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 and helping all our members with their fell running adventures. Anyone is free to attend the committee meetings, 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 - Vice President

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.


David Griffin - Chair

I want to help everyone achieve their goals, in a safe and caring environment.

Michael Ainsworth - Senior coach coordinator
Honoured to be club Chair after 15 years of great leadership from Tim.  It's my job to make sure we continue to strive to be the best fell running club in the country and it's great to see you all racing, training and socialising together as part of team Helm!  Fell racing highlights so far include losing my car keys at the Hodgson (if anyone finds them you can keep them!), getting lost in Wales and once winning a race by leaping through a gorse bush!
Ali Richards - Vice Chair

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.....

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! 
  Tim Lamont - Club Captain

Moved to Kendal in 2021, joined Helm Hill within a week, and haven't looked back! Stoked to be part of the world's friendliest, most fun, most supportive fell running club. Gifted and talented at getting lost in races (even when the course is flagged...)

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.

  James Leigh Baron - Membership Secretary.


  Annie Aston-Gardner  - Welfare Officer 


Victoria Thompson -Treasurer 

Joined Helm post Covid and now coach the red group as well as being Treasurer. It's great to be part of an ever expanding club 


  Thao Nunns - Secretary 

I joined Helm in 2022 and love training weekly with the green group. I love the community feel and the inclusion of all ages and abilities at training and races. 

  David Appleyard - Media Coordinator (aka 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...

  Social Secretary



Ben Procter - member

One of Helm Hill's five founder members!



Russ Cannon - member

Been a member for quite a few years. Now take the Green Group on Wednesday night training.

Cragrat No.1


Rick Stuart - Newsletter mogul (not on the committee but does a top job!)

Joined Helm in 2009 (after running in a Kendal vest for 15yrs) as my daughter was one of the growing band of Helm junior runners and I spent most of my time at races hanging out with Helm Hill runners. In those days I think there was only about 10 seniors who raced!  With an expanding club there's loads going on and a newsletter is a great way of sharing interesting stuff to all.