Many thanks to all those Harriers who turned out for an excellent night on Wednesday 20th December, when the club hosted both the Christmas Parlauf and the End of Season Awards. Also many thanks to those who helped organise the events, in particular Mike HENRY who not only was the main Parlauf organiser but also booked the Alnwick Rugby Club and buffet for the awards.
12 teams took part in the Parlauf which for the first time took place at the Alnwick Gardens carpark, a vast improvement on the previous venue with no potholes and plenty of light! The winning trio, after a decent battle with the 2nd placed team throughout, were Graham SKIRROW, Gareth BREESE and Steve STUDLEY. Graham won the family bragging rights as the 2nd team consisted of wife Sue, son Peter and Kevin McGEE. 3rd home were Alice TETLEY-PAUL, Linda PATTERSON and Stuart MORRIS. Adam SPILLERs sought after wooden spoons were won by Justine NORMAN and Tania CONWAY. Justine and Tania were the only team of 2 runners, therefore were forced to tackle 3 laps of the carpark rather than the 2 run by every other runner. Well done to everyone for taking part in this excellent event!
After the Parlauf the End of Season Awards were given out at Alnwick Rugby Club. Club Chairwoman Tracey SAMPLE announced the following awards. Well done to the winners!
Most Improved Female-Lisa BASTON
Most Improved Male-James WILLOUGHBY
Female Achievement Award-Carole PAGE
Male Achievement Award-Mark DOCTOR
Athlete Of The Year Award-Jo GASCOIGNE-OWENS
Photos are of Gareth, Graham and Steve with their Parlauf prizes, whilst Mark and Jo show off their awards.