I’ve never really been particularly sporty but after the birth of my son I decided to try running to get back into shape, I started with the Race For Life and once I discovered Strava my competitive side kept me going, albeit very slowly! Since then I’ve done a handful of events and have to say its the bling that keeps me coming back for more…I can always be tempted by a nice shiny medal!!

Being a part of Dorchester RIOT has enabled me to meet new people to run with as I’m the first to admit, I’m not the fastest and knowing there is always someone else that is your pace to run with keeps you coming back for more. I love the new friends I’ve made in RIOT and the new things I’m always pushed to try, more recently trail running in the snow…interesting!

As Club Treasurer I am responsible for managing the club accounts, I also support with website maintenance and emails.

Thanks again to all of you that are helping us on our c25k journey

Martyn Oliver