Kent AC Committee

The committee meets monthly. The AGM is held in November. 

Committee Posts

President 

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.

Ellie Brown

Involved with athletics and running for over 40 years. First club was Winchester AC where I was an avid track runner and I subsequently went on to represent the South of England in long jump! My love of the sport continues this day. I am a fully qualified England Athletics coach and a volunteer member on England Athletics’ London Regional Council.

General Secretary

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

Phil Sanders

Club member since 2007, proud to be a regular scorer in the club’s consistently strong Vets teams. Also keen on cycling and indoor rowing, which comes in handy when nursing myself through various injuries.

Treasurer

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.

 Bernie Hutchinson

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A member of Kent AC since 1986, having previously been a member of Ealing & Southall AC and Leeds City AC. Committee member since c.1988 and has held the post of membership secretary since 1995.

Team Secretaries & Managers (Track, Road, Coaching, Cross Country, Women’s and Vets)

Responsibility is blurred between secretary and manager, but together they deal with affiliations, entries, transport and accommodation, communications, selection, motivation, declarations and on-the-day dramas for their respective disciplines.  They are also first point of contact for people wanting to be involved in their area and represent it on the committee.

Track Secretary

Ken Pike

An active member since 1980 and have been a coach to A group since 1990 . Ran 5000 m mainly but enjoyed cross country and road relays especially. Proud of our unique achievement in working up from Southern League Division 5 to British League Premiership – no less than 8 promotions.

Track Team Manager Men

Pete Lighting

Track Team Manager Women

Victoria Buck

A multi-distance runner whose preferred distances are the half and full marathon but also likes to compete in vets track competitions  over the 400m, 800m and 1500m distances.  Regularly represents Kent AC in the winter XC fixtures.  As the ladies team captain for the Southern Athletics League also competes in various field events including long jump, discus and javelin.

Cross Country Manager

Dave Morgan

Second claim member since 2012, first claim since 2018.  Lives locally, an all surface , all year round runner.

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.

Ted Aston

Long distance runner with the club since 2006, ex club social secretary now newly appointed coaching secretary in 2018. Other interests include the fine arts and architecture.

As a coach, I focus on long distance endurance for the seniors as well as coaching junior girls in track, middle distance, road and cross country.

Road Running Manager

James Bowler

Women’s Secretaries

Victoria Buck

Sarah Young

Club member since 2012, GFA marathoner and avid XC fan, grown to love the track too!

Volunteer LIRF coach of the Junior girls running group.

Women’s Cross Country Secretary

Ellie Brown

Veterans Manager (non-committee post)

Luke Armitage (Men)

Kate Williams (Women)

Likes running, singing, gin and Scotland.  But not always in that order.

Social Secretary

Organises annual presentation evening and Christmas event

Katie Rowland

Website Manager

Responsible for hosting service, design, structure and editorial control over content.  

Norman Fairbrass

Two other committee posts

Dennis Fairbrass

Adrian Musson