Runner of the month
We have decided to recognise the efforts of one particular runner every month and give them a shout out on this page! You win nothing, except the glory and kudos of being on this site...!!
Or, more accurately, runner of the last 3 months as we have been a bit busy to remember to update it! So even more of an accolade this time and it goes to the fantastic Andy Mallery!! Andy as been with us right from the start – one of the Thursday night stalwarts, he never fails to a) have a spotless car, b) wear at least 2 pairs of gloves and ) run consistently well and never ever moans! The proof in the pudding was today the Winslow 10k where Andy put in a brilliant pb of 48 minutes – well done Andy!!
This month’s winner is the brilliant Angie (on the LEFT in the photo) Angie as been a Warrior since the very beginning.... having never run before, she was convinced she wouldn’t be any good....however, 2 years later Angie is an out and out convert! A stalwart at our Monday sessions (as well as cracking out some ace parkruns every single Saturday) after a few 10ks she finally took the plunge and ran her first half marathon last month at Oxford in a storming 2.20 something! Angie is FAB – and proof that with some hard work and consistency, you can prove yourself to be totally and utterly wrong!! Well done Angie!
It might be inspiration gained from 3 weeks in Beijing filming the world championship athletics, it might be stealth training tips from Mo, some say it even might be illegal performance enhancing drugs (actually, it’s just me that says that...!) but whatever is working for Dan, we want some! September’s Runner of the Month can only be Dan Smith who has put on a remarkable turn of speed of late, bagging him a 20.30 parkrun pb and a VERY impressive 1.11 at the tough, hilly Leighton 10 miler – well done Dan! We all want what you’ve got!! That’s Dan last year at parkrun in the blue! (I love the other man’s face!!)
Our July/August Runner of the Month is the lovely Michele! Michele has been running with us right from the beginning (2 years!!) and is one of our stalwarts (unless it’s pouring with rain :-) ) Always cheery and up for a chat, Michele has recently put in some amazing speeds and is getting faster and faster each week and is now found happily at the front of the gang – all her hard work has definitely paid off! She also rocks a pair of sorts like no-one else can!!! Go Michele!
June’s runner of the month award goes to ELLEN! Since the Warriors began back in 2013, Ellen’s been to virtually EVERY session – rain, wind, snow, heat – Ellen will be there! Possibly the hardest working runner EVER, Ellen gives 100% to every single session and never gives up -something we can all learn from! She also did an amazing job recently at Endure24 were, despite not having done any marathon training, Ellen lead her team into a brilliant 8th place, running 35 miles in 24 hours. Well done Ellen!!!
Ellen is the one on the left (!), May's winner James is on the right!!
This month’s runner of the month (May – we got a bit bogged down in April!) goes to JAMES OLLIFFE!
Despite missing a big wodge of training by honeymooning in Goa earlier this year, James still managed to trot out a very impressive 3.44 at his first marathon at MK in May. Always speedy & stealth like, James has another gear that the rest of us only dream of, plus he is the only person EVER to finish a marathon looking as good as when he started - how does that work?! Well done James!
March's winner is CHRIS UTLEY
Fairly new to the Warriors, he is always cheerful, always friendly, super keen, does awesome tuck jumps and even runs his recoveries like a demon!!! Well done Chris! (that's him post MK20 - he's the one in the middle!!)