A Few Words About

Your committee

The committee consists of a number of formal Officers and a further group of "officers without portfolio" who support the club and take on duties but without formal roles.
The committee run the club on behalf of the membership and all roles will be elected not less than every two years.
The structure, organisation and procedures are detailed in the club constitution - a copy of which can be found at the bottom of this page

Si Lawson


Si has a passion for offroad running and the muddier & hillier, the better. He loves running in groups, with his dogs or on his own in all weather (when he feels at one with nature and the elements).  A technology and kit freak, he has more running shoes than is healthy.

Emma Wilkins

Club Secretary

Emma loves nothing more than a run out in the hills around Nidderdale. Her favourite race is Heptonstall Fell Race (particularly the brutal hill at the end), although anything that’s long with plenty of hills will do just nicely!

Stuart Paton


Stuart moved to the dale in 2021 and was thrilled to find other people to explore the trails with. He’s currently trying to up his distance in between looking after a little baby and trying to catch up on sleep

Hugh Beever

Membership / IT & Media

Hugh has lived in the Dale for over 25 years and has enjoyed trail running around the area for most of that time. More enthusiastic than accomplished, he is a keen advocate of building a club for all

Jess Umpleby


I have always called Nidderdale my home and love exploring new routes and views. I work as a vet locally and have a Labrador called Poppy. NFAT is the first running group I have been part of and it has been the best decision to join!

Mel White

Welfare Officer

I love the outdoors in all weathers and enjoy nothing more than exploring the trails and enjoying surrounding nature and wonderful views. I enjoy a bit of competition in races but also just getting out for the fun of it! By day I am a GP and mum of 2. In my spare time I volunteer for our local mountain rescue team.

Helen Hall

DBS Verifier

Helen loves running on the trails around Upper Nidderdale and, particularly, where there are any steep technical descents. Helen is also a gear freak!

Gillian Macfarlane


Colleen Fotherby

Canicross lead

Colleen is our canicross runner so can normally be found being pulled around by her dog, although occasionally has been known to put in a little work and run with just her own two legs too! She loves helping people get involved in the fantastic fun sport of canicross and watching them become a team with their dogs. Her favourite runs are hilly with good views, the more hills the better!

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Becca White


Steve Ward


Steve is at his happiest exploring the great outdoors. He is often found running around the dales and fells with his faithful companion Sprocket who is always willing to give a little tow when necessary. Steve is a qualified mountain leader and enjoys nothing more than encouraging others to get outside more often.
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Nigel Fawcett


Taking up running in my early 40’s I soon realized that what I enjoyed most was running off road across the moors. I like to use my running as a way of exploring and when time allows enjoy getting out into the more remote places in Nidderdale and Upper Wharfedale

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Jess Sutton


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Caroline Ball


Our constitution, in PDF form, can be downloaded by following this link Nidderdale Fell & Trail Constitution.

Last updated 2022-12-10