Below are the categories for which we will seek nominations for our awards in 2021.

Runner of the year male

Runner of the year female

The winners will have continually demonstrated their athletic ability over the course of the whole year rather than in a single exceptional race performance. Where it is difficult to ascertain a winner on performance factors alone nominees’ determination, effort in training, and participation in club events may be used to determine the overall winners

Most improved runner male

Most improved runner female

The winners will have demonstrated a sustained and significant improvement in their running performances. Where it is difficult to ascertain a winner on performance factors alone nominees’ improved determination, effort in training, and participation in club events may be used to determine the overall winners

Club person 

The winner will have made a significant contribution(s) to the club during the year, i.e. a contribution(s) beyond what might be normally expected from a member. 

Founder’s trophy

This award recognises determination and effort to achieve a significant goal. This may be a specific one off event (such as a first marathon) or a longer-term goal like achieving 250 parkruns; overcoming significant challenges, such as injury or illness; or some other achievement related to running or the club.

President’s shield— for an outstanding achievement (performance) 

This award is presented for a specific outstanding achievement (e.g. winning overall or within an age category) in a race or race series, selection for/representation in regional, national or international championships or similar. It is primarily a performance focussed award.

Team

This award is to recognise team performance in a race or league. To be eligible, all members of the chosen team must be members of Axe Valley Runners.

Other awards:

Chair’s Award 

This award is chosen by the Chair. This is the Chair’s opportunity to recognise the time and commitment of a club member to the overall running of the club especially where this has been largely hidden from members.

1st, 2nd and 3rd placed handicappers

These awards are entirely based on the points accrued during the annual handicap.

Lesley’s Lemon

This “award” of an actual lemon is decided by the Chair based on events, mishaps, and the like which made her laugh.

The Committee will decide on the final winners guided by your nominations.