Committee

We have an active and sociable committee, but are always looking for fresh input from new and existing members to help move the club forward. Anyone is free to attend the committee meetings (always food available), and you won't necessarily be given a job (unless you want one).

 
Billy Procter - President   
 
I have been about since the start, over the years I have enjoyed many roles within the club. Helm has given me a great platform to achieve things I never thought possible at my level of sporting ability. My greatest accomplishments have come through coaching young and old, seeing them improve their fell skills and all round have a go attitude.
 
Tim Murray - Chairperson

Joined 15 years ago after taking my daughter to training on a cold, wet Wednesday evening. I was hooked! Running disasters far outweigh running successes but the lure of the start line is still as strong. It’s been a pleasure to run and train with such a brilliant group of people and to see the Club grow and develop.
 
John Bagge - Vice chairperson
 
Sharon Taylor - Club Captain
 
I have been running since the age of 10 so seeing the youngsters we have down on a Wednesday evening brings back so many happy memories.  I decided to join Helm Hill 5 years ago after having children as I wanted to be part of a club where we could run together as a family.  I have been known to take some slightly longer route choices when the mist is down! 
  Kieran Hodgson - Club Captain

Been with Helm for five years and captain for last 2. Knew I was a lifer the moment I joined! Great people, great training and above all a right craic. An approachable guy who is always happy to hear from anyone about anything club related. 

  Lorna Askew - Junior Coordinator

First went to Helm training when one of my sons was six and a half (he is now well into his teenage years) ... stayed with him for the session, became a  Parent helper, then a coach, and then Junior Co-ordinator.  Have even won 2 bottles of beer when I was fourth lady in a race; my top tip from that is to enter a race in which there are only 4 women.

  Marie Robson - Membership Secretary.

I have been a member of Helm for at least 5 years. I was made to feel very welcome and I have met many lovely people. I try to do some races for Helm and I have enjoyed been part of the ladies teams . I have been membership secretary for about two years and I enjoy everything about the club .

  Lizzie Adams - Welfare Officer 

joined the club 4 years ago. I hadn’t run since leaving school and only did it because my partner wanted to join. I am one of the back runners and am comfortable knowing that I will never trouble a podium. I have made so many good friends since joining the club, many of whom congratulate me on my achievements no matter how far back I finish.

  Jo Wilcox - Welfare Officer

Joined Helm Hill so that I could do some gentle running on winter evenings with company. That was 5 years ago & have since got the racing bug, helped out at races, raced with & been a proud member of the women’s Vet team. Love to be involved with the trips to far off places racing & the social events which make the club so vibrant.

  Jo Grisdale -Treasurer 

I joined the club as parent helper and before you could say ‘fell shoes’, I was treasurer, training, donning a club vest at races and found myself immersed as part of the green machine. There isn’t, and unlikely ever will be, any great racing honours with my name on them but I’ve had fantastic fun, experienced club camaraderie  and made some great friends along the way. 

  Bill Coupe - Secretary 

Taking & writing the committee meeting minutes and organising some stuff.  Been a member of Helm for over 4 years which coincides with a dramatic improvement in my fitness! In short, Helmers help you recognise your potential and then guide you to achieving it – this is evidenced by the junior section being the envy of all other clubs, probably.

  David Appleyard - General art web dogsbody...

First joined through my children who used to run in the junior groups...Still awaiting a greatest running achievement, but it has been great to be part of the development of the club, witnessing our runners competing for all sorts of honours. I love to get out, enjoy the hills and the competitive vibe of the races. Nothing like a Helm day out on the bus...

  Ali Richards

Joined Helm in 2011 and have loved being a part of an ever-growing women's team at champs races, relays and Billy Bland challenges. Also love the wider club aspect of family, recces, socials and sharing the love of the fells.  I run the group Facebook page and am the 'welcome' person for any newcomers - point them in my direction.....

  Rick Stuart - Newsletter mogul
  Amanda Burrow
  Kath Aubrey
   Chris Schofield
  Yvonne Procter