For the second year the club’s prize giving evening was combined with the Chenery Rose Bowl Roller Racing competition. While several of the prize winners were unable to attend, there was still a healthy turnout to applaud the club’s 2017 champions. The full list of winners are below.
With such a diverse club, there were trophies to be awarded across a wide range of disciplines and impressive performances to recognise from so many members. Laura Brown walked away with a box full of trophies having taken the Quantril Trophy (fastest 10 mile TT), the Millennium Trophy (Evening TT series Ladies winner) and the prestigious Hoxley Cup as Triathlete of the year amongst others.
Paul Vickers collected several TT trophies, drawing oohs and aahs for his impressive average speeds, but it was Richard Farrow that took the clubs Evening TT Series Trophy. Viv Smith proved a popular winner of the Collard Shield conclusively demonstrating that age is no barrier to continuous improvement. There was many an envious glance as Paul Rooke proudly accepted the magnificent Fred Filby cup as winner of the (2016) Boxing Day TT.
Paul Watson was a deserving winner of the Off Road Trophy, with Harley Gregory taking the under 17 equivalent, the Richard Pike Trophy. Harley also won the Fordham Trophy for the club’s best grass track performance.
The winners from the club’s Triathlon Championships at Fritton Lake all lined up to receive their awards. This club championships has fast become a fixture in the calendar and enables the club triathletes to compete against each other across age groups and Sprint, Standard and Olympic distances.
The Golden Spike, awarded to the member who had the most misfortune while riding, was awarded to Sam Jackson for what was perhaps the most fortunate escape. Luckily we were able to reconstruct the drama to bring it to life for the Prize evening audience.
The final award of the evening was the Edmund Mothersole Cup. All three nominees for the Cup gave outstanding efforts for the club and many found it difficult to select just one. Don Picking has given stalwart support in his years as President, Neil O’Brien has gone above and beyond in his continuing commitment to the future stars of the club’s triathlon section and Peter Heath has left an enduring legacy in the growth of the club during his long service as Membership Secretary. The results of the vote were announced on Saturday and the winner is… Peter! Congratulations and very well deserved.
The club Roller Racing Championships were held alongside the Prize Giving. In the Senior Men’s competition, time trials determined the nine riders to compete in the three semi-finals. The semis were closely fought, but it was the club triathletes who dominated and filled all three slots in the final. New member Simon Wallace emerged as the clear winner with a smooth performance to beat a gritty showing from Malcolm MacFarlane in second and Matt Shingleton in third.
The Ladies competition was a straight run off between Laura Brown and Carol Watson with Laura pulling away in the last 150m to claim another win for the triathletes and another trophy to add to her impressive haul for 2017. Sadly there was only one entry for the Youth Roller Racing competition, so this has been postponed for another time.
|Junior & Youth|
|Richard Pike Cup||Best schoolboy under 17 years at Cyclocross||Harley Gregory|
|Silver Spoon Trophy||Best young / most improved rider at evening youth events||Thomas Cotton|
|Schoolgirl Trophy||Best schoolgirl under 17 years at all categories including Tri||Kirsten O’Brien|
|Schoolboy Trophy||Best schoolboy under 17 years at all categories including Tri||Oscar Woodward|
|Junior Cup||Best junior competitor (17 and 18) – all disciplines, including Tri||Fraser Elsworth|
|Roller Racing Trophy||Youth Roller Racing Competition||Oscar Woodward|
|Quantril Trophy||Fastest Ladies 10 Mile TT||Laura Brown|
|Ladies TT Champion||Best Lady Time Trialist (Award)||Laura Brown|
|Millennium Trophy||Highest Place Lady in TT Series||Laura Brown|
|Rose Bowl||Winner of ladies Club Roller Racing Competition||Nicole Gregory|
|Super Sprint Series
|Over 5 races with your best three results counting towards the trophy Swim – 400m Bike – 14km Run – 2.5km||Laura Brown|
|Scott Cup||Fastest Mens 25 Mile TT||Paul Vickers||Time: 51.15|
|Henley Cup||Fastest Mens 50 Mile TT||Paul Vickers||Time: 1.51.12|
|Chenery Rose Bowl||Winner of Senior Men Club Roller Racing Competition||Chris Hinitt|
|Super Sprint Series
|Swim – 400m Bike – 14km Run – 2.5km||Scott Williams|
|Men & Ladies|
|Ray Legg 12 Hour Shield||Greatest distance in 12 hour TT||Dale Sturman||Distance: 260.281 miles|
|100 Mile TT CUP||Winner of Fastest Men’s 100 Mile TT||Dale Sturman||Time: 03:52:50|
|St Edmunds BAR||Highest Average Speed for – 25/50/100 miles||Paul Vickers||Speed: 27.2mph|
|Fred Adams BAR||Highest Average Speed – 10/25/50 miles||Paul Vickers||Speed: 28.05 mph|
|Bill Williams Cup||Highest Placed Club Member in WSW Open 21 TT||Paul Vickers|
|10 Mile Handicap Shield||Winner of Club 10 Handicap||Andy Ward||Time: 18.09|
|25 Mile Handicap Shield||Winner of Club 21 Handicap||Richard Farrow|
|Evening Points Trophy||Winner of Evening TT Points||Richard Farrow|
|Collard Shield||Winner of Collard Shield Points TT points series||Viv ‘silky smooth’ Smith|
|Fred Filby Cup||Winner of Boxing Day TT||Paul Rooke|
|Coe Trophy||Winner of Club Hill Climb||Joe Kaye|
|Glasswell Cup||Best Single Road or Circuit Race 1st – Cat 4 only Road Race Winners||Tim Cuttings
& Joe Kaye
|Grinsted Chalice||Most consistent Road Racer||Joe Kaye|
|Fordham Trophy||Best competitor male or female at Grass Track Racing||Harley Gregory|
|Novices Cup||Best competitor in first year of competition – male or female – all disciplines including Tri||Paul Turnhill|
|Off Road Events Trophy||Best competitor overall at all off road categories||Paul Watson|
|Vets Tankard||Best competitor 40 years or over – male or female – all disciplines including Tri||Paul Vickers|
|Transitions Trophy||Fastest transition between run to bike and bike to run.||Ray Reeves|
|Larkwood Open Water TT||Fastest lap (250m) around Larkwood Lake||Marc Verzijl|
|The Hoxley Cup||Triathlete of the year, a short list is drawn up listing members performances and then voted for by all members||Laura Brown|
|Golden Spike||The member who had the most misfortune whilst riding………||Sam Jackson|
|Edmund Mothersole Cup||Outstanding service to the Club||Peter Heath|
Club Triathlon Championships Winners
|30/34 m||Scott Williams||Standard ,Sprint , Super Sprint|
|30/34 f||Laura Brown||Standard ,Sprint , Super Sprint|
|40/45 m||Darren Sharman||Standard ,Sprint , Super Sprint|
|45/49 m||Pip Moore||Sprint|
|45/49 f||Dawn Damaco||Super Sprint|
|50/54 m||Malcolm Macfarlane||Sprint, Super Sprint|
|55/59 f||Janet Hardiker||Super sprint|
|60+||Jill Wilshaw||Super Sprint|