Burgess Hill Runners celebrate their members’ achievements

Burgess Hill Runners at the Hassocks Hotel for their Annual Awards evening and AGM (picture courtesy Caz Wadey) G4oB-QdzxNjV_um7QxF-
Burgess Hill Runners at the Hassocks Hotel for their Annual Awards evening and AGM (picture courtesy Caz Wadey) G4oB-QdzxNjV_um7QxF-

Burgess Hill Runners met at the Hassocks Hotel on Thursday evening to celebrate members achievements over the past year.

The meeting, which incorporated the club’s AGM and was followed by an excellent curry, was very well attended and a wide range of awards were presented.

The full list of Award Winners was as follows :

Junior Academy

Best Performance

Florence Whaley

Most Improved Amy Mills

Coaches Award Mark Jellett

Committee Awards

BlackCap Handicap Winner Jenny Nicoll

Back Caalf Trophy

The Wadey Family

Social Award Kim Gow / Leanne Cleaveley

Committee Award Jan Lavis

Chairman’s Award Kim Gow

Fun Run Champion Male James Sorbie

Fun Run Champion Female Emma Fernandez/Katia Hannah

Coaches Awards

Daytime Group - Most

Improved Vivien Smith

Daytime Group - Coaches’ Award Vicky Connolly

Hazel Holmes Award

Theresa Chalk

Beginners/Improvers - Coaches’ Award Linda Hulley

Coaches’ Award - Most

Improved Linda Russell

Coaches’ Award – Performance Jason Wadey/ Alan Fry

Club Championship

Club Championship Male

Joe Carey

Club Championship FemaleSharona Harrington

Male Senior Joe Carey

Male Vet 1 Mark Craigs

Male Vet 2 Alan Fry

Male Vet 3 Andy Sayers

Male Vet 4 Trevor Symes

Male Vet 5 Stuart Condie

Male Vet 6 Martin Skeats

Male Vet 7 Kjell Berglund

Female Senior Hannah Watkins

Female Vet 1 Sharona Harrington

Female Vet 2 Emma Buckland

Female Vet 3 Linda Russell

Female Vet 4 Sue Lyle

Female Vet 5 Gill Berglund

Meanwhile, on the racing front, the ever-popular Reading Half Marathon attracted a few keen runners, and there were excellent PBs for Marie Carey who finished in 1hr 54 mins 22 second and Linda Russell (1.57.57), along with John Carey who completed in 2.08.08 and Helen Pratt (2.26.47).

Closer to home, the well supported Hastings Half Marathon, now in it’s 31st year, also attracted a few members, Susan Lyle leading the way in 1.49.34 followed by Steve Gray (2.16.44), Karen Sargent and Liz Cooper (both 2.18.33) and Ann Savidge (2.21.05)