Thursday 2nd June
BANK HOLIDAY : NO FORMAL RUNS
Please continue to take personal responsibility to look after the health of your fellow runners and stay away from club sessions if you have COVID symptoms. In addition, please consider the current health of your close contacts when deciding whether you should attend any sessions.
Runners of the Month - 2022-2023
Every 4-6 weeks or so the committee nominate one or two Runners of the Month - these are people who we feel have worked hard and improved in some way, whether that is by running their first 5K, coming back from injury or completing a longer event in an exceptional time. At the end of the year, at the club AGM, members have the opportunity to choose a male and female Runner of the Year by voting for the various Runners of the Month.
Our first runner of the month for April is Mike Johnston. He’s an incredibly talented runner who has for some months now been continually smashing PBs with Worthing parkrun (17:35), Brighton 10k (36:55), Staverton 10m (60:48), Reading half marathon (1:18:50), Berkeley 20m (2:09:49) and then most recently at Manchester marathon 2 weeks ago he ran 2:49:07, taking 5 minutes off his previous PB. He is wiping the board of MV40 club records! Mike regularly attends the Thursday speed sessions despite living in Oxford and he is very supportive of his club mates, inspiring and encouraging them at every opportunity. He is also incredibly modest about his own achievements. He is simply a fantastic runner with a fantastic attitude. Well done Mike!
Our second runner of the month for April is Steve Phelps. Steve had a serious health issue last year which he has overcome in the most amazing way this last six months by setting PBs over many distances from Cheltenham parkrun (22:49), Bourton 10k (44:02), Staverton 10m (73:50) and a PB 2 weeks ago at London Landmark half marathon of 1:37 taking 6 minutes off his previous best. Steve has also recently competed in a canicross trail half marathon with Ace, a duathlon at Castle Coombe and cross country. Steve is a really nice friendly chap, regularly attends club sessions and is a very popular member of the club. He was also very good recently at fixing my leaky tap! Well done Steve!