You've seen them in the flesh at the events... here's the low down.

MARK BATCHELOR - FINISH LINE DIRECTOR

Mark a normal bloke who loves to swim, bike, run, drink beer, gin, good red wine and coffee.  Is that normal?  He also presents 'Surrey Hills Sport' on Surrey Hills Radio.

MARK'S TOP FIVE

MOVIE. Can't sit still enough.

RACE. ITU Hyde Park (so many memories of the Olympics).

FOOD. Sushi or a good burger.

SPORT. Triathlon.

RUNNING SHOE. Mizuno Wave Inspire.

PAUL McGREGOR - EVENT DIRECTOR

Paul started running to take part in the 1987 London marathon, a race he has run a further two times. He is a regular runner be it in Park Runs (a big fan), 10K or longer races. His aim this year is to run an event each month. Events to Live runs have featured heavily on the list and he is delighted to join the team as Assistant Race Director.

PAUL'S TOP FIVE

MOVIE. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

RACE. London Marathon

FOOD. 'Le Raj' Curry

SPORT. Scuba Diving and Running

RUNNING SHOE. Asics 2000 series

NICKY DONBAVAND - RACE DIRECTOR

Nicky has been running since her Mum convinced her (running) Dad it would be a good idea to take the kids with him.  It was in the same vein she learned how to golf, bake, play pool, darts and garden.  She very nearly applies for the Great British Bake Off every year.

NICKY'S TOP FIVE

MOVIE. Dirty Dancing

RACE. Beachy Head Marathon

FOOD. Beetroot

SPORT. Cycling

RUNNING SHOE. Brooks Glycerin

LAURIE KING - GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Laurie is a cycling, running and more recently bouldering type of chap. He loves making the most of the Surrey hills and local woods to escape the humdrum of the real world and doesn't look nearly so serious in real life.  He can also be found over at www.openhousecreative.co.uk and www.laurieking.co

LAURIE'S TOP FIVE

MOVIE. Her

RACE. Knacker Cracker

FOOD. Double crumble

SPORT. Cycling

RUNNING SHOE. Mizuno Wave Harrier

PAULINE MACKEY - RACE ADMIN

Pauline has been running for a number of years and this year looks to be a corker.  She's just completed her first marathon and this year will target her first ultra, first triathlon and first Ironman.  She firmly believes 'hills are friends'.

PAULINE'S TOP FIVE

MOVIE. Groundhog Day

RACE. Badger Half

FOOD. Cake (unspecified)

SPORT. Running for fun

RUNNING SHOE. Mizuno Wave Inspires

PENNY PRETTY - MARSHALS

Penny watched a friend run the London Marathon and, in a mid-life crisis moment, wondered if she could do it herself.  That was several years ago and in the intervening period she’s run 10 marathons.  Penny was apparently co-erced into the world of triathlon by Nicky and has completed many long distance tri’s (Ironman New Zealand, Ironman Austria (twice), Challenge Roth and the Outlaw Long Course Triathlon). 

PENNY'S TOP FIVE

MOVIE. Big Fat greek wedding

RACE. First London Marathon

FOOD. Marmite

SPORT. Triathlon

RUNNING SHOE. Mizuno Wave Inspire

PHIL MACKEY - IN CHARGE OF BANNERS

Phil has a strong running heritage and ventured into Ironman distance triathlon at the second running of Ironman Regensberg in 2011 and subsequently Challenge Roth in 2013 and Outlaw in 2015.  He's known in the team for falling off his bike... a lot and is generally found shoulder deep in banners at the race finish line. 

PHIL'S TOP FIVE

MOVIE. Groundhog Day

RACE. Thames Towpath

FOOD. Chinese

SPORT. Athletics

RUNNING SHOE. Mizuno Wave Inspire

TRACY LOVELL - HEAD MARSHAL

Tracy is the integral cog in the ETL team.  Not only does she recruit, organise and brief our wonderful marshals (a thankless task!) she is well known for dispensing cups of tea and biscuits to the team at regular intervals on race day.  For that, we love her.

TRACY'S TOP FIVE

MOVIE. Sleepless in Seattle

RACE. Bacchus Marathon

FOOD. Sandwiches

SPORT. Camping

RUNNING SHOE. Brooks Ghost