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Athlete of the Month – October 2022

The Athlete of the month, for the month October is.... Olivia Ashton!

Hard work, smart training and dedication pays off!

Liv joined Best Athletics last spring, first coached by @justalilbester, and now @sams_running_smiles after taking a break. She didn’t really know much about running ‘properly’ and how to structure her training to get the most out of her sessions.

Since her return, Liv has been absolutely smashing her goals:

  • Ellesmere 10km - 39:59 (1min 5sec PB!)

  • Chester Marathon - 3:10:30 with a smile the whole way round (originally targeting sub 3:30:00!)

To add to these achievements, last week Liv was selected to run for North Wales at the Welsh inter XC champs!

Liv's running journey has not all been smooth sailing. All the obstacles that she has had to overcome to get to where she is today makes what she has accomplished even more impressive! A huge well done from the coaching team and all your teammates at BA, Liv! We are so proud of you and can’t wait to see where your running journey takes you!

Proud coach!


Who will be the athlete of the month for November??

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