MEET OUR TEAM

Our core team and run leaders are passionate about running and events and want to impart that love to every member of Stonehenge Striders.  

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CHARLOTTE TAYLOR

Coach in Running Fitness * Run Leader

Core Team * First Aider

I started running in 2015 at Andover Parkrun, for no other reason than it was a sport I wasn't too shabby at!  Six years on and starting a running club seemed a great idea!!  I'm not ashamed to say that I am a bit of a medal hunter and like to enter as many events as my bank balance and old lady legs will allow.  My favourite distance I would have to say is 10 miles; short enough to be able to be speedy (ish) but long enough to be a challenge. Biggest achievement to date would have to be Race To The Stones 100k non stop in july 2021

ANDREW RAYNER

Coach in Running Fitness * Run Leader *

Core Team * First Aider

Like many people I stumbled into running almost by accident, you start off with a bit of gentle jogging then someone mentions ParkRun and before you know it you are running marathons and asking yourself ........ how did that happen????

I'm very much a trail runner, always happiest running around the countryside, preferably exploring a new route and discovering new terrain, if it involves climbing up to the top of a big hill even better. Why do I run? The freedom it gives me, the lack of rules and rigid preconceptions. It can be a lung bursting training session or a gentle bimble around the park but it is always an escape from the mundane day to day routine and pressures of life.

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RICHARD HALLORAN

Run Leader 

I have enjoyed running from an early age (early teens) and still enjoy it today, although my limbs say otherwise. I prefer 10k distances and have only completed a single marathon. I am often seen pounding the tarmac around Amesbury. I have a slight competitive streak in me, which turns up now and again. I believe it's not all about finishing first, it more important to finish together and most of all enjoy the occasion.

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FRANKY WHELAN

Run Leader 

I have been running since 2007 and am very enthusiastic about keeping fit. I have run 5k to Marathon distance, from road running to trail running (which is my favourite!) Living in Cyprus has been my most enjoyable running location for views, but I didn't have so much love for the inclines! I run for enjoyment but also to free the mind! I like to inspire and encourage others to embrace running for the benefits that it provides - "healthy mind, healthy body".

ASHLEY BAKER

Run Leader 

I've been a frequent runner since 2015 when I joined the Army. Keeping fit is essential to the Army and therefore running helps me maintain fitness for work. However I enjoy running outside of work. I've participated in: Parkrun's across the country, Mud runs such as Tough murder and Army events. I'm keen to improve my running skill and help others with their own running performance. I think running is something that, when worked on, can bring people more confidence in their abilities.

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