Meet the Committee

Who are we?

Trevor Bunch – Acting Chair, Secretary, Coach & Welfare Officer

  • Joined HRC in 2007
  • Haverhill Running Club committee – Men’s captain (2010), Chairman (2011-2012), Secretary (2013), Chairman (2014-2015), Secretary (2020). Race Director for club races.
  • Greater Cambridge Athletics Network – Committee Member from 2010, Chairman (2013-2017), Treasurer (2017-2019).
  • Suffolk County Athletics – member of Executive Committee since 2015. Road Running Secretary and Men’s Team Manager for road events. Chair of the popular Friday 5 Race Series.
  • Coaching – I began coaching in 2010 (Level 1) and completed Coach in Running Fitness (Level 2) in 2011 and Event Group Endurance (Level 3) in 2016.
  • Officiating – Event Adjudicator since 2013, Level 1 Official achieved 2016 and progressed to Level 2 Endurance in 2018.
  • Co-opted onto the England Athletics East Region Council June 2019

Grace Judge – Treasurer, Membership Secretary

I started running in 2003 as I wanted to get fit and lose weight when I was approaching my 40th birthday.   I ran my first races up to half marathon whilst living in South Africa and as a member of Paarl running club. I returned to the UK in 2005 and joined Basingstoke and Mid Hants AC as I was working in Hampshire. I moved back to Suffolk and joined HRC in 2015. I have run London marathon twice, the first time for my 50th birthday and then again in 2016. I have learnt so much and progressed my running with the help of the fantastic coaching that HRC offers. I am now working part time so though this was a great opportunity to give something back to the club.

Men’s Captain – Dan Everitt

Ladies Captain – Vacant Position

Sil Clay – Junior Section Lead, Coach

I have been running for a long time, covering all distances up to marathons and have been a member of HRC for nearly nine years. I am a Level 3 Endurance coach and lead coach to the Junior HRC section. I am also the coach for #RunAndTalk, something I resonate with. Running is one of the three cornerstones of my life. My husband, my two boys and running have seen me through thick and thin after a life changing illness. I run because I can and there simply isn’t anything I cannot find a solution to, once I lace up my running shoes!!

Yusuf Firat

Yusuf has been running since 2010 and served on HRC committee as treasurer between 2010 and 2015. “Love Running” is his slogan and he’s passionate about bringing people to running. He’s an England Athletic qualified run leader and has set up numerous run groups. He’s keen to improve the quality of life by introducing non-runners to running.

Carl Oldford

Friendly, sociable, encouraging and can always find me at sunrise on a Sunday.

Love marathons or anything over 13.1 miles really, oh and some bling 🏅. Recent finisher of Hadrian’s Wall ultra (70 miles), on the lookout for my next fix.

Marc Benson

I joined HRC in 2015 initially completing the Beginners Course in an effort to get fit and lose some weight as the gym etc just wasn’t working or enjoyable! I soon found (rather unexpectedly) that I really enjoy running….since then through HRC I’ve met some great people and raced all distances including a couple of marathons, all based on the regular weekly training and advice from HRC coaches. I have joined the committee as I thought it was about time I gave something back.

Tracy Quarrell

I ran with my Dad as a youngster. He would always joke that I had a stitch before I got out of the door! I stuck with it and ran at school and at Uni. When I was in my 20s and 30s I ran a little but kept fit generally doing dance, gym and yoga activities. In my 40s I took up running again and was encouraged by friends to join the club. My running times improved and I can now run longer with the encouragement of running buddies. 

I have met some lovely friends at the club and know that whatever pace I am running there will be a group and friends to encourage and keep me going. 

This summer I qualified as a run leader and hope to go on to pursue coaching further in the future. 

I run because it keeps me fit, gets me outside and helps to calm my mind. It makes me smile. 

My Dad still runs in his 70’s and is fit and healthy, job done!

Horace Shuriah

I joined the club in 2007 after getting an entry for London marathon for 2008 and have since competed in several distance races from 5k upwards, with my best achievement being the Grand Union Canal Race in 2018, which was made possible with support of the running club. I am also an England Athletics qualified run leader. I decided to be part of the committee so I can give support to the club and community who have supported me over the years.

Non-committee roles

Suzanne Pattinson – Club Welfare Officer

Contact Us

General inquiries should be directed through the Club Secretary…but any committee member is happy to help you!