Paula’s outstanding feat gets rewarded

Paula Downing.
Paula Downing.

Paula Downing won the Outstanding Achievement award at the annual Mablethorpe Running Club presentation evening.

She claimed the title after knocking 15 minutes off her marathon personal best time at this year’s Mablethorpe marathon, clocking 3 hrs 15 mins and 17 secs.

Carl Musson was named the Club Person Of The Year for his tremendous team spirtowards his fellow members.

On a training night, Carl will always loop back for the last in the group and encourage them along.

Carl is sometimes unable to run but, in these instances, will be on his bike alongside.

The Best Veteran Female Performance went to Janine Stones.

She ran 3,000m on the track at an open meeting at national level in Grimsby earlier this year with a new 3k PB of 11 mins 32.1 secs.

Rob Hawse won the Best Veteran Male Performance title.

Also at national level, Rob came back from the BMAF Championships with a gold medal having run a 3,000m PB of 9 mins 38.16 secs on the track at the British Masters in Birmingham this year.

The Most Improved Member was Andrea Mettam.

Her goal to break the sub one-hour barrier for a 10k is looking very promising for 2016.

Due entirely to her persistence and determination, she has brought her 10k time down from 1 hour 09 mins 16 secs to 1 hour 39 secs in five races in just two years.

The Chairman’s Award went to Kev Harrison.

Chaiman Wayne Kew handed this out in recognition of Kev’s outstanding performances this year.

He has run three 10ks in sub 43 mins and the Mablethorpe Half Marathon in 1 hour 32 mins 13 secs.

Kev is 60 years young but certainly proves that age is no barrier.

Selina Elson scooped the Snail Award.

Selina often doubts her ability and she may not be one of the fastest runners, but this has never stopped her competing more marathons, half marathons and 10ks, which add to the many she has already completed.

The Community Award was presented to Amy Tinkler, in recognition of all the sand clearing that she has done over the years.

Amy tirelessly clears sand manually using a shovel to make the coastal paths more accessible to one and all.

She does so for the benefit of the community and also for Mablethorpe Running Club’s East Coast Classic 10k race.

The junior members of Mablethorpe Running Club continue to go from strength to strength with great enthusiasm, and each of them was recognised for their endeavours this year.