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 always finished strong and in a good position. At the end of the season she was awarded the third-place award in the V45 category which is no mean feat amongst such a strong competition.
Claire hasn’t found running particularly easy this season but has battled through and persisted with the challenges she set for herself. Along with team mate Teresa Reason, Claire took on the Bramley 20 miler in Hampshire which was two loops of a fairly flat route. Claire stormed to the finish line in a fantastic 2:41:53.

Claire always shows such determination & I have been impressed with her persistence with her training and in the results that she has achieved. When she can’t make the club sessions Claire always partakes in the rep sessions alone and hits her pace target times which is a very tough challenge when running alone as anyone who has tried it will know.