Meet the Committee

The GVH Committee for 2014/15 was voted in at our AGM on Thursday 26th September 2014. They are listed here alongside their pictures and a short biog.

If you have any specific questions for them, they can be contacted on the email addresses below or come and speak to them on a club night.

Andy Newing
I've been a GVH member since it's formation in Spring 1991. Most of my best friends have been made through the club and I've had great advice and support over the years so wanted to put something back in. I'd recommend GVH to anyone who is a current runner or beginner. After 5 happy years as Men's Captain I'm very proud to be Chair of the club and we are going from strength to strength with many new members and branching out as an affiliated Triathlon club this year.
Karis Thomas
I joined GVH after receiving a place for the London Marathon 2014. I started running in 2011 and trained alone for my 1st marathon in 2012 but as soon as I finished I wanted to go back and run it faster. Thanks to GVH I improved by over an hour and have PB’d on various other distances too. As well as being Secretary I run our public Facebook page and help with beginner runners. GVH has become more than just a running club to me now, the friends I’ve made have become a huge part of my life!
Men's Captain
Ed Price
I have been a Harrier since 2008. I’d always run since schooldays, but joining the club has taken my running onto a new level & made me much more competitive! I’ve run one marathon & missed out on a sub 3hr by 23 seconds, something I hope to put right at London 2014. I’m responsible for the masochistic fun that is Tuesday night rep sessions.
Women's Captain
Gemma Bitaraf
I joined GVH in 2012 and my running (and competitiveness!) since has improved significantly. I ran my 1st marathon this year in 3hrs 34mins, something I would never have achieved alone.I often run with my dog Chester who has been known to join me as part of the GVH team at parkruns! Aside from the great training schedules,the friendliness and spirit of the club has really made me feel part of the GVH ‘family'. I’m proud to take on the role as Ladies Captain and looking forward to running the London Marathon next year.
Steve Newing
I've been with GVH for 6 years and run 5 marathons and various road and cross country events. The best move I made was joining the Club as it made me a better runner through the structured training programmes. There is also a great social side to the Club which makes the running all the more enjoyable.
Social Secretary
Paula Cook
I have been with GVH for 9 years & have completed 8 marathons & several other running events. I have also made a lot of friends, all of which prompted me into my new role as Social Secretary.
Communications Officer
Dave Wise
I joined GVH in December 2011 and have loved every minute since! As well as the training, I enjoy the friendly atmosphere and encouragement at the club and have improved greatly with the help and advice of the more experienced runners.
Being a newcomer, I enjoy trying different events, like cross country, marathons, trail runs etc. I have completed 3 marathons and numerous half marathons so far, and look forward to many more.
Kit Manager
Helen Terry
I have been running with GVH for almost 20 years and have completed 5 marathons - I'm not quick but I get there eventually! as well as looking after the kit I also organise the Summer Handicap Series and help organize the Marathon training runs.
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