Community – Ambassadors

Our aat: community has evolved into an integrated support network – uniting participants, partners, ambassadors and crew – to enhance the overall aat: event experience.

Our aat: event ambassadors are inspirational, active members of our community who consistently go above and beyond to attend, support and review our events. They are “go-to” members of our community who we can count on for pretty much anything – from providing us with honest feedback for partner product testing through to filling key roles on event day. This makes them ideal friends for you too – please feel free to chat to them at our events or contact them on social media with any questions you have about volunteering with us, kit recommendations, goal setting and more!

Our Ambassadors

Gemma Read Ambassador

Gemma Read

I’m a local trail runner who works part-time at Fitstuff…

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Gemma Read Ambassador

Gemma Read

I’m a local trail runner who works part-time at Fitstuff and Fitstuff Clinic and am Run Director of Guildford junior park run. I can often be found looking at OS maps planning new routes over the Surrey Hills to keep training interesting, fresh and keep my group of running friends guessing as to where and how far they are running (could be anywhere from 5km – Ultramarathon)!

Favourite aat: event: The Mercer Surrey Half Marathon – This race has a special place in my heart as it was the first half marathon I ran and was the beginning of realising I could run longer distances.

Goals: Re-assessing amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

Favourite Training Session: St Thomas Trotters Run Club – we run every Tuesday after the school drop off. After escaping the children, we take off across the Surrey Hills with 3 crazy dogs in tow.

Essential Kit: Salomon race pack to stow everything in from water and food to my phone and keys.

Lee Kemp

#UKRUNCHAT ambassador, National Running Show ambassador and an avid member…

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Lee Kemp

    #UKRUNCHAT ambassador, National Running Show ambassador and an avid member of the Racehcheck Visor Club community – representing #TeamWhite

    Favourite aat: event: The Fox Ultra (60km) – great event, fantastic course and an awesome medal.

    Goals: Reassessing amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

    Favourite Training Session: Intervals – I’m hoping these will help me to run further and faster.

    Essential Kit: Racecheck Visor. I enjoy being part of the Racecheck community and reviewing races for them.

    Kyra

    Kyra Cushway

    As an OCR and Mud Run fanatic, I’m a proud…

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    Kyra

    Kyra Cushway

      As an OCR and Mud Run fanatic, I’m a proud member of The UK Mudd Queens (MQUK) and am usually Tail Runner at aat: events – I’m all about keeping slower runners happy and motivated. And the medal… 😉

      Favourite aat-event: 
      Guildford Triathlon.

      Goals: To get faster and running since I’m usually the tail runner so I don’t feel like I’m holding anyone back.

      Favourite Training Session: Just getting outdoors for some exercise whether it be running, cycling or obstacle course training.

      Essential Kit: Asics fuji runnegades (for trails and obstacle course training) and a skort (much better than shorts).

      Dan Hughes aat:events Ambassador

      Dan Hughes

      I’m a PT at Field of Fitness and a lululemon…

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      Dan Hughes aat:events Ambassador

      Dan Hughes

        I’m a PT at Field of Fitness and a lululemon Guildford ambassador.

        Favourite aat: event: Guildford 10k – for sure. It was just one of those events where everyone was there so the atmosphere was insane. Field of Fitness are the Official Fitness Partner so not only do I get to laugh at my colleague Jon leading the warm up, but I cross the finish line with all of my clients.

        Goals: I’ll be taking on my first ever Ultramarathon with aat: events at The Fox.

        Favourite Training Session: WOD at NewWave CrossFit and Yoga at Ebb and Flow in Farnham.

        Essential Kit: Aftershokz earphones! You’ll never go back to a regular pair for running once you try these…

        Maddie Sturgess

        Let’s Do This ambassador and cousin of Allegra (Allegra’s Ambition…

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        Maddie Sturgess

          Let’s Do This ambassador and cousin of Allegra (Allegra’s Ambition Charity).

          Favourite aat event: Mercer Surrey Half Marathon. I had been waiting ages to be old enough to do it and was so excited to finally be able to run it for the first time in 2017. The support from the crowd was absolutely amazing and kept me motivated the whole way around; can’t wait until the next one!

          Goals: I am looking to start getting into marathon running, with Edinburgh 2018 being my first. I”m also keen to get involved in triathlons in the next few years. I completed the Woking Aquathlon in September 2018 where I was cheered on by the aat team.

          Favourite Training Session: I enjoy most sessions! My normal week would consist of Monday – fast grass session at club; Tuesday – spinning; Wednesday – a club hill session; Thursday – a steady run; Friday – Rest day; Saturday – Race; Sunday – a long distance run. I particularly enjoy the club sessions as I enjoy training with my friends.

          Essential Race Kit: Warm clothes for afterwards and a watch to help you pace yourself during the race and help you aim for personal bests. I also always have some safety pins just in case – don’t get caught out without them!

          David Corrie

          Fitstuff Run Club leader and Bengal cat fanatic. I was…

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          David Corrie

            Fitstuff Run Club leader and Bengal cat fanatic. I was rubbish at sport at school. Always last to be selected. ‘Do we HAVE to pick David? He’s useless’. They were right. I was. Until 20 years ago when I discovered exercise, wholly different to football, rugby, hockey, cricket etc. Now you can’t get me out of bed quick enough to get into the gym working on those glutes or biceps or lacing up some Brooks to get on the trails of the Surrey Hills. The natural buzz and rush of endorphins you get from going on a run is unbeatable. I just love it. Add my work as a children’s entertainer, Session Organiser for Cranleigh’s ‘Riding for the Disabled’ and Run Leader for Fitstuff, I’m on my feet pretty much all the time.”

            Favourite aat: event: Hardassnails – “Best scenic route EVER”

            Goals: Stay fit, injury-free and continue to ENJOY exercise – “Once you realise you’re not going to win gold at the Olympics you can relax and savour each run, each gym session and appreciate each day. Stop for a moment to take in the view because if that costs you 3 seconds on your 10K time, who cares? You’re up and off the couch – THAT’S what counts.ith the St Thomas Trotters group – we run every Tuesday after the school drop off. After escaping the children we take off across the Surrey Hills with 3 crazy dogs in tow.”

            Favourite Training Session: Intervals, when taking a training session I normally disguise it as a relay race with batons, it seems more fun and reminds me of sports day at school, except now I’m better at it and never picked last as I’m no longer the rubbish one!

            Essential Kit: A comfy well-fitting pair of socks. Seriously, do not skimp on quality socks, nothing hurts more (for me at least) than sore feet, blisters etc. All preventable from good socks and a properly fitted pair of running shoes. My brand of choice? Hilly Socks of course!