Club awards 2022

For those of you that were unable to attend the awards night at The Sportsman, the awards for Outstanding Performance (Bill Camm Trophy) and Contribution to the Club (Ian Baxter Trophy) were awarded as follows:

The recipient of this year’s award has had an outstanding year. On top of the countless first places at parkruns, they have set new PBs at
-1 mile
-4 miles
-5 miles
-Half Marathon

An immense training plan put them on the cusp of a marathon PB, only to be frustrated on three separate occasions by the common cold, covid and an errant dog.
Even so; in the longer distances they have placed second at the Derby Half (but only because of the pesky Lily Partridge spoiling the party) and third at the Robin Hood half.
At the Wrexham Half Marathon they placed 1st V45, so earning a England Masters vest, which means they will now compete as an England runner at the Chester half marathon in May.
The Bill Camm Award for Outstanding Achievement goes to Sarah Semmens.

The club has experienced an embarrassment of riches in the last few years. There have been a countless number of team and individual placings throughout the age groups which have drawn notice from far and wide.
The number of awards the club have amassed in the last few years would leave me talking for quite some time; so I am going to summarise by saying, “it’s a lot”.
The amazing efforts of the individuals in the races has been apparent and the breadth of those contributing has been significant.
Pursuit of these achievements has been coordinated by a club member who has lead by example. They’ve used organisational skill, charm, persuasion and some dodgy looking spreadsheets, to get the club motivated enough to successfully take on the “Big Boys” of the region.
The Ian Baxter Award for Services to the Club goes to Aston Perrin.

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