So, Friday 13th? Why not, we have nothing to fear from superstitions. A great turnout this year with many new members encouraged to attend and making for a fantastic atmosphere. Pete Dearing did his usual sterling job of collating all results and prize winners, backed up with statistics old and new. He even found my name among the ancient hieroglyphics on one trophy!
We all owe Pete a vote of thanks for the work he does to make the event go as smoothly as it does, both before and on the night itself, as well as Matty and Ali for selling tickets to ensure the room was full. From where I was standing I can honestly say that was the best turnout for some years so thanks to all who attended and let’s make it even bigger next year.
Carol Wolstenholme made a great guest presenter (along with our marathon record holder Peter Flatman) and I think it is safe to say Carol is mightily impressed with the current high levels of enthusiasm and team spirit at Harriers. It was great to see a number of newer members picking up trophies and medals, and some really worthy recipients of ‘most improved athlete’ trophies. The fact these are both being shared is indicative of the strong progress being made by so many of our members, so keep it up and whether you are ‘suicide squad’ or ‘plodder’ your improvements will be noticed. Maybe one day someone will get closer to Peter’s record?
Mark Starkey provided his usual excellent disco, enabling the equally excellent hog roast to be ‘danced off’. On the subject of dancing, Kirsty Wilson stole the show with her athleticism and dance moves but had plenty of company out there and now the challenge is ‘beat that’!
Thanks to your generosity the raffle made over £200 for the club and I already know how the prize allocation can be improved upon for next year. A learning experience….
As we were going on holiday the following day, the photos were published online late on the Friday night (thanks to Angela for convincing me to do it!). I made sure all prize winners were included once in the Facebook album, although sometimes it was a tricky choice for you multiple winners out there! Feel free to save or copy them, but if anyone wants a higher quality image just email or message me and I’ll sort it for you.