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: 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 …

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: 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: 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: 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 …

Jul 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 …

Jun 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 …