Club Awards Night

senior men

The Club’s XC Awards on Saturday night at Inverness Ice Rink was a great success, attended by well over 100 members and families with great representation from u11, u13, u15, Junior Endurance, Throws, Sprint groups and seniors, with everyone enjoying an excellent evening together.
One of the highlights of the night was the Roy Payne Memorial Trophies being presented by our dear friend and Harriers’ stalwart, Roy’s wife Mary, to best junior male and female cross country performers for 2016/17, Lucas Cairns and Emily Andrew.
Club Championship trophies, junior and senior Club Handicap series winners and district and inter-district medals were also presented to athletes and a full roll call of winners will be posted on the website. The Mary and Walter Banks Trophies for the best individual XC performance by a senior male and senior female were won this year by Gordon Lennox and Sarah Liebnitz. Unfortunately both were unable to attend on the night given travel plans for the senior road relays the next day, however, our congratulations to both and we will arrange for the trophies to be presented to them.
Many thanks to Ross Cairns, not only for his work throughout the winter in coaching the junior endurance group to achieve such a successful set of individual and team results in the XC season but for his summary on the night of the range of achievements we’ve had across the disciplines within the club in recent months. Thanks also to our President, Duncan Flockhart for his welcome address and for organising the venue, to Ian MacDonald for coordinating the trophies and to Alison Wilson and Gillian Johnstone for organising tickets and the raffle prizes. In addition to ticket sales, £175 was raised by the raffle and the club is grateful for the support from Run4it, The Drawing Room, Velocity, Jodi Sharpe’s 25th Hour, Graham Whyte and everyone who donated bottles and chocolates and bought tickets!
Finally, thanks to Inverness Ice Rink for hosting the night with fantastic food and time for a bit of team fun on the ice, and most importantly to everyone who came along to either receive an award or to congratulate club mates being presented.

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