Team Gold

Team Gold are our sponsored athletes that act as our ambassadors at runs and races.  You will find them wearing our Team Gold kit, which is a discreet high viz yellow.  Feel free to speak to them about our races.

Each year, we select a group of runners to be sponsored.  Our 2017 athletes are:

Emma Phillips

Emma is our ambassador who has a great social media presence.  She attends a huge amount of races throughout the year and is an ever present at our Trail Tuesday Running Group.

Trisha Van Rooyen

Our elite lady, Trisha specialises in Long Distance running.  She is also our sole Cheshire representative, running for Northwich RC.  During 2016, she has won numerous races including our very own Newcastle Way Marathon.

Jon Ranford

Jon is an experienced triathlete, who competes with Newcastle Tri Club and Niteriders.  In 2017 Jon will be competing in triathlons up to Ironman distance.  Jon also finished 2nd at the Newcastle Way Marathon.

Scott Zikmanis

Our elite male, Scott has recently won the Mo runner.  Next year he is focusing on trail running, with Transvulcania and Newcastle Way marathon in his sights.

Lee Jones

Lee is a great all round athlete.  His passion for running at Trentham Running Club overlaps into triathlon during the summer months.  Whilst wearing Team Gold Kit, Lee will be taking part in NSRRA and his second ironman.  He is also a leader at our Trail Tuesday Running Group.


If you wish to be considered for sponsorship, please send your biography to us at  We select the following years athletes during the autumn.

Photography by:  Mick Hall Photos


Gold Events is supporting:


Gold Events Silverdale Dash is supporting The Chelsea Burley Trust

Gold Events Silverdale Dash is supporting Groundwork