Below are some profiles of some of our many, many members. Click on an image or the name to view more information about the member!

David Phillips

When did you join?: 
08/2016
How long have you been running?: 
2 years
What's your favourite running surface?: 
Road
How did you start running?: 
I decided that sitting behind a desk all day may actually have saved my joints albeit made me unfit but I thought the latter can be reversed but lack of the former cannot! I ran to a lamppost and back then got in my car and drove home, then decided to run to the next lamppost get in my car and drive home etc., etc.
Any message to newcomers?: 
Running is a big an addiction as anything out there, I have so many in-depth hobbies that some of which I have had all my life nearly but running took over all of my hobby/spare time the instant I started achieving much more than my targets.

Cerianne Jenkins

When did you join?: 
03/2013
How long have you been running?: 
Since April 2012
What's your favourite running surface?: 
Probably Road, with a mix of XC and trail for fun!
How did you start running?: 
I started mainly as a way to de-stress and to get outside in the fresh air for some Me time. Someone told me about parkrun Newport - a FREE timed 5K every week! I was hooked from the first Saturday I turned up there alone! It switched on my competitive side, me against the clock. Running with people encouraged me to stick at it, I would have probably given up running as another fad by the time winter came along - but instead I got the running bug! and the the friendly Lliswerrians introduced me to a whole new world!
Any message to newcomers?: 
The best thing to do is speak to club members at parkrun - there is always a few about every Saturday! Once you know one or two friendly faces, they will take you under their wing. Try a few training sessions during the week - no obligation to join straight away. There is no pressure to do any racing if thats not your thing. Just run for fun! Try a few different clubs before you decide - I went along to two other clubs that are more local to my home and still felt that Lliswerry was the best for me and I have never regretted that decision!

Patrick Hoare

When did you join?: 
04/2010
How long have you been running?: 
39 years!
What's your favourite running surface?: 
Road
How did you start running?: 
<p>My Dad and elder brother ran so I went along to a local running club in Hampshire in 1976. When I moved to Magor, I joined Chepstow but the lure of a friendly running club in Lliswerry was too much to ignore!</p>
Any message to newcomers?: 
<p>Enjoy the camaraderie and enjoy staying fit</p>

Desmond Jones

When did you join?: 
08/2013
How long have you been running?: 
2 years
What's your favourite running surface?: 
trail, fields, and fell
How did you start running?: 
<p>The company I worked for was helping to raise money for Kidney Wales and asked me if I&#39;d like to run for the company on a team in the Cardiff 10k.</p>
Any message to newcomers?: 
<p>I still remember thinking a kilometer was a long way when I started running. We all start slow. So don&#39;t worry about it. Just stick to it, and don&#39;t do too much too fast. One day you&#39;ll suprise yourself, and when you least expect it, someone will call you a runner :-)</p>

Dan Reilly

When did you join?: 
05/2016
How long have you been running?: 
20 Years
What's your favourite running surface?: 
XC or Road
How did you start running?: 
As a child I ran for Newport & Lliswerry at a high standard, when I became a senior I had a major knee injury so stopped all sports. I'd stacked on a lot of weight in my early adult life so started running again to get fit & healthy, now I run any distance up a marathon. Rejoining Lliswerry was the obvious next step.
Any message to newcomers?: 
Never think 'I can't do it', with the right training and determination you can achieve any goals. Lliswerry is a very friendly club with lots of helpful runners & coaches who will help you achieve your goals.

Chris Davies

When did you join?: 
01/1988
How long have you been running?: 
37 years
What's your favourite running surface?: 
I love road running, the flatter the better!
How did you start running?: 
<p>My brother, Martin (aka Turtle) Davies ran the very first London Marathon. He was my inspiration.</p>
Any message to newcomers?: 
<p>Lliswerry has always offered a real welcome but in the last 10 years, since we launched Newport parkrun we have a evolved even more, into a warm, friendly, fully inclusive community of like minded people. Our priority is participation and helping runners gain confidence to do their best.</p>

Teej Dew

When did you join?: 
05/2016
How long have you been running?: 
About 4 years
What's your favourite running surface?: 
Road. I love running in quiet lanes with beautiful views.
How did you start running?: 
Like many people, through parkrun! I was told about parkrun by a friend at work and my son started taking part with his friends from school. I would drop them off and watch, never once thinking that I would even attempt running. Then I had a health scare and major surgery. Like many people in that situation I had a ‘life’s too short’ feeling and decided the time was right to try something I had always shied away from.
Any message to newcomers?: 
This club was recommended to me by a friend who lives too far away to be a member herself. I just wasn’t confident that being a running club was for people like me. But, she told me that Lliswerry Runners had a great reputation for being friendly and welcoming everyone. So my message is, do it. Really, just give it a go! Don’t be held back by worries about speed or distance. Don’t be worried whether you’ll fit in. Everyone really does pull together and encourage each other no matter who you are or what level you run at. Don’t shy away like I did, running with a club really can be for you.

Mr Robert Tudhope

When did you join?: 
03/2015
How long have you been running?: 
Since October 2014
What's your favourite running surface?: 
Road But Starting to enjoy the Trail
How did you start running?: 
<p>On a family holiday in north Wales my wife was off running every morning with our dog, when she'd get back to the tent she would allways say "I wish you could come running with us", about a month later I agreed to try. I have not looked back.</p>
Any message to newcomers?: 
<p>It's much better running with Friends than on your own and Lliswerry Runners really are a great bunch of dudes and dudettes they(we)have a great weekly structure that will help any runner, weather your into running fast or slow the group system,routes and training plans really do aid in impoving running fittness for all abilities.</p>

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