Meet the Committee

The GVH Committee for 2016/17 was voted in at our AGM on Thursday 29th September 2016. 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 with GVH since it's formation in 1991. Most of my best friends have been made through GVH and I've had great advice and support over the years so wanted to put something back in. I'd recommend GVH to any runner or triathlete of any standard. I was Men's Captain for 5 happy and successful years and am now very proud to be Chair of the Club. We continue to go from strength to strength and I am committed to making ongoing improvements where we can.
Robert Bowler
As a runner since infants I was keen to try Gade Valley Harriers when I moved to Hemel in 2014. Bovingdon Airfield was my first club run and I remember the fear of getting lost!I do Parkruns to half marathons and ‘enjoy’ the Tuesday night training sessions, which have helped me achieve PB’s in all distances in the past year. Without marshals and support, runners can’t train or race so I wanted to give something back and volunteered to join the Committee. This is my first committee role so I'm looking forward to it immensely.
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.
Women's Captain
Gemma Bitaraf
I joined GVH in 2012 and my running (and competitiveness!) since has improved significantly. I ran my 2nd marathon in 2015 in 3hrs 19mins,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 was proud to take on the role as Ladies Captain and look forward to running the Manchester Marathon in 2016.
Men's Captain / Head Coach
Ed Price
I have been a Harrier since 2008. I’d always been a runner since schooldays, but joining the club has taken my running to new levels with the highlight being a 2:58:00 at the London marathon in 2014. I have also qualified as a coach which allows me to inflict torture on my fellow club members each week! I’m very proud to be Men’s Captain and I get a real buzz from helping other runners reach their goals.
Social Secretary
Emma Gray
I've been running with GVH since May 2015 when I moved to Hemel. I've been running for over 5 years. It all started with a few Race For Life events, but then the half marathons started rolling in thick and fast and then to my astonishment I've now completed 5 marathons. This year I completed both Brighton and London marathon within the space of one week. My friends and family say I'm crazy but I just love to run. I've recently been elected to Social Secretary and can't wait to start!
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.
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. I enjoy competing at many different types of running events, like cross country, 5K’s, 10K’s, half marathons, full marathons and trail runs. I have completed many marathons and half marathons so far, and look forward to many more.
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