RoM

 

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. 
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November 2021 Winner – Kirsten Hutchison

Congratulations to Kirsten. 

Kirsten was awarded the November RoM for absolutely smashing the Manchester marathon in a time of 3:23:25, and got PBs for every distance she’s ever run in one race, including the previous marathon record in her 20’s.
She’s been training hard on Tuesday’s and at the Thursday speed sessions.

Also to recognise her getting top marks in her Leader in Running Fitness course which she is now putting to great use having joined the coaching team for Abbey Juniors.

And congratulations too to our other nominees for the month:

Cal Clark, Ed Newbould, Stef Brienen, Sue Warwick, Tom Bysouth, Liz Walker, Sarah Ward, Paul Greene and Laura Phillips.

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September 2021 Winner – Donna Swales 

Congratulations to Donna. 

Donna was awarded for being supportive and encouraging to other club members, progressing up to the Orange Group, racing in the Leeds 10k (PB) and Kirkstall 7 and arranging multiple Target parkruns.

And congratulations too to our other nominees for the month:

Paul Craven, Liz Walker, Tom Engel. Fiona Holmes and David Leslie.

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August 2021 Winner – Tony Bastin 

Congratulations to Tony. 

Tony always said that he only wants the ROM for his running, but the category includes
contribution to the club and sport – I reckon that the Lakes Weekend qualifies – it was
obviously a great success and that is down to Tony.

And congratulations too to our other nominees for the month:

Lisa Stansbie, Janet Bastin, and Ali Ameri.

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July 2021 Winner – Massako Kondo 

Congratulations to Massako. 

Masako was nominated for her amazing race performance at the Cookridge Community Run, finishing 2nd female.  Also for  her hard work at Tuesday and Thursday training sessions.   

And congratulations too to our other nominees for the month:

Freddie Roden, Katie Taylor,  and Stef Brienen.

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Congratulations to Matthew. 

Nominated for coming back from injury to run and all time 5k PB of an impressive 17.45. He also put in a strong showing at the HP Summer mile with 5.06. What’s more. it’s great to see him really enjoying his running and being part of the club. And congratulations too to our other nominees for the month:
Adam Ellis, Duncan Clark, Ross Hutchison, Tony Bastin and Ed Newbould.

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May 2021 Winner – Jacqui Elmer

Congratulations to Jacqui. 

Nominated for her performance in the Hardmoors Wainstones Trail Marathon (which is actually 28.5 miles) and has a climb of nearly 6,000 ft.  
Completed in under 8 hours, in warm conditions. The weather was foul, the ground was sodden, so a great effort.

And congratulations too to our other nominees for the month:
Paul Green,  Adam Ellis and David Leslie.

———————————————————————————————————————April 2021 Winner – Laurence Lennon

Congratulations to Laurence. 

Laurence was nominated for organising the ‘Way in May’ runs around the Leeds Country Way, plus all the various training warm-ups that took place in April. These runs have attracted a wide variety of runners to doing longer runs in a group, have been good fun and enjoyable for all who have taken part. They have been good fun in no small part to Lawrence who has brought all involved together, reccied the routes and planned the arrangements for transport etc.

And congratulations too to our other nominees for the month:
Paul Craven,  Faye Mullen, Laura Philips, Liz Walker and Ged O’Donnell

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March 2021 Winners – Alex Firth & Sarah Field

Congratulations to Alex & Sarah. 

Alex – Very impressive running for the Grand Prix including a 21:49 at Woodhouse during March, with noticeable improvement over the Grand Prix as she is getting back into running after having a baby. Won the open competition.

Sarah – The first Abbey to complete the Bingo Card
A strong 5k time at Woodhouse Moor.
A first Peco type run around Roundhay and Temple Newsam and her first track session.

And congratulations too to our other nominees for the month:
Paul Craven,  Meg House, Naomi Jones, Shauna Corrigan and John Ackroyd


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February 2021 Winners – Alastair White

Congratulations Alastair. 

Not only did Alastair run every day in December up to Christmas as part of the ‘marcathon’ challenge, he’s at it again running every day in February for Cancer Research. He’s done over 200km in February so far! Top man

And congratulations too to our other nominees for the month:
Paul Craven,  Ged O’Donnell, Meg House, and Martin Browne

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January 2021 Winner – Ali Ameri

 

Congratulations Ali. 

Not only has he run 350km (well that’s his target and he’s only got 30km to do in 4 days) in January despite the terrible weather. But he’s run a 5Km PB and his very first marathon – sub 4 hours too.
This month we have been doing a charity running challenge at work and as team Captain Ali has contributed the most number of miles and also a huge amount of encouragement to the whole team. He’s got non-runners doing the C25K and supported them to longer distances and faster speeds. 

His love of running and the club is obvious, infectious and inspiring. 

And congratulations too to our other nominees for the month:
Martin Jones  John Ackroyd, Adam Ellis and Joseph Ibrahim

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       December 2020 Winner – Simon Jones

Congratulations, Simon. 

Simon was nominated by a few of you for his superb performance at the Short Circuit Ultra on the 12th of December. The route was off-road and extremely muddy and the weather wasn’t particularly kind either. The course was 32.5 miles/52.3 km with 4,000 ft of climb, which Simon completed in 5 hrs 29mins, placing him a very impressive 6th overall!   A great achievement  All of this was fitted in around helping out at Junior training, which I believe he even attended the day after the ultra! 

And congratulations too to our other nominees for the month:

Sunny Cheema, Shauna Corrigan, Boe Claybourn, Paul Craven, Alastair White, Martin Jones and John Ackroyd

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