North West Regional Council

Council Members

  • Jon Clarke – Chair
  • Mike Dooling
  • Glenn Piper

Chair – Jon Clarke

Jon ClarkeAs well as being Chair of the North West Regional Council, Jon is also Chair of West Cheshire AC. In his teens he was a 10.6s 100m sprinter but a knee injury when 19 forced him to give up athletics at that time. 40 years later a serious heart attack lead him to need to improve his fitness, and he discovered Masters Athletics. Since then he has been an active track & field athlete, and competes in Masters and Open events across the country whenever possible, usually in sprints and jumps, and has represented GB in World Masters Athletics Championships. He has also become increasingly involved with athletics management, utilising his career experience in senior roles and directorships in strategy development and business change, to hopefully benefit the sport.

Glenn Piper

Glenn PiperOver 40 years a club runner competing in middle and long-distance events at track, road, cross country and trail, Glenn regularly attends races all over the North West and further afield. He is qualified as a LiRF and leads a weekly successful Run Together group in Hyde. He also coaches an endurance group at East Cheshire Harriers and has nearly completed CiRF. He spent 30 years working as a Primary School teacher and has some experience of organising athletics at this level.

Glenn says, “I am interested in encouraging higher standards and greater participation at all levels. There are some excellent initiatives already; parkrun shos that there re huge numbers of people who love to run and race regularly, plus popular, well organised events such as the Podium 5km, Trafford 10km, Trafford Open Meetings, and Sale Sizzlers enable runners of all standards to strive for their best in quality races. I would like the sport to be open to new ideas and keep moving forward in terms of elite performance, strength in depth and wider participation in running.”


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