About parkrun UK
Tom Williams - Country Manager - parkrunner A6013
Tom was part of the organising team that started Leeds parkrun in October 2007, this was the 4th parkrun event and the first outside of London. At the time he was lecturing in exercise science at the University of Leeds.
In 2010 he left the University and developed his volunteering role within parkrun to involve UK wide initiatives. In 2011 he worked part-time for parkrun supporting events in the North of England and then in January 2012 became the full-time Country Manager for parkrun in the UK.
Joanne Sinton-Hewitt - Operations Manager Southern England & Wales - parkrunner A987
Jo has been living with parkrun for the last eight years, ever since its conception, but has been more actively involved for the last two years. She was formerly the ‘parkrun office’ before taking on the role of Event Activator from Wales through to the Southern and Eastern England regions.
In 2013 Jo became operations manager for Southern England and Wales and now spends her time supporting established events and generally keeping the parkrun operational wheels moving.
Anita Afonso - Head of Event Activation and Training - parkrunner A27006
Anita joined parkrun in April 2009 and has been responsible for bringing many new parkrun events into the family. She has been professionally involved in the sport industry for the last 10 years working for sporting events companies, major sports brands and organisations in France and in the UK.
She now oversees activation and training within parkrun UK and leads the parkrun ambassador programme, helping event teams get set up to confidently enjoy their parkrun journey.
Danny Norman - Social Media Guru and Typographical Geek - parkrunner A482
Danny ran his first parkrun in August 2005 and has been involved in some capacity or another ever since. This includes creating logos, voluntarily creating posters, driving forward the use and implementation of social media accounts through to being on the Bushy parkrun committee.
He started working for parkrun UK in June 2012 and oversees all the Social Media and branding. He also presents 'the parkrun show' podcast, is a member of the 250 Club and edits the Weekly Newsletter.