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Club Contacts & Committee

Our committee looks after all the behind-the-scenes aspects of the club, everything from membership, race organisation, housekeeping, relay team selection, public relations, administration, etc.

The current committee was elected at the club AGM in September 2018 and all positions are held for 12 months. If you have a specific enquiry please e-mail the relevant person listed below. Alternatively, if you would like to ask a general question you can also get in touch using the form on the right.

You'll also find a list of other useful contacts and officers within the club on the right hand side of the page should you have any questions about club kit, press notices or welfare issues.

Contact Trawden AC
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PAUL BROWN  •  chair@trawdenac.co.uk
Usually busy beavering away behind the scenes and willing to chip in wherever needed. Paul has many years' running experience having tackled races over a wide range of distances and terrain, he's something of a marathon geek having notched up over 40 to date.

Vice Chairman

MICK DOBSON  •  vicechair@trawdenac.co.uk
A dedicated fell runner with plenty of off-road experience, Mick has raced all over the Pennines, Dales and Lakes from the short and sharp to long ultra distances.


ALEX FORT  •  secretary@trawdenac.co.uk


ALESHEA MCINTOSH  •  treasurer@trawdenac.co.uk
One of the friendliest people you could meet and someone with a good head for figures. Aleshea joined the club fairly recently and is getting back into running following a long lay-off through injury.

Membership Secretary

KERRIE-ANNE BRETHERTON  •  membership@trawdenac.co.uk
A wonderful character who runs crazy distances and has been known to supply a tremendous amount of cakes at club gatherings, Kerrie-Anne is sure to give you a great welcome.

Social Secretary

GAVIN O'CONNOR  •  social@trawdenac.co.uk
A keen contributor to the club, Gavin has a list of events as long as his legs, enjoys a good sprint finish at each race, a beer to celebrate and socialising amongst others.

Club Captain

CHELL BROOKS  •  club.captain@trawdenac.co.uk
If anyone can motivate you to do anything it's Chell. Not exactly shy and retiring, she'll certainly get you up and running everything from parkrun to a 100-miler!

Junior Co-ordinator

PAULA WALSH  •  juniors@trawdenac.co.uk

Committee Member


Committee Member


Vice Captain

MICK DOBSON  •  capt.mick@trawdenac.co.uk
A great team player and serious fell runner having raced most of the Lakeland classics, Mick is a level-headed, down-to-earth and friendly guy.

Vice Captain

ALLAN BOULT  •  capt.allan@trawdenac.co.uk

Vice Captain

TRACY PARKINSON  •  capt.tracy@trawdenac.co.uk

Vice Captain

DAVID FORT  •  capt.david@trawdenac.co.uk

Vice Captain

PAULA WALSH  •  capt.david@trawdenac.co.uk

Senior Club Coach

Seriously motivated with years of running experience, Daz is sure to get the most out of you during club training sessions. He'll be ready with a witty remark or bit of banter when you're really digging deep!

Senior Club Coach (Fell)

Kerrie-Anne has a wealth of off-road experience and even teamed up with the legendary Nicky Spinks during her coaching assessment. She'll have you dancing over the fells, skipping around the track or toned-up in no time.

Junior Club Coach

Coming through the ranks as a junior and representing the country in European competition, Christina has all the knowledge and skills to pass on to our own children. A seasoned athlete with some outstanding times under her belt.

Junior Club Coach

One of our junior coaches and someone with a background in athletics from an early age, Karen is a real team player encouraging everyone and making them feel right at home. She'll also try her hand running on any kind of terrain too.

Kit Manager

GEL WELLS •  kit@trawdenac.co.uk
If you need a new vest or would like any other club kit including hoodies, shirts, jackets or headwear, Gel is the person to ask. Visit our kit page to see what we have on offer.

Press Officer

EDWARD LEE  •  press@trawdenac.co.uk

Results Co-ordinator

PAUL BROWN  •  results@trawdenac.co.uk
Main caretaker of the club website and social media channels, Paul constantly scans the ether each week to keep the TAC results up-to-date. But let him know if he's missed anything!

Welfare Officer

DAVE POTTER  •  welfare.dave@trawdenac.co.uk
A keen listener who's not shy to offer advice and support wherever needed. Someone to talk to if you ever feel the need for a chat about anything within the team.