Congratulations to Michelle Wong Achilles Melbourne's volunteer of the month for May.
Michelle started guiding with us in 2019. While she hasn't been with us for that long, we recognise her hard work and effort with guiding and being so approachable. Michelle: no matter how small it seems, your efforts haven't gone unnoticed and you've been a great friend to all.
Michelle was set to run with Peggy in the Great Ocean Road Running Festival in May earlier this year. However, some kind of global pandemic happened to get in the way of the duo's hopes to conquer this run. While it wasn't to be this year, we look forward to Michelle's future guiding feats as she continues to embody the spirit of Achilles Melbourne.
Thank you, Michelle!
Congratulations to Julie Baker, Achilles Melbourne's volunteer of the month for April (better late than never!)
Julie has been a solid guide with Achilles since 2018. She is generous with her time and commonly reaches out to runners in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. She recently celebrated her 50th parkrun, and yes, is a parkrun enthusiast. She guides regularly at Gardiner's Creek parkrun (pictured here with VIP Wendy and running partner in crime, Sonia R), and also at Achilles Sunday training. Julie also helped guide a runner who was visiting from the US in 2019 and gave him a bit of a running tour of Melbourne before guiding him through the iconic Run for the Kids.
Thank you, Julie, for all that you do and helping our runners to stay fit, active, and engaged in parkrun!
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.