It is good to be able to participate in a structured training programme which compliments my own running sessions and I feel that I am getting a lot fitter because of this. I feel that I will be more prepared for participating in 10k runs next year.

Jamie, 27

Gavin is an excellent leader. He motivates and encourages all runners of all ages, abilities and fitness levels. Well done and thank you.

Joan, 57

Being part of the Killie Striders was all new to me. Working with a group really keeps me motivated and I feel I can push myself that bit harder. Enjoyment comes when you manage to cover a distance that you once thought was impossible.

Denise, 33

It's great to have variety of challenges that, hopefully, over time, increase my fitness and stamina levels. We're always given the encouragement to try harder and Ilove being part of an established group with an experienced leader.

Alistair, 51

Gavin clearly enjoys what he does this makes him very approachable. He motivates you to push yourself from week to week and always keeps the sessions enjoyable

Lorna, 31

I'm the slowest in the group but I couldn't care less as my times have improved the most. I don't compare myself to others. All that matters is that I'm feeling fitter and healthier.

Ruth, 46