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National Executive Committee (NEC)

Last updated 16 April 2022

You can find a list of these and other contacts here.

Julie Cribb

Based in Inverness and previously chair of North West Grampian local group which she was key in establishing. Set up a new 50 mile event (Laich O’Moray) and is lead organiser for the Speyside 100 to be held in 2024. Introduced Virtual events to the LDWA in 2020.


General Secretary
Bill Milbourne

Based on Tyneside and currently Secretary of Northumbria Group. From a running background but has been a member of the LDWA for over 25 years. Lead Organiser for the Durham Dales Challenge and the Hadrian Hundred.

John Elrick

Based in London. Relatively new to the NEC (in March 2019) but not to long distance walking. Completed over 20 100s and had a large role in organising The Games 100 and Cinque Ports 100.


Membership Secretary
Julia Warman

Based in Bingley, West Yorkshire and heavily involved in the West Yorkshire local group. A Munroist and is a member of the 20 x 100 club. Has been Membership Secretary since March 2019.


Challenge Events Secretary
Tim Glenn

Based in Nottingham and secretary of Anytime Anywhere local group. Has been challenge events secretary since March 2018 and has been on the NEC for many years, as Local Groups Secretary and merchandise, which he continues to look after. Tim is also a member of the 20+ 100 club.


100s Coordinator
Sara Dyer

Member of The Irregulars local group, based in West Yorkshire. First experienced LDWA events in Dorset 30 years ago, and hundreds in Northumberland. Originally from a running and orienteering background. Joined the NEC in March 2021.


Communications and Publicity
Julian White

Based in Norwich and chair of Norfolk & Suffolk local group. Heavily involved in the local Ramblers too. Loves food, history, craft beer, travelling and bravely completed his first 100 in 2021.


Local Groups Officer
Karen Pickersgill

Chair of West Yorkshire LDWA for 3 years and currently a member of the group's committee. Actively involved in the West Yorkshire group's programme of 50th anniversary celebrations.


IT and Website Development Officer
Stuart Bain

Stuart is carrying out this role on an interim basis.  If you are interested in the IT Officer or part of the role, please contact Bill Milbourne at for more information.


Environment, Risk and Data Protection Officer
Stuart Bain

Based in South Wales. Has been on the NEC since March 2019 and manages to make what could be dry subjects sound quite interesting! Stuart is also a Hon. Treasurer of the South & West Wales Wildlife Trust, Trustee for the Open Spaces Society and Director of the South East Wales Biodiversity Records Centre.


Strider Editor
Ken Falconer
(interim, not on the NEC)

Ken is carrying out the Editor role on an interim basis for no more than three issues whilst a longer term editor is found.  An LDWA member for nearly 40 years, Ken enjoys long walks of all kinds and is currently Secretary of the Heart of Scotland Group.


Long Distance Paths Officer
Iain Connell

A member of East Lancashire local group. Has been walking long distance paths, bridleways and footpaths for more than 55 years, a guesstimate of at least 70,000 miles.



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