The Gladiator Events Team

The Gladiator Events Team is a group of enthusiastic and experienced event professionals, all sharing a passion for the great outdoors and wild and wacky challenges.


 
  Sarah Kenny: Founder & Director   Sarah has been in the Events and Obstacle Racing Industry for 15 years, and started Gladiator Events because she wanted to offer races that were more about fun that physical endurance. She loves exploring the great outdoors and creating new concepts for our charity partners. Speak to Sarah if you’re interested in creating a new Event.

Sarah Kenny: Founder & Director

Sarah has been in the Events and Obstacle Racing Industry for 15 years, and started Gladiator Events because she wanted to offer races that were more about fun that physical endurance. She loves exploring the great outdoors and creating new concepts for our charity partners. Speak to Sarah if you’re interested in creating a new Event.

  Cat Hills: Race Director & Event Manager   Known to the guys as 'Boss', Cat is a outdoor fitness fanatic and loves remote and wilderness adventures. She leads expeditions in her spare time and has a passion for travel. She is very friendly and loves working with the Team.

Cat Hills: Race Director & Event Manager

Known to the guys as 'Boss', Cat is a outdoor fitness fanatic and loves remote and wilderness adventures. She leads expeditions in her spare time and has a passion for travel. She is very friendly and loves working with the Team.

  Philip Kavanagh: Course Manager   A former Royal Engineer, Kav is also known as ‘Kav the Fixer’ – there is no problem too tricky for Kav to solve. We’ve tried, believe us. He’s a Yes man, and we like Yes men. He’s mostly seen whizzing around our courses on event day keeping things running like clockwork and he’s the proud owner of a 4 x 4 Tardis which has the ability to hold more tools than a DIY superstore.

Philip Kavanagh: Course Manager

A former Royal Engineer, Kav is also known as ‘Kav the Fixer’ – there is no problem too tricky for Kav to solve. We’ve tried, believe us. He’s a Yes man, and we like Yes men. He’s mostly seen whizzing around our courses on event day keeping things running like clockwork and he’s the proud owner of a 4 x 4 Tardis which has the ability to hold more tools than a DIY superstore.

  Matt Hobson: Course Manager   As well as being one of our Course Managers, Matt is also the chief course-tester (he’s the only one with enough energy at the end of our build to run the whole course at the rate of a gazelle). Matt has the admirable skill of taking a team of willing volunteers into the furthest flung parts of the course, in all weather, and bringing them back full of energy and smiles despite being wet and exhausted.

Matt Hobson: Course Manager

As well as being one of our Course Managers, Matt is also the chief course-tester (he’s the only one with enough energy at the end of our build to run the whole course at the rate of a gazelle). Matt has the admirable skill of taking a team of willing volunteers into the furthest flung parts of the course, in all weather, and bringing them back full of energy and smiles despite being wet and exhausted.


  Paul Kenny: Fitness & Fleet Manager   Paul is our resident Fitness expert and can mostly be found at the top of mountains, running at breakneck speed through London’s parks or devising new moves with the latest fitness equipment / instruments of torture. When he takes a breather, he looks after all our Gladiator Events vehicles. Contact him with any questions about building up your endurance to help you run our Events.

Paul Kenny: Fitness & Fleet Manager

Paul is our resident Fitness expert and can mostly be found at the top of mountains, running at breakneck speed through London’s parks or devising new moves with the latest fitness equipment / instruments of torture. When he takes a breather, he looks after all our Gladiator Events vehicles. Contact him with any questions about building up your endurance to help you run our Events.


  Jacqs Leui’i: Area Manager   Jacqs is our token Kiwi! Jacqs is also a marathon runner, she helps organise and runs marathons around the world to in support of various charities. She also runs her very own charity project in Nepal. She also teaches yoga and loves coffee, but be careful if you’re tasked with getting her coffee - she can smell bad coffee from five miles away.

Jacqs Leui’i: Area Manager

Jacqs is our token Kiwi! Jacqs is also a marathon runner, she helps organise and runs marathons around the world to in support of various charities. She also runs her very own charity project in Nepal. She also teaches yoga and loves coffee, but be careful if you’re tasked with getting her coffee - she can smell bad coffee from five miles away.


  James Campbell: Area Manager   James is a keen marathon runner. He organises and runs marathons around the world, from Nepal to Guatemala, to help charities around the world.

James Campbell: Area Manager

James is a keen marathon runner. He organises and runs marathons around the world, from Nepal to Guatemala, to help charities around the world.


  Tomek Kalnec: Area Manager   As well as his skills in Event Management he is also a professional photographer. So make sure you flash him a big cheesy grin when you pass him.

Tomek Kalnec: Area Manager

As well as his skills in Event Management he is also a professional photographer. So make sure you flash him a big cheesy grin when you pass him.


  Peter Mitchell: Area Manager   Pete is our Gladiator Events big friendly giant. He is an ultra-marathon runner; which is no surprise given the length of his legs. He is enthusiastic, hard working and is incredibly witty.

Peter Mitchell: Area Manager

Pete is our Gladiator Events big friendly giant. He is an ultra-marathon runner; which is no surprise given the length of his legs. He is enthusiastic, hard working and is incredibly witty.


  Ailson Levy: Area Manager   Alison is a park ranger in her other life and has recently introduced dry crackers with peanut butter and banana to the team as a top snack. Alison, is very bubbly, will always bring enough food to feed the team and breaks our hammers… she is that strong!

Ailson Levy: Area Manager

Alison is a park ranger in her other life and has recently introduced dry crackers with peanut butter and banana to the team as a top snack. Alison, is very bubbly, will always bring enough food to feed the team and breaks our hammers… she is that strong!


  Paul Pendleton Area Manager   Paul is our Scouse Area Manager. A hard grafter and enthusiastic worker he is always great at keeping team spirits high.

Paul Pendleton Area Manager

Paul is our Scouse Area Manager. A hard grafter and enthusiastic worker he is always great at keeping team spirits high.


  John Griffin: Area Manager   John builds obstacles and looks after our Volunteers on the course. He’s always got a smile on his face and can be relied on to keep team spirits up after a long and gruelling day!  He runs expeditions for Duke of Edinburgh Students around the country and is about to embark on a new advenuture in the Middle East.

John Griffin: Area Manager

John builds obstacles and looks after our Volunteers on the course. He’s always got a smile on his face and can be relied on to keep team spirits up after a long and gruelling day!

He runs expeditions for Duke of Edinburgh Students around the country and is about to embark on a new advenuture in the Middle East.