Dulwich Runners hold awards night and Chuck breaks his 10km PB

BY JONATHAN WHITTAKER

Dulwich Runners celebrated a successful 2021 with their annual club awards.

Andy Bond was the overall age-graded champion and first place 40-plus male veteran. Ed Chuck and Polly Warrack were senior winners, with Yvette Dore the 40-plus female veteran.

They were joined by Grezgorz Galezia and Michelle Lennon in the 50-plus and Barrie John Nicholls and Claire Steward in the 60-plus categories respectively.

Andy Bond with Club Championship trophy

After her world marathon championship win at London, Ange Norris was winner of the age-graded marathon medal. Other marathon medal winners included Jack Ramm and Polly Warrack (senior), Andy Bond and Yvette Dore (40-plus), Grzegorz Galezia and Lucy Pickering (50-plus), Steve Smythe and Claire Steward (60-plus). Ange Norris and Tom South were winners of the Gill Johnson Award.

Ange Norris and Tom South (below) receiving the Gill Johnson Award from Hon. President Chris Vernon.

Ed Chuck smashed his own 10km club record with a time of 30:38 at Telford. Lucy Elms recorded a new PB of 36:15 in the same event.

Thirty-three members took part in the annual Turkey Trot handicap 5km race around Dulwich Park on Sunday. First run in 1986 – when a real turkey was the prize – the race featured staggered start times based on runners’ predictions with no watch to help the pacing.

Jonathan Whittaker was first home in 22:02. Colin Frith won best fancy dress costume as a snowman.

 


 

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