Nov 2019: Sam Raffety

For the ladies, I am completely thrilled to offer the award to Sam Raffety. Sam has absolutely been on fire lately with some cracking training and racing achievements. Sam took part in the cross country at Milton Keynes in brutal conditions and of the 24 ladies that took part, Sam finished in 7th position with a superb time of 28:33. …

Oct 2019: Julian Smith

I’d like to award the men’s Member of the Month to that guy who ran an amazing 3:15 at the Abingdon Marathon with those cracking mile splits, but unfortunately I can’t remember his name so instead the pin up boy for October is – Julian Smith. I’ve chosen Julian because not only did he run two super quick marathons in the …

Oct 2019: Kim Morgan

Kim has impressed and amazed me with the gains she has made from really pushing herself in her training runs. Kim has always been focused and dedicated in her training but she has absolutely upped her game recently and the results are clear in her race achievements. Kim’s first race of October was the Royal Parks half which she finished …

Sept 2019: Dean Kidd

It’s with great pleasure that I present you with my first Member of the Month nomination and for September I have chosen Ironman, Dean Kidd. Dean took on his first full Ironman competing in Ironman Italy which was held in Cervia on the sunny east coast. His times are as follows : Swim 1:17:47 – Bike 5:36:41 – Run 4:48:05 …

Aug 2019: Rob Humphreys

The award this month goes to a strong runner in the club, albeit not for his running. He completed the Lakeland Ultra 50 mile in July which was an epic achievement but in August he put on a fun evening of orienteering for the club and family members which was well received by all who took park in this event. …

Sept 2019: Tracey Cotton

I am happy to award the title to Tracey Cotton. Tracey started with a bang on the 1st of the month at the Bovingdon 10k by storming home in a cracking time of 47:01, earning her first FV40 and 8th female overall. Continuing her good form on the 7th, she took part in Aylesbury parkrun earning herself a course PB …

Aug 2019: Sam Sparks

Sam Sparks joined the club on 17th May this year after a friend recommended her to GVH. Her immediate enthusiasm to do well was apparent and this has remained constant. Sam instantly made friends with her group peers and has become a regular attendee to club nights, always pushing herself hard with a “can-do” approach. She set herself the challenge …