Brian Martin pictured with his awards at The Darlington Sports Winners’ Grand Final
The 48th Darlington Sports Winners’ Grand Final recently took place at Darlington College, with winners of all ages taking to the stage. Guest of honour was the Mayor of Darlington, Councillor Ann-Marie Curry, who presented winners with their awards. She said, “It’s an honour to be here to see so many talented people of all ages excelling in sport in our town.”
Our very own Brian Martin was amongst those talented people, having been nominated for two awards by fellow runner, Paul Cook. Brian was ‘Highly Commended’ in the Adult Club Sports Achiever category and was the winner of the Mulheim Trophy for ‘Achievements in veterans’ athletics.
When asked how he felt about it, Brian said, “I’m actually very humble about it… I didn’t really expect it, for sure. He joked, “Paul Cook did a good job on me! It’s unreal that people are interested in my running, I just hope I can inspire people.”
Brian, who has been a Quakers Running Club member since 2008, holds many club records across 4 age categories and is ranked 4th for half marathon, 6th for marathon and 39th for 5k in the UK. Brian’s latest achievement was at Brass Monkey Half Marathon where he placed 2nd in age category and qualified for the England Half Marathon Team at Chester, completing the race in a speedy 1:38.
Congratulations Brian, everyone at Quakers Running Club is very proud of you.