The ‘who’s who’ (and ‘who’s that’) of Carnethy attended the annual Christmas Party & Awards at Meggetland. Organised by Lisa and Euan Boyd, a great evening was had by all. A run, with mince pies, mulled wine and icy paths preceded running to the bar, more food, quizzes and the prize-giving, which were followed by more runs to the bar. Quizzes devised by Digby (Name the Carnethy Race) and Euan (Who’s knees?) intrigued and disturbed in equal measure. Trophies were presented by Jim Hardie, who, in contrast to Willie in 2016, was much more liberal and equality conscious with his congratulations.
So, who got what?
Burns Scott Trophy: Mark Hartree – for organising the AltC5, the Winter Ultra Series and many other events
Scald Law Trophy: Helen Bonsor – for setting a new Tranter’s Round female record (12h 25m)
Handicap Trophy: Andrew Nash
Allermuir Junior Trophy: Andrew Nash – for winning the Club Handicap Series and for completing the Alt C5 Series.
Club Championship: Stewart Whitlie
JBF Trophy for Best Overseas Performance: Charlotte Morgan – finished 7th in the World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships, in Premana, Italy
Carnethy Radical Runner Trophy: Mick James – for devising and completing the James – Thin Round (with Jamie Thin), a 112 km round of 50 hills and 5573m ascent, south of Edinburgh. Also for turning 50.
Alternative Carnethy 5 Trophy: – already awarded – Ross Christie
Billy’s Goat on a Grough: Newly commissioned prize for 2017 made by Billy Elliott from scrap metal and part of the summit cairn of Carnethy. Thanks! It was decided that this trophy is to be awarded to a club member who epitomizes the enjoyment, commitment and enthusiastic efforts within the club and whose athletic prowess continues to improve.
Sandra Chandler- for all of the above.
Wooden Spoon: Willie Gibson – for chivalry beyond reproach and other stories.
Thanks to Bob for coordinating and presenting the Wooden Spoon again this year, cracking job, as ever. Looking forward to next year’s instalment