Exe-rated runners!

Exe-rated runners!
The successful Harriers team, en masse, at the Erme Valley Relays, July 2013

Monday, 13 August 2012

Bon voyage Katie!

It is with a mixture of sadness and happiness that we must bid a fond farewell and wish bon voyage to stalwart Harrier member, Katie Comer. Sad to see such a popular member leave the club but happy for her as she is going on to a dream job and to fulfil the chance of a life time by being paid to travel the world as an over-land trek leader... destination t.b.c.!

Katie has been a member of the Harriers for a fair few years now and during that time she has shown consistent commitment by throwing herself (and her huge personality!) into any activity going; be it club runs, representing the club at relays, at away trips with other Harriers and at races on the local circuit. She has also been a familiar face in attendance at all the Harrier social events and with her bubbly personality, beaming smile and positive approach to anything, she can always be relied upon to ensure that everyone has a good time and feels included. She's also a very thoughtful member of the club who, on more than one occasion, has volunteered to hang back during club nights to help any struggling runners (including my goodself recently when I was forced to walk back with an injury and Katie walked each step of the way back with me, despite my best protests that I was fine and she could run on).

 All of these attributes will serve her well in her new job as she prepares to head overseas, perhaps to South America, perhaps to Asia or possibly to Africa (she doesn't yet know until after her training course) to look after groups of tourists on various treks and organised tours. We are sure she will be a big hit with her fellow colleagues and with the travellers who will be placing themselves in her care as she escorts them on over-land trips in some of the world's most wild and inaccessible places.

We wish her every success and happiness as she embarks on this exciting new chapter in her life and we look forward to receiving regular updates from our overseas 'Exmouth Harrier on Tour' member. We also expect to be entertained by a constant stream of cracking photos of her sporting the Harriers vest in many far flung exotic corners of the globe! So stay tuned to this blog for her news!!

Funnily enough, I couldn't find any photos of Katie without a beaming grin on her face!


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