ABOUT

 

Committee

 

No club can function without a "committed" committee, so please meet your Committee for 2022/23:​

 

President

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.

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Vice-President

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.

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Secretary

Phil Cantwell

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

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Treasurer

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!

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Social Secretary

Karen Halliday

Fantastic, Fun, Frontrunners loving Karen, without a doubt the ideal Social secretary always staying on top of all things social happening in Edinburgh and the wider area, giving the club members a good selection of events everyone can enjoy, making them feel engaged in a community that connects them and helps them form long lasting friendships by offering a lot more than just running.

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Diversity & Equality Officer /

Race Sub-committee

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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Communications Officer

Michael Andersen

Bio to follow

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Learn to Run Officer

Emma Young​

Bio to follow

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Race Sub-committee

Martyn Whitwell

Martyn joined Edinburgh Frontrunners in January 2022 to help get fit and make new friends. Prior to joining EFR, the only running he had done was to catch the train. He has very much enjoyed improving over the intervening months and successfully completed the Glasgow Outrun race in August. Martyn’s other hobby is sailing and he can occasionally be found splicing the main brace. Whilst he is one of many Martins at EFR, he is currently the only one with a Y!

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