Member of the Month

2021

MonthWhoWhy
JanuaryBenji Darken

Benji Darken joined HRC in 2017 at the age of 12 and trained with the adults until he joined the HRCJ section when it was formed. Over the last few years he has done HRC proud by winning numerous trophies and he is very committed to his running and is disciplined with his training.
Benji is a great team player, more so during lock down challenges and is always participating and striving to do his best for the team.
In these challenging times we find ourselves in, Benji has managed to stay focused and motivated to get to half marathon distance.
FebruaryMelanie Catton


Mel joined HRC in 2014 not long after her second son was born. She’s a naturally fast runner who doesn’t give herself enough credit! In the new year she started training with Kelly Mepham and has worked really hard sticking to her training programme even during lockdown, whilst working full time and with three young children at home. Her hard work is starting to pay off and she is seeing lots of improvements in her times.
MarchMark White

Mark has been no stranger to a challenge during his time at HRC and his 4x4x48 challenge was quite possibly the most gruelling one yet! Mark has constantly shown that no matter how tough it gets or how tired you are, to never gives up and power through – sometimes with a wheelbarrow race, piggy backs, head stands, mud fights, you name it!!He has helped to raise a lot of money for very worthy causes close to his heart which shows just what a caring person he is. Mark is an inspiration to everyone in the club and he will continue to find new challenges and keep people laughing wherever he can!
AprilStephen Reyes

Stephen was nominated for organising and leading the clubs first covid-secure beginners course. Since joining the club in 2009 Stephen has lead most of the beginners courses, enabling 100’s of people to go from couch to 5K in just 10 weeks. His endless enthusiasm is infectious, and you can’t not feel motivated when Stephen is around.
 
Stephen is also well known in the club for organising the RNR teams every year, and of course his Mr Blobby hi-viz!
MayEmily Cutting

Emily joined HRC in 2019 and she encompasses everything HRCJ stands for – It is not only about speed, but also, participation, consistency and determination.

Emily always finishes her reps during training regardless of how long it takes her. That attitude has finally paid of as this month Emily achieved her sub 30 minutes 5k with 29:43 🏆🏆🏆 An amazing achievement 👏
Well done Emily 👏
JuneDan Everitt

Dan joined HRC in 2016 and has been awarded MoM for his amazing successive PBs and achieving an amazing sub 23min 5k in last months TT. In addition to this he is always helping fellow runners and the club itself and leading club run groups!
He has run several half marathons and is aiming to run sub 2hrs this year or next.
He loves to help people reach their running goals and is great at ‘getting people round’ a run.
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2019

MonthWho
JanuaryGina Hickey
FebruaryKirsty Millard
MarchHelen Parnell
AprilCraig Sisson
MayJohn Nevin
JuneSally Johnson
JulyPeter Miller
AugustTobin Sari
SeptemberJo Rosenwold
OctoberRoss Arnold
NovemberHayley Wilson
December