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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April 2022 Winner – David Leslie
Congratulations to David.
 

David was nominated by several Abbeys for organising the Hadrian’s Wall weekend – motivating and supporting everyone over 4 days to run over 80 miles over arduous terrain. It was also to reflect his continued inspiration across the club for long distance trail and ultra running. The man is a legend!

And congratulations too to our other nominees for the month:

Simon Jones,  Alastair White, Ged O’Donnell, Katie Bastin, SarahWard, Sarah Gunn, John Ackroyd and MasakoKondo.———————————————————————————————————————————————–

March 2022 Winner – Faye Mullen
Congratulations to Faye.

 

Faye was awarded the March RoM for her recent sub-20 PB at the Evensplits 5k, her consistent improvement after maternity leave, plus missing a christening to run for the Abbey Representative team in the PECO Relays.

And congratulations too to our other nominees for the month:

Simon Jones, Phil Schofield, Kathryn Ashworth, Richard Ashworth, Martin Browne, Alastair White, Ged O’Donnell, Judith Smith and TonyBastin.———————————————————————————————————————————————–

February 2022 Winner – Freddie Roden
Congratulations to Freddie.

 

Freddie was awarded the February RoM  for his winning performances in the PECO series and his 3rd place finish in the Yorkshire Fell Running Championshipss ‘MU19’.

And congratulations too to our other nominees for the month:

Alastair White, Katy Taylor, Ali Ameri and Andrea Cobo Ibanez.———————————————————————————————————————————————–

January 2022 Winner – Katherine Scott
Congratulations to Katherine.  

 

Katherine was awarded the January RoM  for massive improvement in recent months and knocked 13 minutes off her previous TNT time in Jan.  She has also worked hard on her 5k performances since the summer which successfully led to a 23:54 PB
   

And congratulations too to our other nominees for the month:

David Leslie, Adam Ellis, Bev Mottley and Faye Mullen.———————————————————————————————————————————————–

December 2021 Winner – Dong Huang
Congratulations to Dong. 

Dong was awarded the December RoM,  for the progress she has made since joining the club. She has worked hard, and is now beating all her personal bests – non stop up Tinshill Lane, longest ever run, fastest 5k. She is really impressive. and is now signed up for a Marathon.        

And congratulations too to our other nominees for the month:

Adam Ellis, Peter Blinston, Lynn Taylor and Faye Mullen.
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November 2021 Winner – Jane OughtonCongratulations to Jane. 

Jane was awarded the November RoM,  for being truly inspirational to all at Abbey Runners.
She was nominated for her stunning age graded 2nd place at the World Duathlon Championships in Spain.         

And congratulations too to our other nominees for the month: 

Katharine Scott, Dong Hoang, Matthew Sharpe, Tom Rogerson, David Leslie and Faye Mullen.

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October 2021 Winner – Kirsten Hutchison

Congratulations to Kirsten. 

Kirsten was awarded the October 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.

———————————————————————————————————————–June 2021 Winner – Matthew Holmes 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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