Team Caterpillar was formally launched in June 2019. We have had the most amazing success growing together with our members from a Run Together Group to an affiliated England Athletics Club.
The support our members give to each other is what makes this group a success. What started as an experiment has resulted in a fabulous group of individuals coming together every week to motivate each other and make lasting friendships. We have an 11 strong team of coaches and run leaders to help you achieve your goals. We have something for everyone, no one is excluded.
The values of Team Caterpillar are to support and inspire others to achieve their personal goals. By combining those values Team Caterpillar members have a sense of togetherness that exists when training alone, in groups or in races.
We believe that representing the group is not just for elite or competitive runners. For our members, representing Team Caterpillar is about spreading the group core values and encouraging others to join a wider community.
Our approach is serving the community, bettering lives and fuelling positive change to health and wellbeing.
I founded Team Caterpillar in 2019 - not just because I love running but I wanted to bring people together and create a supportive community. I want to fight the stigma around running groups being intimidating and help as many members as possible get active and make friends!
Sharon is loved by everyone and her run sessions reflect this is in growing popularity. A caring and supportive approach is shown to all our members regardless of ability and Sharon's unique skill of understanding runners needs and requirements shines though.
Clair joined Team Caterpilliar in 2021 and became a Sponsor in 2022. Clair is our biggest cheerleader and we couldn't ask for a better Brand Ambassador.
Sharon is a no nonsense safe pair of hands and adds a weight of credibility to our group. We started our journey at the same time and I was so proud when Sharon announced she wanted to be a Run Leader with Team Caterpillar.
Sharon being in the military understands the importance of safety and structure within sessions but does this effortlessly making sure everyone is always safe and sound.
Louise knows all the best places to run and somehow she always manages to find a hill that no one knew about! Louise joined us in 2020 on the C25K Plan and has been a valuable member since.
John is our own social butterfly, known affectionately as Mr Richmond. If there's a route to be explored or a hill to be conquered John will happily take you along. if you are looking for the fun factor John delivers it by the bucket load.
Half Marathon is currently my passion, and aim to get fitter and build stamina in this area, and would love people to join me. I've become passionate about running, and Team caterpillar is my place to be, not only a very friendly bunch but always willing to help others, and we are always there for you and each other to help on the journey. We fully support each other and anyone wanting to get on this journey, so why not come along and say hello?
Like Dionne, Doug is a fellow run leader and supports Dionne in hosting the sessions. Doug will support you in reaching that 5K goal or running that marathon all with a smile on his face and a joke to be made with anyone!
Michelle has been teaching for over 26 years and qualified as primary teacher with Physical Education as her specialism. Michelle is like an OS map she always knows the best routes.
Phil not only brings his passion of running but his passion for food! Having worked in the food industry for over 20 years he is qualified as a food professional centred in food technology and nutrition. Phil is currently a technical manager in the retail industry, travelling globally and has a flare for nutritionally balanced flavoursome foods supporting his running and health ability
Ella is our Leader in North East Lincolnshire and she is helping us to develop our brand further afield. Her passion and enthusiasm for running shines through to everyone who meets her.