Achilles Melbourne's July winner is....Geoff Wiffen! Hailing from Geelong, Geoff has been a fantastic support and was nominated because:
'he has been amazing giving up so much of his time to run with me, train other guides, drive us around and encourages me to push myself. So I think it would be a great way to thank him for all he has done"
Geoff has been instrumental in ensuring that guide running has a broader reach than just metropolitan areas. As a parkrun director, spreading the passion of running comes naturally, with the aim of building a wider community of walkers and runners. After meeting the team in Melbourne, Geoff has gone beyond a once-a-week fixture to run numerous guide training sessions with local athlete with vision impairment, Stella. With people like Geoff, the world of running truly becomes a team sport.
Pictured: Geoff standing with Stella and wife, Narelle, at Geelong's Balyang Sanctuary parkrun.
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