Member of the Month
Our first Member of the Month of 2022 is someone who has never received the prestigious award before...despite being on the shortlist many times during the past 3 years. Sheena Moseley is a very popular member of our running club, her welcoming smile, laugh and dulcet Irish tone can be heard at most club nights as she is ever present on the Monday and Wednesday runs. Always encouraging other runners and being a perfect run buddy - as she likes to talk whilst others listen and catch their breath! Her running has flourished this month as she follows a 'revolutionary' new training plan; with great results at the Fladbury Frolic, the Cross Country at the Cotswold Farm Park and culminating in knocking 4 minutes off her PB in the Staverton 10 mile race. Congratulations Sheena.
February's Member of the Month is a popular and engaging member of our running club. Although being a recent winner of Club Person of the Year, she has never won the prestigious MotM award.
Sam Robinson is a regular on the club runs, whether it be on a Monday night helping out with the C25K and Jolly Joggers, or a Wednesday night encouraging from her preferred sweeper position. She is an ever present on the unofficial Thursday night run, cajoling runners to join her on a comfortable jog and Saturday mornings, putting in a longer run with a Morrisons breakfast after as reward!
Sam regularly tops 100 miles run in a month (200 if including her daily power walks), with February seeing her in the form of her life.
An 'ever present' at the Cross Country, Sam put in a fine performance at this month’s Pittville run, helping the Ladies team score valuable points.
Her unselfish work behind the scenes encouraging the newer and tender members is a credit to Sam, indeed trying to find a photo of Sam running on her own is an impossible task as it never happens! Congratulations Sam.
March is traditionally the month when the running activities warm-up with races popping-up near and far. Springing into action for Tewkesbury was Alan Whitby – a genuine renaissance runner who keeps coming back with vigour after his setbacks. Alan had a splendid March in which he broke another of the club records; 20 mile races are hard – not as long as the marathon meaning you can run harder for a shorter but still be exhausted at the finish! Alan’s 2:22 20 mile record measures impressively against his V60 marathon record of 3:25, clearly highlighting his change in pace despite being 6 months more senior. Theoretically, he could have quietly jogged another 10k and broke the marathon record again! Alan has rarely missed a club run recently and his lovely warmth is a credit to the club. The cherry on top of his March achievements is the wonderful charity donations he raised for the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. It has been a topping month for Alan and he quite simply runs away with our Member of the Month title. Congratulations.
April's Member of the month needs no introduction: our leader and Chairman has had an exceptional month, even by his own lofty standards. Hot on the heels of directing the popular Pendock Chicken event he went straight into the setting-up next month's Gloucester 10k. Whilst sharing his love of the great outdoors, he organised a jog for club members around the beautiful bluebell blooms near his home. A regular as a Parkrun tourist, travelling the country trying out different Parkruns, Nigel doesn't mind travelling to get his running fix. This April he landed in Boston USA, where he managed an impressive 3.38 marathon time - despite not being fully recovered from Covid! Boston Marathan became a nice training run for his upcoming Ultra marathons. Nigel's tireless work behind the scenes with the committee, supporting and encouraging others to share in his love of running in his friendly, quiet, and unassuming way is a credit to our Running club and himself. Congratulations Nigel, the MotM for April.