There are many words to describe our club president: inspiring, dedicated, supportive, youthful, and, of course, awesome. However, today a brand new word has been invented (by a club member) just for him and that word is OCTOCENTURION. When the Oxford English Dictionary gets round to adding that word the published definition will be 'a man or woman in their eighties who achieves the incredible accomplishment of running 100 parkruns'. There won't be many octocenturions and we at Didcot Runners are incredibly proud to have one in our club.
Geoff is a role model for all of us. At an age when a lot of people would be content just to be active Geoff continues to push to be the best runner he can possibly be. Nobody works as consistently hard, trains as smartly, eats so healthily and I'm also pretty sure that nobody else in the club is tee total. He's encouraged so many of us, from beginners to random runners he's met on his runs and invited to join the club. Congratulations Geoff from all of us and here's to the next 100!