NEWS & UPDATES
MRC RACE OF THE MONTH
Starting in 2023 we plan to do a race of the month where, similar to our PR league, we turn up and cause a maroon monsoon.
A list of races will be published in good timing, but first it would be great to have your help and input so if you have any race suggestions, please send them our way.
January’s race will be TNT given the number of us already signed up (sorry to those who missed out).
On that note, we plan to have a practice run at this years BAH humbug race on December 11th.
This is a lovely 10k trail race hosted by our South Leeds Laker friends. The Lakers have been an incredible help and support to our club in general but more recently for Morley 10k. So let’s show our support in return and help to make BAH Humbug a sell out.
To volunteer, please contact Mark Bowman at South Leeds Lakers
NEW COMMITTEE MEMBERS
WELFARE OFFICER - KIRSTY JOHNSON
Hi! I’m Kirsty and I’m your new welfare officer! I’ve been
running with Morley Running Club since June 2020; so not that
long! But in that time, I’ve met some of the most amazing
people, pushed myself to do things I never thought I could do
and also helped to organaise the first Morley 10K race
event. Here’s a little about me…My running journey started
when I was 39; I was told I would never run due to having a
knee reconstruction on my right knee resulting in 2 screws
holding my knee up, In 2017 I walked the Yorkshire 3 peaks for
charity and my knee held up fineso I embarked on completing
the C25K. This progressed to challenging myself to
complete a half marathon for my 40th birthday, so in December
2018 I completed Lanzarote half marathon!
I always thought because my husband is a runner and we go
running together I didn’t need a club, how wrong was I?! In
June 2020 I plucked up the courage to post on the Facebook
page and I ran with 5 other MRC members Dean Lloyd and
Helen Bedford were my run leaders and they were so warm and
welcoming…and funny!! I haven’t looked back.
In June 2022 I applied to become the new Welfare Officer for
the club because I want to give back a little of what I have received, I want to make the club an all-inclusive club and help support every single member on their own journey; my motto? Never let anyone tell you can’t! YOU CAN!! 💪
CHAIRPERSON - DAVE MCNAMARA
Hello I’m Dave and I’m your new Chairperson, I’ve been
running with Morley Running Club since July 2020, and after
doing pretty much all of my running previously on my own to
be part of a club like this has been brilliant.
A bit about me…
I only started running in my 30’s, following the extremely
premature birth of my son I wanted to raise money for the LGI
Neo Natal unit that spent months looking after him ensuring he
was well enough to come home. Being an ex-smoker and
overweight those 13.1 half marathon miles were long and
painful but from that first half marathon along Blackpool sea
front my love of running was born and since then have
completed loads of races and challenges from 5km to multi-day
ultras and love every aspect of running and racing myself. I also
take great interest and love to see and hear what others have
got on and the events and challenges that people get up to.
Joining the club came at exactly the right time for me and kept
me motivated and interested, it brought a whole different
aspect to going for a run and wasn’t that lonely plod through
the streets anymore.
After the Chair role became available I spoke to a few members
who encouraged me to put my name forward and so far I am
really glad I did. I just want to support the club and its members
in keeping this club the friendly and supportive club that it is
and hopefully helping anyone achieve and goals that they have.