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Women’s MOTM

Women’s MOTM 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....

Women’s MOTM 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...

Women’s MOTM 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,...

Women’s MOTM 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...

Women’s MOTM 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...

Women’s MOTM 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...

Women’s MOTM 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...

Women’s MOTM 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”....

Womens MOTM Feb 2019: 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...

Women’s MOTM Jan 2019: 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...

Men’s MOTM

Men’s MOTM 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...

Men’s MOTM 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...

Men’s MOTM 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...

Men’s MOTM 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...

Men’s MOTM 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...

Men’s MOTM 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....

Men’s MOTM 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...

Men’s MOTM 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...

Men’s MOTM Feb 2019: Paul Mosley

And for the men, Hamish says: This man is a legend of the club. This award is not just about running fast or even running lots for that matter! February’s member of the month is ever present at the MTRs giving up oodles of time to help the events run smoothly....

Men’s MOTM Jan 2019: Tim Abbott

For the men, Hamish says: January’s member of the month was new to the club in August 2018 and he has come on very well since then. He contributed well to the Cross Country League scoring points at Luton (also helping me take the tent to and from the event!) and being...

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