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!

Lisa Bateman

When did you join?: 
01/2012
How long have you been running?: 
About four and half years
What's your favourite running surface?: 
Road or trail
How did you start running?: 
I started with a run/walk along the canal. I signed up for the race for life, and wanted to run the whole 5k. I heard about Newport Parkrun and started on their 3rd event, met a lot of friendly people from Lliswerry runners and haven't looked back.
Any message to newcomers?: 
Lliswerry is such a friendly club. It doesn't matter how quick or slow you are, everyone is welcome. It has a great team spirit.

Chris Norman

When did you join?: 
12/2015
How long have you been running?: 
3 years
What's your favourite running surface?: 
Road running
How did you start running?: 
Carrying a few extra pounds so gave running a go. Shifted the excess weight, got hooked & was pointed in the direction of a Lliswerry training session. Have gone from strength to strength since running for the club & made some great friends too.

Sarah Lou Francis

When did you join?: 
01/2015
How long have you been running?: 
5 years ish.
What's your favourite running surface?: 
Road, Trail and maybe a bit of XC
How did you start running?: 
I was always a bit of a gym bunny until Juliet Sidney introduced me to parkrun, within the year I'd ran my first half marathon. Then a few years later, after the start of Newport parkrun Juliet & Neil introduced me to this lovely club.
Any message to newcomers?: 
It really is a club for all abilities and interests. Whether you just want to improve your fitness, compete in competitions or run an ultra, there will be support and friendship for you in all areas.

Ceri Donovan

When did you join?: 
01/2012
How long have you been running?: 
7 or 8 years I think!
What's your favourite running surface?: 
Forest, coast or mountain trails with sunshine and no mud!
How did you start running?: 
<p>Started with a programme from a book - had to write the runs on a post it note so I could remember what to do! Built up to 10ks and half marathons, then ran the NYC marathon in 2011 - crossed the line thinking &quot;I&#39;m never doing that again!&quot; - that thought didn&#39;t last very long! Soon after that I moved back to Risca, went to parkrun, saw the Lliswerry banners and rest is history!</p>
Any message to newcomers?: 
<p>Everyone dreads walking through that door for their first training session, but once they&#39;ve done it, everyone wonders why they didn&#39;t do it sooner!</p>

Michael Faulds

When did you join?: 
01/2015
How long have you been running?: 
1 year
What's your favourite running surface?: 
Road, Trail
How did you start running?: 
After the birth of my son I realised I needed to lose weight and get fit to be able to chase him around.I also signed up for the Newport half marathon for charity and needed help and support so joined Lliswerry Runners.

Trudy Hurford

When did you join?: 
03/2016
How long have you been running?: 
3 years
What's your favourite running surface?: 
Road and trail
How did you start running?: 
Started doing C25k at Tredegar house parkrun and have never regretted joining
Any message to newcomers?: 
Starting running was a life changing thing for me and joining a running club was something I never imagined I would do best decision ever, thank you Lliswerry

Paul Day

When did you join?: 
01/2002
How long have you been running?: 
23 years
What's your favourite running surface?: 
Any
How did you start running?: 
My son joined Newport Harriers in 1994 and I started running while he trained. Within weeks I was training seriously and a member of Newport too.
Any message to newcomers?: 
Probably the hardest thing you'll do is coming to a club session first time. After that you'll find all the company, inspiration and support you need to achieve whatever you aim for.

Ruth Ovey

When did you join?: 
10/2012
How long have you been running?: 
3 years
What's your favourite running surface?: 
Road mostly but don't mind muck on the odd occasion.
How did you start running?: 
<p>Race for life, my sons friend had leukaemia aged 9. I was determined to run all 5k. I started by running lamppost to lamppost. Then Paul Harmes mentioned Park Run and Lliswerry Runners and I have never looked back. There is always someone to run with and made some incredible friendships.</p>
Any message to newcomers?: 
<p>A really friendly club. Lots of encouragement and support no matter what your ability or capability. Everyone is welcomed with open arms. It is like having a huge extension to your family.</p>

Michelle shapland

When did you join?: 
01/2012
How long have you been running?: 
3 years
What's your favourite running surface?: 
Road and track
How did you start running?: 
<p>Turning 40 and had my girls I thought I would start to get my life back. I couldn&#39;t run up the road without stopping. I was more of a brisk walker. So thought if I signed up for a half marathon I would have to start learning to run. I went from nothing. I joined lliswerry running group. It was the best thing I have done. I have now done 3 half marathons, 5 10ks, Rack Raid. Rose inn relays. I am so proud of what I have achieved. Thank you lliswerry.</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>

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