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WAC Awards Night – 12 November 2010

Peter Impett reports.

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.



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