Who's who at HHRC

Our Club President

Jim Buchanan, local legend.  The man we all want to be when we are his age, almost unbeatable in an age grade competition, as competitive now as ever he was, but is always saying he wished he was faster.  As a coach he would not let you have an easy time of it saying “If you can talk you are not running fast enough”.  He is also not only the originator of the club’s signature race, the Hartfell Horseshoe, but many another races in and around Moffat  such as the Tour de Moffat, and the Moffat Gala road race. The after-race soup and homemade cakes, especially his wife Margaret’s sticky toffee pudding, was the highlight of the hill racing season for many of us in years past. As well as hill running Jim enjoys road cycling and looking at one of his Strava segments once I noted that Jim was halfway up the leader board on one climb - not bad for a man in his 80s.    

Chairperson

Nigel Priestley

Club Secretary

Alison Banford

Treasurer

Billy Kerr.  Billy does the number crunching for the club.  As a farmer Billy has extensive experience in doing the company accounts including the nightmare of working out farm subsidies, VAT, Income tax and PAYE. The club accounts are easy in comparison for him.  Billy’s whole family are into hill running and along with his wife Yvonne , Billy has been pivotal within the club, and getting it started. Two of their 3 children are great lovers of the hills, Emma and Michael. When not running up hills the Kerrs like hill walking, swimming, mountain marathons, indoor bouldering and orienteering.

Membership Secretary

John Stannard.  John, with help from his wife Judith,, covers the membership and the nightmare GDPR for the club.  John is a retired Forestry Commission Manager with fell and hill running experience and has been involved with various charities.  Judith was a former membership secretary for the support group for the NTS garden in Arduaine, Argyll.

Winter Series Manager

Yvonne Kerr. Yvonne is the Winter Series Manager and one of our Social Media Admins. Yvonne's family are almost all into hill running and the outdoors. While son Michael and daughter Emma are away from home now, they can still be found walking and running in the hills. As well as hill running Yvonne enjoys mountain marathons, orienteering, hill walking, indoor bouldering, the gym and swimming. A stalwart in the club who, if not competing in the club races, is often helping out as a Marshal or with her camera, catching all our suffering as we pass over the finishing line for eternity, thanks Yvonne!

Summer Championship Manager

Ian Padley

janet criffel 2.jpgSocial Run Leader & Welfare Officer

Janet Priestley.  Janet can be found at the front of her class in many of the local races and during office hours she works for a local Solicitor. As well as running Janet enjoys cycling with her husband Nigel when she can drag him off the tractor at the farm. She is also turning her hand, or perhaps legs to ultra running too. She is also the consistent supplier of post run sweets which Kevin eats most of!!!

Qualified Hill & Off-road Running Coach and Social Media Spammer

Kev Plummer.  Kev is a qualified hill and off-road running coach with British Athletics.  Previously, for nearly 10 years, Kev lead the Thursday night social runs and recce runs of various races for his old club.  The ever-bouncy and enthusiastic Kev is infamous for his shouts of "Come on, you can run this bit!", which many a member has threatened to have put on his gravestone, a grave he might be in sooner rather than later due to his awful singing on big runs.  Kev loves taking on big challenges outside the club arena and his latest endeavours have been Ironman distance triathlons.  When not hill running Kev likes doing triathlons, road cycling, mountain-biking and mountain marathons.

Social Events Manager

Joanne Johnstone