Nidd Valley Road Runners awards evening
Harrogate Golf club once again played host to the annual Nidd Valley Road Runners awards night. 2014 was another busy year for the club with runners participating in events all over the UK and the diverse range of distances and disciplines were reflected in the array of categories offering trophies.
For the running events on the tarmac, Fiona Deacon scooped two trophies on the evening, taking the title of veteran female and gold in the overall participation points. Super veteran female went to Debbie Gibson, with Jane Welby and Jenny Manning taking awards for senior female and age handicap respectively. Jane and Debbie also took home gold for their overall participation in events. Judy Greenwood was awarded a trophy for silver in the same category.
The male runners were also picking up awards, with Dave Seaman, Mike Deacon, and Martin Lofhouse all achieving gold in the overall participation category. Martin was also awarded veteran male and Dave picking up the award for super veteran male. Paul Manning and Dave Rushton both were awarded trophies for their ranking of silver in the overall participation category.
Carol Morgan and Rob Snow came first in the female and male categories for the short course award, whilst Carol again was successful as top female in the evening league with Matt Rickard getting a trophy for top male in the same league.
From on road to off road, trophies for gold in the overall participation of the fell championships went to Tim Harvey, Mark David, Brian Sherwood, Carol Morgan, and Sarah Chalmers, with Phil Robinson achieving silver in the same category. Tim Harvey and Carol Morgan were male and female champion respectively for all things fell related, with male age handicap champion being taken by Mark David and Sarah Chalmers taking the female title in the same category.
An outstanding effort all round, reflects all the hard work and training that goes on within the club
by all its members. 2015 promises to be another fantastic year of running for Nidd Valley.