Every year at the Banstead Woods parkrun anniversary we are delighted to present the ‘Anne Roden Banstead Woods Ladies Runner of the Year Trophy’ to the and the ‘Anne Roden Banstead Woods Men’s Runner of the Year Trophy’.
Yesterday, for the eleventh year, the winners in each competition were publicly recognised at our anniversary event as chosen from our community.
Congratulations to Lisa Rooney and George Frogley who won the trophies this year. Their trophies were presented by Anne Roden, our patron, at our anniversary celebration yesterday along with certificates and a box of well earned chocolates.
Congratulations to everyone who has participated this year you have all played your part in making the eleventh year of the third oldest parkrun event another special year full of personal achievements, character and atmosphere.
Ladies Runner of the Year 2017/18 - Lisa Rooney
Lisa has been participating in Banstead Woods for 9 years and uses it as one of her key training sessions to give her that competitve edge chasing down our top performing men. She has completed 194 parkruns and 167 parkruns in the Woods.
Lisa ran London marathon this year, in the blistering heat, finishing in an amazing time of just over 3 hours. This achievement was even more impressive as it is only a few months ago that Lisa had her second baby so getting back to such fitness so quickly is awesome.
Lisa started running with us in December 2009 and developed her natural fitness to clock a time of 19.05 in 2016 after 7 years of running with us improving all the time. Lisa’s consistency and fitness are outstanding finishing just 3 seconds shy of her pb only a few weeks ago!
Lisa is an incredible athlete and very much deserves the community vote to be presented by Anne with the Anne Roden Female runner of the year trophy.
Men's Runner of the Year 2017/18 - George Frogley
George has been active in running within the area for many years and joined our event in August 2007. Preferring the concept of parkrunning from our former days of Time Trials. One of the changes that George enthusiastically welcomed.
George’s generosity to everyone he meets and the encouragement that he provides for all involved in our event is so special. He never fails to thank the volunteers for all their efforts and his warmth of recognition has made him a legend in our midst.
George has completed 391 parkruns and 344 in Banstead Woods across 11 years and has brought his own family into parkrun often taking part in the Bromley parkrun to help his daughter achieve her latest goal.
George has often said to me that parkrun is what has kept him going and maintaining such great fitness. It is not uncommon to see this man completing other events such as half and full marathons and the display of medals in his house is something to amaze at.
George is one of the oldest competing parkrunners in the country running in the 80-84 age category. Somehow the glint in his eye attracts many of our female runners as he always seems to finish with someone that he’s got acquainted to on the course!
George is a fantastic winner of this award and truly deserves the community vote to be awarded the Anne Roden Male runner of the year trophy.
Hall of Fame
The following is the complete list for the previous ten years that operated under the now removed points competitions.
|1st||Mary Keogh||3,047||Alix Ramsier||3,105|
|2nd||Kate Kinrade||2,688||Tony Claramunt||2,971|
|3rd||Lisa Rooney||2,497||Nick Billing||2,881|
|4th||Sally Davis||2,187||Paul Ramsier||2,814|
|5th||Lizzy Mason||1,981||Dave Freeman||2,711|
|623 ran||969 ran|
|1st||Mari Balbi||4,038||Mike Mason||3,978|
|2nd||Lisa Rooney||3,687||Kevin Lewis||3,734|
|3rd||Heather Fenton||3,593||Dave Freeman||3,655|
|4th||Kelly Mason||3,544||Gordon Hennessey||3,636|
|5th||Mary Keogh||2,807||Tony Claramunt||3,430|
|768 ran||1,240 ran|
|1st||Jo Quantrill||3,993||Gordon Hennessy||4,548|
|2nd||Emily Oliver||3,892||David Freeman||4,133|
|3rd||Julie Oliver||3,336||David George||3,827|
|4th||Mari Balbi||3,233||Mark Oliver||3,708|
|5th||Amelia Stiff||2,922||David Williamson||3,279|
|658 ran||1,050 ran|
|1st||Jo Quantrill||3,624||Mike Mason||4,325|
|2nd||Therese Panetta||3,560||Michael Steele||4,120|
|3rd||Amy Reader||3,161||David George||4,015|
|4th||Heather Fenton||2,986||David Chambers||3,988|
|5th||Gill Stalley||2,950||Andrew Mark Lewis||3,552|
|710 ran||1,135 ran|
|1st||Jo Quantrill||4,241||David Freeman||3,766|
|2nd||Elizabeth Mason||3,286||Trevor Meadowcroft||3,381|
|3rd||Sally Davis||3,018||Andy Alsleben||3,375|
|4th||Therese Panetta||2,511||Robin Holmes||3,118|
|5th||Maggie Swinnerton||2,441||Philip Stiff||3,106|
|526 ran||947 ran|
|1st||Jenny Sinfield||4,195||Roger Bryant||4,209|
|2nd||Geraldine Liddy||3,931||Robert Knight||3,884|
|3rd||Gemma Butt||3,612||Stephen Cooney||3,725|
|4th||Elizabeth Mason||2,798||Mike Mason||3,700|
|5th||Sally Davis||2,566||Gordon Hennessy||3,500|
|591 ran||972 ran|
|1st||Gemma Butt||3,686||Roger Bryant||4,310|
|2nd||Maureen Traynor||3,426||Stephen Cooney||3,602|
|3rd||Anne Robertson||3,278||Andrew Stalley||3,461|
|4th||Elaine Dodds||3,161||Robin Holmes||3,126|
|5th||Debbie Glithero||3,037||Martin Mabbutt||2,701|
|647 ran||1,033 ran|
|1st||Elaine Dodds||3,317||Roger Bryant||4,335|
|2nd||Gill Stalley||3,248||Steve Cooney||4,056|
|3rd||Debbie Glithero||2,872||Shaun Cooney||3,701|
|4th||Gemma Butt||2,703||Andrew Stalley||3,337|
|5th||Sue Esslemont||2,699||Alan Collis||3,323|
|536 ran||889 ran|
|1st||Lucy Ashdown-Parkes||4,712||Stephen Cooney||4,881|
|2nd||Claire Ballhatchet||4,636||Andrew Stalley||4,320|
|3rd||Elaine Dodds||3,644||Dave Wilson||4,161|
|4th||Patricia Cue||3,477||Roger Bryant||3,454|
|5th||Lizzie Ruth Wilson||3,060||Martin Mabbutt||3,436|
|577 ran||966 ran|
|1st||Therese Panetta||3,436||Dave Wilson||4,027|
|2nd||Patricia Cue||3,358||Robert Li||3,319|
|3rd||Vanessa Anstee||3,315||Andrew Stalley||3,292|
|4th||Kaye Benjamin||3,044||Tim McIntyre||3,101|
|5th||Elaine Dodds||2,803||Jonathon Wilson||2,903|
|368 ran||670 ran|
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