Meet The Volunteers

Jez Heard

I’m Jez! I'm proud to be a member of the team, and lead on the Front Desk and ticketing. I was awarded TRC Volunteer of the Year for 2022.

 

I’ve been running for over 40 years now and have also coached ‘non-runners’ to help get them started. I have volunteered for many ‘health related’ charities and joined @parkrunuk three years as I could see the importance of exercise for both physical and mental health. 

 

This became much more important with the pandemic, and I joined TRC last Spring as a volunteer to help more ‘non-runners’ look after their health. I spent most of my professional career as a trainer and coach, often developing people through beliefs and attitude.

Andrew Simms

I’m Andrew and professionally, I run campaigns for environmental and economic justice issues. I also write the occasional book. 

 

You’ll sometimes see me on Monday night, more often at the Wednesday social run and usually on the Sunday long run (my favourite outing) that leaves from the track each week at 9am. I co-edit the Herne Hill magazine, ‘Red & Black’, so if you have a story to tell about your own experience let me know, I’d love to hear it!

 

I ran a bit as kid for Chelmsford AC, and then did nothing for… decades. It was a friend back in 2012 telling me about ‘this thing called Parkrun’, that broke the spell of torpor and got me running again. I’ll now will happily attempt any distance from 400m to a marathon. 

Annes Stevens

I'm Annes and at TRC I help lead the Greatest group every Monday... I mean the Green group! I took up running when I first started work in an attempt to combat sitting at a desk all day and I’ll be honest, at the start, I thought it was a pretty awful activity! But I stuck with it, and when work brought me to London I thought joining a club would be a good way to meet people. I’ve now been a member of Herne Hill Harriers for 9 years and I love the different running discipline it’s introduced me to. My personal favourite is cross country, and on the track I like the 1500m.

 

At weekends, if I’m not running around the common then you might see me pedalling round Richmond Park. I enjoy a good bike packing trip too. For my day job I make cartoons. Someone’s gotta do it.

Jas Dhalley

I'm Jas and I am a qualified Strength & Conditioning coach. Pre-TRC, I used to run online classes during lockdown to help keep people exercising for their mental and physical health.

 

I hosted my first Strength & Conditioning class for TRC in mid-February 2023, and now lead classes every Thursday from 19:30 in the studio at the track. 

 

I’m also involved in various other local community projects which are free and welcoming to everyone just like Tooting Run Club. I am also a @parkrun ambassador and I help setup new Parkruns and liaise with the local councils on a regular basis as part of this role.

Chloe Britland-Whiting

I'm Chloe and I've been volunteering with  TRC since April 2022; I help with TRC admin such as curating the Monday session plans and running the website.

 

I have run all my life, and I'm now attempting to complete all of the marathons in the World Majors series. 

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