The Team


Our team of dedicated volunteers come from varied backgrounds and bring many years of relevant experience that is essential to providing the guidance and direction to make our club the best it can be.

Our Committee

Our Committee is made up of an enthusiastic group of volunteers possessing a comprehensive knowledge of athletics and complimentary business and technical skills.


Mark Exley


Mark has been involved in Athletics since his teens.  In his early years he was a road runner and now spends his time as a volunteer coach and official.  Mark is a qualified throws and endurance coach and a field official.

Mark co-owns and runs an independent HR Consultancy business in Northampton with his wife.

Interesting Fact – Mark’s Grandad was an International Track Judge and an experienced sports administrator in the 1950’s,  60’s and 70’s.

from Iphone 144

Joe Horsley


Joe came to Athletics late after numerous shoulder injuries put paid to playing badminton. He competed as a road runner and soon found he wanted to give more to the sport so became a committee member. He regularly marshals events and has been chief marshal for cross countries at Abington Park for a number of years.

Interesting Fact - Joe has been the  General Manager of a steam heritage railway for over 30 years


Adam Henley

Officials Secretary

Adam only started athletics as a veteran having been inspired after attending the World Championships on holiday in Berlin in 2009.

Adam’s throwing career was relatively short and undistinguished (just like his distances) but he enjoyed helping out and became a qualified field official. Adam is currently a regional level field official and is seeking to progress to national level.

Adam works full time as a finance and resource lead in Barclaycard and is also a Borough Councillor for the Queensway ward in Wellingborough.

Interesting fact - Adam has seen 2 men’s 100m world records live - Berlin and Atlanta.


Tim Merrey


Tim is an armchair athlete! Having gained an interest in athletics from his father who was a Northampton member way back in time, the association was rekindled when his daughter pestered him to let her join following the 2012 Olympics. Can’t run, can count.

Interesting Fact - Tim once ate 7 cream crackers in 2 minutes and ate a doughnut without licking his lips.



Anne-Marie Williamson

Welfare Officer

Anne-Marie has ran in several Wolf Runs, the King of Hill obstacle race (where she suffered mild hypothermia!), The Great Birmingham 10k run and half marathon but these days, due to a dodgy knee, prefers long walks in the Northamptonshire countryside.

Anne-Marie has worked at a Northamptonshire primary school for 13 years and is trained in Safeguarding and child protection. In her spare time, she likes to bake and enjoys eating out. Her main passion is live music and she attends many gigs each year.

Interesting Facts: Anne-Marie has twin daughters who have different birthdays (but were only born 11 minutes apart) and, at the age of 30, she learnt to play the drums.


Our Coaches

Our coaching structure provides all the skills and experience required to develop athletes of all abilities. Our coaches are all qualified and hold enhanced DBS checks.

Coaching Co-Ordinator

Dave Goddard

Endurance Coaches

Dave Goddard

Barbara Willison

Cheryl Lamb

Adam Alexander

Emma Cooke

Gavin reeves

Jaclyn Robson

Steve McGowan

Neil Glover

Ian Moore


Hurdles Coaches

Mark Lambeth

Jenny Lindroth

Multi-Event Coaches

Katie Roseblade

Tristan Hay

Charlene Sharp

Neil Lovell

Richard Shore

Linda Thomas




Iain Drage

Richard Blenkinsop

Daniel Nikel

Kelly Lane

Rachel Palmer

Throws Coaches

Stuart Carlaw

Mark Exley

Steve Reynolds

Luke Hyland

Rob Parsons


Sprints Coaches

Kevin Smith

Lisa Gallagher*

Iain Drage

Barry Crisp

Bill Walker

* In training