WAC Awards Night – 12 November 2010
Young athletes were to the fore at the annual
presentation at the Colehill Social Club on Friday night responding to
Chairman Peter Impett’s call to ‘look to the future’. There was also a
major boost to the number of trophies for the club’s roadrunners,
recognising a burgeoning number of runners who pound the Wimborne
streets on Thursday evening in preparation for races across the south
and around the world.
Pippa Hine and Alfie Beddow won the under-11 trophies
with the non-stop running of Grace Copeland winning her the trophy for
best Junior. The age group categories are determined by the number of
points scored for the club. In the under-13s this was Piers Copeland,
who also won the Middle Distance trophy, and Abbie Hine. At under-15
level multi-eventer Annabel Brown was the winner, with Matt Curtis
winning this age group, the hurdles trophy and the trophy for the best
performance of the season for his pole vault at the English Schools.
Jack Snook won the under-17 male cup with Hannah Winton taking the
female equivalent and the Jonathan Edwards tankard for triple jump.
Maddy Vaughan-Johncey returned from university to claim the Senior
Ladies trophy with David Pearson taking the male prize.
Veteran hammer thrower Roz Hutton won the female
version of the outstanding performance of the year award for a whole
string of Championship wins. Event trophies were won by Paloma Eden in
the sprints, Maddy Diment for long jump, and Laura Tan for high jump.
Prior to the WAC’s major event, the Wimborne 10, the
club made presentations to Jerry Shield as top male roadrunner who also
took the Veterans prize. Julie Maskell won the top female accolade,
with Jon Braund winning the Roadmaster trophy for competing in all the
league races, and for his many other contributions around the club.
Annie Dougall is the club’s best marathon performer and Claire Scammell
won the Off Road trophy. Anthony Clark and Nicki Roe won the Senior
trophies, Wendy Kennedy was the best female Veteran and Neil Hopkinson
and Julie Gosling were the Masters Trophy winners.
Saphron Taverner was voted the club’s best track and
field Newcomer and Chloe Morris won the Robin Blackburn clubman award.
Zoe Taylor won the Claire Bailey Trophy and the under-13 girls
cross-country team of Abbie Hine, Sharon Hutchings and Chloe Morris won
the Team award.
Finally the club were proud to present the top coach
award to Paula Hine and the prestigious Les Phillips trophy to the
Winton family for their overall contribution to the life of the club.