Members of the Month

April 2018

 David ParkerAva Parker
Running Category (M/F, Vet, super vet etc)VetFemale Vet
Why you run - such as: competition, general fitness, lose weight?General fitness and weight controlNow I run for general fitness and mental clarity, there is nothing better than running with folks and putting the world to rights
How many years since you started running?5 years in August5 years in August
Favourite race?Killin 10k and London Half MarathonKillin for 10k and Scottish Half at Musselburgh for 13.1. Stirling Marathon for 26.2 and Glenogle for Ultra distance
Favourite race distance?Half MarathonHalf Marathon will always be my favourite as I feel most comfortable at this distance
Favourite training route/session?Just enjoy getting out whenever I can but can't think of a favourite routeFartlek is the best session or any session up Gartmorn Dam
Greatest running achievement?Completing Edinburgh Marathon after 8 months of running although I would love to attempt the River Ayr Ways Ultra after doing one section of it last yearBeing able to put one foot in front of the other has to be my greatest achievement
Where would you like to go on holiday?Barnsoul campsite - nice running and walking routes, all with mixed inclinesBarnsoul is my favourite place of all time closely followed by USA
Other interests/hobbies apart from running?DIY and golfing when I can fit it inI am into PT which is exactly what I needed to improve my running so I have to say thanks John at JH Performance for helping me along in so many ways. I do enjoy a wee walk and a wee, and I mean wee, swim
Who would you like to run with? dead or aliveMohammed Ali - not for his fighting but his confidence in himself
I would love to run with Keanu Reeves, his outlook on life after everything he has been through is very positive, for being who he is, he is very humble
What's the best thing about running with the Wee County Harriers?Running with the WCH is the friendliness and willingness of members to help all new members, both novices and seasoned runners, to do their best. Plus the new friends I have madeThe WCH are the best wee club for encouraging, motivating and supporting, from the slowest to the fastest. When I joined the club I had done a marathon, which I hated, but with some wise words I have a PB in marathon and done an Ultra all thanks to the WCH. Even when I don't turn up to sessions for weeks or months members are still friendly and encouraging, so all I can say is 'Mon the Wee County'