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.
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.