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Women’s member of the Month for August 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 …

Women’s member of the month for July 2019: Paula Cook

July’s Member of the Month award for the ladies goes to Paula Cook. Paula has been a rock of support in assisting the LTR group as they have progressed in their running journeys. Paula has often sacrificed her own training to help the group in making sure they always had someone consistent to train with. This is vital in building …

Women’s member of the month for June 2019: Lisa Newing

June’s member of the month for the ladies goes to a lady who is not only amazing running whilst dressed as a post box, but exceptionally quick when dressed in suitable run gear! Lisa Newing had a superb month in June with a fantastic finish as first lady at the Kings Langley Puffa Ten 10k on 16th June. Lisa stormed …

Women’s member of the month for May 2019: Anita Bewick

This month’s Member Of The Month for the ladies goes to an absolute legend. Sometimes there are runners that make our jaws drop at the challenges they undertake and this lady is absolutely in that category. Not only does she take on marathons on a regular basis, which in itself is an enormous feat, but she has now completed ultra-marathons …

Women’s Member of the Month for April: Helen Cook

With the start of the spring marathons, April was a cracking month for fantastic achievements. After months of intense training throughout the winter, so many athletes are worthy of recognition for their results. However, I must pick just one for this accolade who has totally wowed me with their superb progress. This lady is a regular on club nights and …

Women’s MOTM Apr: Helen Heathcote

As you will know, we held three extremely successful MTRs and these were coordinated and managed by Helen. March’s run saw over 500 aspiring marathon runners take part and compliments were plentiful including “excellent organisation” and “fantastically marshalled”. There was a lot of preparation that went on behind the scenes which resulted in the club making an essential income. As …

Womens MOTM Feb: Claire McDonnell

Hey Harriers! Slightly delayed this month but still awesome as ever, it’s time to announce the winners of the MOTM for February…. For the ladies, the award goes to… Claire McDonnell. Claire has participated in every single cross country match this season and always finished strong and in a good position. At the end of the season she was awarded the …

Women’s MOTM Jan: Gemma Bitaraf

For the ladies, the award goes to…. Gemma Bitaraf. Gemma, as always, devotes her time to GVH in abundance which is especially altruistic as she has barely been running the past couple of years. However, Gemma made a superb return to XC this season finishing as a point scorer in all the matches she attended and giving the regular runners a …