Alison Dippenaar (Secretary)

When I joined the club 18 months ago I hadn’t run for years. My husband Rory had joined and loved it and we got a second dog Bella to our Bronte and we took it in turns to run and look after our daughter. Rory now runs Bronte and Bella together and I run Simon.

Simon came to us as a foster dog for the Pointer Rescue service. He is originally from Greece. We just fell in love with him and became failed foster carers.

He is now fully adopted and has become a great running partner for me. He keeps me on my toes as he does like to twirl if I go too slow for him!