2017 Awards

Chairman’s Award Olly Moore
For improvements made to club communication, IT and management systems; introducing online payments for membership subscriptions, launching the weekly members newsletter, introducing communication and data protection policies, and improving member access to club information.

Neil Harrington “Spirit of the Club” Award Ian Young
Ian gives a lot of time to beginners and intermediates – he often gives up his weekend and sacrifices his own training for others. He’s a great ambassador for the club, nothing is too much trouble – he’s even on the key rota!

Athlete of the Year – Female Louise Trainor
After being injured for a long period, Louise has come back in 2017 with a set of great results across all distances. Multiple first female finishes, age category placings and club records. Louise has alse been great at encouraging others, especially at XC and track.
A fantastic all-rounder on road, track and X-country, she just gets better and better.

Athlete of the Year – Male Brian Martin
An England International – enough said?! Brian trains really hard and delivers incredible results.  A perfect score in the club championship, an England vest in the Marathon, numerous age category wins and still scoring PBs… there is only one Brian Martin. There are few Quakers of any age that can beat him – Brian has produced some amazing times that most of us can only dream of, and he still strives to do his very best.  He is an inspiration to many runners – just fabulous.

Senior Female Rebecca Howard
Always smiling, Rebecca is a good all round athlete who is very consistent with training and runs very challenging races. She has also branched out into different types of running events, broadening her repertoire, giving great performance on the road, fell, trail and cross country, and she has improved her speed throughout the year. She is always enthusiastic and willing to share her running experiences with others, and has written some fantastic race reports. A friendly and impressive Quaker!

Senior Male Michael Joyeux
An awesome year of running, some amazing running performances over the last 12 months! Michael has an uutstanding list of achievements throughout the year on the majority of distances and terrains. He has achieved so many really high positions in top races.  He trains really hard, he’s an inspiration and a first class ambassador for the Club. Working so hard has paid off for him this year, proving he is one of North East’s top runners. Michael beat the long established club record in the “blue ribbon” 10km road distance- it was held by a former Quaker legend and if you beat a legend you become a legend!

Veteran Female Louise Trainor
Consistently excellent running performances over the last 12 months – Louise won the Female Club Championship, and had excellent achievements and results throughout 2017, with numerous 1st places in age category.

Veteran Male Marc Ellis
Consistently hard training and excellent race performances has led to Marc finishing high up in the age positions consistently over the last year. A great runner and supporter of others.

Most Improved Female Lisa Alderson
What an improved runner! Lisa has shown true grit to make improvements over 5k and always does her best and shows determination to improve in training; despite moaning (!) she really does give it her all. She’s massively improved in both Club training sessions and races.  Lisa has achieved PBs in many distances and has consistently improved throughout 2017.

Most Improved Male Darren Wright
Darren has been very consistent in training, and has worked hard. He completed the Ultra Lyke Wake Challenge, and has gained several new PBs over the last 12 months. He finished the year with a impressive display in the “beer mile”!

Club Championship
1st place Female Louise Trainor
2nd place Female Gill Colling
3rd Place Female Julie Whinn
1st place Male (Joint Award) Brian Martin
Michael Joyeux
2nd place Male Marc Ellis
3rd Place Male Billy Harris
Hillary Joyeux Memorial Trophy Louise Trainor
10k Leagues
10k League 1 Dave Jones
10k League 2 Rob Dent
10k League 3 David Todd
10k League 4 Brian McLaren
10k League 5 Luke Minall
10k League 6 Gavin Armstrong
10k League 7 Jamie Pratt
10k League 8 Caroline Brown
10k League 9 James Simpson
10k League 10 Lisa Alderson
5k Handicap
1st place Lisa Alderson
2nd place Fred Tennant
3rd place Andy Whittam
Quakers On Tour Winner Darryn Wood
Darryn managed to visit a different parkrun every Saturday of 2017.

Trail Handicap Series Winner Gill Colling
Cross Country
Cross Country Award – Female Lisa Reeve
Cross Country Award – Male Graham Park
QRC “The One Who Slipped Through The Net” Award Tom Chapman
Tom participated in the NYMAC Road Relays 2017, has taken part in a number of different parkruns in 2017, had a crack at the NYSD XC, enjoys trail races, and has raced over 10 miles, the Half Marathon, 20 Miles, and completed two marathons in 2017, improving his times as he has progressed.

What has really set him apart, and has captured the coaches eye, has been his commitment to training – traditionally an off-roader, Tom was a regular attendee at training sessions in 2017, and very definitely gave 100% at all sessions. In addition, he regularly attended and supported our inaugural XC training sessions in 2017, and has also embraced our track sessions.

The variety of events he has attempted; the enthusiasm he has brought to training; and his willingness to try the different types of training sessions we offer has certainly made him stand out to the Lead Coaches in 2017. He does not shout about his efforts, and despite putting in a huge amount of effort, always seems to have a smile on his face and a positive outlook.

Cat-Ass-Trophy Sarah Watson
Sarah got lost at the Whorlton Run fell race and ending up crossing the finish line from the wrong direction!

Special Merit Awards
Richard Hughes
For completing the amazing G2G (Grand to Grand) self-supported ultra event in Arizona, and setting a new 24hr Club Record (75 miles) at Bramham Park.

Anthony Corbett
Roy Macdougall
Organisation of Lyke Wake Challenge, which raised £2,600 for charity.

Emma Joyeux
Roy Macdougall
Lee Morris
For their hard work coaching the new Beginner’s Groups, getting absolute beginners up to running 5k, and in most cases becoming full club members.


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