QRC Presentation Night: 11th May 2024

by | May 16, 2024 | News

Photo: QRC Award Winners

New Chairman, Rob Gillham, hosted the very well attended presentation night, saying, “It was so lovely to see you all there, and it was a privilege to hand out all of those well-earned and justified awards.”

Congratulations and well done to the following award winners:

5k Handicap

  • 3rd= Lisa Bowerbank & Rob Dent
  • 2nd Julie Bell
  • 1st Diane Lockhart


Special Merit No 1

  • Dawn Richardson for achieving an age grading of 86.71%, the highest of any Quaker


10k Leagues

  • League 9 Lee Morris
  • League 8 Wendy Noble
  • League 7 Helen Clarke
  • League 6 Graham Park
  • League 5 April Corbett
  • League 4 Dave Whittle
  • League 3 Rob Gillham
  • League 2 Rob Dent
  • League 1 Dave Jones


Cross Country

  • Female – Lin Gossage (also presented with NYSD medal)
  • Male – Ray Reed


Special Merit Award No 2

  • Claire Chapman for completing 50 crossings of the Lyke Wake



  • Viv Hardwick


Trail Handicap

  • 3rd – Dale Chapman
  • 2nd – Rob Dent
  • 1st – Dave Jones


Newcomer of The Year

  • Paul Cockburn


Special Merit Award No 3

  • Lisa Alderson for her work with our charity of the year


The One That Slipped Through the Net

  • Sharon Carr


Outgoing Chairman’s Award

  • April Corbett for her work as club statistician


Club Championship

  • 3rd – Rob Gillham
  • 2nd – Dave Jones
  • 1st – Marc Ellis


Hillary Joyeux Trophy

  • Lou Trainor


Neil Harrington Award

  • Stephen Moore


Special Merit Award No 4

  • Emily Beaumont for running 2000 days consecutively


Cats-Arse Trophy

  • Darren Alderson


Senior Female of the Year

  • Emily Beaumont


Senior Male of the Year

  • James Atkinson


Veteran Female of the Year

  • Lou Trainor


Veteran Male of the Year

  • Viv Hardwick


Most Improved Female

  • Diane Lockhart


Most Improved Male

  • Rob Gillham


Female Athlete of the Year

  • Lou Trainor


Male Athlete of the Year

  • Marc Ellis


Incoming Chairman’s Award

  • Marc Ellis for all his work as Chairman of the club. Marc was presented with only the 2nd ever lifetime membership of the club.


Afterwards, it was time to swap trainers for dancing shoes and a bucket collection raised £83.10 towards the club’s charity, Darlington and Durham MS Society.