Mar 2020: Gareth Tucker

Marathon training can be tough, Ok it’s always tough. And Marathon training can make you or break you and for our boys Member of the Month for March I think the former applies. Gareth’s recent performances have confirmed this, not only has he performed amazingly in races but his training paces have shown a new level of fitness achieved when …

Mar 2020: Kim Morgan and Sam Raffety

For March there are two winners of the ladies’ Member of the Month award and they are… Kim Morgan and Sam Raffety! Kim had a place for VLM on April 26th and Sam had entered Manchester Marathon scheduled for April 5th, and their training had been intense and fruitful. It was due to be the first marathon for both of …

Feb 2020: Michael Linden

February saw the final race in the Chiltern Cross Country League held at a somewhat boggy but certainly hilly Campbell Park in Milton Keynes so I feel it fitting that February’s member of the month competed in all five of the cross county fixtures of the 19/20 season in just his first XC season for the club and as someone …

Feb 2020: Isabel Wilson

Isabel has gone from strength to strength in her running and maintains an amazing modesty despite how brilliant she is! Isabel has completed in all of the cross country fixtures in the 2019/2020 season and has performed well in every one. On 8th February, in the final fixture at Campbell Park, she made light work of the very challenging course …

Jan 2020: Natasha Gibbs

For the ladies, I’m proud to award the title to Natasha Gibbs. Natasha has begun training for Manchester marathon and has kicked off the year with a bang! Travelling afar to Sheffield, Natasha bagged herself a parkrun PB at Millhouses parkrun in a brilliant time of 24:01. The following week, Natasha took on the splashy challenge of Keysoe cross-country. She …

Jan 2020: James Birnie

The Boys’ Member of the Month for January has been a GVH member for about 4 years and is a seasoned runner who has some amazing performances under his belt, amongst which are an 84 minute half and a fantastic sub 3 hour marathon just back in 2017 at London, official time of 2:58:23. Modest he is though and he …

Dec 2019: Antony Beamish

It’s with the usual great pleasure that I give you our Member of the Month for December, Antony Beamish. Antony joined GVH in September 2016 and has been one of the most improving members since, narrowly missing out on 2018’s Most Improved Male award, beaten only by some little upstart who went on to become Captain or something 😬 Beamo …

Dec 2019: Ines Trent

For the Ladies, I am very happy to offer the title to Ines Trent. After completion of the Learn to Run course in the summer, Ines has made fantastic gains in her endurance and pace. She is endlessly enthusiastic and is always very positive about taking on new challenges. Ines had set herself a goal to run a 10k before …

Nov 2019: George Einchcomb

It is with great pleasure that I award Novembers Member of the Month to George Einchcomb. George joined GVH only in June of this year but in that short time he has made a big impact amongst the other members, he quickly became a regular attendee to both the Tuesday and Thursday club sessions and has since shown consistent improvement. …