Terry Leach – Club President
They say you’re only as good as your last race. Which is why Terry’s last race was in 1996 after completing the Adelaide Marathon in under 3 hours. But after overcoming calf issues that have plagued him for 14 years, he’s making a comeback! (Running tip: shorter, faster strides.)
Terry’s other job (the one that actually pays money) is as a firefighter with the Metropolitan Fire Service. He uses the down time on night shifts and weekends to catch up on club work.
When not working, running, or firefighting, Terry likes to progress Elaine’s ‘to do’ list on their old cottage set on 4 acres in the Adelaide Hills. But like the marathon, that list just never seems to end.
Andrew Cassetti – Vice President
Andrew has lost more than 40 kgs in the past two years and is passionate about living a healthy lifestyle, with a focus on road running.
Having completed his first marathon in 2011 (Adelaide Marathon in 4:12:09), he is now looking to compete in the 2012 New York Marathon as part of the Little Heroes Foundation team (4th Nov 2012). The various 2012 SARRC events will play an important part in his marathon training program.
Andrew holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Mgmt and Mkting) from the University of Adelaide and has worked in the telecommunications industry since graduating at the end of 2004.
Jess Telford -Treasurer
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Claire Streatl – Secretary
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Dr Doug Kewley
Doug “once a rocket scientist” spent over 30 years working in Science and Technology for foreign intelligence and weapons research agencies. He was a senior executive with the Defence Science and Technology Organisation, having spent time in the past working in both the UK, USA and Germany. He left in Jan 2010.
He has been a member of the South Australian Road Runners club for 28 years. During this time he has completed 96 marathons, winning 5 outright. Having completed 25 Adelaide marathons (Legend 09) he hopes in the future to get to 26 as well as a grand total of 100 in August 2013.
He is currently the SARRC Saturday Morning speed session coach. During the past few years he has been concentrating on moving the club forward by development of real-time electronic timing, the mass email system, the race databases, the club email server and upgrading the club web sites.
Sophie joined SARRC in the start running classes after many mornings of waiting for her husband to finish running races. She now competes in short distance events.
Sophie has been a board member since April 2011 and has a keen interest in promoting and advancing the clubs public profile.
Sophie has worked in Public Relations and media industry since 2007.
Blake joined SARRC in 2010 to find the motivation, support and information to run his first marathon. Discovering a lack of speed, but plenty of stamina, he has developed a keen interest in trail running and goals for 2012 include the North Face 100.
His main area of interest is in continuing to promote and grow trail running in South Australia, as well as encouraging more people to have a go at running in distance events generally.
Blake has just completed a PhD in chemistry; but previous studies include commerce as well as science, and he has just left the laboratory to take on a career in financial planning.
Branko has worked in the IT industry as a contractor for over 25 years predominately in the automotive industry; he has also dabbled in property development. He started running in early 2008 at the suggestion of a good friend. At the time having trouble with knees, wearing orthotics and the thought of running 200 metres was too ambitious. Several months later, his friend spoke about SARRC, and the importance of running well with the support and encouragement of like-minded people. Joining in July 2008, becoming a Start Runner Instructor in 2010 and came to complete his first marathon in 2011. His aim is to help other people realise the benefits and enjoyment of running in a race or just with friends.
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Tanya took up running in 2005 and ran her first marathon in Melbourne in 2007. She has since ran Sydney and Los Angeles marathons and it is her dream to run the five major marathons of London, Boston, Berlin, Chicago and New York. A SARRC member since 2005, Tanya only recently directed her first race for the club. She is currently studying a double degree in Finance and Economics, and when she graduates plans to pack her bags and take off across Europe by bicycle.