The inaugural BPJ Spring Ball took place on Friday, May 3rd at Worcester County Cricket Club. The event was held to celebrate the contributions and achievements of our members, who work tirelessly to support fellow members, help them achieve their running goals, and keep the club running smoothly.
The support of prominent figures in the local running community was enlisted to judge the nominees and create short lists for each award, and our thanks go to Marie Tyrrell, Richard Ralphs, Paul Newman & Peter Boyle.
The awards and their nominees were as follows:
Actively engages with members with disabilities & new members, being prepared to support them even if they need to sacrifice their own development.
- Runner up: Lorraine Griffiths
- Winner: Cliff Wood
Most Inspirational award
Shows drive and determination to achieve, leads by example, shows exceptional courage
- Runner up: Wendy Cole
- Winner: Shaun Paskin
Community Spirit award
Demonstrates commitment to the wider community, promotes the club at events and outside of running.
- Runner up: Kaine Pritchett
- Winner: Glenn Barker
Unsung Hero award
Demonstrates commitment without recognition, puts others first, is consistently reliable
- Runner up: Kim Sparkes
- Winner: Ian Hornabrook
Newcomer of the Year award
Has shown greatest improvement in their running, has contributed to club activity consistently, and has displayed the values of Worcester’s friendly running club.
- Runner up: Ellie Carey
- Winner: Bex Jones
Most Supportive Member award
Has supported other members in their development, offered guidance & advice, has taken responsibility to support club events.
- Runner up: Rachel Hornabrook
- Winner: Jem Newton-Smith
Grit & Determination award
Has persevered through difficult circumstances, has shown huge improvement in their running development.
- Runner up: Dave Williams
- Winner: Sam McClory
Volunteer of the Year award
Has consistently volunteered at club events, has represented the club in the wider community, and taken on extra responsibility.
- Runner up: Gay Grove
- Winner: Chris Attwood & Amy Willetts
Best Sporting Conduct award
Has shown genuine commitment to others, and sacrificed their own development in doing so.
- Runner up: Derek Jackson
- Winner: Steve Bradley
Special Contribution award
Has gone beyond the realms of normal club activity, and demonstrated outstanding commitment to the club.
- Runner up: Peter Darwen
- Winner: Claire Shacklock
Judges Choice award
Specially award for outstanding achievement.
- Winner: Ewelina Skolimowska
Congratulations to everyone nominated, runners up and winners; and thanks to all those who attended to make this a landmark club event.