It was somewhat fitting that Tyne Bridge’s annual Christmas Party/Presentation Evening should fall on another remarkable day in the club’s short history. But that is another story, this one is to honour and celebrate the great achievements by both the club and its members in 2012.
Congratulations to all the award winners listed below.
Winter parkrun series 2011/12: David Appleby
Summer parkrun series 2012: David Appleby
North East Harrier League (Male): Dave Moir
North East Harrier League (Female): Lisa Walker
TBH Winter Grand Prix 2011/12: Kerry Reed
TBH Summer Grand Prix 2012: Aimee Cook
2012 Club Champion (Male): Tony Carter
2012 Club Champion (Female): Carolina Freeman
Captain’s Choice (chosen by Paul Hilton): Steve Cairns
Captain’s Choice (chosen by Denise Waugh): Julie Shaw
Rising Star of 2012: Sophie Marr
Newcomer of 2012: David Beech
Club Member of 2012: David Daniels
Performance of 2012: Northern 6-Stage Relay Team (Steve Cairns, Tony Carter, Keith Smith, Paul Hilton, Darryl Davison and Sparrow Morley)
Young Athlete of 2012: Leodhais McPherson
Senior Athlete of 2012: Tony Carter
Veteran Athlete of 2012: Keith Smith
Medals were also awarded to every member who competed in the 2011/12 Harrier League campaign in which both the Men and Women teams gained promotion.
Firstly, many congratulations to all the winners listed above.
I know from speaking to the voting panel how difficult it was selecting a winner for some of the categories because there were so many outstanding results and performances throughout 2012, so just to be selected ahead of your fellow team-mates is an achievement in itself.
As for my own award, being named Member of the Year, I feel truly honoured.
I could reel off a dozen names whom all do such much work behind the scenes at the club, yet never get any recogonition for their efforts, so I would like to thank them for making my role within the club that much easier.
Now to focus on that Veteran Athlete of 2013 award
To all at TBH: I am honestly honoured to have just received a text from Paul telling me I had been given this award: I feel that to be appreciated for what you do and stand for by your friends and peers is the highest honour you can receive and will rank up there with my most treasured awards:
To explain to those who don’t know why I was not there or why you don’t see me that much: I had planned and had hoped to race yesterday and come to the night out but I was not allowed to race due to non residency: I therefore had to look for another race as for those who know I work shifts so don’t get many weekends free. So I ran the scottish east champs in Cupur. I then could not justify the expense to get down to Newcastle for a night out: Sorry common sense won over:
The clubs enthusiasm and passion have reminded my why I run!! So thank you and I hope to see you at a race very soon!!
Many thanks to everyone involved in putting on a great party, particularly Davy Anderson and Paul Hilton.
Apologies for not turning up on the evening, going through a “feeling sorry for myself” weekend, picked up a injury so my world has come to a stop haha. Hope everyone had a great evening, and i would like to say a huge thankyou for the award of best newcomer.
In such a short space of time since joining the club i feel my running has improved vastly, so thankyou very much, without me going to deep, ha-ha, ever since leaving the Army, ive struggled to adapt and fit in, and joining the club and has giving me that sense of being part of a team again and has given me the oppurtunity to meet amazing people, So thankyou.
Have a great Xmas and New Year….