Stonehaven Running Club’s annual prizegiving ceremony has been held at the Town Hall.
This year the club combined the prize giving with a ceilidh and much fun was had by all. Prizes were awarded to club members as follows:
Mens Championship - 1 Stephen Terwey, 2 Neil Easton, 3 Iain Steel
Ladies Championship - 1 Lindsay Duncan, 2 Alison Paterson, 3 Victoria Shanks
Improvers Cup - 1 Rebecca Bryce, 2 Melanie Torrance, 3 Scott Sell
A club spokesperson said: ‘‘The basic idea of a club standard is to give all members the opportunity to work towards a ‘standard’ which is based on a performance level for your age.
‘‘The World Association of Veteran Athletes (WAVA) produces detailed tables of age-grading for each distance and age. We then use these tables to produce a %age for each formal race entered which is considered to be an equivalent age-group performance rating.
‘‘Gold Standard - complete six formal events, one of which must be a minimum of a marathon and at least four must be over 65% WAVA - Neil Easton, Alison Paterson, Graham Ritchie, Iain Steel, Stephen Terwey
‘‘Silver Standard - complete five formal events, one of which must be a minimum of a half marathon, three must be over 60% WAVA - Claire Allan, Malcolm Beattie, Richard Clark, Elaine Crawford, Lindsay Duncan, Dennis Hall, Laura Mowatt, John Ritchie, Scott Sell, Victoria Shanks, Laura Sleigh
‘‘Bronze Standard - complete four formal events, one of which must be a minimum of a 10k and two must be over 55% WAV - Rebecca Bryce, Geraldine Fraser, Ann Gallon, Anita Hastie, Wendy Inglis, Tracey Innes, Carol MacLeod, Graeme McKinnon, Rhona Mitchell, Kate Robertson, Georgina Ward
‘‘Star Achievement award - winner - Victoria Shanks.
‘‘Vikki’s adventures into the world of ultra marathons have helped to inspire a number of other people in the club to take part in these events where Stonehaven Running Club are often very well represented.
‘‘Last year, she became the first lady from the running club to complete the West Highland Way Race.
‘‘This year, at the Glenmore 24 hour race, she became the first lady in the running club to run 100 miles in 22h 15m. Her determination and (almost) constant smile are admired within the club.
‘‘Stonehaven Running Club welcome runners of all abilities, and offer a friendly environment, where people can run for fun or competition.
‘‘We aim to have a number of Club events where transport will be arranged - and we have social events as well. Read more: www.stonehavenrunningclub.webnode.com