On the evening of Sunday 24th November 2019, members, and family and friends gathered at BarLuga in Morpeth, for the clubs annual Presentation and Fund Raising Night, once again splendidly organised by Morpeth Harriers Social and Activity Manager Paddy Paulsen, who has to be warmly congratulated for her efforts in putting the event together, which included a very tasty, and seasonal two course meal, a Prize Draw, with very generous donations from many parties, as listed further in this article, plus some party games, that also brought much interest from those present, young and old alike.
The Presentation itself, was stage managed by former Club Secretary Mike Bateman, who was assisted by former Press Officer George Patterson, and the Presentations of Club Championship Awards and Medals, and Club Awards for both Performance and Service, were made respectively by President Jim Alder,
and Chairman David Swinburne.
The Championship medals, were sponsored for the second year in succession by Reeves the Pensions specialist, and had been won, in the case of the young athletes, in events that had been held on Lancaster Park in late September, the Junior and Senior Championships had been incorporated into the annual Morpeth 10k Road Race, held in early August.
Club Awards for both performance and Service were as follows
SPORTING MORPETHIAN TROPHY
(Best performance by a Boy or Colt U15/U13)
(Best performance by Female Member (any age)
GRE PLATE SHIELD
(Best Performance by a Female Member (Track & Field)
(Best performance by a Junior or Youth U20/U17)
(Most Improved athlete, any age or event)
CECIL MITCHELL PLATE
(Best performance by a Senior Man (Track)
(Services to Club)
(Promoting the club in the community)
BILL WOODS TROPHIES
(Senior Track & Field)
(Young Athletes – Most Improved)
(Contribution to Young Athletes Track & Field Team (U17 Men)
DES SLOWEY TROPHY
(Contribution to Young Athletes Track & Field Team U13/U15 Boys)
YOUNG ATHLETES WOMENS TROPHIES
(Contribution to Young Athletes Track & Field Team (U17 Women)
(Contribution to Young Athletes Track & Field Team (U13/U15 Girls)
Paddy Paulsen, as organiser, also made individual presentations to Mike Bateman,
Janet Peck, Peter Scaife, and David and Lynsey Storey (Track & Field contribution.
Morpeth Harriers would like to thank the following for their sponsorship generosities, and prize contributions.
Sg Asethics, Rutherford’s, Urban Spa, Morpeth Leisure Centre, Café Vault, Central Bean, Morrisons, Weatherspoon’s Morpeth, Manzil Indian Restaurant, Waterford Lodge,
Tranquil Spa (Ashington Leisure Centre), Star Barbers, Image Hair Design, Osborne Jewellers,
Michelle Fowler Photography, John Gerrard Hair Salon, Stannington Farm Shop, The Hairdressers,
Black & Grey Restaurant, Linden Hall Golf Club, Ruth Beauty (Loansdene), Start Fitness, Jewellers Guild, Ephesus Turkish Restaurant, and Bar Luga,
for their generosity, and providing catering requirements on the night,
many thanks for their help and management.
Last, but certainly not least, many thanks to Mark Davies
for his much needed and much appreciated Photography skills.
Morpeth Harriers would like to thank all those who attended, to make the occasion a wholehearted success,
many thanks once again to Paddy Paulsen for once again organising a splendid evening,
and we all look forward to seeing more achievements and achievers in 2020.