The Leader Team

GREENBOW

Running Club

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Name: Greg Mimms - Dictator/supreme leader.

Preferred race distance: Half marathon.

Favourite race: Dublin Marathon. The route was great, but the Irish spectators were absolutely amazing. A fantastic atmosphere.

Why do you run?: The headspace it gives you, and the sense of freedom when exploring new places.

Favourite post long run meal?: Cheese on toast....and lots of it.

Name: Kelly Lawson - Female team captain.

Preferred race distance: 5k and half marathon.

Favourite race: Cardiff Half Marathon.

Why do you run?: I took up running in 2016 to have some 'me time' and meet new friends. I moved to Exeter in 1998 and anxiety got in the way of meeting new friends. Running has really changed my life for the better and have made some great friends.  

Favourite post long run meal?: Roast dinner.

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Name: Eddie Stevens - Male team captain.

Preferred race distance: 5k. Fast and furious.

Favourite race: Bristol 10k. Great atmosphere and route under the Clifton Suspension Bridge.

Why do you run?: The post run feel good factor and social scenes!!

Favourite post long run meal?: Curry!! Midlands born and bred.

Name: Matt Bonnell

Preferred race distance: For me it's 10k.

Favourite race: Probably Burrator 10k.

Why do you run?: I did the Couch 2 5k for health reasons as I was really overweight, but I didn't realise the mental health reasons until later.

Favourite post long run meal?: I don't really have one. What ever grabs my attention.

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Name: Russell Whelan

Preferred race distance: 10k.

Favourite race: Land and Sand 5k.

Why do you run?: For fitness and mental health.

Favourite post long run meal?: All the food.

Name: Harry Evans

Preferred race distance: 100m sprint or the sack race.

Favourite race: My only far so far, the 56k Sunshine Extravaganza .

Why do you run?: To explore new places and to meet new people. You'll find all runners have an interesting story to tell.

Favourite post long run meal?: Chocolate milk. If you can call that a meal.

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Name: Martin Shelton

Preferred race distance: 10k.

Favourite race: City Runs Exmouth 5 miler.

Why do you run?: Fitness and mental health.

Favourite post long run meal?: Pizza.

Name: Kirsty Bickell

Preferred race distance: 5k or 10k.

Favourite race: Jolly Running's Celebration Caper or Extremely Jolly Christmas Run.

Why do you run?: I have met and ran with some amazing people. Running brings us all together, no matter what walk of life we come from.

Favourite post long run meal?: Definitely KFC or a Big Mac (sorry it's not healthy). I'm the only person who doesn't like pizza.

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Name: Stephen Western

Preferred race distance: Trail half marathon .

Favourite race: Copper Trail Coast to Coast.

Why do you run?: To explore and to feel less guilty about the food and alcohol I consume.

Favourite post long run meal?: Fried chicken and a cold beer.

Name: Matt Olczak

Preferred race distance: Trail half marathon.

Favourite race: The Race With No Name.

Why do you run?: I run for head space, camaraderie and exploring the great outdoors.

Favourite post long run meal?: Chocolate milk and Haribo.

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Name: Jack Caulfield

Preferred race distance: Half marathon.

Favourite race: London Marathon.

Why do you run?: Fitness and mental health.

Favourite post long run meal?: Pizza

Name: Graeme Anderson

Preferred race distance: Half marathon.

Favourite race: Reading Half Marathon 2011, my firs and best.

Why do you run?: It's my thinking time, something I can share with other people and to beat my Dads PB's that he set in his 50's.

Favourite post long run meal?: Pizza, pasta of anything to pile the carbs back on.

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Name: Henry Dunn

Preferred race distance: Half marathon.

Favourite race: Torbay Half Marathon

Why do you run?: Fitness and mental health.

Favourite post long run meal?: Pizza.

Formal Qualifications:

 

Greg Mimms - LiRF, TLiRF, Level 3 Sports Coaching, Level 2 Fitness Instructor,

First Aid 

Russell Whelan - LiRF, First Aid

Kelly Lawson - LiRF, First Aid, Diploma in Sports Coaching

Matt Bonnell - LiRF

Martin Shelton - LiRF, CiRF

Eddie Stevens - Diploma in Sports Coaching

Matt Olczak - Diploma in Sports Coaching

Kirsty Bickell - Diploma in Sports Coaching

Stephen Western - Diploma in Sports Coaching

Jack Caulfield - Diploma in Sports Coaching

Harry Evans - Diploma in Sports Coaching

Henry Dunn - Diploma in Sports Coaching

Graeme Anderson - LiRF

**LiRF - Leader in Running Fitness, TLiRF - Trail Leader in Running Fitness, CiRF - Coach in Running Fitness.