AVR President's Shield joy for Amie Sibley

PUBLISHED: 10:59 11 December 2018

AVR trophy winners at the end of year awards. Picture AVR

AVR trophy winners at the end of year awards. Picture AVR


The annual AVR Christmas event and awards was held at the Colyford Hall on Saturday, writes Dave Mutter.

The first event of the evening was to hand out the awards that had bene won thoughout the year.

The awards, in order of presentation, were: Team prize – Grizzly Committee; President’s Shield – Amie Sibley; Handicap – 1, Andrew Hartnell 170, 2, Lee Moran 163, 3, Rob Collier 159; New Female Member – Carolyn Nation; New Male Member – Rob Collier; Chairman’s Shield this went to all the group leaders on AVR club runs; Most Improved Female – Daisy Forster; Most Improved Male – Lee Moran; East Devon Community Race Series winner – Eleanor Wood 646 points, James Green 3rd, 580; Female Runner of the Year – Karen Eyre; Male Runner of the Year – James Green; Club Person of the Year – Eleanor Wood; and Founder’s Trophy – John Claydon. Rick and Eleanor Wood, Dave Mutter and Liz Thomas were presented with tokens of thanks for their help during the year.

After the main presentations, Dave Mutter’s Alternative Awards were given out to unsuspecting victims.

Then followed a sumptuous meal of chillis (various) cooked by AVR chefs and, of course, sweets to follow.

The night was then danced away with typical AVR enthusiasm. Many thanks to Eleanor Wood and all chefs and helpers that made it all possible.

The latest Seaton Parkrun was won by Stuart Gold in a time of 19:39. AVR’s Joel Seward was second in 20:32 and the first female home was N1 Tri Club’s Jane Beech in a time of 22:04. The second lady home was AVR’s Chloe Burridge in 23:23 and third was Kerry Board in 23:27.

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