About the Team

The Hull Marathon is being organised by a team of enthusiastic and dedicated local runners alongside volunteers.

Overseeing the team will be Race Director, Lucas Meagor of LKR Events Ltd. In 2015 and 2016 Lucas undertook the task of recruiting, training and organising the many volunteer Marathon Makers. It's been said of Lucas that he manages to fit 48 hours worth of activity into 24 hours and at times it really is difficult to figure out how he manages to fit in all his own marathon running (50 to date), voluntary activities, social life, work life and still devote so much time to the marathon. Lucas ran his 50th marathon a week after the 2017 Hull Marathon and also reached 50 Half Marathons by the end of last year.

Rob Newton works with Sadie Spencer to deliver the logistics of the event - course signage, drinks, relay stations, transport and more. Many of Rob’s weekends are given over to a similar role with Race for Life events around the country and not forgetting his role as a member of the organising team at Peter Pan Parkrun in west Hull, where he volunteers most weeks. Rob has now become a keen runner and is a member of Fitmums & Friends. Sadie runs with Kingston upon Hull AC and is instrumental in ensuring Goody Bags are ready for the finishers and volunteers and in 2018 takes on overseeing the shuttle buses.

Overseeing our volunteer team is Katie McCreaddie. Katie has marshalled lots of races including the Yorkshire Marathon and Humber Half and was a lead marshal for the Hull Marathon previously. She has also run the Great North Run, works for HEY Mind and Hull 2017 and is a keen believer in the power of volunteering.

For the 2nd year running, Lynne Stabler will be Lead Marshal. She has previously been Team Leader for the Hull Marathon in 2015 and 2016 and has run 1 marathon herself and is due to run the Manchester Marathon in 2018! Lynne, a Beverley AC member, will be overseeing the marshal volunteers and team leaders on the day along the route, whilst liaising with the central team to deliver a fantastic event experience!

Beverley AC runner Clare Gardiner is in charge of our Race Village, making sure that all facilities for runners and spectators are set up as they should be and that everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience on the day. Clare is now seen frequently at Parkruns pushing her daughter around in her pram.

Nigel Knapton oversees the on the day communications. Nigel went to college in Hull and has recently returned to be a City of Culture volunteer. He enjoys every aspect of radio communications and ensures everything is set up to make it run smoothly. He has never run a marathon (yet).

The team extends beyond the UK, with Carol Cunningham, from Hull and currently living in China. She is an avid marathon runner, completing the Great Wall Marathon amongst others in 2017 and is assisting with the email communications, entry details and background admin.

Louise Burnett makes sure that anyone who hands in a bag at the event gets the same bag back again afterwards and is also overseeing the inclusion of music along the course in as many miles as possible. Louise will be working with her husband, Gary as they aim to deliver a range of local musical talents and sounds along the route.

Sam Barlow, founder of the charity Fitmums & Friends, will be heading up the Fun Run organising team. As a dedicated Athletics Coach working with children and adults, Sam’s passion is supporting others to find a love of being active & to reap the benefits of improved confidence and self-esteem as a result. Sam is proud to bring a large Fitmums & Friends volunteer team to support this fabulous aspect of the Hull Marathon event.

Vickie Hillier, Deputy Chief Officer of the charity Fitmums & Friends will once again be organising the Race Angel team for this event. Vickie is delighted to bring together a team of volunteers who absolutely love gaining their wings to support runners at the tough end of the race. As an experienced Race Angel herself – she says it’s the best role ever! Vickie and Sam also engage their ever growing membership to support the relay change over points.

Mark Dalton is an experienced marathon runner - getting sub 3 hours as a V50. Mark uses his running experience alongside a Health & Safety background to support the event safety, oversees the start and finish areas and is assistant Race Director. Mark is another Beverley AC member.

Corey Rose is the youngest member of the team and the assistant volunteer co-ordinator. He is currently studying Law, Criminology & IT at College. When he's not studying he's heavily involved in various volunteering roles and also a dab hand at IT support.

In 2018 the Delivery Team welcomes new additions:
Helen Johnson, a member of Fitmums & Friends, who is an experienced volunteer with City of Culture and was involved with the relay points in 2017. Helen will be taking a lead on registration and race packs.
Callum Saunders makes up part of the Marketing Team. A student at Leeds Met Uni on placement with principal sponsors, Eon Visual Media, Callum lives in the City and is studying digital marketing. He’s yet to be talked into running but will often be the ‘voice’ behind tweets and Facebook.

Supporting the team are over 500 other volunteers, most of whom are present on event day to ensure you have an amazing experience and go away with lasting memories. If you’d like to volunteer, go to our Volunteer page to find out more.