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Kent AC Committee

The committee meets on the 1st Monday of each month. There is no August meeting. The AGM is held in November. 

The Committee Posts were re-elected at the 2023 AGM. Contact Details

Committee Posts


Apart from chairing the AGM, optionally chairing committee meetings and presenting at the awards presentation evening, it’s largely honorific, but is expected to offer wise counsel in situations of stress or controversy.

Vic Buck / Len Reilly

Club Secretary

Chief point of contact for outside organisations and for recording and communicating internal management and administration.  

Phil Marsden


Responsible for managing income and expenditure, reimbursing expenses, producing statements of accounts at the AGM and maintaining financial records to satisfy the auditor.

David Devlin

Started running in 2014, in my mid 40’s, just trying to get fit.  I then discovered parkrun and later that year found Kent AC.  It was great to find out that the club facilitated all levels and I still enjoy training with the C group.  I have, to date, run six marathons in the Kent AC vest and love the buzz of  “racing” as part of such a great club.

Membership Secretary

Processes new applications and maintains the database of members and subscriptions. Registers athletes with England Athletics and deals with affiliation queries. Handles payments to the club and EA. Reports to the Committee regarding new members, resignations and lapsed members.

 Zuzana Nemeckova

Juniors Secretary

Claire Oxlade and Anne Hepple

Social Secretary

Organises annual presentation evening, Christmas party and adhoc events throughout the year.

Katie Rowland and Ellie Freeden

Coaching Secretary

Responsible for the coaching structure, to assist athletes to improve their performances; arrange mentors to support coaches to progress to the level they aspire to; and recruit new coaches.

Dan Ansell

Communications Team

Ronnie Hayden, Claire Oxlade , Phil Marsden, Ellie Freeden and Rob Sessemann

Track – Men

Ian Ellwood

Track Women

Sofia Contino

Road – Men

Chris Busaileh

Road – Women

Katie Rowland

Cross Country – Men

Owen Hind and James Boustead

Cross Country – Women

Sarah Crichton and Gen Blanche

Sarah Crichton

I joined the club as a long distance runner in 2016 with the lofty ambition to run New York Marathon and wanted to join the best club in South East London in order to get to the start line in one piece. Having ran in school and for a while at university in Birmingham, I had a rough idea of what I was doing but was quickly whipped into shape in the B group sessions. Alongside my fiancé, we made lots of new friends and got into the habit of regular running on track nights and have enjoyed racing regularly for the club since then! I have enjoyed many successes since joining Kent AC and have smashed my best times from 3km up to marathon since joining and have to say a big thank you to Pete Boxshall for keeping me on the straight and narrow! 

Welfare Officers

Kieran Fitzpatrick, Sarah Young and Sarah Maris-Shaw

Track Administrator Officer


Committee Posts (without portfolio)

Bernie Hutchinson & Richard Giles

Ex PresidentsPast Presidents