June Member Celebration

Chris Sanders

Weston Whippets are absolutely delighted to share that one of our fantastic members has qualified as an England Masters runner and will represent England at the 2025 International Representative Masters 10k.

Chris has worked extremely hard to strengthen and build her running and all of her hard work, commitment and ability has definitely paid off. Becoming an England Masters runner at 70 years of age is utterly brilliant and she has earned her place as a club hero.

Chris joined our club in 2022 and quickly became one of the clubs most loved and respected members. Chris joined the clubs committee in 2023 and supports the club to continue to strive to be a wonderful and friendly club to run with.

Chris, we are so proud of you and you've shown your whole team how inspirational you are. Thank you for everything you do for our club.

Your whole club will be cheering you through your England Masters experience.

May Member Celebration

Sarah Postma

After taking some time out from running, Sarah joined one of our 0-5k courses in 2023. 

Unfortunately, Sarah was diagnosed with TB in week 2 of the course and rather than drop out of the course, chose to continue but due to the TB diagnosis, she had to run alone. During the remainder of the course Sarah pushed herself to keep running and defied the odds when she reached 5k. Even her Consultant and nurse were surprised at her determination and she was told that her running kept her out of hospital. 

With the 5k under her belt and treatment going so well, Sarah was allowed to resume running with the team and completed the clubs 10k course, swiftly followed by the clubs Half Marathon course. As she came to the end of this course, she was signed off from her treatment. By this point Sarah was well into her preparation for Bristol Half Marathon, running to raise money for Bowel Cancer UK and was supported by her run buddies Vikki, Hanna and Karen. Sarah completed her race in 2:30 and followed this up with a 10k trail race the following week.

We are absolutely amazed at Sarah's strength, perserverance and commitment to achieve her goals, even when faced with such a worrying health problem that would be a huge setback for most. 

Congratulations Sarah. We are proud that you are a Weston Whippet.

April Member Celebration

Julie Kanaan

Julie first joined Weston Whippets in 2018, taking a space in one of our first 0-5k courses.

Once Julie completed her course, she really worked hard on her running and has had an amazing journey with so many achievements.

Julie has now run 6 Half Marathons. This is an achievement that she is really proud of and the club is too.

Julie is a much loved and respected member of the club, she has worked hard to improve all aspects of her running and she has also supported the club by becoming a Leader in Running Fitness and more recently a Coach in Running Fitness. Julie was a valued member of our Committee from 2018 to 2024. 

Julie really is the epitome of a Weston Whippet.

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