The Wooden Spoon Trophy
Created by Bob Waterhouse and hand carved, this trophy is awarded to a person who has done something stupid, caused chaos, been involved in a mishap etc.
|2017||Willie Gibson – For being involved in Helen’s car non-starting, locked-out-of-once-started, failure-to-locate-spare-key saga.|
|2016||Konrad Rawlik – For being in the loo when the leg one runners arrived for the changeover in the Devil’s Burdens race.|
|2015||Sadly I was present; but no selfie||Digby Maass – (again!!) for getting lower half stuck in a wetsuit 2 sizes too small at Threipmuir in spite of tying the arms to a tree and trying to free it. Then developing hypothermia.|
|2014||Sadly Drew wasn’t present||Drew Lennie – a wholly believable tale <!> – a saga of mistaking another for the club secretary’s house, removing motorcycle leathers and farcical consequences.
Other worthy mentions this year included the runner from another club in another race who accidentally joined our Nine Mile Burn handicap; Charlotte Morgan’s erratic navigation whilst wearing a pair of magnetic gloves, Handicapper Phil Young losing the Arthur’s Seat Handicap results and Helen Wise trying to adjust her front mudguard with her foot while riding her bike and instead putting it through the spokes.
|2013||Bob Waterhouse – Foist on his own petard!
For a lamentable tale of mis-navigation at the Llanberis FRA relays
|2012||Bob Johnson – vicariously winning for his son. An episode involving a dalek, a van in a dtich and a pub. The sight of his van parked incongruously at precise right angles across the narrow fisheries road up to Glencorse Reservoir with its nose buried in the verge is something the runners on the Halloween night run will long remember.
Willy came a close second for remarkable misadventures on the Culter Fell race, which you can read about in the 2012-4 journal.
Colin Pritchard was another worthy nominee for having an actual proper accident on the first aid course.
|2011||Digby Maass – for an epic episode involving lost keys at the 2 Breweries Race (see 2011-4 journal)|