No club can function without a *committed* Committee, so please meet your Committee for 2019/20:
Hannah Cornish is a long-time runner who runs to feel good. She appreciates how EFR focuses more on making sure members enjoy their experience rather than times, distances and leader-boards. Hannah loves runs that "take her places", not just exploring new routes and exotic parts of the world (she's not averse to a little mud) but also opening new places in her mind with friends on the trail, which makes all the aching muscles worth it.
Kirsty Mackenzie 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.
Kevin Dyas joined Learn to Run in February 2016, which set him on the road to his first 10k race in Jedburgh that year, and the EMF 10k six months later (see his fan club at the finish line in the photie!). He enjoys running 8k on Saturday mornings and is often to be heard leading a sing-song on the way round. A quote from Kevin: "I've made some great friends at this club; that's why I want to get involved with the EFR Committee. See you in the pub!"
Kate Foggo 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.
Paul Hughes started running in 2015 after moving to Edinburgh; he then completed the Edinburgh half marathon and joined EFR, which he says is great for motivation to keep running and setting targets. Since joining the EFR family he's done another 5 half marathons, several 10Ks, and appreciates the competition as he targets more!
Learn to Run Officer
Jude Hallewell joined our walking group in February 2016, and turned her feet to running with Learn to Run 2018. She's an excellent example of someone who's got totally addicted to running, with her first 10k at Mallaig that May, and her first half marathon at Jedburgh in October of the same year. She's the club's resident artist and tree hugger (Fagus of the Botanic Gardens).
Diversity & Equality Officer
Al Hopkins, 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...