Member of The Month

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Women’s MOTM

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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,...

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...

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...

May 2019: Anita Berwick

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...

Apr 2019: 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...

Mar 2019: 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”....

Men’s MOTM

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...

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,...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

May 2019: Dave Goodman

May’s member of the month has been on fantastic form in recent months with a raft of PBs. In May, this minion completed his 48th marathon and followed that with a 5 mile PB the following day!!! Later in the month he also knocked 1 minute 45 off his half marathon PB....

Apr 2019: Phil Mercer

April’s member of the month has been on fire of recent months. He’s gone from strength to strength over the winter and in the past few months has smashed multiple PBs including – ParkRun, 10 Miles, Half Marathon, 16 Miles, 20 Miles… And yes to wrap it up, destroying...

Mar 2019: Simon Wallis

March’s member of the month does vast amounts for the club on a weekly basis. His role takes up huge amounts of time and effort and it is often a thankless task but he does it fabulously well. He spends hours each week looking at results, writing reports, putting up...

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