Club Runner/Charity of the Year
This year's RRR Presentation Night takes place at Royton Cricket Club on 1st December.
Amongst many awards to be presented on the evening is the Rod Bowers Trophy for RRR Club Runner of the Year 2023 - the person that members think has made the greatest contribution to the club in the last 12 months. That's not necessarily the 'best' or fastest runner, but the person you believe has stood out this year.
From the many nominations received, the RRR Committee has selected a shortlist of 5. This is the only award decided by the membership & is often very close, so please get involved & cast your vote!
The committee has also selected a shortlist from the nominations received for RRR Charity of the Year 2024 - the charity that we'll raise funds for at club events through the year. Again, please take the chance to have your say.
Below you will find the shortlists in each category (including links to the charity websites), together with some of the reasons provided for the nominations - followed by the voting form itself.
Deadline for your vote is Tuesday 28th November.
CLUB RUNNER OF THE YEAR 2023
JUNE ALLINGAN: "Total commitment to running & racing at the tender age of 80! A true inspiration for everyone...positive, welcoming & a proper determination."
NATALI BROWN: "Very supportive to everyone & encourages new members all the time. Led a very successful C25K programme. Lots of planning & organising of events for the 20th anniversary year."
TRISH CALLAN: "A machine, a truly versatile club runner. Has taken her running to an outstanding level this year with true strength & determination. Has also spent time guiding fellow members through their 1st ultra."
LEE EARNSHAW: "12 months of continuous improvement...fantastic performances in the RRR Cup, smashed his marathon & finished an ultra despite carrying an injury."
JAMES HENDERSON: "One of our fastest runners but always helping & encouraging others...a great leader & mentor... shows real commitment to the club."
CHARITY OF THE YEAR 2024
ANDY'S MAN CLUB: "A men’s suicide prevention charity, offering free support groups across the UK & online...a very worthwhile cause."
DR KERSHAW'S HOSPICE: "Our local hospice, providing quality palliative care for patients & support for their families...funded predominantly by public donations."
OLDHAM FOODBANK: "Provides nutritionally-balanced emergency food & support to local people in crisis...people are still struggling & this is a vital service."
TEAM HILL CHARITABLE TRUST: "Founded by local teacher Steve Hill, raising money & awareness to support local good causes & sustainable projects in Uganda...supporting children locally & globally...empowering & inspiring the next generation."