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National Executive Committee (NEC)

Last updated 3 January 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
Madeleine Watson

Based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. From a running background, with a love of cups of tea on LDWA challenge events. Has been secretary since March 2017, with a previous stint on the NEC between 2010 and 2012, latterly as Challenge Events Secretary.


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

Based in West Yorkshire, and previously chair of West Yorkshire local group. Recently completed her first hundred (Hadrian 100). Joined the NEC in March 2021.


IT and Internet Officer

This role is currently vacant. Please contact Madeleine Watson on if you would be interested in filling it.


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
Graham Smith

Has recently moved to Tain in Scotland from Kent where he was chair for 4 years and organised the White Cliffs Challenge for 15 years. Lead organiser of Cinque Ports 100. Previously worked as editor of local paper (East Kent Mercury). Became Strider Editor in March 2017.


Long Distance Paths Officer
Iain Connell

Details to follow


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