Gerry Hannon, as a member of the Swindon Sports Forum, brings to bear a lifelong personal interest and professional career in Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity.
Gerry’s professional roles included working for a range of organisations including: N. Ireland Central Council For Physical Recreation (CCPR) and Sports Council for N. Ireland as Sports Development Officer; NIKE as “EKIN”; Thamesdown Borough Council Arts & Recreation, Asst. Director; Director of Health Promotion, Swindon Health Authority, and National Director of Community Engagement for the Sustrans 200M Connect 2 programme. The development of coaches and volunteers; staff, partnerships and organisations; and maximising funding and resources have been central features of his approach.
As a teenager, he represented N. Ireland in Basketball before taking up a long career in international middle and long distance running on the track, cross country and road. His most notable achievement is having run 2.20.07 for the Marathon as part of winning the A.A.A. Marathon Championship team event. Gerry has coached up to international level in a range of sports including Rowing and Golf.
These days Gerry is a regular Cyclist and mainstay of the Swindon Cycling Campaign Group.