Club Member of the Month
CMOTM for August goes to Andy Notley, for his fantastic performance in the London Triathlon Weekend Warrior. The idea is to complete as many triathlons as possible during the weekend with the winner being the person who completes the furthest distance. Andy completed 5 Triathlons – 3 Olympic Distance, 1 Sprint and 1 Super Sprint which was a total of 193.15km in a total time of 9 hours and 47 minutes. Andy came third overall and was first in his age category!
Matt Jordan is CMOTM for July after a fantastic month of running. He ran the Wendover Woods 100 mile ultra, and although he was forced to retire, he managed to cover 70 miles in 16 hours, climbing 14,000 feet in the process. A couple of weeks later he was back in action and knocked out a 3:10 marathon running on his own on a track just because he felt like it. A few days later he ran a fantastic 5k at the Angel, finishing in 18:24.
Club Member of the Month for June is Gavin Laws, for his performance at the South Downs Way 100 Mile Ultra. He finished in a fantastic 22 hours and 59 minutes. The course is extremely challenging, with over 12,000 ft of elevation.
May’s Club Member of the Month is Heydon Mizon. Heydon broke two club records in May, running a 17:04 5km at Braintree track on 20th May, and a 2:45:24 (also a pb) Marathon in Boston just a week and a half later!
CMOTM for April goes to Sarah Naughton for an incredible month of running. Sarah ran two trail marathons in two weeks – The Brightlingsea Challenge and The East Hanningfield Trail Marathon – and also ran two 10ks in one day as part of the Matt Ratana memorial run.
Rob Frost is our Club Member of the Month for March. He has had an epic start to the year, running two 100-mile weeks and over 400 miles in March, clocking up an impressive 1100 miles for the year so far.
Congratulations to Jason Lilley who is this month’s CMOTM. 17 members of WRC took part in a virtual challenge to run round the M25 (117 miles) in February. Jason is currently injured so decided to walk all his miles and still finished first, before any of the runners.
December’s Club Member of the Month is Giles Sowerby, for his incredible running streak, running every day in 2020, covering over 3000 miles
Congratulations to James Attenborough who is CMOTM for November. James has been the driving force in getting the virtual BD5 to happen by putting in a lot of the leg work in organising. His hard work is paying off with over 100 entries. Well done James.
CMOTM for October is James Blackshaw, for his encouraging attitude towards getting others to give ultra-running a try. The high number of WRC runners at Suffolk Backyard Ultra was solely a result of his persuasion and enthusiasm, to the point we were convinced he was earning commission. At the event, his was amazingly motivating, coming up with mental checkpoints for most laps and encouraging people to ‘just start’ the next lap which resulted in many of us doing several more laps. In addition to this, he and one other member completed the most WRC laps!
Club Member of the Month for September goes to Patrick Hinchliffe. Patrick has enthusiastically taken part in every activity organised by the club over the lockdown period, as well as every effort session, be it in person or virtually. He has also managed to take a huge chunk off his 5k time.
Club Member of the Month for August is Pete Banks, for completing the Great Virtual Race Across Tennessee, and then turning around (in a virtual sense) and running it again, for an incredible total of 1270 miles in four months – around ten miles per day!