Runner of the Month

 

Runner of the Month

To nominate a fellow club member for runner of the month, just provide the name of your nominee, along with your reasons why you think he/she should win, to the Club Secretary. Nomination must be in writing, via e-mail to clubsecretary@abbeyrunners.co.uk or by using this form and must be received before the 1st of the following month. Members may be nominated on the basis of race performances, attitude and commitment to training, or for any other significant contribution to the club’s activities. The only restriction is that no member may win the award more than once during a 12 month period.

October 2017

Congratulations to Robin Warden for being our October Runner of the Month!

Well done also to our two other most worthy nominees, Zen Zedders and Connor Clark.

September 2017 

Congratulations to Laura Beesley for being our Runner of the Month for September.

Also well done to our other nominees Daisy Nia Moore, Amanda Rhodes and David Beesley.

August 2017 – Winner – Peter Badkin

 

July 2017- Winner – Laurence Lennon

Congratulations to Laurence Lennon for being our Runner of the Month for July! Laurence was nominated for his strong performance at the East Leeds 10k (47 mins!), excellent recent improvement in pace and race performances generally (inc half marathon PB in May) and overall commitment to the club. Also nominated for July was Stephen Greene for his time of 39 mins at the Leeds 10k, running in very hot conditions. Plus he did a pretty sterling job again that month as Eccup 10 Race Director!

June 2017 – Winner – Rob Vincent & Alex Kilcoyne

  • Rob for 1st MV40 at Yorkshire Vets 5m Championship in Haworth
  • Alex for Triathlon achievement in Llandudno where she came 1st in her age category and is now going to Rotterdam for the ITU World Triathlon Age Group Championships

Also nominated Josh Holmes, Suzanne Calley, David Leslie, Peter Persico

May 2017 – Winner – Katie Taylor

For her 1:47 PB at Leeds Half Marathon as well as a 5K PB at John Carr Race 1. 

Also Nominated: Suzanne Caley, Laurence Lennon, Adam Ellis

April 2017 – Winner – Gill Nesbitt and Jim Whittaker

Jim Whittaker: Outstanding performance and P.b. in the Manchester marathon, defying convention and all the rules he achieved this on just a couple of long runs. Well done Jim!

Gill Nesbitt: For her first half marathon in Liverpool, coming in ahead of a 2 hour target in 1:57 and a new 10 mile PB.

Also Nominated: Craig Kent, Peter Persico, Adam Ellis, Michaela Clark, Aidan Curley

March 2017 – Winner – Ross Armstrong

For coming 13th male out of 745 in the PECO individual league and being part of the Abbey Relay team that won the club shield.

 

Also Nominated: Jim Whittaker, Laurence Lennon, Zellany Neal, David Leslie

February 2017 – Winner – Claire Barrett-Mold and Sunny Cheema

Claire,  for her performance at the PECO races and a PB at the Liversedge Half Marathon. Sunny achieved PB’s for both Dewsbury 10K and Snake Lane 10 mile.

Also Nominated: Ian Patchett, James Balkwell

 

January 2017 – Winner – Roger Wilson
Roger is a bit of an unsung hero and may not be known to many of our newer members, but he steadfastly turns out in all weathers for all the PECO races to time the junior races.  He represents the best of the running community, selflessly volunteering so that others can run and I am proud to be a member of a club that has Roger as a member.Also nominated: Simon Jones,Gill Nesbit

December 2016 – Winner – Adam Ellis

For his Parkrun PB on Christmas Eve

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Also nominated: Jim Whittaker, Angela Ellis, Adam Ellis

November 2016- Winner –  Simon Jones

For his performances at the Guy Fawkes 10 and the Holly Hustle.

Also nominated was Stephen Greene

October 2016- Winner – Duncan Clark

 For picking up the silver medal at a 35m ultra marathon

Duncan Clark

September 2016- Winner – Michaela Clark

For coming 1st in her age category at the Kirkstall 7.  

Also nominated:  Sunny Cheema and Ian Patchet

August 2016- Winner – John Ward

for coming 3rd in his age category at the West Yorkshire 5 and his strong performances at the YVAA races.

Also nominated was Jasmine Salih

July 2016 – Winner – Emma Vincent

 for her Race the Stones charity run.  

Also nominated was Stephen Greene.

June 2016 – Winner – Robert Cumming 

for his performance at the Summer Mile (5 mins 2 secs), 10k PB at the Leeds 10k and sub-3 hour London Marathon

 

May 2016 – Winner – Lisa Hitchen 

for her PBs in recent 5k, 10k and half marathon distances

April 2016 – Winner – Freddie Roden

Parkrun PBs

Also Nominated:  Luke Wray-Rogers, Claire Huggins, Laura Shaw, Lisa Hitchen, Martin Jones

March 2016 – Winner – Aiden Curley

for continued hard work in training & his performance in Guiseley Gallop

Also Nominated:  Lisa Stansbie, Andy Wicks, Lisa Hitchen, Sunny Cheema

February 2016 – Helen Roden

for competing in all of the PECO’s & for her sterling work with the juniors
Helen Roden

Also Nominated:

  • Clark for continued commitment to the club and for his contributions whilst recovering – a great example to the rest of us.
  • Laurence Lennon for his great guts and perseverance for getting back into training and racing at PECOs and Snake Lane 10.  After a virtual break from training he has demonstrated his usual good humour and great Abbey attitude
  • Matt Ellis for a cracking 10k PB at the Dewsbury 10k and achieving his park run PB with a sub 23 minute  at Woodhouse Moor
January 2016 Sam Black 

Sam Black  for  passing 100 parkruns, for first M70 at TNT,  for still finding new challenges to motivate himself to get out and run, regular runner at the PECOs and for all round commitment to the club.

sam blackAlso nominated:

Alex Kilcoyne for PECO performance & for always giving her all at Tuesday & Thursday training sessions

 

Previous Winners can be found here