Harriers Awards Night A Huge Success

After a year of great running, Telford Harriers enjoyed a successful awards night at the weekend where the club celebrated some amazing achievements over the past 12 months.

On a cold evening, over 140 Harriers gathered at The Shropshire Gold Club to celebrate a year of running, with many successes for club and runner from the many cross country and team events to individual performances and improvements.

The evening was hosted by current Chairman, Rob Friel, with the help from his fellow Harriers for specific awards.

The night kicked off with best newcomer awards and ended with the club personality award. Full list of winners as follows:

Best Newcomer - Female:

Emma Ward

Kim Chatfield

Best Newcomer - Male:

Matt Giles

Robbie Chebsey

Richard Palmer

Most Improved Senior Female:

Kelly McKay

Most Improved Senior Male:

Michael Smith

Most Improved Vet Female: Stephanie Eggleston

Most Improved Vet Male: Andy Pigg

Jim Bremner Mile: Darren Fawke

Telford Harriers Handicap: 1st - Scott Lews, 2nd - Melissa Williams, 3rd - Jamie Cwdrill

Most Notable: Jenny Robinson

Telford Harriers Race League

Senior Female: 1st - Nicki Atkins, 2nd - Christina O'Brien, 3rd - Hannah Bandy

Senior Male: 1st - Dean Aston, 2nd - Michael Smith, 3rd - Jon Mahoney

Vet Female: 1st - Lisa Yeomans, 2nd - Kerry Richardson, 3rd - Sonia Edmonds Vet Male: 1st - Victor Bennett, 2nd - Rob Friel, 3rd - Gus Erlandson

Female Trail Runner of the Year: Vic Doran

Male Trail Runner of the Year: Chris Doran

Marathon Runner of the Year: Sonia Edmonds & Stephanie Eggleston

Triathlete of the Year: Mick Rickus

Ultra Runner of the Year: Stephen Davies

Telford Harriers Memorial Trophy: Mick Rickus

Chairmans Achievement Award: Steve Walker & Jacquie Walker

Founders Award: Scott Lewis

Club Personality of the Year: Jon Edmonds

All the photos from the evening can be seen on our Flickr account here:


The night was ended with dancing and reminiscing over a great years of racing as we all look forward to a happy and successful 2019.

A huge shout out must go to the awards night organisers, Sonia Edmonds, Kim Chatfield and Jo Weaver who did an absolutely amazing job organising the whole evening. It's never easy to pull together an event, but these 3 did a brilliant job and made the evening so enjoyable for all who attended and were awarded with a bouquet of flowers each to recognise their hard work.

Away from all the partying, Danny Jones competed in the Open to the Elements 10k race at Gnosall the weekend.

Using the green route 55 and open to a 5k and 10k run it was rather narrow and busy at the start of this race.

Although the course was relatively flat, the heavy rain over the last few days made it it very muddy, so this wasnt a PB day.

However Danny did improve on last year by 1min30 to record a time of 52:06 and a first in his age class,

A massive well done to Danny.


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