Our Committee

Chairman, Covid-19 Officer

Jackie Faulkner

I joined the club in 2018 after taking up running 3 months earlier. I have completed one organised half marathon and several 10k races. I enjoy running regularly. I like being in the countryside and enjoy the company of others.

Secretary

Graham Bale

Graham’s running journey began in May 2012 when he participated in the Saltram Armada 5k alongside his daughter and exceeded his expectations in the rankings. Just a month after joining Plymstock Road Runners, he completed his first half marathon in March 2013 at Reading with a time of sub 1:30.

In the following month, while raising funds for charity at the Plymouth Half Marathon, Graham achieved an impressive time of 1:21, securing the 19th place overall and finishing 2nd in his age category. This success marked a turning point for him.

Graham’s running achievements continued to flourish. With a club place at the 2015 London Marathon, he surpassed the Championship Qualifying Time by 20 seconds, earning him the opportunity to participate in numerous London Marathon events thereafter. His passion for running extends beyond the road, as he enjoys exploring trail running and is always open to trying new challenges.

Linda Worsfold

Linda has been with the club for a few years and is the steadying hand as far as the club finances are concerned. 

Social Secretary

Sean Doogan

Sean embarked on his running journey 16 years ago when he ran a charity spot in the 2006 London Marathon. Since then, he has completed 9 marathons, including Edinburgh, Paris, Dublin, Frankfurt, and Rotterdam, along with numerous half marathons and 10k races.

After years of running solo, Sean joined Plymstock Road Runners in 2018. The warm welcome and the support he has received has made his experience truly enjoyable. Despite being 52 years old, Sean achieved his fastest 10k and half marathon times in the past year, a testament to the remarkable progress he has made since joining the club. It goes to show your never too old to become a little bit faster.

During the lockdown, Sean discovered a passion for trail running and has become a regular participant in the monthly PCR TTs. This new endeavor has added an exciting dimension to his running journey.

Ladies Club Captain

Helen Metherell

Mens Club Captain

James Mann

James started running in 2019 to improve his fitness and health. Joining Plymstock Road Runners in 2022 for a half marathon training was the game-changer. The team’s camaraderie and dedication motivated James to improve. 

Since joining PRR, James has successfully completed numerous 10k races and half marathons and he remains committed to his running journey with the club, continually striving to achieve more. 

As a committee member, his aim to inspire and support others, creating an inclusive and empowering club environment. His grateful for the support he has received and is excited to contribute to the club’s growth and success.

Welfare Officer

Zoe Anning

Zoe became a member of Plymstock Road Runners in 2020, enrolling in our c25k beginner program. Thanks to the club’s support, she now runs 5k regularly and has successfully finished three 10k races in 2022.

Zoe acknowledges that the club has significantly boosted her running confidence and provided her with the chance to connect with wonderful like-minded individuals.

Zoe joined the committee because she wanted to actively contribute to the club’s vision and help others experience the same benefits and sense of community that she had gained from Plymstock Road Runners.

Safeguarding in Athletics

Preventing Bullying in Sport