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 of the Bedford half marathon and trained consistently and impressively for the distance. Sam has used swimming and strength training at the gym for cross-training to build her fitness. She finished the Bedford half in a brilliant time of 2:07:18. It’s also great to see Sam smashing her own 5k PBs and I know there are more to come soon.
Sam, you have made a superb start to your running journey and you have been a joy to run with for all your peers and we are so glad you joined us. Well done on your cracking training in August, superb race result and best of luck with your next goal. 👏🏻 👏🏻 🌟