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