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Dinner/Dance

16/01/2019

Last Saturday thoughts of races and training were put aside as 85 friends, family and Dumfries Running club members gathered at Dumfries Rugby club for the annual prize giving dinner dance

This was an opportunity to mark a successful year, to celebrate those who won prizes for various categories and enjoy a night out.

The male and female champions were awarded on the basis of one race, the Carlisle half in October and the prizes were awarded to Alan Baxter and Sian Finlay. The Grand prix award which involved performances over a variety of races and distances over the year went to Alan and Lisa Finlay. In the age group awards Colin Holden won the supervet category for men and Karen Littlejohn, Lisa Finlay and Margaret Laurie won the vet 35, and the more senior categories respectively. The cross country championships were held at the West District championships at Kilmarnock in December with Charlie Storrie edging out Alan Baxter and Nicola Hood won a bronze medal in the womens race in a faster time than both of her clubmates . The hill race championships was held at Screel in April with Jonathan Dale and Sue Jeffrey showing their off road versatility.

A new award was given for the best age grade 5k performance and in order to support the new Crichton parkrun every Saturday it was decided to restrict the judging to this local event and of the 70 club members who took part during 2018 Lisa Finlay won the award with an age graded score of over 85%.

The David McNaught award, in memory of the late club treasurer, is awarded for a significant contribution to support others and the very popular winner was Linda Shankland who works tirelessly behind the scenes carefully creating accurate and timely results for the Criffel Hill race, the Dumfries half marathon, the Gelston 5 and other local events.

The Peter Hill memorial award for someone who has helped encourage newcomers on their first steps in running was awarded to Karen Littlejohn for the way that she has helped and supported many others. It was acknowledged, with sadness, that Jane Hill, Peter’s widow who would have presented this award, passed away very recently.

The Des Park award, again in memory of someone who completed marathons regularly in club colours and who did so much to encourage newcomers went to Simon Mortlock who completed an excellent PB in the Loch Rannoch marathon in October. The best male individual performance went to Les Hill who increased his own British age group record in the Chorley 6 hour race in October and Sian Finlay for winning the Carlisle half marathon. The most improved runner was selected as Mike Jardine who despite running at a high standard already, managed to improve his personal bests in a variety of races.

After the prize giving club members showed their stamina by dancing all night to the music of local DJ Kenny and, as usual, thoroughly enjoyed an excellent evening. Thanks are due to the staff at the Rugby club for providing a welcoming venue and Catherine and the hard working staff at the Green tea room for their excellent catering and to all who helped make such a memorable night. 

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