Alan joined the club in 1978. He competed as a long distance runner for over 30 years, of which 24 years were with WADAC. He has been a committee member for many years, carrying out key tasks including team managing, establishing and maintaining club records; and currently organises the Hampshire XC league races at Farley Mount. Alan has been coaching Juniors and Seniors for 20+ years for all endurance events. His daughter Natalie also competes for the club, and was a highly successful Junior. Alan enjoys keeping fit with swimming, gymming, cycling and modern jive.