Boalloy Running Club’s annual presentation
Boalloy Running Club held its annual presentation evening on Friday.
Winners are calculated using a points system over the past season. Lee Campbell (club chairman) and Carl Williams (club secretary) presented the awards (writes Kate Beard).
Starting with the junior runners, Charlotte Lunt was awarded the trophy for most improved runner over the past year. Junior boy champion was awarded to Luke Hopkinson and junior girl champion to Clarissa Rigby.
Clarissa was presented with a trophy for third place in the U15 girls’ category at the North Staffordshire Cross Country League and also went on to be awarded with the overall junior champion shield — the first time that this has been won by a junior girl.
Senior runners: in the men’s off-road category Julian Goodwin took first place followed by Thomas Minshull in second place and Chris Wade in third. The ladies’ off road category first place was won by Shannon Moores with Sally Rigby in second and Alison Sutch in third place.
The men’s road race category first place was won by Carl Moulton, Leon Bailey was second and Thomas Minshull third.
First place in the ladies’ road race category was won by Helen Wassall.
In the veteran competition, first place in the men’s was won by Julian Goodwin followed by Mick Haire in second and John Barber in third.
Sally Rigby took first place in the ladies, with Hellen Wassall taking second place and Alison Sutch third. John Barber was awarded the most improved runner over the past year.
In the North Staffordshire Cross Country League, Boalloy Men’s team finished a very respectable third overall in Division One, and the ladies’ team came second overall in Division Two, securing promotion into Division One for the 2020 season. Trophies were presented to the cross-country teams for these achievements.
The final award of the night was for the club person of the year, going to somebody who always goes that extra mile for the club.
It was jointly awarded to Carl Williams and Mick Haire for all the hard work they put in and help that they offer to other members.
The presentation evening also gives the club the opportunity to award its chosen charity with the funds that have been raised for them throughout the year (see photo below). The chosen charity was Friends for Leisure, the amount raised and donated to them from Boalloy was £2,072.30.