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 in 1:54:59. This was not a PB for Kim but she thoroughly enjoyed the race and was building up for a superb finale. On 26th of October, Kim stormed home at Cassiobury parkrun with a fabulous new PB of 23:39. This beat her previous PB at the same venue the previous month of 24:02. This fantastic PB seemingly didn’t tire Kim’s legs as the following day, she took on the Ricky Road Run, a hilly 10 mile race. Very kindly Andy Cook, who was recovering from Abingdon marathon the week before, offered to pace some club mates which Kim used to her full advantage. With grit and determination, Kim earned a whacking PB of 1:20:37. With a massive dose of confidence from this race, Kim pushed herself again 3 days later to do her fastest 10K ever in 47:47. (She has even gone on to crush that in early November with 45:53!) Throughout October, Kim trained like a Trojan and ran with faster clubmates to pace her on training runs. Taking on their advice too, Kim used their tips to improve her technique. I’ve been so impressed with how willing and fearlessly she has left her comfort zone to push herself beyond her previous limits. It’s given me goosebumps to see her achievements recently and it’s exciting to see such enthusiasm and focus deliver such brilliant results. Kim, you’re awesome and should be uber proud of yourself. ? (and also with today’s new parkrun PB of 22:55!! ??)