Bradley takes club’s top divisional prize

Some of the winners at Blyth Running Club's annual presentation evening.
Some of the winners at Blyth Running Club's annual presentation evening.

Nearly 100 members and guests turned up to Blyth Running Club’s annual presentation night.

Held at the Sea Horse Pub, in Blyth, trophies were handed out to winners by compere Kevin Freeman.

Every year Blyth organise their own Grand Prix Leagues which consist of 12 races with the runners divided into leagues according to ability and the runners’ best six scores counting towards their league position.

Division One was won by Bradley Clough, who was first back in all the races he did. Division Two was won by Graeme Stewart, who was also first back in his division in all his races. Martin Scott won Division Three, David Roberts took the fourth division, while Claire Mason took first place in League Five.

Kevin also presented the Age-related trophies, where the athletes’ times were gauged against their age and compared to a set of standard tables, this was won by Heather Christopher with Brad Clough second and Graeme Stewart in third place. Heather was also the winner of the Clubs Cross Country Competition.

The winners of the Winter Series also received their prizes, with the five individual race winners all receiving a Yellow T-shirt, these were: Ron Ingram, Adam Swalwell, Calum Storey, Adam Robinson and Ella Wood.

The winning team were; Ron Ingram, Davina Lonsdale, Richard Shillinglaw, Ian Baxter, Heather Christopher, and Steve Gillespie

The overall Winter Series winner was Ron Ingram, with Richard Shillinglaw in second place, Sam Dodd was in third position overall.

The Club Captains had made their selections in several categories and these awards went to Daniel N’Jai for ‘Outstanding Track and Field Athlete’, Junior Josh Fiddaman picked up the award for ‘Outstanding Cross Country Runner’. The Junior Personality Award for 2014 was presented by Kevin to Josh Fiddaman.

The ‘Outstanding Distance Award’ went to Davina Lonsdale, who had set herself the challenge of running 50 marathons before her 50th birthday, and she recently ran her 50th marathon at South Shields. In 2014 Davina ran nine full marathons as well as three half marathons, running marathons abroad in Mallorca, and in this country amongst them Blackpool, Robin Hood, Newcastle, Leeds and Halifax.