Who Does What?

Committee Members and Key Contacts for 2016/2017

Listed below are the people who make up the commitee for this year.  Please feel free to contact them if you have an enquiry.  In addition to the commitee,  we have a number of other members who kindly volunteer to help with activities.  For example, in addition to Peter Howe we also have Phil Greenfield and Paul Hemsley who are qualified Coaches in Running Fitness (England Athletics) and a number of members who are qualified Run Leaders.  For Track and Field activities, Anne Unseld and Mike Parpworth are the principle contacts.  


For any general enquiries our  contact details are  admin@bromleyvetsac.org.uk


Fiona Hemsley - Chairperson

I joined Bromley Vets in January 2013 to help me get enough miles run in training for my first half marathon in Bath in March. I found a wonderful group of friends and 4 years on BVAC is a big part of my life. With all their support I have gone on to run more half marathons, ran as part of a BVAC team to support the Institute of Cancer Research in the London Marathon and gone on club running adventures to places like Tromso, Barcelona and Porto!   chair@bromleyvetsac.org.uk 

Kish Hyde – General Secretary

Looking back I can no longer remember the reasons why I joined Bromley Vets, but I don’t have to stretch very far to know why I renew my subs every year; it is the sheer friendliness of the other members. There is something for everyone here, whether you want to run fast or slow, take part in competitions or run for the fun of it, be tested by training runs or have a slow meander through the Woods. I enjoy turning up to support fellow members at the KFL cross-country runs in the winter and the Track and Field Athletic events in the summer, and the tea and cakes that usually accompany these! admin@bromleyvetsac.org.uk 

Jeanette Elven - Membership Secretary

   I joined Bromley vets in October 2015 when I’d been running for a few months at Bromley parkrun. I was very shy and nervous when I first came along but soon found a friendly and supportive bunch of runners. With the clubs help I have pushed myself to run 5 miles, 10kms, 10 miles and a half marathon in Barcelona. I’m looking forward to more challenges this year including my role as membership secretary for the club  membership@bromleyvetsac.org.uk

Pat Cliff – Social Secretary

Helen James and Geraldine Turner introduced me to Bromley Veterans at parkrun in 2010 when I could just about run 5k.  I now wouldn't/couldn't run the distances without others to run with. I enjoy the training, particualrly those we run on a Thursday night, the varous challenges, the company and the social side of the club. peter_cliff59@hotmail.com

Simon Cowie – Treasurer

After becoming a regular at Norman Park every Saturday morning and having done a few 5k fun runs, I was looking for something to help me improve.  I became aware of Bromley Veterans directly as a result of parkrun. They seemed to be a friendly club of mixed abilities and I thought I would not be to out of place. I decided to give it a try as a guest at one of the summer handicap races which was great fun.

I soon became a member and later the treasurer. Since then I have never looked back. Well only to make sure there was still someone behind me.

Roger Harris - Committee Member

I have been a member of Bromley Veterans for about 5 years. I am a SE London Ambassador for parkrun and one of the run directors for Bromley parkrun. Since joining the club I have run two marathons and taken up triathlons. I took up running around fifteen years ago when I was 46. Bromley Veterans AC is a great club and is going from strength to strength! 

Peter Howe - Committee Member

I was the club  membership Secretary for the last 2 yrs but in 2018 handed this over to Jeanette Elven.  For many years I ran my own construction company.  I am a qualified running coach and help to organise and run training sessions with the club and our Zero to Five Km group which runs several times a year on a Saturday morning.   

Barbara Baker – Commitee Member

I decided to join Bromley Vets AC because older runners were welcomed (I was a very late starter at 59 years old!) and because, unlike some other running clubs, all abilities were encouraged to apply. It is a small, friendly club with a strong social element which allowed me to, not only improve my running, but also to meet new people and make new friends.

In the summer I really enjoy taking part in the Tuesday evening cross-country runs, swapping roads for the woods and fields of the local countryside. Also the Thursday run training sessions are both hugely enjoyable and beneficial, helping me to improve my running technique and performance.  

Jan Simms - Committee Member

I  joined BVAC in 2012 having taken up running thanks to Bromley parkrun and getting to know club members there. The friendliness, support and encouragement of everyone in the club is fantastic and I enjoy taking part in club runs, road and cross-country races, all things that my younger self would never have believed possible. I organise the club's summer handicap race series with my husband Mike (who is a second-claim member) and look forward to serving on the committee to help the club grow further.

John Soper - Committee Member

 I joined the club after my 1st London Marathon in 1999 as I wanted to improve my running. I was  welcomed in with plenty of help, guidance and friendship, which I am  still getting to this day. BVAC is a very important part of my life and I value the friends and the comaradarie both running and socially.

Gary Blunt - Committee Member (& Race Director for our 5 Mile Open)

I have been a member of Bromley Vets for about 4 years now and the support and encouragement I have received has been fantastic. When I joined we had around 50-60members, we now have more than double that, due to the hard work and dedication of both committee members and club members too. I would like to help continue this good work so that our great little club can continue to thrive.