Lia Fyles - Race Director
Lia is the Race Director of the London Landmarks Half Marathon and is responsible for the overall successful delivery of the event. She has been working at Tommy’s since 2008 and during her first six years at the charity led Tommy’s challenge events, marketing and individual giving programmes.
In December 2014, Lia took on the challenge of launching a new major event to provide a fresh income stream for Tommy’s which resulted in the birth of the London Landmarks Half Marathon.
Lia is a Mathematics graduate from The University of Leeds and prior to working at Tommy’s worked in global marketing for Unilever. She is a keen salsa dancer and runner and has previously spent time living in Japan, Paris and Australia. She has also worked as a Chef onboard a Great Barrier Reef dive boat!
Danielle Morgan - Event Manager
Danielle is an Event Manager in the core LLHM team. Danielle is responsible for the events sponsors and partners, social media channels, volunteer recruitment, VIP experience and overseeing the team of 2,000 runners who are supporting the Official Charity Partner, Tommy’s.
Danielle graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a BA in Media Studies with Sociology and Psychology and has worked in fundraising for 10 years. Prior to joining the London Landmarks Half Marathon team, Danielle worked at Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and Bloodwise, all of which was focused in the driving income in the Challenge Events and Community Fundraising Teams. Danielle’s enthusiasm for charities stems from her time travelling and volunteering at an orphanage in Mexico. After this, she started out her a career as a Teaching Assistant supporting children with autism before moving into the charity sector. Danielle joined the LLHM team in June 2017 and helped with the development of the inaugural race.
Outside of work, Danielle loves all sports including running, swimming, kickboxing, cycling and dancing. Having run the London Marathon and cycled to Paris, Germany and around Ibiza, she is always looking for a new challenge to take on! She has varied interests which include travelling, karaoke, playing the ukulele, meditation, diving, windsurfing, skiing and camping.
Liz Thornton - Event Partnerships Manager
Liz is responsible for the LLHM charity partnerships as well as the Community & Cultural Programme both of which make the LLHM so much more than just a run. Its not unusual to hear Liz on the phone discussing wand choreography, mascot races or a steel band’s setlist!
Liz is an APU graduate (BA Hons in English & Communication studies) who prior to entering the charity sector worked in student activities at a Students’ Union and was the Event Manager for an annual student sports festival (think 18-30’s holiday with sport thrown in!). She has now worked in fundraising (mainly events and community) for 10 years at a range of charities including Comic Relief, Alzheimer’s Society and Marie Curie.
Liz took a brief foray from the world of fundraising to work on London 2012 where she organised recreational activities for the athletes…kind of like being a holiday rep in the Olympic village!
Rhiannon Hopkin - Event Project Manager
Rhiannon is responsible for ensuring #TeamTommys in the London landmarks Half Marathon is the best it can be! Whether it’s encouraging Tommy’s supporters to run or welcoming new runners to the charity, Rhiannon is dedicated to ensuring every runner feels supported every step of the way, has a great race day experience in March and knows the difference they are making to Tommy’s.
Having volunteered in South Africa while at University, Rhiannon has been passionate about working for the charity sector ever since she graduated from the University of Southampton with a degree in Applied Social Science (Anthropology). She has worked in a range of local and national children’s charities and is truly inspired to take the skills learnt previously to fund the amazing work at Tommy’s.
Rhiannon loves exploring the outdoors and when she isn’t navigating a mountain (Everest Base Camp is the aim!), Rhiannon enjoys trying new recipes in the kitchen and dreams of being a top notch vegan chef.
Jasmine Joshi - Event Officer
Jasmine is responsible for managing and recruiting Tommy’s team of 2000 runners taking part in the LLHM. Jasmine works on ensuring each of Tommy’s runners has an excellent supporter journey and feels truly valued. She also supports on the event planning of a huge post-race party to celebrate the team’s achievement and Tommy’s branded cheer stations on the route to keep all their runners motivated along the way.
Jasmine graduated in English Literature, specialising in black writing. After graduating, she led a team of 30 students on a 6-day trek to climb the highest free-standing mountain in the world, Mt Kilimanjaro (a piece of cake!) Once she regained feeling in her legs, Jasmine spent some time working in recruitment before entering the charity sector. After passionately working for a child rights charity, she transitioned into the LLHM core team where the quirkiness never ends, and no two days are ever the same!
Outside of LLHM, you’ll most likely find Jasmine in the gym, keeping up her personal blog or in the kitchen channelling her inner Mary Berry.
Lydia Scott - Event Officer
Lydia Scott is an Event Officer in the core LLHM team. Lydia supports the LLHM Race Director along side the stewardship and recruitment of Tommy’s charity runners.
Lydia’s background is in the television industry where she worked as Production Co-Ordinator on comedy programmes such as The IT Crowd, Life’s Too Short and Big Fat Quiz of the Year. After a career break to concentrate on performing in roller skates in the Olympic Opening Ceremony, she made the transition in to the world of charity fundraising in 2012. Lydia worked in event teams at Shelter and Scope before joining Tommy’s in 2016. Recruited to the LLHM team in early 2017, Lydia was one of the earliest additions to the core team and helped support the development of the inaugural race.
Outside of work Lydia pet sits and can often be spotted cycling round her local neighbourhood with fluffy cat ears on her helmet.
Saoirse Linder - Event Assistant
Saoirse is responsible for supporting on the charity partnerships and community and cultural aspect of LLHM, she has enjoyed building relationships with over 160 charity partners. Saoirse also provides excellent customer service to all LLHM runners.
After graduating with a BSc in Sociology from the university of Bristol, Saoirse travelled to Rwanda in 2016 to work on a peace-building project for genocide survivors. Saoirse is a core member of the LLHM team and has enjoyed watching the event come to life in its inaugural year.
Saoirse loves to travel and wants to tick off every continent on her bucket list. In her spare time she can be found going to gigs with friends, looking for quirky activities or roaming around Portobello market.