Christmas Party 2019

A very happy dinner and presentation evening was held at the weekend, once people had arrived safely in spite of the driving, icy rain!  After a very good meal at the Angel, prizes were handed out, beginning with Ladies’ Club Champion for 2019, (having completed a minimum of 10 races in required categories,) Heather Bell.  In 2nd place was Christine Burn with Alison Butcher 3rd. The Men’s Champion was once again the hard working and competitive Stephan Tomaszewski, with Rob Burn in 2nd place and Joshua Fothergill 3rd.  Congratulations to all of those, and well done to everyone else who competed.  Trophies for the most improved runners were awarded to Andy Butcher for the men and Tracey Lowther for the women.   The Runners’ Runner was a unanimous choice, David Tervit.  David is ever present, always cheerful, and very competitive! A popular choice.  Ian Codling was presented with the Endeavour Award, and he is another who is ever present.  Bouquets were presented to Bev Davies for organising the event, and to Fran Jeffery for her unstinting support in her role as club secretary. 

Tracey Lowther (left) receives her award for Most Improved Female
from Fran Jeffery at the Club’s Presentation Evening


Club Champion, Stephan Tomaszewski,(left) receives his award from
Rob Burn and Fran Jeffery

Heather Bell receives her Club Championship trophy from Rob Burn

Florrie Wharton, winner of the Christmas Handicap, with Rob Burn


Runners’ Runner, David Tervitt with Fran Jeffery, Club Secretary.


Christine Burn(right) receives her trophy for 2nd Lady in the Club Champioships
from Rob Burn and Fran Jeffery



Andy Butcher gets the trophy for the Most Improved Male from Fran Jeffery


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After a foul night on Saturday, it was with some trepidation that runners looked out on Sunday to see the state of the weather, and it was, in fact, a calm and pleasant day for the popular Loftus and Whitby Poultry Run.  This hilly race is mostly on road but the significant stretches of off-road were very slippery, and no doubt the many colourful Christmas outfits were inclined to be muddy! Almost 500 runners took part, and Alan Simpson had another fine run to finish 159th in 64.29 with the consistent Lorraine Hiles not far behind, 169th in 65.29.

It was a cold, raw morning for Park Runners this week and at Fountains Abbey, Gilian and Ian Crane and Paul Adams finished almost together, 164th, 165th and 166th out of 227  in 32.21 minutes.

Mike Cropper got yet another PB, at Northallerton, 4th out of 56 in 21.23, with Phillip Craig 40th in 30.16.

At Catterick, Lorraine Hiles came 18th out of 87 in 23.19 and Peter Richardson 23rd in 24.33, and Ken Evitt at Darlington South Park finished 153rd out of 246 in 28.05.

There was an excellent turn out for the Christmas Handicap on Monday, for which, to qualify for a prize, you had to have completed at least 2 of the monthly time trials.  The winner was Florry Wharton, with Richard Easby 2nd and Fran Jeffery 3rd, and prizes were awarded to all who took part or helped. A delicious communal supper followed, ending a very happy evening, and really, the club year as there will be no official club sessions over the Christmas period.



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