Meet the WADAC committee/trustees.
Each committee member/trustee performs a role within the club, details of which are here.
Chairman, Athletics Event Coach, Lead Coach in the Junior Athletics Group Chair@wadac.org.uk
Paul competed in most athletics events when he was younger including long jump, discus, triple jump, shot put, 100m and 1500m, and also competed in cross country races. He returned to athletics when his older son, Charlie, started U11 Academy a few years ago. Since then, he has been actively involved in coaching u11 Academy and endurance athletes.
Treasurer and Coaching Assistant (endurance) firstname.lastname@example.org
WADAC member since 2010. I have run for WADAC at distances from 1 mile to the marathon and competed on the road, cross country and track. Since my 2 daughters joined the club, I have become increasingly involved in coaching and club administration.
Club Secretary email@example.com
Just retired back to the UK after 48 years overseas as a banker working in 22 countries. Have completed 125 marathon distances including ultras. Most recently was Race Director for the Falkland Islands International Marathon and in April 2018 completed the North Pole Marathon and joining the Marathon Grand Slam Club
Coach & Officials Development Officer, Coach Co-ordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Member of WADAC since 2011 and the committee since 2014. Kathryn brings track and field experience to the committee as she competes herself. Kathryn has also team managed and is training to become a track official.
Club Junior Co-ordinator, Assistant Coach (U11-U15), Training Group Manager email@example.com
WADAC member since 2013, runs a bit, coaches a bit, administrates a lot.
An active member of the club since 2015, taking full advantage of the WADAC family membership, with four children who all participate across different age groups U20, U17, U15, U13. Richard was the team manager for the Wessex League and the Lower Youth Development League over several successful seasons and can be found at the club most Tuesdays & Thursdays.
Social Events and Fundraising Official firstname.lastname@example.org
Kate has been a WADAC member since 2019 and more often than not can be found training with the Endurance Road Group. She's LiRF trained and has competed in all distances from 5k to ultras, but enjoys the marathon the most for the challenge it brings. If you don't know her, look out for the big earrings on race day...!
Team Managers & Officials Coordinator email@example.com
I am not an athlete but a parent to two, Oliver & Ellie! In winter I am usually found at the side of a track, freezing cold and getting wet! In the summer also found at the side of a track, supporting my children and the team, and helping out in the field. I have been part of athletics for the last 9/10 years, and have been a team manager for U11’s, U13’s U15’s & U17/20’s, and also the overall team manager, organising all the leagues and team managers as well as making sure we have sufficient officials at each match.