This month’s volunteer of the month goes to Mark H! Mark was nominated for his:
“wonderful commitment during the year running most Wednesdays. When most people prefer a sleep in, Mark is always there at 6 AM to make sure I get my 5 km run. He is a great person with a good manner and attitude towards people with diverse backgrounds! His dedication and hard work is greatly appreciated”
Getting in an extra run a week outside our Sunday training is just as important for our athletes to meet the minimum recommended exercise dose! And being close to home removes any cost barriers with travelling. Thanks to volunteers like Mark, we can now increase the frequency of exercise! Thanks Mark!!!!
Pictured: Mark and Amir on one of their Wednesday morning runs in their local area.
When the weather gets better, so does the training! This month was an epic training month for our club, with a large number of runners ramping up their hours to prepare for Melbourne Marathon. And the increasing hours means increased dedication from our volunteers. So for September, we are excited to be acknowledging our volunteer of the month winner, Adrienne!
"Adrienne organised Achilles Melbourne's entry for Connor's Run on 16 September and thought of everything to make sure the event ran smoothly and enjoyably for everyone! She also helped Simon with his long training runs to prepare for the Berlin marathon and didn't stop there. Adrienne helped Simon to explore running nutrition options too! She has such a holistic approach as a guide which has benefited so many of us at Achilles"
Thanks so much Adrienne for all that you do for our members!
Pictured: Adrienne (wearing visor) taking a selfie with Peggy inside the MCG.
Our mission is to enable people from all walks of life, including those with physical impairments, to enjoy the health giving benefits of walking and running in a supportive, social and encouraging environment.