Time to celebrate at Newbury AC
Newbury Athletic Club recently held their annual track and field and road running end of season presentations at The Bowler's Arms.
It was a celebration of both superb individual and team performances and success over the last 12 months.
Team Managers Mike Robbins (track and field), Chris Hunt (road running) and Dan Tuttle (junior athletes) presented their annual reports and awarded trophies to the successful athletes.
The evening culminated with the Newbury AC personality of the year award.
There were three hugely impressive candidates which club members could vote for: Mike Sherdian for his superb world best marathon performance while in his 70s, Craig Beecham for his World Masters Championship long jump, sprinting medals and British records, and Danny Hawkins for his amazing ultra marathon achievements, including his first Great Britain call up.
The voting was incredibly close with Hawkins crowned the eventual winner, getting his hands on the replica sports personality of the year trophy and having his name etched into the club's history alongside previous winners Josie Robertson, Izzy Fry and Irwin Fairclough,
Meanwhile, Imogen Waite won the under-11 girls award, Jude Bennett scooped the under-11 boys prize, Emily Caine picked up the under-13 girls award and Henry Wilson won the under-13 boys award.
Anna Delavere was awarded the under-15 girls athlete of the year, Jacob Glendenning won the under-15 boys award, Clementine Barry picked up the under-17 girls prize and Pak Hei Ryan Cheng won the under-17 boys prize.
Will Hart won the best under-20 athlete award, Simon Barrett won the best male vet and Jenny O'Connor picked up the prize for best female vet.
The award for male sprinter of the year went to Sam Plumb, while Phoebe Ryder-Benson won the female sprinter of the year prize.
Bob Broadbridge won the best male thrower accolade and Sophie Livingstone scooped the corresponding crown for best female thrower while the evergreen Criag Beecham won the award for best male jumper and Waheeda Wasterfall won best female jumper.
Matt Green was crowned best male endurance runner, Maisie Jeger won best female endurance runner, Dan Tuttle won best multi-eventer and Sophie Bhatt was rewarded for an impressive campaign, winning most improved athlete.
Dave Bennett won the men's road league, Edyta Wilk won the women's road league, Liz Harkness and Dave Clark were crowned vets road league champions, Andy Ind was given the best marathon performance prize while Mike Sheridan won the age graded performance accolade.