin, photographer by profession, keen runner at heart, which is why it is no surprise that he was so keen to take on the role of Communications Officer, making sure EFR always stays up to date with the latest gossip, trends and up-to-date information.



Diversity & Equality Officer

Al Hopkins

Al, Non-binary, they/them pronouns. With EFR since day one, they've still to fully adjust to the Saturday morning early starts. They love hills, mud, wind, and rivers, and have foolishly promised to enter a swim-run race with Siobhan that’s waaay beyond either of their current abilities, so may well be forced into retirement if they ever manage to get to a start line...

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Social Secretary

Karen Halliday

Bio to follow...