February 2023: Presentation Evening

Lichfield Running Club celebrated members’ achievements over the past year at our annual presentation and social event. It’s also the club’s 40th anniversary in 2023, which gave us another reason to party! We were particularly pleased to welcome founder member and former president, Dave Nason, to the event, along with former chairman, Alan Pritchard. Around 50 members gathered at Darnford Moors Golf Club and were treated to a wonderful evening of food, conversation and congratulations!

Competition winners were as follows:

Men’s Grand Prix
1st: Dave Sanders
2nd: Owen Davies
3rd: Gareth Stubbs

Women’s Grand Prix
1st: Marian Lowther
2nd: Kim Leary
3rd: Alexandria Evans

Bob Connor Trophy (awarded for best age graded performance in the Grand Prix)
1st: Gareth Stubbs
2nd: Dave Sanders
3rd: Owen Davies

Time Trial Series
1st: Ryan Simms
2nd: Nick Parkes
3rd: Owen Davies

Cross Country Series
1st: Nick Parkes
2nd: John Doyle
3rd: Stephen Howard

In addition to these, two awards are given annually: The Dave Nason Trophy for Outstanding Contribution to the club and the Mike Green Trophy for Outstanding Running Achievement. These are decided by members’ votes and were awarded this year to outgoing club secretary, Ann Schwarzenbach and Marian Lowther respectively. Huge congratulations to all our winners! We have welcomed many new members recently, and are looking forward to seeing them taking part in the competitions over the coming year!