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:
Best Newcomer - Male:
Most Improved Senior Female:
Most Improved Senior Male:
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.