Member of the Month for January is Dawn Morton.
She has been with the club since our inception back in June '21 and works extremely hard behind the scenes as the Dynamos club treasurer, having looked into more detail, Dawn has looked after over 1,500 transactions, this includes, club merchandise, events tickets, raffles, club night food, right down to the milestone pin badges.
Dawn is, as most of you will know, a brilliant run leader, who supports, encourages, and brings a smile to our members faces with her enthusiasm during the club sessions.
It's a real honour to have Dawn involved with the club, as everything she does is to an amazing level of professionalism.
Member of the Month for December 2023 is Rachel who turns up in all weather's and always gives 100%. She's recently taken part in several races and has just entered her biggest yet, so good luck for 2024 and congratulations once again.
Member of the month for November 2023 is David Sullivan. David arranged the Dynamos takeover of Bramley parkrun and has been a regular at the club runs, parkruns and races throughout the year. Well deserved and keep up the amazing work.
Member of the month for October 2023, Andrew originally started running with the Dynamos on group 3 and has now progressed upto group 5 and is absolutely smashing it. He has also just ran his first full marathon. Hats off sir what an absolute role model. A very well deserved DDRC October MoM 👏
Member of the month for September 2023 is Charlotte Smith. Doing the club proud progressing from C25K to smashing the Yorkshire 10 miler.
Member of the Month for August 2023 is Sue Mulholland.
Sue joined our last C25K back in January, but on graduation day, sadly suffered an injury. As a new runner it would have been quite easy for Sue to say "that's it, running isn't for me" but Sue has done her rehab correctly and came back even stronger. Well done Sue, always smiling, keep running, Group 2 awaits you
Member of the Month for July 2023 is Lisa Rollitt.
Lisa started last year on C25K and has made brilliant progress. She’s now smashing Group 3 and is training for a 10 miler at the end of the summer
She is an inspiration to everyone in the club
Massively well deserved 🏆 🏃♀️💪
June 2023 Members of the month are Nicola McMillan, Charlotte Mincher and Vanessa Myers. A huge congratulations to three sisters who have run with the club from the start, and amassed over 300 run between them, they turn up in all weather, always have a smile on their faces and are a huge part of the Dynamos.
May 2023 member of the month is Julie Ann Cousins. Julie Ann was a Dynamo from launch night, walking with the club. She completed C25K and then went on to complete a number of 10K’s. Julie Ann also volunteered to marshal at the Rob Burrow Marathon to give something back to the running community
April 2023 member of the month goes to Adam Brown for completing three marathons in six weeks (Ibiza, Manchester & Leeds), clocking up over 600 miles of training and supporting so many other members on club runs and at various events
March 2023 member of the month awarded to Liz Harwood. Liz started on a C25K program and runs with the club in all weathers. She is a well liked, bubbly club member who completed the 2023 Dewsbury 10K, also her first 10k.
Danny Barnes presented our February member of the month to the fabulous Mandy Boole.
Mandy regularly attends parkrun, not only as a runner, but as a volunteer, she has just racked up an impressive 100 volunteer credits.
The founding member of the walking club, which, with help from others, has developed into the Walkie Talkies, this is a great asset to the club, as it keeps those who don't run active, and also helps people get to know others from the community.
Well done Mandy 👏
It's never an easy task to pick a Member of the Month. We find on so many occasions that members are progressing so well through the groups. Some members when they began running with the club didn't have the luxury of a C25K and had to jump in with two feet straight into Group 1. I think that sometimes we forget that we also have members who join the club already as an athlete. This month’s winner is 100% one of those. We think its important as an inclusive club to recognise everyone for their achievements and Tom Harmer has achieved what most of us can only dream about. Everything from winning parkruns, finishing on the podium at local and national events. Yesterday when I watched him scrape a top 50 finish at Dewsbury 10k I thought "maybe he's having a steady one today!". Then I saw the chip time of 33:21 and thought "hmm maybe he was trying after all!". What a fantastic effort and achievement a 10k and 5k PB and Drighlington Dynamos Member of the Month all in the same day! JK