About Us

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. 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 (48 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 afterwards.

Overseeing our volunteer team is Katie McCreaddie. Katie has marshalled lots of races including the Yorkshire Marathon and Humber Half and has been a lead marshal for the Hull Marathon for the last two years. 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.

Alongside Katie 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.

Nigel Knapton has recently joined us to look after 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 will be overseeing these on the day; setting up to make it run smoothly. He has never run a marathon (yet).

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 and is also overseeing the inclusion of music along the course in as many miles as possible. 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.