The Annual Awards of The Hogweed Trotters
On Sunday 3rd February a glittering array of Hogweed Trotters gathered for their 7th Annual Awards ceremony at Horton Village Hall, coincidentally the venue for the Hogweed Hilly Half race later this year on the 30th March. Club members gathered in their smartest race T-shirts for this glittering occasion.
The winners of the 2007 awards were:
Pat Curtis was a popular choice as Club Champion for her consistent winning of LV50 categories over a variety of distances and terrains.
Champion triathlete was Philippa Crocker, who successfully completed two Iron Man competitions. The awards for best cross- country performances went to Nicola Rushton for her performance on the anchor leg of the Cotswold Way Relay and to Peter Willoughby who was first MV60 at the Sodbury Slog.
The Half Marathon awards went to Cheryl Cant who completed a year of personal bests by breaking 2hours at Stroud and to Andy May for his 1h25m time at Burnham. Lynette Bonnick’s fine performance at the Shakespeare Marathon and Pat Hall with his 53rd place at the Keswick to Barrow Ultra race were recognised over the Marathon distance.
The club also performed well over shorter distances and the two winners in this category were Julian Lewis for his 6th place at the Hogweed Trot 10k and Trinity Booth for her 2nd place in the Somerset series. The Novice Award went to Christine Talbot who has improved with every run and the Peter Pan Award for one of our more seasoned runners went to Pauline Fletcher for her personal best at the Dartmouth Regatta 5 mile.
The Founders Trophy was a joint award, this year, to coaches Kaye Hall and Dave Mullins whilst Martin Cook was rewarded for his fund raising achievements for the Children’s Hospice as club “Super Hero.”
Alison Wood’s spectacular jelly baby consumption won her the “Black Dog” award.
The “Laurence” award goes to a runner who has had more than their fair share of injuries and Mike Mitchell was this year’s unlucky recipient.