Prizes Galore

It was a rather quiet week for Richmond and Zetlands athletes, but it was also the annual celebration of the club's achievements over the year at the awards night. Chairman Ken Harker in his address reminded the audience of the club's achievements this year and how it is going from strength to strength. There were representatives from the club competing at international and the world championships held in London, Northern, Yorkshire, Durham and North Yorkshire vests for our athletes. The club had individual and team winners at Northern and Yorkshire level, plus many other wins and placings at local races and leagues on the track, road, trail, cross country and hill and dale. The club was also promoted for the 2nd year in a row to Division 2 of the North East senior track league. He also thanked the coaches, officials and those who freely give up their time to assist the club.

Prize winners were as follows. Top point scorers in the junior track league, U13 Tom O’Mahoney, U15 Callum Crisp and U17 Ben Ross Russell. The U20 road running trophy went to Reece Dalton, with Rob Scott winning the Road Racing plate and Kyle Rabjohn awarded the Male cross country trophy. The male sprint award was won by James Davidson, male hurdles was Karl Murray, male jump was Richard Kirkham and male throw was Alex Canizo. The All round junior male was Tom O’Mahoney and runner up was Lewis Moore. The senior award went to Rob Scott. The most improved male was Ryan Greer. The Christina Boxer trophy for female endurance went to Rosie Adams and Alana Teasdale wining the female cross country trophy.

Joey Hewson won the female sprint award, Eliza Withers the female hurdles, the ladies throw went to Abbie Robson and jump to Maisie Squires. The best all round female was Holly McCowie and the runner up was Chloe Dalton. The club athlete of the year went to Kyle Rabjohn, the most improved cross country award was presented to Charlie Stephenson and the Chairman's award for the member who has gone above and beyond was Bill Atkinson. Shannon Robinson was presented with the Engravers trophy, Adam Walker was awarded the Beccy Robinson Shield and the best sportsmanship junior was Thomas Greer and the senior award went to Kevin Bond.

At the York 5km race series Reece Dalton was 2nd (15:54), Rob Scott was 3rd (16:13), Steve Middleton was 9th (16:58), Steve Sadler was 44th and the 1st V55 (19:41) and Ellie Robertson (25:24). Kim Reeve was in her first outing in a red and white vest at the Vale of York 10 miler and finished in an excellent 176th place (1:15:05).

Liam Rabjohn was in Phoenix park, Ireland for the Great Irish run over 10k and was a very decent 17th in a seasons best (32:24, sb). Both Charlie Stephenson and Matt Lambert were competing at the British triathlon assessment week-end held at Loughborough and both had brilliant performances to qualify for the youth super series. Charlie was 39th and Matt 45th. Mark Forrest ran the Wensleydale Wander (short course) and was at the top of the podium even with a slight 1 mile detour due to losing his way.

Daniel Francis was 1st at Catterick parkrun in a new pb (17:10, pb), Tom O’Mahoney in 6th (19:26), Ryan Greer in 45th (24:19) and Karen Greer in 99th (29:24). Steve Middleton was 1st at Northallerton park run (19:42), Anthony Jefford was 4th (20:56) and Lucy Verill was 10th and the 1st lady (24:23). At Sedgefield parkrun Diane Adkins was 171st (29:30). Carl Jones ran Penrith parkrun and finished in 3rd (16:47).

Further information on the club and training nights can be found on the website

Image: Prize winners at the annual awards night.