Prize giving on 1st November 2021 with special guest Louise Shanahan

We had a great evening on Monday 1st November with our special guest Louise Shanahan who represented Ireland at the Tokyo Olympics in the 800m and is studying for a PhD in Physics here at Cambridge. The Varsity newspaper have done a nice interview with Louise before the Olympics if you’d like to know more of her story.

The evening started for the Junior academy trying to run in relays faster than Louise’s 800m PB time, then Ric Park handed out medals to those young athletes who have competed for the club this year, bronze, silver and gold depending on the number they attended.

Then Noel Moss ran through the traditional prize winners presentation.

The overall best performance trophy this year was awarded to Holly Archer for her Silver medal for the 1500m at the European Indoor championships earlier in the year. Unfortunately Holly is away warm weather training at the moment with her sights firmly set on next year’s Commonwealth games qualification.

The evening finished with a Q&A session with Louise.

Well done to all our prize winners, some of whom you can see below and thank you again to Louise for supporting C&C at this event.

Andrew Parmenter – Vets 5k

Clare Thurgood – 10k

Hannah Irwin – Half marathon

Jack Gray – 10k

Jon Anderson – vets marathon

Jonathan Escalante-Phillips – half marathon

Matthew Slater – vets half marathon

Pamela Abbot and Steve Vandermark – vets team awards

Sarah Wightman – Vets 10k

Steph Godfrey – Vets half marathon

Steve Vandermark – best vertical jump

Leah Wagstaff – Best U15 and above female hurdles

Jonathan Tan – Best U13 boy hurdles

Polina Frakina – Best female Horizontal jumps

Lila-Belle Nacca – Best female Sprints

Leo Williams – General Committee award for outstanding contribution to the club

Joe Scase- Most improved

Frederic Kastner – U17/U15/U13 Best Throws