ERC Board of Directors
Glen Wilkinson - Founder
Glen returned back to NH from Michigan in 2009 and decided that he needed a change in his life. After running three years on the Gilford Cross Country team, he decided that his 30+ year hiatus from running was over. He started going to the gym with his then 68yo father. By the following March, he ran in his first 5k, finishing in less than 30 minutes. Two years later he broke the 20 minute line at the age of 47. He started the Exeter Run Club on Facebook and did not do anything with it until he, Christopher Surrette, Jason Proulx and Alison Kolozsvary decided to run on July 4th 2011. That is when the Exeter Run Club was born. His goal is to qualify for Boston, but first he needs to run a marathon without getting injured during the training.
Tim MacDonald - ERC President
Tim MacDonald lives in Exeter with his wife Patty, who is also a member of ERC. He has two daughters Kelsey and Lauren. Tim has been a member for about 3 years now. He has always been active with family taking them on hikes, adventures,running, and likes road and mountain biking also. Tim has completed 3 half marathons,3 duathlons (placed in 2 of them) 1 triathlon , 1 Reach The Beach and many shorter distance races. He looks forward to weekly runs whether it is meeting up at the band stand for 8:00 Sunday morning runs Wednesday evening trail runs or on of the many other events that are going on. Tim doesn’t remember the date of the first run with the ERC group but will always remember how welcome he felt.
Steve Machala - ERC Vice President, Membership
Steve is an Illinois transplant that moved to Exeter 8 years ago with his sons Steven and Adam and wife Brenda-Sue. For most of Steve’s life, he had been overweight and 5 years ago when he was going to a 2XL he decided it was time for a change. By doing Weight Watchers and working out at the YMCA and with the Exeter Run Club, Steve has maintained his loss of 50 lbs. Like many of you, he was very intimidated by the thought of coming to a Sunday morning ERC session. In retrospect, now knowing how friendly everyone is he would have attended the Wednesday trail runs, Sunday morning run, and enjoyed the opportunity to meet a great group of people. Steve also enjoys doing the Saturday bike ride with the group and doing town redlining on the weekend.
Katie Bartel - ERC Secretary
Katie started running after having spinal fusion for scoliosis when she was 14. She ran cross country, winter and spring track (2 mile, 1 mile and 4 x 400) in high school and was voted team captain in all three sports and MVP two years in a row for cross country. She ran her first marathon (Boston as a bandit) in 1994 and went on to complete two more marathons (Peachtree, Atlanta and Shamrock, VA Beach). She continued to run 5k’s and 10k’s with the occasional half marathon for fun after having her three girls and decided the half marathon was her favorite. She took a several year break from running due to injuries, military moves and life in general. In 2019, she participated in ERC's Couch to 5K program and hasn’t stopped since. What she loves most about the ERC is the friendships she has made, accountability from fellow runners and that everyone is welcome, no matter what pace or goals they have.
Kay Maneen - ERC Treasurer
Kay recalled a love of running along with several other sports starting in grade school. Once in High School, she joined the girls track and cross country teams. Her favorites were the 440-yard "dash" and the mile races. While working in Boston the late 1980's, she trained and ran a Boston Marathon (this was prior to qualifying times!). Thereafter, her career intensified and running took a back seat for many years. Other sports (windsurfing, softball, golf, and downhill skiing) prevailed. Then in 2012, she was diagnosed with breast cancer, and in 2014 had a scare with another potential cancer. Once recovered, Kay resumed running along the NH seacoast as a therapeutic way to calm her mind. A few years thereafter, she discovered ERC. Since then, she's joined several ERC members running half marathons (all sub 2.0"s) and two Reach-the-Beaches. ERC members have always been warm, welcoming and inclusive!
Susan Marcella - ERC Social Media
Susan lives in East Kingston with her 16 year old daughter and developed a love of running at an early age. Over the years, she started and stopped her running journey several times, usually because she tried to do too much too fast, injured herself, or just didn't want to do it on her own. Running was put on the back burner for many years while she built her career and when her daughter was born. In 2009, after a health scare and several big life changes, she decided to take control of her physical and mental health and started running again. She was introduced to the Exeter Run Club through a co-worker, and after a few stops and starts, she participated in ERC's Couch to 5K program and hasn't looked back. She considers herself a walk/run kind of runner, and she is faster and stronger than ever because of the friendships, the camaraderie, and the accountability of her fellow runners in the club. There is always someone to run or walk with, and everyone is welcomed and included, regardless of pace or ability. She is working towards her first 10k, and has a goal to run a half marathon in 2022.
Scott Hatch - ERC Office-At-Large
Scott spent his younger years being a three sport Captain in high school and to this day holds the mile record of 4:40 and the cross country record of a 15:28 2.8 mile course at his old high school. He strayed from running until the untimely death of a friend in January 2013. While celebrating the life of his friend his twin sister, a phenomenal athlete and triathlon runner told him about her idea of running the Grand Canyon to celebrate her 50th birthday. Scott asked to join and the following day bought a plane ticket to Arizona. Scott lost 54 pounds in four months and in April 2013 completed the rim to rim to rim Grand Canyon Run.
Those practice sessions for that run took place with many people from the Exeter area thus introducing Scott to the Exeter Run Club. Scott has run 3 marathons including NewYork for team MR8. He has done several Century bike rides and 8 RTB relays as well as a Key West and Cape Cod relay. Scott is coming back from PF issues and continues to move forward with this awesome group of people. He loves “no runner left behind” and looks forward to many more exciting years with ERC.
Mark McLellan - ERC Officer-At-Large