Every month, the committee award one of our members with this prestigious award. It may be awarded for many reasons, such as effort, determination, improvement, or for supporting & representing our fantastic club . It's not about being the fastest, but for doing your best and showing true Hirstie spirit
Well done to our Athlete of the Month for November
Sam has continued to improve since joining the club, a regular at the front end of Alf’s efforts and now club v club relay races.
A newer member Sam has completed half marathons and 10 km s races whilst with us. This month she has been very consistent within her efforts group each week, at the front.
Keep up the good work Sam!
The Cross Country Queen!!
Just look how easy she makes it look too. Outstanding performances at the events, club relays and if I have to update her club records any more I’m going to start charging her for my time.
But on a serious note, what a fantastic October you have had Ann, great achievements and so consistent.
Maria is one of our newer club members, but from Park Run to Cross Country look far she has come.
Week on week her times have improved at Park Run, but as a regular attendee at Alf’s Efforts and Hills has really shown what a difference training can make.
Maria has thrown herself into the Hirsties, and just represented the cub at Wreckenton XC - We can’t wait to see what you sign up for next.
The silent assassin has performed brilliantly in recent weeks, especially at Gateshead Trail and South Shields 10 miler, not to mention Park Run.
Never a fuss, just gets on with this run and most importantly looks like he’s enjoying it.
You’ve worked hard for you improving times Sean, so this award is well deserved
The glamorous Hirstie has used the club sessions as well her own crazy fitness regime to improve her results and we really have seen a transformation.
Now taking part in long runs at a weekend, but has recently took the plunge and joined Jacqui’s efforts after building up her stamina through other groups.
We can remember her saying I’ll never be able to do Group 2, but is now showing what determination can really achieve. Congratulations Christine!!
This is what progression is all about…Dilyara continued her running throughout lockdown and once club has been back her regular attendance at Alf’s efforts has seen her improve again each month.
She is always one of the first to wish fellow runners luck for their upcoming race and congratulations afterwards but this one is for you Dilyara.
It’s never just about that one race, but your performance at the Solway half marathon in early June saw you achieve your PB by a huge amount.
Great achievement and a very well-deserved award
From Hirsties with love
After starting in run/walk when she joined the club, Jess has attended so many sessions which has paid off and now she has progressed easily into Group 4.
But what a relay she ran for the Wallsend Relays! Her first time in a relay, which isn’t easy when its virtual and you’re on your own. But to run 11.18 pace after being at over 13 min miles is fantastic. Not just the pace, but the confidence to take part is a huge step!
We look forward to seeing you progress further, and more relays to come. Well done Jess
Its very difficult to put into words what Will has achieved as he really has done so much.
Weight loss, pace, determination and not afraid to be last in a race – but guess what….he’s not doing that last bit now due to his constant improvement and resilience.
What a great example he will be to his soon to be born son, never give up, follow your dreams and be very sarcastic to your lovely wife!
Will you are a true inspiration
Martyn has continued his running throughout lockdowns, and we have seen his distance increase whilst maintaining a fantastic pace. As well as focusing on his performance, he has supported his running buddies and been a great influence over recent months. After finishing the LEJOG challenge last year, he is well on his way along Route 66 and we’re sure there will be another challenge after that! Only this week, he completed the practical session for LIRF training in great style and is going to be a great addition to the Run Leader team. Well done Martyn, you’ve earned this!
Ever since his club debut in his Club Tropicana shorts and bright orange trainers Dave has not only fit in with the Hirstie family, but what a difference in his running!
These last few weeks have shown what self belief, determination, a good running buddy and a hot tub in your garden can really do. Increasing his distance up to 16.5 miles now and with great pace, and we are sure he will continue to improve and can’t wait to see what the next months bring.
Of course behind every good runner is a good wife, so lookout for Mrs Hunter putting in an appearance at club soon!
Well done Dave “Holiday” Hunter , keep on running!!
What a month….5k ran every day in January and a phenomenal relay leg last month. Lockdown has seen Lois go from strength to strength with some great times and effort.
Lois has been so determined to achieve her goal, and a great example to everyone.
Well done Lois, we can’t wait to see you racing!!