Striders Annual Awards Report

A record 86 people joined our annual night of nights held for the first time on Saturday November 5, 2011. Proceedings started with finger foods and live musician Simon Kennedy who proved to be a big hit all night with the punters. After main course our awards were announced. Gabriel Petrie’s contribution as a founding member was recognised with a presentation. He was given ‘Zinn & the art of bycycle maintenance’ to mark his transition from running to bike riding which he now excels at.

The Distance Awards were:

The Club Championship is calculated on points from our 8 nominated races starting in March and finishing at end of October.  As you can see women dominated the top ten.  Expect tough competition throughout 2012 for this award.  You don’t have to be fast to win this award.  Points are accumulated from the top 5 positions in any of the races in our 8 nominated races.

The Coaches Awards went to:

The walkers proved to be the real party people dancing the night away after the awards were done keeping Simon playing away on the guitar.  Well done the dancers!  Thanks to Wendy Clark, Julie Turner and Jo Filmalter for all their hard work setting up the hall during a long Saturday and to all who helped pack it away.  Plans are already underway for next year and you can even book your tickets already if you want!:

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