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6                                                                Profile

   Your new Vice Presidents

Steve Timmins                  a past member of Cornwall         Phil Nicholls (Tipton) and
He joined the club aged        AC and Bromley Ladies AC          Andy Vernon (Aldershot),
11 having grown up at the      and now you may see her           he moved the team up to 7th
foot of Mead Way. One of       everywhere. She is still a        place with a time of 15.28.45.
our senior men who always      runner in a family of athletes,   This was crucial in setting up
seems to have to compete       including a husband who           the team’s push to gain the
in so many events. Someone     is also a team manager and        silver medal.
the club relies on in the      coach. This person is a great     If not injured he can always
British Athletics League       club member and probably the      be seen competing in the
and Southern League to get     instigator of the Youth Club      National and Southern 6
us the points. A PE teacher    in 2014, something that raises    and 12 stage Road Relays,
at Darrick Wood School,        considerable funds for the club.  National and Southern Cross
he holds the club over 40      She is also a member of the       Country Championships,
hammer throw record and has    Parents Council and will always   the Kent League, the BAL,
held the club U17 hammer       organise events and raise         Southern Men’s League. A
record for a period of time.   money selling raffle tickets and  true Club member who also
He used to compete in          the second-hand kit.              acts as a team leader.
decathlon and as a junior was  I give you Claire Austridge       I give you Andy Rayner
a 400 metre hurdler, winning
a bronze medal at the English  Andy Rayner                       Shaunagh Brown
Schools Championships in       He joined in May 1994 age         Originally came from
the early 1990s. He can be     12. As an U15 at Hoo he was       Nunhead and near to where
seen at Norman Park training   second in the 1500 metres         our club started back in
and he also coaches field      in 4.21.9. He has run a 2.32      1869. She joined in May 2002
events.                        Marathon, a 30.56 10km            aged 12. She can be seen in
I give you Steve Timmins       and 15.18 in the parkrun.         black leathers on a motor
                               One of his best runs for the      bike and competes both
Claire Austridge               club was coming 18th in           nationally and internationally.
Here we have a multiple        the National Cross Country        She has competed in the
winner of the Cornish Cross    Championships and was in          Commonwealth Games
Country Championships who      the men’s team in 2009 at         and is a key member of the
ran in five English Schools    Mansfield with Mike Skinner,      UK Women’s League and
Championships. She ran a 36    Steve Gibbins and Scott           Southern League. She will
minute 10km aged 16 and is     Overall who won the Silver        always help out, even doing a
                               Medal at the Nationals. For       leg in the 4x100 metres relay.
                               his leg he took over from         She holds the Club U15, U17,
                               Mike Skinner and arguably         U20 Discus Record and the
                               had the best run of the day, as,  Junior Women’s Hammer
                               not only did he hold off the      Record.
                               challenges of Internationals      I give you Shaunagh Brown
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