Committee

Nick Stallman Chair

Nick has been a TRC member for 6 years. The Ridgeway Run gave him the taste for trail running and led to joining the club (and eventually becoming race director!). Nick loves exploring the Chilterns, finding new local races, and chatting away the miles with fellow runners on a Wednesday night. Nick is really excited to be joining the committee of such a friendly club that has something for everyone.

Andy Neill Vice Chair

Andy joined Tring Running Club in 2013 to find some more friends to plod around Ashridge with. He has dabbled in almost everything over the years: ultras, trail, road, LDWA events and his proudest achievement is representing Hertfordshire in the County Fell Running Championships in 2018 when almost everyone else was busy. He firmly believes that the organisers of the London Marathon analyse his Strava data to set the Good For Age time five minutes out of reach whenever he enters a new age group. It is not a coincidence that Andy’s PBs all hail from 2021 after the pubs had been shut for a year..

Maddi Pendrigh Secretary

Maddi is currently the Club Secretary. She’s been running on-and-off for many years and joined TRC in 2022, and has really enjoyed being part of the club. She describes herself as a ‘slow and steady’ kind of runner and loves the boost running brings. She enjoys all kinds of running whether road, trail, parkrun, with her dog, or at events. Her biggest running achievement was completing the Big Cheese fell run in Cheddar, Somerset, in 2023.

Dave Cary Treasurer

Dave joined the club in 2013, usually running with the 10’s group and is also a regular parkrunner. He ran the London Marathon in 2011 and the Great North Run in 2013. Dave joined the Committee for the first time in 2024 as Treasurer, having recently retired from work as a Chartered Accountant.

Sophie Lee Membership Secretary

Sophie joined TRC in April 2022 and you can usually find her running with the 10s from the clubhouse on Weds evenings. Since having kids she has preferred social running on trails to road racing. Sophie enjoys the occasional event and tried out the Chilterns XC league for the first time this year… those women are FAST! Outside of running she loves country walks, delicious food, good books and quality time with friends and family.

Sophie loves the inclusivity of Tring Running Club and how everyone encourages everyone else regardless of where they’re at with their running. As Membership Secretary she hopes to give everyone a warm welcome to this fantastic club – if you ever have a question please do drop her a line.

Liz O’Keeffe Women’s Captain

Liz joined TRC in 2011 because she wanted to run in a group on the dark winter evenings. She has since enjoyed being part of the TRC community, competing in a wide variety of races and events; Parkrun, trail, cross country, road, fell. She particularly enjoys the team events such as the relay and cross country races.

Christian Olley Men’s Captain

Chris joined the club at the end of 2019, as a long time cyclist; taking up running was a refreshing change. The friendly atmosphere and chance to meet other runners was great

motivation to become more involved. He enjoys helping at the track on Monday nights and participating in various events on and off-road, the Chiltern League Cross-Country matches being a favourite.

With a bit more running experience now; he plans to enter some longer events in the upcoming seasons. Chris qualified as an English Athletics LIRF coach in 2024.

John Manning Committee Member

John joined TRC in 2002 to train for the London Marathon. Since then, with encouragement from many club members, he has enjoyed, and still enjoys, every variety of running with the club – parkrun, relay events, trail races, fell running and ultras including 100 milers. John says the most bizarre events he has done are the Woolwich Foot Tunnel Marathon and the Beat the Severn Bore race. When the club was 40 years old, he wrote up the history from its start in 1981 as Tring Jogging Club. He is one of our current run leaders and has been Fun Run Director and Chair of the club.

Roger Clarke Committee Member

Roger has been with the club pretty much since he moved to Tring nearly five years ago. Typically run with the “7.5-8s”, but the pace slows dramatically if he is going down a wet, muddy hill (think Looney Tunes/Bambi on ice legs). The club has been a great way to meet new people and learn the surrounding area. Many times he has benefited from our fearless run leaders’ encyclopaedic knowledge of lesser-known holes in hedges and routes through the woods.

Roger has done a few marathons and a couple of ultramarathons in recent years, including the Chiltern Ridge Ultra Trail and Race to the Stones. Pesky ‘real world responsibilities’ mean he will probably be sticking to ORC events and the occasional half for now, but looking forward to a year of helping out as a committee member and crucially, pulling pints of Side Pocket for thirsty runners on a Wednesday night!

Nigel Lacey Committee Member

Nigel was still serving as a senior investigator in the Royal Air Force Police when he joined Tring Running Club in 2000, after moving from Lossiemouth in Scotland to RAF Halton. He was a keen

road marathon runner, PB 2:55:55 (Berlin 1985) but quickly got into running the off road trails around the Ashridge Estate and Wendover Woods areas on Wednesday evenings, whilst maintaining his daily road running regime throughout the week around Wendover. As an enthusiastic cross- country runner, enjoying the Chiltern League matches during the winter months he was elected Men’s Team Captain for a number of years and organised a couple of bunkhouse walking/running expeditions in the Brecon Beacons and another in the Lake District. But after breaking a leg, on a woodland trail near Wigginton, in Jan 2005, he resigned the Capt’s post and once back to fitness was elected Club Secretary, a post he held well into the Covid Pandemic, prior to standing down to encourage someone else to bring some fresh ideas to the role. Nigel has remained on the Committee responsible for Club equipment and maintaining a liaison conduit with our hosts at Tring Park Cricket Club.

Claire Shelley Communications

Claire joined Tring Running Club at the end of 2020 as she wanted to run with others who shared her love for trails, fells, mountains and ultras.

Claire has recently qualified as a Run Leader (LiRF) and is looking forward to helping others enjoy running just as much as she enjoys it.