Friday (27th January) saw the circus that is the Lincsquad Awards Night, roll into Redbourne Club in Scunthorpe. For this year’s extravaganza we were at the mercy of Lincsquad’s answer to Ant and Dec, David Hinch and Ric Longcake, to reveal the winners and hand out the awards.
The Awards Night is our annual gathering when club members can all get together, not sweaty or dressed in Lycra, to socialize and celebrate the previous year’s endeavors. I think just about everybody in the room deserved an award of some description, for the hours spent training, volunteering, supporting and achieving, but on Friday we discovered who the club members had voted should receive the trophies in the various categories.
Throughout the presentations Ric played an excellent Miss Piggy to Hinchy’s Kermit and they led us brilliantly on a journey of Powerpoint mayhem to hand out the awards. A full list of the winners is shown below. Congratulations to everybody who received an award, and to all those who were nominated.
The Female of the Year category was particularly closely fought. Nicky Robinson (fantastic performance at IronMan UK), Louise Beedham (amazing success in the UK Quadrathlon Series) and Amy Grocock (awe inspiring racing for team GB in duathlon, and numerous podium finishes) were only one vote apart. Stephen Cannings was recognized for all his hard work and determination to pull off an amazing performance at Ironman Barcelona, Steve Clark for his outstanding racing at the grueling Norseman, and Steve Grocock scooped the Male of the Year after his impressive performance at the Ironman world championships in Kona.
The mighty Satsuma, belonging to Tony England, was victorious in the most coveted award, ‘The Prettiest Bike’, leaving the raffle as Gary Horner’s only chance of a prize.
The awards were concluded with the presentation of The Christian Brown Trophy, which every year goes to a club member who has embodied the wonderful character and determination of our good friend Chris Brown, who sadly died following a cycling accident a few years ago. As ever, Chris’s family came along to present the trophy, which this year was awarded to the inspirational Dave Milton for his strength and resolve in training and fund raising whilst battling cancer. You can read more about his story on his Just Giving page.
Youth of the Year – James Jackson
Prettiest Bike – Tony England’s Satsuma
Sexiest Arse in Lycra – Emma Watts
Supporter of the Year – Anna Gibbs
Blogger of the Year – Steve Grocock
Most Improved – Ashley Evans
Most Motivated to Train – Chris Gibbs
Newbie to Quadrathlon – Donna Chappell
Make a Splash Award – Andrew Lawson
Coach of the Year – Jeff Chappell
Race Performance – Steve Clark
Ironman of the Year – Stephen Cannings
Lincsquadder of the Year – Tony England
Female of the Year – Nicky Robinson
Male of the Year – Steve Grocock
Christian Brown Award – Dave Milton
This year’s raffle contained some amazing prizes, thanks to the generosity of the many local businesses and athletes who donated. The entire raffle proceeds, totaling over £400, will be donated to Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance. Thank you to everybody who purchased tickets. It’s always disheartening to enter any kind of raffle that Kerry Padley has also purchased tickets for, and Friday was no exception, with Kerry and Gary Horner scooping three prizes each.
So, that’s the awards over for another year, if you didn’t nominate anybody or vote, then please think about doing so next year. In an ever growing club, it’s good to try and ensure that achievements don’t get missed.
See you next year.
Raffle prizes and winners:
Matt Austen – Forest Pines Golf Voucher
Emma Watts – Oakley Sunglasses
Alex Culbert – FFS Ancholme Sprint Entry
Martin McLoughlin – FFS Ancholme Sprint Entry
Sharon Ledgard – FFS Ancholme Sprint Entry
Chris Jackson – FFS Ancholme Sprint Entry
Stephen Cannings – FFS Goole Sprint Entry
Gary Horner – FFS Grantham Sprint Entry
Roo Butterill – FFS Lincs Edge Standard Distance Entry
Gary Horner – FFS Lincs Edge Sprint Entry
Clare Hobley – OTCF 50% off Bike Watt Test
Dave Milton – OTCF Endless Pool Swim
Wal Kent – OTCF Water Treadmill
Ian Berridge – OTCF 50% off Swim Analysis
Emma Watts – Sportive HQ Series Race Entry
Dan Ellis – CRL Basic Bike Service
Kerry Padley – CRL Bike Fit
Phil Carter – £50 More Mile Voucher
Kerry Padley – Amy Grocock PT Session
Andrew Croft – Giant Store Giant Cycle Jersey
Kerry Padley – Jo Findley Sports Massage
Ash Evans – Jo Findley Sports Massage
Gareth Crabb – Jo Findley Sports Massage
Sarah Evans – Animis Run Session
Wayne Beedham – Animis Swim Session
Gemma Catley – Curly’s Race Entry
Dan Ellis – Curly’s Race Entry
Drew Hobley – Curly’s Race Entry
Linzi Croft – Sweet Bouquet
Katie Scutt – £25 Metres to Miles Voucher
Gareth Crabb – Andrew Coulson Sports Massage
Loraine Corfield – Tape to Tape North Lincs Half Entry
Pete Tindall – Tape to Tape Grimsby 10K Entry
Steve Hall – Blizard 50% off Cycle Threshold Test
Wendy Brown – Keep Yourself Right Goodie Bag
Mike Catley – Giant Store LIV Lights
Gary Horner – Giant Store Giant Lights
Sheehan Quirke – One Step Beyond £50 Race Voucher
Jo Findley – JKC Properry Management & Lettings Wine
Kev Lovett – JKC Properry Management & Lettings Wine
Nicky Robinson – JKC Properry Management & Lettings Wine
Gemma Catley – JKC Properry Management & Lettings Wine
Graham Elwood – Oakley Hat
Christine Brown – Giant Store LIV Jersey