Member Spotlight

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Quakers member spotlight, May 2020 – Mary McIvor

Quakers member spotlight, May 2020 – Mary McIvor

She hates hills but her ambition is to run the Canadian Rockies; this week’s spotlight is on the enigma that is Mary McIvor. How did you get into running and why? I got into running because I saw a photo of someone I knew that had lost loads of weight because they had...

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Member Spotlight, May 2020 – Pip Rayner

Member Spotlight, May 2020 – Pip Rayner

Junior parkrun director, Pip Rayner, tells us what she loves about running and crucially which races have the best chocolate. How did you get into running and why? In January 2016 I woke up one morning and my husband told me he was leaving me. We had been married for...

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Quakers Member Spotlight April 2020 – Rebecca Howard

Quakers Member Spotlight April 2020 – Rebecca Howard

Rebecca listens out for Skylarks as she runs; surely that’s how we were meant to do it.  She has also taken a revolutionary approach to the member spotlight by answering all the questions on video and  at a time when we are all missing other members it’s great to see...

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Quakers Member Spotlight, April 2020 – Phil Rutter

Quakers Member Spotlight, April 2020 – Phil Rutter

When he’s not running across the moors with his eyelids frozen shut he’s ski-ing down Roseberry Topping without skis.  This week the spotlight falls on Phil “don’t try this at home” Rutter. How did you get into running and why? I started running was I was 33, way back...

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Member Spotlight April 2020 – Peter Rowley OBE

Member Spotlight April 2020 – Peter Rowley OBE

Not many runners can claim to have crossed the finish line ahead of Usain Bolt and Mo Farah but that’s not why he got the OBE. How did you get into running and why? I’ve been an overgrown schoolboy about sport all my life, but going to grammar school way back in the...

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Quakers Member Spotlight, April 2020 – Lin Gossage

Quakers Member Spotlight, April 2020 – Lin Gossage

Many people give up running by their mid-50s; Lin Gossage was just getting started. How did you get into running and why? In 2002 on my 55th birthday at Club La Santa in Lanzarote (sports complex holiday) I decided to do the Race for Life in Middlesborough Ormesby...

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