CROSS-COUNTRY END OF SEASON AWARDS
A good night was
had at the Wimborne AC Cross-Country Awards night. Thirty of us enjoyed
skittles at Wimborne Town FC clubhouse, with Keith Collins, Adam’s dad,
coming out on top.
Top Male Runner award went to ‘Mr Consistent’ Graham Whiffen who
has led the line for our Senior Men’s team in recent years. Top
Female Runner went this year to Jill Harsent. Jill has been such
a vital cog in WAC’s XC wheel. Her best form has come in championship
year. Well done to all of our Ladies team who became Wessex League
Champions after the final race of the season. The best individual
performance from the ladies came from Lynda Faulkner when she finished 3rd
in Race 1. But the team prize was won because of the hard work and
commitment put in over the season from the backbone of the team: Jill
Harsent, Julie Mead (both of whom competed 5 times) and Nicki Roe (who
raced 4 times). These three received excellent support from Lynda,
Claire Newby, Kim Jolliffe, Wendy Trueman, Annemarie Fachiri and
Veronica Harvey. Apart from the team awards Julie finished first F40 for
the season and Jill third F45.
men’s ‘A’ team finished 4th in the league, and we won another
trophy when our ‘B’ team took what is effectively the Division 2 title.
Our top two runners over the season for the men were Graham Whiffen and
Daryl Davies. Ian Cardy who only ran in the first two races won both
times out. There was an excellent supporting cast of committed XCers
particularly Phil Burgess and Steve Snook.
juniors Maddy Vaughan-Johncey (u17) and Laura Harvey (u15), Callum
Kennedy, Jack Snook, Alexandra Vaughan-Johncey (u13) were regular
performers. There were also appearances from Kirsty Harvey (u17), Lauren
Hutton (u15) and Kelly Snook (u11). With two races to go Adam Collins
(u11) entered the fray and won on his debut and in the last race of the
season Tom Broderick (u13) ran a very good race – an encouraging end to
Most Improved Runner Award went to Daryl Davies who has seen a
dramatic improvement in form which has put him in the frame for
selection for the Senior Men’s county team. Daryl was also the only
runner to win a Fidelity Award – for competing in every XC
League race over the Winter. Well done, Daryl.
Jean Frost Trophy is awarded to someone who makes a significant
contribution to WAC’s cross-country team. This year it was awarded to
Veronica Harvey. Veronica is one of our Level One coaches, she has been
a regular at Saturday morning training sessions over a number of years
where she is a valued member of the team. Veronica is not a regular
competitor, but we needed her to race at Ham Hill to keep our Ladies
Championship bid alive, on what turned out to be the toughest course we
have run on in recent years. She rose superbly to the occasion. Thank
you Veronica for all your hard work and commitment.