Member of the Month

Every month we honour a member of Bournville Harriers. You can nominate anyone who has had a positive impact on your experience at Bournville Harriers in the last month or so, whether by cheering you on at a race, keeping you company on a training run, keeping you sane through your latest injury, or by doing something else someone might deserve recognition for.

All we need is a name and a brief explanation of the reason you’ve nominated that person. We will sift through the nominations at committee meetings and may bring some of our own. The whole point of this is to recognise a wide array of members for doing all of the little things they do to make our club great!

The winner each month will win a limited edition Bournville Harriers Pin Badge and will get a short profile on the website. We hope to build up a winners’ gallery of sorts, which will serve the dual purpose of honouring our members and giving visitors to the BvH website a flavour of who belongs to our club and why. Please note that you will need to be a paid-up member to win!

Nominations can be made by email by emailing bvhchairperson@bournvilleharriers.org.uk or by speaking to Stacey on a club night.

2018 WINNERS: 

January 2018 – Pete Hickman

How long have you been a member of Bournville Harriers?
Just coming up to 3 years

If you see me in the Pavilion Bar, you can buy me a ….
Always keen to try any of the ales they have on (although it’s orange juice/squash for dry January currently!).

Favourite racing distance?
All distances really but am just working on 5k’s at the moment as I build back up post injury.

Favourite race/event?
That’s a tough question, but I do love doing ThunderRun 24hour relay race. Thoroughly enjoyable weekend.

Proudest moment as a runner?
That would have to be my marathon time of 3hours 32mins a couple of years ago, Didn’t think I’d got anywhere near that sort of time in me.

If you were trying to entice someone into joining BvH, what would you tell them about the club?
I’d tell them what an all inclusive club we are and how we cater for all, be it slow, fast, younger or older.  My running has benefitted greatly, added to which I have met so many fantastic people and made many new friends.

February 2018 – Lorna Al-Ani
How long have you been a member of Bournville Harriers?
I joined in July 2017.

If you see me in the Pavilion Bar, you can buy me a ….
It has to be a glass of white wine, however all this running has made me a complete light-weight, so I would quickly be moving onto the diet cokes!

Favourite racing distance?
I love long distance running, so it has to be the marathon, although I am venturing into doing even longer this year, so we’ll see if that changes!

Favourite race/event?
I have enjoyed the majority of the races I have done, so it is really hard to choose. I love the Stroud Trail half marathon that takes place in May, as the views are beautiful and have gone back three years in a row to run it. However, I also love the great crowd support you get from a big city marathon, like Berlin.

Proudest moment as a runner?
It would probably be winning my age-category prize at Sneyd Pudding race this year. It is the first running prize I have won and it was great to represent Team Teal.

If you were trying to entice someone into joining BvH, what would you tell them about the club?
Do it! Bournville Harriers are so welcoming. It doesn’t matter what level of runner you are, there is training available to suit everyone. There are so many opportunities to get involved with the club, both running and socially, that it is an opportunity not only to improve your running, but also make great new friends!

 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE WINNERS IN 2013