It was the Sandbach Striders annual awards night held at Sandbach Rugby Club on Friday 26th February, a time for the runners to leave their lycra at home, let their hair down and celebrate the achievements of their club mates.
The club championship winners were Tony Taylor and Heather Carter
|Tony Taylor - club champion being presented his prize by club chair Michael Escolme|
Second place was taken by Liz O’Keeffe and Darren Varley (who also won the male 10k prize.)
|Darren Varley - Second place championship and club 10k winner |
|Liz O'Keeffe - second place championship winner|Third place was won by Terry Coppenhall and Elaine Wood.
|Terry Coppenhall - third place championship winner|
|Elaine Wood - third place championship winner|
Winner of the Alternate championship, a competition to reflect the wide diversity of events entered by members of the club was won by Steve Treweeks,
|Steve Treweeks - alternate series championship winner|
The awards for most improved runners of the year were awarded to Rick Kelso-Davies and Lindsay Beech.
|Rick Kelso-Davies - most improved male |
|Lindsay Beech - most improved female|
The award for club personality of the year, a trophy voted for by members of the club, was awarded to Cheryl Hutchins for all her hard work organizing the couch-tio-5k programme and taking care of the club kit.
|Cheryl Hutchins - club personality of the year|
The John Lawton trophy is given each year to a club member who epitomizes the adventurous spirit of the late John Lawton, a club member who passed away in tragic circumstances during an off-road race in Greece in 2012. It is presented by his widow Lynda and this year was given to Craig Edwards.
|Craig Edwards - John Lawton trophy winner with Lynda Lawton|
A special thanks goes to our club social secretary Karen Lovatt for all her hard work in making this year's event so special.