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.

Abi Jones: Race Director & Event Manager   Abi has a strong Welsh accent but has managed to travel around the world chasing her Event Management career. She loves running and the outdoors. She is very friendly and loves working with the Team.

Abi Jones: Race Director & Event Manager

Abi has a strong Welsh accent but has managed to travel around the world chasing her Event Management career. She loves running and the outdoors. She is very friendly and loves working with the Team.

Georgee Holmes: Event Assistant   Another red head, Georgee is passionate about all things sporty and muddy. She has a bug for travelling and new experiences. Fresh out of university with a Sports Events Management degree, Georgee is eager to put into practice her knowledge and creativity. You will find Georgee obsessing all over her furry friends at our Muddy Dog Challenge events.

Georgee Holmes: Event Assistant

Another red head, Georgee is passionate about all things sporty and muddy. She has a bug for travelling and new experiences. Fresh out of university with a Sports Events Management degree, Georgee is eager to put into practice her knowledge and creativity. You will find Georgee obsessing all over her furry friends at our Muddy Dog Challenge events.

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.

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.


Philip Kavanagh: Course Safety 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 Safety 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.


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.


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!


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 also runs expeditions for Duke of Edinburgh Students around the country.

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 also runs expeditions for Duke of Edinburgh Students around the country.