Chippenham Harriers’ Committee members are elected at the club’s annual general meeting.
The Committee meets several times per year to manage club affairs such as deciding on Club Championship events, organising club races, arranging social events, training and coaching matters and membership fees.
Kirsty Murphy | Chairperson
Kirsty has been a harrier since 2006 and has been a keen volunteer for many years. She is a qualified Leader in Running Fitness and uses her experience to help new runners in the beginners program and existing members on our club runs.
Vicki Bolton | Secretary
Vicki has been a well known and loved member of the harrier family for many years and is now our most recently elected committee member. Vicky has conquered many a ParkRun, Championship Race and Marathon distance including the London Marathon in 2022 which she also used to raise funds for a really good cause. Always keen to lend a hand with races too, Vicki helps organise our popular Chippenham Half-Marathon and helps marshal at many other races and events. You can find Vicky at many of the club nights and helping out on the Friday night pack runs and beginners program. Outside of running Vicky is a devoted mum and enjoys long evenings in the hot tub with friends & bubbles.
Valerie Light | Welfare Officer & Youth Chair
Valerie is a UKA qualified Athletics Coach with Chippenham Harriers Youth, having previously completed the Leader in Running Fitness and Coaching Assistant courses. She is the Youth section Chairperson and coaches the Youth on Wednesday evenings. She regularly runs at parkrun and is part of the Chippenham parkrun and junior parkrun core teams. Other sporting interests include orienteering and cycling. Valerie is a qualified Level 1 Breeze cycle leader, encouraging women to get cycling.
Natasha Williams | Social Secretary
With a love of healthy, Natasha inspires us all with her positive energy. Natasha is always smiling and having a good ‘ol laugh about life, the universe and everything else. You find her on trail runs, away days, club nights; efforts, phys prep & Thursdays as well as online pushing a daily regime to keep everyone else fit and healthy too. In addition to this Natasha organises the clubs social calendar from 10k & half marathon away days to the summer bbq, Christmas party and everything else. Outside of running Natasha is a devoted mum to two boys and runs a highly successful wellness club.
Miles Wilson | Communication Secretary
Miles was a graduate in the 2012 beginners program and following this he got the running bug. Miles became a running leader and then a running coach soon after. Since then he has been actively involved in Thursday & Friday night pack runs, Tuesday Night Efforts and the Beginners programme. Miles has now ran many half marathons, several marathons and has started triathlons to further his interest in running and fitness.
James Scott | Treasurer
I have been running with increasing enthusiasm since I was 18, initially as a means of fending off a beer belly at university. Running allows me time to gather my thoughts, make decisions and quieten my mind. It is also an opportunity to see beautiful places and chat with great people. I joined the Harriers a couple of years ago, when I was starting to take my running more seriously. I have since broken all of my personal bests several times with the structure and support of the club, also having entered the world of ultra distance running inspired by other club members. I don’t mind balancing a spreadsheet, so am currently the treasurer for the club.
Mike Bright | Welfare Officer & Coaching Coordinator
Mike used to be over 17 stone after a few years of his weight going up and down, he decided to enter the Chippenham Half Marathon in 2009 as a target to keep consistency his training. He joined the Chippenham Harriers to help him with his training and fell in love with the Club. Not only did he discover a love for running but he made numerous good friends. He has have largely kept the weight off and has now completed over 15 marathons and 3 Ironmans. A former chairman of the Club, he now serves on the Committee as the point of contact for our fantastic Coaches and Leaders. Mike himself is a qualified Coach in Running Fitness, and one of the Club’s Mental Health Champions.
Rohaise Des Voeux | Liaison Officer & Youth Events
Rohaise is a long standing member of the committee with multiple roles, including organising the Chippenham Harriers Youth events, organising the annual River Run, the Cotswold Way participation and the all important inter-club liaison. She also carries the youth role into County level, with the ever challenging job of compiling the annual calendar of youth running events. Rohaise is regularly seen running at parkrun as well as in the county race league events, where she is team captain for the ladies road race team.
David Walker | Membership Secretary
David’s been running for many years with the club and as an all rounder and is as happy competing in the club mile event as he is in ultra running. David’s been heavily involved with the running of the club too from helping organise races, marshalling and setting up to selling club kit and coding the website there’s nothing he can’t do! Outside of the club David also enjoys triathlons, caravanning and home DIY.