Our Team

Richard Hunter

Founder and Managing Director

Richard has lived and breathed athletics since he was 13 years old – competed internationally in the sprint hurdles and then moved to the decathlon. Graduating from Brunel University with a BSc in Sport Science, a PGCE in Physical Education and a MSc in Sports Management. He is a Level 3 Performance Coach and former coach education senior tutor at UK Athletics and regional manager for England Athletics until 2009. Richard started Run Nation in 2011, organising the first event at Wallington Hall in Northumberland. Since then he has overseen the development of Run Nation into a national brand.


Brandon Forbes

Operations Executive

Brandon comes to us fresh out of university, having been on placement with Run Nation in his second year of his Sports Management degree at Northumbria University. Brandon will be attending events and looking after athlete registration and Running Club membership.