Bramley Article January 2020

SRC Christmas Celebrations 

Another year has passed and Southwell Running Club held their annual Christmas dinner where all members and partners were welcome to celebrate festivities and some of the achievements of their fellow club members. This year we had a fantastic turnout and 40 people enjoyed the great food and hospitality given by the Admiral Rodney and their staff. Thankfully I do not have to get involved in making any decisions when it comes to who gets the awards as there are many deserved winners, but I do not think there can be any arguments with who actually won the awards on the night. Paul Grogan won the Chairperson’s award and Ian Haigh won the Runners Runner award. Both awards recognise all the help Paul and Ian give to the club with training, encouraging others, always turning up for the team events and being great assets to the club. Steven Rice won the Outstanding Achievement award for a great year of running and several PB’s. Paul Orton won a Special Recognition award for completing the Dragon’s Back race. Dick Durance won the Mary Cochran award, given to someone who inspires and continues to achieve so much in the face of adversity and Dick definitely more than deserves this award. There were also awards for our grand prix and Halam Hat Chase winnners Steven Rice, Michelle Hall and Pam Dutton. A special thanks goes to Sam Hatton and Kat Hall for organising this night and here is to another year of inspirational moments!