• John Stocker Wins the Monarch’s Way Ultra

    John Stocker smashed the course record for the Monarch’s Way Ultra by 11 hours and 5 mins. He completed the 615 miles in 287:30:36, just under 12 days! The Monarch’s Way Ultra race aims to replicate the escape route used by King Charles II but without the certain death if you are caught and you can’t use a horse or have someone with you all the ways as he did. The race is 615 miles non-stop with time, tiredness and your own abilities called into question. The race is a maximum of 14 days with cut off times at the various CP locations along the way, this means an average of 43 miles completed each day every day for 2 weeks. John Stocker was only the 4th person to finish out of 24 that have ever started the event, which was running for it’s fourth year. He was determined to complete the course having DNF last year, the only race he has never finished, and he did it in style. John led from the first check point to the finish line and in the words of the organiser “Top running John, I thought the previous record would be tough to beat but your record is really going to take some beating”.


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  • John Stocker – Sponsored Athlete

    Evolve Health and Fitness is a great place to train, as it is led from the top. The owner and manager, John Stocker, has just become a Sponsored Athlete and Ambassador for Rainmaker and the Buffalo Foundation. Read more at: https://rainmaker.solutions/who-we-are/#sport Rainmaker turning Dreams into Reality.


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  • Members Highlights – October 2018

    The second quarter of 2018 finished in a spectacular way with John Stocker running for Team GB in one of the toughest ultra races – the Spartathlon in Greece. The race is 153 miles non-stop from Athens to Sparta, the added twist this year was the medicane Storm Zorba. Despite the conditions John came 6th out of 24th for Team GB and 60th from 381 race starters – an amazing achievement. He also made it into the newspapers in the run up to the race. John had previously run the Bacchus marathon with Leanne, where there were 12 English wine stations on the route. Leanne also run the Chiltern Wonderland 50, achieving a massive PB for 50miles. The last 3 months were also busy for a few of our customers. Sammi Suter ran the Woodstock 12 and Cotswold Classic, finishing third in her age category at the Cotswold Classic. Lawrence Webb completed the Woodstock 12, Kirtlington 10K and Headington 5; his T-shirt says it all 😉 Last but not least, the awesome trio – Clare Varney, Karen McGill and Tim McGill. In the last 3 months they have completed the Burnham Beeches 10K, Kirtlington 10K, Bedford 10K and Dorney Lakes 10K; that’s a lot of races. The days may be getting shorter and colder, but there are sure to be lots of highlights to share for the last 3 months of 2018, including of course the Bicester Santa Fun Run sponsored by Evolve Health & Fitness. If you have not entered what are you waiting for, you can enter here.


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  • Treatment Rooms Available – In-house Beautician, Chiropractor, Complentary Therapists, Nutrition Experts, Small Business

    Calling all Beauticians, Chiropractors, Complementary Therapists, Nutrition Experts Evolve Health & Fitness have treatment rooms available for hire. Good value for money, internet available & free gym membership thrown in too 🙂 Rooms also available for any other small businesses. Come and talk to us and see how we can get you started. Evolve Health & Fitness is a small family business and we would love to be part of your journey.


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  • Members Highlights – July 2018

    It’s been a busy time for members at Evolve. John and Leanne have once again led the way with the Highland Fling Ultra and all three Stocker Kids – Owen, Emelie and Ivan – did superb on their schools sorts day. Leanne also ran the London marathon and got a PB on the hottest London marathon to date, Clare Varney and Daniel Giddens also ran their first London marathon. There has been a good turn out from Evolve at several events. Blenheim 7K: Kate Peacock, Kelly Sawyer, Sarah Obinna, Sarah Watt, James Boardman and young Victoria Peacock in the kids 1 miler. Sarah Wyatt also ran the Milton Keynes half marathon one week after completing the Blenheim 7K. Town & Gown 10K: Clare Varney, Kelly Sawyer,  Lawrence Webb, Sofie Alexandra and Tim McGill. Otmoor Half Marathon: Ed Peacock, Gary Anderson, Hayley Chambers, Leanne Stocker, Sammi Suter and Stephen Caesar. Gary Anderson and Hayley Chambers also ran the Midnight Sun marathon in Norway! Heyford 10K: Sammi Suter was first lady home, also running were Clare Varney, Karen McGill and Tim McGill. Sammi Suter also came fourth in her category at the Buckingham half marathon – superb running Moonwalk: Jennifer Tattersall and Sarah Smart completed the Moon walk for a very good cause. Cass Barnett also ran the Race for Life, again for a very good cause. Lawrence Webb has had a flying start to his season also completing the Claydon 10K and the Lollop 10k. Ed Peacock completed the Paris marathon. Kelly Sawyer got her season off to a good start with the Hillsden 5k on Easter Monday. Liam Kiely did the Hackney Half to start his season. Rob Hill completed the Thame 10K and has the Windsor half marathon to follow. What a busy 3 months for our members, fantastic effort from all. Finally but definitely not least, we remember Michael Butland who died one year ago far too young and forever in our hearts.


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  • Members Highlights 2018

    The new year has got off to a good start 🙂 John & Leanne Stocker have led the way running two Ultra races together – County to Capital (45 miles) and the New Forrest 50K where they were joined by Gary Anderson and Bruce Clark. Congratulations to Leanne for a PB in the County to Capital, Gary for his PB in the New Forrest and Bruce for his first Ultra. John has also run the Arc of Attrition, a race where there were more retirees than finishers and one that John described harder than the SPINE! Not to be outdone by his parents, young Owen Stocker won the cross country best performance for U11 🙂 Sam Suter was the second lady home in the Hardwick X-Stream race; a fantastic start to her 2018 season. Lawrence Webb ran the Muddy March Run in the snow and completed his first duathalon in Oxford. He also won the Bicester Green Spaces challenge; there is no stopping him. Clare Varney and Karen McGill completed the Vitality Big Half as part of their marathon training; Clare also kept her work colleagues company in the OX5 and easily beat her time from last year. Sue Manhood has run the first two Maverick Races and plans to complete all eight of their races in 2018. She also got a medal for running 100miles in February. A massive congratulations to Stephen Mudge for being Slimming World’s Biggest Loser and also to Cass Barnett for losing her third stone at Slimming World – Fantastic achievement both of you! There was the first gym challenge of 2018 – The Arc of Attrition Challenge. Like the race, this challenge was one of the hardest and for the first time included all four cardio machines. There were only three finishers – John Greenwood, Andy Nutt and Sue Manhood. Sophie Barnes came fourth in her first challenge, Rob Hill exceeded his personal challenge and Megan Greenwood was the youngest member to take part. Congratulations also to Ian Obinna, Ed Peacock and Gary Anderson. Who’s up for the next Challenge? It starts on the 12th May, lasts for one month and includes 615 miles! Teams of up to 3 members are allowed. It again includes all cardio machines, but the twist this time is that there are weekly cut-offs! Who is brave enough to take on the Monarch’s Way challenge? Good luck to John who starts the Monarch’s Way Ultra on 19h May.    


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  • Treatroom Available to Rent

    Evolve Health & Fitness have a treatment room available to rent from 1st April 2018. If you are interested please contact us or come and have a look around.


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  • JOB VACANCY – FITNESS INSTRUCTOR

    Are you a motivated fitness professional who can help our members achieve their goals? Can you inspire people to want to improve their health and wellbeing? If so, then Evolve Health & Fitness would love you to join our small inspirational team. You will need to be qualified to a minimum of REPs level 2 or equivalent. You must also be able to work shifts including evenings, weekends and public holidays. Part time or full time posts will be considered and a start date of March 2018 is desirable. There will be opportunities for Personal Training, assuming you have the relevant qualification. Think you have got what it takes? APPLY NOW! Drop in to Evolve Health and Fitness with your CV or email it to us at: join@evolvehealthandfitness.co.uk. We look forward to hearing from you.


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