The 2017 RB 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. 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 (45 to date), voluntary activities,
social life, work life and still devote so much time to the marathon. Lucas' has 5 marathons targeted in 2017,
including a trip to the 2013 UK City of Culture, Derry/Londonderry. He plans to run his 50th on 1.10.2017.
Taking a lead on social media and all aspects of promoting the event is Kay Farrow, a keen runner from Beverley AC and Fitmums & Friends
and a familiar face on the East Yorkshire running scene. Since taking up running 20 years ago Kay has taken part in hundreds of races including
7 marathons - Amsterdam (twice), Berlin, London, New York, Paris and Windermere.
Rob Newton organises the nuts and bolts of the course - signage, drinks, relay stations, transport etc. Many of his 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 taken up running in the last year and is a member of Fitmums & Friends.
Sadie Spencer assists Rob with the organisation of the course, ensuring all aspects are set up prior to the race and dismantled
Kelly Hopkins is overseeing the volunteers and will be recruiting Marathon Makers throughout 2017 and keeping them
all clued up with the E-news each month. Kelly's husband is a running addict, so she knows first-hand how much the volunteers are to the success of a race.
Alongside Kelly is Lead Marshal, Lynne Stabler. Also a Beverley AC member, Lynne will be overseeing the Marathon Makers on
the day around the route and will be liaising with the central team to deliver a fantastic event experience. Lynne has stepped up from being a
Zone Leader and she ran the Manchester Marathon in 2015.
Beverley AC runner Clare Gardiner is in charge of our Event HQ on race day, 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.
Adam Keech has joined us looking after communications, overseeing these on the day and set up to make it run smoothly.
Only running casually, outside of work and social life, Adam's free time is spent volunteering with the
Hull and District Talking Magazine for the Blind and studying with the Open University.
Carol Cunningham is from Hull and currently living in China. She is an avid marathon runner and is assisting
with the email communications and entry details.
This central team is well supported on the day by our other key helpers. Cindy McAndrew is the ever smiling face behind the
information desk who loves encouraging others to run and has done lots of races in the past but now just likes to plod weekly!
Liaising with exhibitors in the Event Village is Jim Rogers, an Ultra runner with City of Hull AC. Recent achievements
include winning the 147 mile Viking Way event (April 2016) and completing the 250km Spartathlon in Greece (Sept 2016).
Louise Burnett makes sure that anyone who hands in a bag at the event gets the same
bag back again afterwards. Running Lucas close for reserves of energy and helping him on the day is Fitmums & Friends founder
Sam Barlow. A runner of all distances Sam’s passion is also for supporting others to find a love of running and this year will
be leading a large team of Fitmums volunteers supporting this fabulous event.
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. Corey Rose is the youngest member of the team and is currently studying
English, Maths & IT at Wyke College. When he's not studying he's heavily involved in various volunteering roles.