Congratulations Adam Bowller - NHRR Squirrel of the Month for August 2018
Adam was nominated Squirrel of the Month for his outstanding achievement of three PBs over three different distances in August for 10k (34:21), 5m (27:28) and 5k (16:15).
Earlier this year Adam ran one of the fastest marathons in the club for a few years, breaking the V35 club marathon record with a stunning 2:38.
He has also been an integral part of the NHRR National Master Relay Squad, cross country and midweek league teams.
The recent new father has to do a lot of his training by himself to fit with his family responsibilities but can be seen clocking up the miles on Strava with his newest training partner completing 'buggy runs'.
Congratulations Oliver Brady - NHRR Squirrel of the Month for July 2018
Ollie is one of the younger members of the club and is a very deserving winner of this prestigious award. His dedication to training has been rewarded by his significant improvement (and he hasn't been put off by having to train with lots of oldies twice or even three times his age).
His hard was evident by his performance during this years MWL consistently scoring for the men's team with times of 38.24, 38.23, 40.09 and 39.50. This would have secured him an individual prize if there had been a category for his age group.
His performances have been noticed by many club members and he has been awarded a place at the Standalone 10k to represent the club.
Congratulations Richard Harbon - NHRR Squirrel of the Month for June 2018
Richard is a very worthy winner of SOTM due to his extraordinary commitment to the club which he demonstrates in many and various ways.
He not only organised Run Round The Garden and our own MWL race in one month. A task requiring superhuman effort, and many hours of organising in the background, putting his own running to one side to do it.
But also, showing his not so superhuman side, at the recent Greensand relay, where he captained a team. After making sure that all his team members recce’d their respective legs, he got lost on his own. We won’t mention that Richards is a qualified mountaineer.
Richard's immense dedication is reflected in the roles he takes on in the club as our race director, president and more recently coach. These roles so often go unnoticed so we are especially delighted that this little token of appreciation did go to one of our unsung hero’s this month.
Congratulations Lindsay Cook - NHRR Squirrel of the Month for May 2018
Lindsay's extraordinary commitment to the club makes her a very worthy winner of this prestigious award. Lindsay joined the club in 1999 and has served on the committee for around 15 years.
She was involved in setting up the Greenway Challenge in 2013 and took over as the Race Director in it's 3rd year. Lindsay's hard work and dedication not only makes the Greenway Challenge an enjoyable event for runners but it has raised over £30k for local charities since it began.
Congratulations Lindsay your contribution to club and the local community is really valued by all of us at NHRR.
Congratulations Helen Govey - NHRR Squirrel of the Month for April 2018
Squirrel of the month was hotly contested in April with plenty of superb marathon performances to pick from.
Helen has been award the prestigious squirrel trophy for her marathon debut in the Boston Marathon (UK) in 4 hours 28 minutes . Helen only started running 3 years ago when she signed up to a the clubs beginners group so has come along way as a runner in such a short time.
Congratulations to Sue Vaughan and Michelle Grudzinski - NHRR Squirrels of the Month March 2018.
Thanks to Sue there was plenty of tasty food at this year's AGM. We all appreciated the effort she put in to cater for over 60 hungry runners with perfectly baked potatoes and an array of toppings turning the AGM into an enjoyable social as well.
Michelle didn't let a little thing like an off road marathon hold her back from enjoying the NHRR Awards Evening. Having completed her marathon that day she danced the night away in her best dressed and some comfortable Ugg boots.
Congratulations to Lucy O'Connor - NHRR Squirrel of the Month February 2018.
Lucy shows great commitment to the club by motivating her fellow yellow group runners to continually push themselves to improve and enjoy their running.
Training hard herself Lucy has been rewarded with her first ever individual category win (FV55) at the Baldock Beast Half Marathon.
Well done Lucy, trophies are like buses you wait for ages then two come at once...
Congratulations to John Auld - NHRR Squirrel of the Month January 2018.
John is a worthy winner having shown extraordinary commitment to the club as Cross Country Rep. He led an outstanding campaign resulting in NHRR winning the 2017/18 Three Counties Cross Country League.
Never before has Braveheart-style face paint been worn into cross country battle, that coupled with John's enthusiasm in recruiting runners to the cause meant that none dared not to turn up to races.
Constantly on top of the scoring he was able to recall all points, of all teams at any time making sure everyone knew what they had to do on the day and who they had to beat. He also introduced NHRR travel mugs for the team making it the most environmently friendly XC season ever.
Congratulations to Sue Foot - NHRR Squirrel of the Month December 2017.
Sue's commitment to setting up and managing the SORE (Social and Obsessive RunnErs) league in 2017 makes her a worthy winner of this award.
She has single-handedly tracked and recorded the weekly longs runs from all the clubs members, literally making us all go that extra mile.
Sue also clocked up a few miles of her own finishing 2nd in the league and currently just competed her 118th marathon.
Congratulations to Linsey Ashley, Jennie Andrews, Cathy Chin and Joe Sherry - NHRR Squirrels of the Month November 2017
November was so great that we couldn't have just one squirrel of the month we ended up with four!
Congratulations to Linsey, Jennie and Cathy who all completed the Knebworth Half Marathon having only graduated from the couch to 5k beginners course in September. An amazing achievement!
Quiz master Joe Sherry was also awarded the prestigious title of squirrel of the month for his amazing contribution to the NHRR annual quiz night. Thanks so much Joe for all your hard work and quiz knowledge, you were a fantastic host.
Squirrel of the month
This award is to celebrate and recognise a special club member who has show extraordinary commitment to the club or impressed with an outstanding achievement.