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Bramhall Runners

Coaches

Julie Fairclough

  • Coach in Running Fitness
  • BTF Level 2 Triathlon Coach
  • Yoga Teacher
  • First Aider

Julie has competed in 5ks, 10ks, half marathons, 2 marathons, sprint and olympic distance triathlons plus can do a 4 minute plank, 2 minute side plank and 2 minute headstand. Enjoys learning about how to encourage athletes to progress in their running, get stronger and avoid injury.

Likes: Parkrun, seeing the world from a different perspective, chai latte and curry

Dislikes: Tripe


Steve Fairclough


Nick Heaton

  • Run Leader
  • Mental Wellbeing in Sport and Physical Activity Level 2

Since joining Bramhall Runners in 2016 I have completed 8 Marathons  4 Ultras  numerous 10k 5K Cross Country and Fell Races.

I love supporting and encouraging new members as I found Bramhall Runners such a supportive club when I joined.

Likes: Greggs, Cats, Socks, Running up hills

Dislikes: Negative people


Michael ‘Easy’ Pease

  • Club Secretary
  • Leadership in Running Fitness

Michael has completed 6 marathons and one day hopes to run all 6 majors (2 down, 4 to go!).  He has also completed a Half Ironman with a full one in the pipeline!  He is interested in improving speed in the older runner (working smarter, not harder), and the psychology involved in training and racing (ignoring the ‘central governor’).

Likes: The camaraderie of runners

Dislikes: Taking it too seriously


Sam Blacow

  • Leader in Running Fitness (exp May 2023)
  • Coach in Running Fitness (qualify in June 2020)
  • First Aid (exp Sep 2020)
  • Safeguarding in Athletics
  • Mental well-being in sport & physical activity
  • Disability inclusion

Sam has completed all distances from 5K to Marathon, she started running in 2013 when she discovered parkrun.
She also has great knowledge on running shoes (and gait analysis), so if you ever want any advice just ask – she won’t mind.

Likes: parkrun, chocolate cake, Christmas, helping others and planning/organising.

Dislikes: running in the rain, waiting for Christmas 😉.


Emma Young

  • Coach in Running Fitness
  • Athletics Coaching Assistant
  • First Aider, DBS Checked
  • Coaches on a Wednesday night club night and
  • Coaches on a Friday night at Bramhall Runners Kids Run Club – BR Green Machines

Emma has run from the age of 16.   She joined the Royal Navy when she was 18 and caught the running bug competing for the Navy and Inter-services in 3000m, 5000m, 10000m on the track and then 5km, 10km road races, cross country and olympic distance triathlons.  Outside of the Navy Emma competed in 5ks, 10ks, half marathons, 2 marathons and 1 x 55km Ultra and a number of fell and trail events.  She also took part in 4 x 48 Hour 100km walking events called Trailwalker raising money for charity.

Emma loves to share her knowledge and experience and loves seeing new runners catch the running bug too!  She has helped grow Bramhall Runners Kids Run club and enjoys seeing kids of all abilities incorporate running as part of a healthy mindset and lifestyle.

Likes: Fresh coffee in a morning, baking cakes… flapjacks especially, a challenge, walking around nature.

Dislikes: plastic


Sally Moston

  • BTF Level 2 Triathlon Coach
  • Coach in Running Fitness
  • British Cycling Level 2 Coach
  • First-Aider

Sally has competed in sprint and middle distance triathlons, duathlons, half marathons, a marathon, 5 and 10K races, plus cycling time trials and sportives.

Likes: Cycling holidays, latte and cake

Dislikes: Swimming in the sea


Cath Jones

  • BTF Level 1 Triathlon Coach
  • Coach in Running Fitness
  • First Aider

Cath has been running the Beginners courses for Bramhall Runners for over 6 years and loves to pass on the ‘enjoyment’ of running to new people. She has completed running distances from 5k to Ultra Marathon along with a couple of Sportive and Duathlons.


Melanie Li

  • Leader in running fitness
  • Leader in Fell Trail Running
  • Paediatric first aider

I have completed 5ks, 10ks and 5-10 mile races, some trail races and Cross Country.  I enjoy helping the beginners/intermediate sessions and seeing athletes making progress from 0 to 10k.

Likes: Visiting new places, spending time with family. Decaf latte and Mexican food.

Dislikes:  Seafood


Jo Sander

  • Leader in Running Fitness

Joanne has raced distances from 5k up to half marathon and is currently training for her first marathon in April 2020.  She has also competed in triathlons and cycling events.

She has been a Bramhall Runner from its offset, leading runs for the last couple of years. She also helps lead the juniors club The Bramhall Green Machines.

Likes: Running in the sunshine, travelling and gin.

Dislikes: Blisters!


Matthew Deschoolmeester


Lok Li


Steve Hughes


Victoria Chadwick


Helen Rennie


Sarah Doherty


Jo Podolanski