Awards to the stars of track and field

Young and veteran athletes were honoured by Stevenage and North Herts AC. The club celebrated a successful year, since April 2007, by holding its awards evening at Stevenage Boro s Broadhall Way ground. Long standing member and European Masters bronze med

Young and veteran athletes were honoured by Stevenage and North Herts AC.

The club celebrated a successful year, since April 2007, by holding its awards evening at Stevenage Boro's Broadhall Way ground.

Long standing member and European Masters bronze medallist, John Mayor, presented most of the trophies. This was together with the club president Tom McGrath and chairman Beth Harris.

There were four certificates for new club records - to Hayley Beard, Neil McLellan, Loren Scanes and Tonderai Tomu - as well as a large number of certificates for those who had exceeded the UK:Athletics 'Power of 10' standards.

The club encourages its younger members to work at a range of disciplines which is emphasised by some collecting wide-ranging awards.

Bunmi Awokoya and Anne Rees, won track, field and combined events in their age groups, Alex Gates won under-13 girls' track, field and cross-country, and Lewis Keeble took the track, road and cross-country in his under-15 group.

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Mayor, as well as presenting the awards, received trophies himself for road, decathlon, and Masters track and field events.

The highest ranked in the national (Great Britain) lists trophies went to Neil McLellan - third in javelin - and to Louise Shortland and Anne Rees, both fifth in their respective age group pole vault lists.

Under-13 girl Janet Browne, 13th in the GB rankings, was presented with the Mick Smith Trophy as the highest ranked member who did not win a club trophy.

Club athletes of the year awards, decided by the team managers and coaches, were presented to Barry Mainstone and Jasmine Forde.

The pair both contribute hugely to the healthy 'club' atmosphere at matches and training night.

Clubman of the year went to Paul Keeble, a former English schools' sprint champion, who now coaches the middle distance runners.

A full list of the main awards presented (for the year April 2007-March 2008) is available via the link below.

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