Sue Cordrey - President

Sue Cordrey

Affectionately known as “The Boss”, Sue has been our President for a couple years and has masterminded our rejuvenation since 2017, first of all with the tremendously successful and ongoing Sole Sisters initiative, but also by persevering with her “Pet Paphos Park Run Project”, now in full swing very much as a team effort, albeit temporarily limited to a virtual event by lockdown.

She has 40 marathons under her belt, and the stamina and determination involved in those 1,700 Km's of endurance racing, is no more impressive than the drive she has shown in raising the profile of PRC in the local community.

Sue is our unofficial Sales and Marketing Director whose contribution to our success has been second to none.

If you would like to contact Sue by email click here

Helen Manners - Secretary

Helen Davies

Helen has been a member of PRC since the Couch to 5k programme in September 2019 and is now instrumental in the Sole Sisters support group, which organises C25k programmes and social functions.

Helen’s background includes a 29 year career in the NHS, with over 20 years in HR, during which she achieved a post-graduate HR diploma.  She was a Judo Coach for over 30 years, an International Judo Referee for 20 years, and has also fulfilled several senior roles on the London Area Judo Committee, including training and examining referees up to National level.

Within PRC Helen very quickly became recognised for her positive, determined and confident approach to achieving her objectives, and her common sense approach to organisation.

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Steelie - Chairman

My professional role is to identify talented people, then to coach them and their teams to achieve their full potential. Similarly, as a First Category Racing Cyclist in my 20’s, I actively coached and mentored junior talent, occasionally to World Class honours.

I want to improve communication between the PRC Committee and ALL members.  I also think we need a far more proactive approach to coordinating our athletic talents, in the same organised way we have achieved our impressive triathlon results.

A more visible and accessible committee, with a publicised timetable of meetings, prompt responses to members’ questions,  and feedback  on activities, decisions, projects and plans, would improve unity and a sense of collective responsibility across the board.

We cannot effectively operate such a diverse PRC with 12 dozen members the same carefree way as we ran it with 2 dozen members and little or no diversity.  We need a proactive, energetic and communicative committee which delivers timely results.

Allan Devereux - Running Captain

Where do I start? At the bottom of course, but you all know that by now, after all it is ME we are talking about (as usual). Having narrowly missed out on the role of Wonder Woman to Lynda Carter, I decided to turn my talents in another direction. Cyprus looked interesting and a gay free zone.

That needed rectifying, so I threw myself wholeheartedly into that cause, tiara & wand at hand!  Over 18 years later and I am still causing mayhem and spreading (ahem) the love!  I could list my many achievements, majorette, trollop, drag queen, part time actor, vicar, home wrecker, but one doesn't like to boast......

I've been a member of PRC for a few years now and love the friendliness of the club. I realise there is a lot of hard work behind the scenes and feel it's now my turn to get stuck in and help or hinder where I can.

Julie Rossouw - Treasurer

I have run all my life, been active in numerous running & triathlon clubs, completed 5 Comrades Marathons, 3 Full distance Ironman races, 12 Half distance ironman races, 4 World Championships and much more besides. 

In South Africa I was treasurer of the Amanzimtoti Athletic Club for several years, race administrator for the Sappi Saiccor Marathon for 9 years, and in 2007 organised a fund-raising group which raised 100K by running 2 marathons (Dubai & London) in aid of Guide Dogs for the Blind.

I am a qualified Bookkeeper, a BA (Hons) in Psychology and a qualified level 3 Personal Trainer. 

I have really enjoyed becoming a part of Paphos Running Club and would like to contribute to its success by becoming an active committee member, which I fully appreciate requires a significant commitment of time and energy.

Peter Portnoi - Vice Chairman

Little did I know that the promise of a “Gala Dinner” craftily followed up with invitations to take part in Triathlon Training sessions, would lead to so many life opportunities!

Unlike “normal” people I skipped the C25K phase and at the ripe old age of 50, went straight from Couch to London Marathon.  This was an alcohol fuelled decision, although in my defence, it was for charity.  That was 20 years ago.

Having got the bug I went on to complete the New York Marathon the same year and then joined Poole Runners in Dorset, continuing to participate in a number of Marathons, Half Marathons and 10K races in the UK and abroad, most recently winning my age group in the Logicom Marathon.

I was on Poole Runners’ Committee for several years, but we now spend 9 months a year in Cyprus, so I would like to contribute the knowledge and expertise I have picked up along the way by being an active PRC committee member.

Truus Shannon - Walking Captain

I moved to Cyprus in 2007, prior to which I had several roles, including as an au pair (in UK), office manager, teacher, secretary, and school governor.  I have always been into physical activity – not just walking - and was involved in supporting the World Cycling Track Championships in Leicester.

The PRC walking group started in January 2020, and I stepped up to the plate that autumn.  The walks are growing steadily - up to 25 walkers (and 3 dogs) so far!

We cover around 5km to 8km, over varied terrain, flat, hilly, coastal and countryside, and I intend to promote greater involvement of members by incorporating some PRC running routes, with the help of runners who enjoy walking.  There are many walks and no shortage of people who I feel sure would be willing to become involved in leading the group on new walks from time to time.