The 11th Annual Awards of The Hogweed Trotters RRC
On Sunday 5th February 2012 a glittering array of Hogweed Trotters gathered for their 11th Annual Awards ceremony at Horton Village Hall. Club members wore their smartest race T-shirts for this glittering occasion. Amongst the best dresssed was Andy Trew who sported a very nice Sodbury Slog towel as a skirt!
The Awards were produced by Mr. Bob Bell (speech writing, jokes and interesting facts!). The MC for the afternoon the marvellous Mr. Anthony Febry, ably supported by Colin Axford (on wine!), Will Gray (opening the envelopes and adding to the comediac tone) and Stephen Chandler (master of the power point presentation!). Thank you also to Daryl Hanson of Hansonite Entertainments for the music, Keith Miles Catering (and Mrs Miles!) for the delicious food and Brookers Mobile Bars for providing the liquid refreshments!
Sixteen awards were given; although it could easily have been twice that number given the clubs successes this year.
Club Champion; sponsored by Clutton Cox was Alan Wilcox in recognition of an incredible year with 117 races completed from 5k to 50miles and the small matter of a six day charity run from Bristol to Blackpool in June.
The most poignant award; the Peter Willoughby Award in remembrance of the popular club member who died after a short illness last year. It was awarded to one of the clubs ‘veteran’ runners, Ian Dickson who demonstrated throughout the year that age is no barrier to running! The Club award was sponsored by the Moda House in Chipping Sodbury. Helen, Peter’s wife, made a very moving speech about Peter as a young man and about what he achieved in life and presented a special glass perpectual trophy, donated by the family, to Ian in Peter’s name.
The winners of the 2011 awards were:
Triathlete of the Year – Mike Mitchell. Sponsor – Ron White at The Car Clinic, Kingswood, W-U-E. 01453 842 239
Ladies XC Champion – Barbera Denton. Sponsor – Ron White at The Car Clinic, Kingswood, W-U-E. 01453 842 239
Mens XC Champion – Lee Master. Sponsor – Jan Webb, Osteomyologist, The Gazeley Clinic, High Street, Iron Acton. 07773 421 861
Ladies Half Marathon – Pat Curtis. Sponsor – The Toll House Clinic, Horse Street, Chipping Sodbury. 01454 322 232
Men’s Half Marathon – Mark Offer. Sponsor – KingPin Electrical, Chipping Sodbury. 01454 854 018
Black Dog – Alison Woods. Sponsor – John Conway at Persides Ltd, Bristol
Peter Willoughby Award – Ian Dickson. Sponsor – The Moda House, Chipping Sodbury. 01454 312 135
Men’s Best Short Race – Jaroslaw Motyka. Sponsor – Bubble Driving School, Chipping Sodbury. 01454 880 415
Ladies Best Short Race – Michelle Hodges. Sponsor – Kopperz Hair Studio. Charfield, Glos. 01453 844 777
Super Hero – Michael Wenman. Sponsor – The Squire Inn, Broad Street, Chipping Sodbury. 01454 312 121
Club Personality of the Year – Vic Garner. Sponsor – Ron White at the Car Clinic, Kingswood, W-U-E. 01453 842 239
An Award for ‘Laurence’ – Mark Wolf. Sponsor – Tracy & Julian Shipp, Bourn Tube Systems, Old Sodbury. 01454 313 019
Ladies Marathon Champion – Dawn Riden. Sponsor – Hayley Jackson at HJ Health & Sports Therapies, Yate. 01454 314 460
Mens Marathon Champion – Mark Clements. Sponsor – Ron White at The Car Clinic, Kingswood, W-U-E. 01453 842 239
Novice of the Year – Sarah Port. Sponsor – The Beaufort Arms, Hawkesbury Upton. 01454 238 217
Club Champion 2011 – Alan Wilcox. Sponsor – Clutton Cox Solicitors, 4 High St. Chipping Sodbury. 0844 372 3011
T-Shirt printing subsidised by Sprint Print, 22 Station Road, Yate. 01454 325 971
A big thank you for all of our Sponsors!