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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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. …

Jul 2019: Chris Dowling

I’ll keep this short, however July’s member of the month’s effort was anything but short!! Chris Dowling took on the Wendover Woods 100 and for those who have done the ParkRun there will know its anything but flat. The 100 miler had over 20,000 feet of ascent and descent! Chris battled through the 100 miles in a fantastic 26 hours …

Jun 2019: Michael Linden

June’s winner is quite a new member to GVH joining in February. He’s been improving since joining the club and succeeded in achieving a half marathon PB at St. Albans and a 10k PB at Summer Solstice. If he keeps up the training I’m sure more PBs will follow! Congrats to Michael Linden for your excellent performances in June! Just …