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Awards for 2017 (presented February 2018)

(link to previous winners)
2017 Recipient Reason
Chairmanís Award Steve Newell The chairman's recognition of the considerable efforts of Steve who has proved invaluable with the support that he has given him, the work he does for the communications digest every week and the events that he has organised for the club - for instance including the winter handicap event, where he has sacrificed his own running opportunity to ensure that we continue to have the event. 
Alamo Trophy Tim Bellars, John Scaife and Benita Scaife Deserting their friends and colleagues after the finish of the 10k in order to taxi over and run the Singapore East Coast Park parkrun, on at the same time as the WARR 5k.
Brian Forrester 10K Trophy Adrian Haines Winning the KLM 10k championships on the North Sea Beach in December when he should have been preparing for the indoor 800m season.
Round The Block Trophy Roderick Hoffman Very close from last year's winner Steve Hillier- it required a recount!  
Menís Track and Field Steve Hillier Mainly for his ability to lob large lumps of metal a reasonable distance.
Ladies' Track and Field Janet Smith Janet Smith continued her great form in the centre of the arena, throwing international class distances, especially in the discus and hammer and hence narrowly beat last year's winner Julie Barclay to this year's award. 
The Club parkrun Trophy Roderick Hoffman parkrun uber-tourist in the last year visiting 43 different parkruns of which 34 were new to him and 15 new to the club. This included parkruns in six countries including new parkrun countries of Sweden and Germany.
Menís Cross-Country Trophy Gary Rushmer Ran in every BA event, leading the team home at the dreaded Croydon and took two strong second places.
Ladies Cross-Country Trophy Deby Helsdon Had a great run at Nonsuch, then led the team home at both Ham and Coulsdon, only stopping to turn and cheer the rest of the team home.
Most Improved Athlete Paul Watt A product of the world famous Rowley stable Paul brought his 5k times down close to 20 minutes, and his 10K time improved to a fraction over 44 minutes.  He has represented the club on both the track and the road, producing great times over both 1500 metres and 3000 metres.  
Female Athlete of the Year Trish McCabe

She has worked supremely hard to improve her ability over long distance, and to improve her speed on shorter runs.  In the meantime she has inspired others around her to take part and enjoy athletics.  She has brought her parkrun best below 26 minutes, completed her first London Marathon, and she ran more than 1000 miles in 2017.

Male Athlete of the Year Neil Frediani

He has kept our Rosenheim challenge alive, brought along new competitors to try the events, and he has helped to grow the club with his links to parkrun.  In the meantime, he has worked hard on his own running, with great results. As well as running strongly in the London Marathon and the Ealing Half Marathon, he completed the Snowdonia trail half marathon, finishing 8th in his category.

Veteranís Trophy Harry Wild Sixty years after running his best times over 880yards he is still to be found striding the streets of Heston.  Whatís more, at every CIE he is at some far flung street corner in his bright yellow jacket, directing us around dodgy corners with a cheery wave.  Most importantly, he is the guardian of the legendary cone, to be found approximately half a mile from the start/finish of the Parkway Mile.  The club has been enriched by his efforts and his friendship.

Link to Award Presentation notes from Previous Years

Other Club Awards presented at other times of the Year

Cross-Country Championship

Concorde 10k / 5 Miles (to be added)

Five Mile Handicap

Special Awards

Year award earned Award Recipient
2013 Special Marathon Award Jagjit Singh Batth
2013 Tom Mitchell Trophy (awarded by BA Clubs) Chris Kelly

Chairman's Award

The award presented by the Chairman to the club member who has made the greatest contribution to the club over the previous period of time.

Year  Chairman's Award
2017 Steve Newell
2016 Steve Hillier
2015 Chris Kelly
2014 Alastair Heslop
2013 Roderick Hoffman
2012 Tom Rowley
2011 Simon Turton
2010 Katherine Henville (Stather) and Roderick Hoffman
2009 Paul Brandon
2008 Alan Friar
2007 Steve Hillier
2006 Alastair Heslop
2005 Malcolm Field
2004 Melanie Rook (Holman)
2003 Tom Rowley
2002 Frank Di Martino and George Jones
2001 Harry Wild and Patrick O'Shea
2000 Bill Buckley
1999 Paul Knechtl
1997 - 1998 Steve Newell
1996 - 1997 Anne Coffey
1995 - 1996 Jane Harbert and Ron Feeney
1994 - 1995 Simon Turton and Ian Hudson
1993 - 1994 Eddie Ketterick
1992 - 1993 Tom Rowley
1991 - 1992 Taylor Family
1990 - 1991 Mowle Family

Alamo Trophy

Presented for the most note-worthy performance at the year's World Airline Road Race, not necessarily running related!

Year Alamo Trophy Winner
2017 Tim Bellars, John Scaife and Benita Scaife
2016 Tom Rowley
2015 Paul Knechtl
2014 Lissa Pritchard and Deby Helsdon
2013 Richard Ruffell
2012 Gareth Snook
2011 Adrian Haines
2010 The WARR Core team Alan Friar, Graham Taylor; Helen Smith; John Taylor; Marion Woodhouse; Mark Taylor; Natalie Lang; Nick Edge; Paul Brandon; Simon Turton
2009 Paul Knechtl and Monica Alonso
2008 ?
2007 George & Suzie Jones
2006 Dave Rimmer
2005 The Taylor Family
2004 Paul Toms
2003 George Jones
2002 Alan Anderson

Brian Forrester 10k Trophy

Presented to the club member with the most outstanding 10k achievement in the previous year.

Year Brian Forrester 10K Trophy
2017 Adrian Haines
2016 Paul Knechtl
2015 Julie Barclay
2014 Paul Knechtl, Adrian Haines and Dave Dixon
2013 Paul Knechtl
2012 Tony Barnwell
2011 Joe Nolan
2010 Dave Dixon
2009 Joe Nolan
2008 Tony Barnwell
2007 Joe Nolan
2006 Deby Helsdon
2005 John Taylor
2004 Barry Walters
2003 Brian Bennett

Round-the-Block Trophy

This is a trophy that has to be earned by devising, marshalling and taking part in BA events throughout the year.  The more you compete, plan or marshal, the more points you earn.

Year Round The Block Trophy
2017 Roderick Hoffman
2016 Steve Hillier
2015 Neil Frediani
2014 Neil Frediani
2013 Steve Newell
2012 Steve Newell
2011 Steve Hillier
2010 Brian Forrester
2009 Steve Hillier
2008 Brian Forrester
2007 Richard Ruffell
2006 Richard Ruffell
2005 Steve Newell
2004 Steve Newell
2003 Richard Ruffell
2002 ? John Coffey
2001 John Coffey
2000 Steve Newell
1999 Welsh Boyos (driving over from Wales for each cross country)
1998 Nick Edge
1997 ?
1996 Alistair Heslop / Steve Hillier
1995 Graham Taylor / Steve Hillier
1994 Alastair Heslop
1993 Alison Cheung
1992 ?
1991 Ian Monk
1990 ?
1989 Brian Bennett
1988 ?
1987 Malcolm Cook
1986 John Williams
1985 ?
1984 Laurence Heath

Men's Track and Field

Presented to the male athlete who has shown the greatest all round ability at a wide range of events at the club's track and field fixtures. 

Year Menís Track and Field
2017 Steve Hillier
2016 Gary Rushmer
2015 Gary Rushmer
2014 Gary Rushmer
2013 Gary Rushmer
2012 Eddie Giles
2011 Eddie Giles
2010 Eddie Giles
2009 Adrian Haines
2008 Paul Goldsmith
2007 Gary Rushmer
2006 Gareth Hobby
2005 Martin Holman
2004 Martin Holman
2003 Paul Goldsmith
2002 Tommy Di Martino
2001 Tommy Di Martino
2000 John Taylor
1999 John Taylor

Ladies Track and Field

Presented to the female athlete who has shown the greatest all round ability at a wide range of events at the club's track and field fixtures.
Year Ladies Track and Field
2017 Janet Smith
2016 Julie Barclay
2015 Janet Smith
2014 Not awarded
2013 Not awarded
2012 Not awarded
2011 Melanie Holman
2010 Katherine Henville (Stather)
2009 ?
2008 Katherine Henville
2007 Katherine Henville
2006 Melanie Holman
2005 Katherine Henville
2004 Melanie Rook
2003 Melanie Rook
2001 Anne Hurn

Club parkrun Trophy

Presented to the club member with the greatest parkrun contribution or achievement

Year parkrun Trophy
2017 Roderick Hoffman
2016 Steve Newell
2015 Alan Anderson

Men's Cross-Country Trophy

Presented to the man who had most cross country success in the previous year.
Year Menís Cross-Country Trophy
2017 Gary Rushmer
2016 Richard Ruffell
2015 Mark Taylor
2014 Gary Rushmer
2013 John Taylor
2012 Barry Walters
2011 Barry Walters
2010 Barry Walters
2009 Mark Taylor
2008 Barry Walters
2007 Gary Rushmer
2006 Gary Rushmer
2004/5 John Coffey
2003/4 Graham Taylor
2002/3 Barry Walters
2001/2 Mark Taylor
2000/1 John Taylor
1999/2000 Howard Harnett
1998/9 John Taylor
1997/8 Barry Walters

Ladies Cross-Country Trophy

Presented to our lady athlete who had most cross country success in the previous year.
Year Ladies Cross-Country Trophy
2017 Deby Helsdon
2016 Monica Alonso
2015 Monica Alonso
2014 Helen Smith
2013 Marion Woodhouse
2012 Helen Smith
2011 Marion Woodhouse
2010 Katherine Henville (Stather)
2009 ?
2008 ?
2007 Deby Helsdon
2006 Helen Smith
2005 Lesley Macaskill
2004 Colette O'Neill
2003 Colette O'Neill
2002 Colette O'Neill

Most Improved Runner

Presented to the club member with the best year on year improvement to their running performances.

Year   Most Improved Runner Award
2017 Paul Watt
2016 Neil Frediani
2015 Ian Cunningham
2014 Joe Nolan
2013 Roderick Hoffman
2012 Simon Turton
2011   Simon Ashford
2010   Marion Woodhouse
2009   John Coffey
2008   Caroline Akazou
2007   Chris Kelly
2006   Toby Houghton
2005   Martin Holman
2004   Dennis Foxley
2003   Leigh Bickerdyke
2002   Richard Ruffell
2001   Toby Houghton
2000   Paul Knechtl
1999   Anne Hurn
1998   Simon Turton
1996 - 1997   Tim Clark
1995 - 1996   George Jones
1995   Simon Turton
1994 Judy Connaghton
1992 - 1993 Martin Bruce
1991 - 1992 Robert Garner
1990 Alastair Heslop
1989 Eddie Ketterick
1988 Duncan Wright

Female Athlete of the Year

Year Female Athlete of the Year
2017 Trish McCabe
2016 Julie Barclay
2015 Monica Alonso
2014 Janet Smith
2013 Helen Smith
2012 Marion Woodhouse
2011 Lissa Pritchard
2010 Lissa Pritchard
2009 Katherine Henville
2008 Melanie Holman
2007 Katherine Henville
2006 Deby Helsdon
2005 Katherine Henville
2004 Katherine Henville
2003 Colette O'Neill
2002 Melanie Holman
2001 Judy Connaghton
2000 Jane Harbert
1999 Caroline Yarnell
1998 Anne Hurn
1997 Lesley Macaskill
1996 Elsa Curran
1995 Lesley Macaskill
1994 Melody Collman
1992 - 1993 Jane Harbert
1991 - 1992 Sharon Kassemzadeh
1990 Sue Wells
1989 Jean Smith
1988 Melody Collman
1987 Jo Wells
1986 Jane Harbert

Male Athlete of the Year
Year Male Athlete of the Year
2017 Neil Frediani
2016 Chris Kelly
2015 Colin Haylock
2014 Paul Knechtl
2013 Steve Hillier
2012 Paul Knechtl
2011 Chris Kelly
2010 Paul Knechtl
2009 ?
2008 ?
2007 Gary Rushmer
2006 Malcolm Field
2005 Barry Walters
2004 Andy Macaskill
2003 George Jones
2002 Tommy Di Martino

Veteran's Trophy
Year Veteranís Trophy
2017 Harry Wild
2016 Helen Smith
2015 Joe Nolan
2014 Eddie Giles
2013 John Coffey
2012 Steve Newell
2011 John Coffey
2010 Alan Anderson
2009 Adrian Haines
2008 Steve Newell
2007 Adrian Haines
2006 Eddie Giles
2005 John Taylor
2004 Gary Rushmer
2003 Barry Walters
2002 Mark and Graham Taylor
2001 Brian Bennett
2000 Chris Stockwell
1999 Lesley Macaskill
1998 Brian Forrester
1997 Steve Hillier
1996 Barry Walters
1995 John Coffey
1994 Allan Hardy
1993 Tom Rowley

Cross-Country Trophy

Held jointly each year by the top club women and man finishing in the BA Cross-Country Championships (or equivalent event).

2004 Lesley MacAskill Andy MacAskill
2005 Katherine Henville Barry Walters
2006 Colette O'Neill David Dixon
2007 Katherine Henville Paul Knechtl
2008 Deby Helsdon Adrian Haines
2009 Melanie Holman Mark Taylor
2010 Katherine Henville Gary Rushmer
2011 Marion Woodhouse Paul Knechtl
2012 Deby Helsdon Gary Rushmer
2013   John Taylor
2014 Katherine Stather (nee Henville) Paul Knechtl
2015 Julie Barclay Mark Taylor
2016 Marion Woodhouse John Taylor
2017 Julie Barclay John Taylor
2018 Julie Barclay Paul Knechtl

Five-Mile Handicap

Awarded to the winner of the winter season five-mile handicap event. The exact course and rules may very each year.

2010 Nick Edge
2011 Alan Anderson
2012 Simon Turton
2013 Eddie Giles
2014 Richard Ruffell
2015 Richard Ruffell
2016 Piers Keenleyside
2017 Gary Rushmer
2018 Trish McCabe



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