Julian followed his sister, Joanne to the club at Scunthorpe when he was 8 years old and loved it. A lifetime in running started after those first few laps. School and club races in the early years came along with wins in Humberside, Northern and Eastern Counties Championships.
Progression was then made in to Senior Internationals with England and Great Britain on the Track (indoors and outdoors), Road and Cross Country. There were also wins at the Midland Counties Championships (Cross Country) a top 6 place in the National Cross Country Championships at Parliament Hill, two top 50 finishes at the World Cross Country Championships for team GB and leading European team in the World Road Relay Championships in Brazil. Julian was also a winner with his former club Birchfield Harriers at the National Cross Country Relays in Mansfield and the National 6 stage Road Relays. On a first and very rare run out at the half marathon distance Julian won the Intercounties Championships in 66.20. Personal Bests on the track hit 3000m in 7’53 and a 13’42 5000m. In 2012 Julian ran the Lake Garda Marathon with some friends of the shop and finished 3rd in 2’39.
Julian now provides advice and coaching to a number of runners locally.
Cheryl began competitive running at school, then competed for Scunthorpe & District AC at county level at cross country. After a number of years supporting and spectating (Julian) she played hockey and only returned back to running in local events 5 years ago.
Cheryl ran the Manchester Marathon in 2018 and has competed in a number of duathlons in 2019 – culminating in the Descente London Duathlon in Richmond Park.
Ruth entered her first running event at the age of 8 years old and competed regularly for South Yorkshire Schools and Rotherham Harriers. After a couple of decades away from competitive running to bring up a family and for work, Ruth returned to competitive running again and later to duathlon.
At the age of 40 Ruth was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and with her usual grit and determination embarked on a remarkable return to peak form and went on to compete in World and European Age Group competitions.
Ruth’s proudest achievements to date are winning a European Age Group Bronze Medal in 2015 and being part of the David Weir Dream Team for a triathlon held at Eton Dorney in Berkshire.
Adam is 19 and has been a member of the team here at Metres to Miles for a couple of years. For as long as he can remember, he’s loved to run. However, it wasn't until following the London 2012 Olympics that he truly got involved with the sport competitively by joining Scunthorpe and District AC. Since joining, he’s won multiple county titles over cross country and track, going on to compete at national level in both disciplines.
Adam enjoys working in store and admits to being a “bit of a trainer’s spotter”. He enjoys looking over the newest range of training shoes in store and follows various website and threads in the US comparing the pros and cons of the very latest training shoes developed by the competing brands.
Looking into the future, Adam hopes to continue his progression in running whilst studying at the University of Hull and with a view to working in the sports trade.