Stewart Melvin

Stewart joined Medway Fit in Summer 2017 after "emigrating" to England from Scotland and has always been a keen runner, even before joining the Army and serving 22 years.

Since joining Medway Fit, Stewart has competed in Half Marathons including 2017 Deal and gaining a PB of 1:55:25 in Hastings in 2018. He has also completed in quite a few 10k races and is determined to break the sub 50-minute barrier, coming close in the 2018 London Winter 10k with 50:43. He loves to support Medway Fit with the high-intensity runs including the "Brutal" series and does not mind getting wet and muddy; must be his Army training!

He is also a regular at Great Lines parkrun, both as a runner and volunteer and one of the reasons he undertook LiRF training was because he loves encouraging other runners. He also wanted to give something back to the running club after they made him feel so welcome.

Stewart has also completed a few marathons including 1993 London and his last one, 2006 Belfast in 4:00. He has signed up for both the 2018 Loch Ness marathon and 2019 Brighton marathon, to not only to support other members of the club and raise money for charity, but also to prove he can still run this distance even over the age of 50!

Stewart other pursuits include squash, badminton, athletics, cycling, hill-walking and swimming and he previously represented the Army at squash.

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