John Stocker has led the way again this year, clocking up the miles. The year started with County to Capital (43 miles), which Leanne ran with him. Then there was the Arc de Attrition (100 miles), Crawley 24 (122 miles), Highland Fling (53 miles), finishing with victory in the Monarch’s Way (615 miles). The Monarch’s Way was extra special where he knocked over 11 hours off the course record, sweet revenge for last year when he had to withdraw due to blisters which were down to the bone on his feet – ouch……
There have been several races where Evolve has had a great turn out. Charlie Noble, Karen McGill, Richard Harris and Sue Manhood all took part in the London Marathon. Even more took part in the Oxford Town & Gown, congratulations to Jen Cox, Claire & Steve Lindley, Karen & Tim McGill, Lawrence Webb and Louise Workman. There was also a good turn out at the Colour Obstacle Run, completed by Helen Barton, Sharon Betterton, Sarah Norman and Tina Servat.
Karen & Tim McGill have quite a medal collection, having taken part in the Chicken Run, Gayton 10K, MK Half marathon and Winslow 10K in addition to the aforementioned races. Special Congratulations to Tim McGill for completing his first half marathon.
Another member with a good medal collection is Lawrence Webb, who also ran his first half marathon at the Otmoor Challenge. He has also run the Steeple Barton 10K, Stowe 12K and Wendover Woods 10K in addition to the races above.
Congratulations to Elizabeth Bell who was the 4th lady home in her first marathon at the Dinton Pastures 6 hour challenge. Then ran her first ultra at the Runstock 50K, where again she was the 4th female home. Congratulations also to Richard Harris who obtained a PB in the Edinburgh marathon, just four weeks after completing the London marathon.
Other achievements include. Justine Miniken who completed the Race for Life and the London Vitality 10K both in memory of her dad. He would be so proud of you Justine. Also Sophie Barnes for completing the Blenheim 7K, believe it is the London Marathon next year Sophie…..
Hayley Chambers, Gary Anderson and Edward Peacock completed the Heyford Park 10K, with an excellent run in to the finish line.
Finally, Evolve Health and Fitness has also hit the headlines by appearing twice in the Oxford Mail – John Stocker for wining the Monarch’s Way and Sue Manhood for taking part in the London marathon just two months after finishing her cancer treatment. Evolve also made it onto BBC South Today, with Sue’s cancer journey. It’s definitely a great place to train.