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Annual Awards Presentation Night – Friday 10 November 2017

This years Awards Night took place for the first time at The Carlton Hotel, Prestwick which proved to be an excellent choice as a venue. Around 140 people attended the night which was once again sponsored by Mactaggart & Mickel Homes. After a long hard season it was a chance for those athletes who excelled to be rewarded for their efforts. The full list of award winners are as follows:-
CLUB TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS CHAMPIONS & RUNNERS UP
U9 BOYS
Winner – Harvey Ashley
U11 BOYS
Winner – Alfie Murphy
Runner Up – Daniel Byers
U13 BOYS
Winner – Ben Edwards
Runner Up – Joshua Mirtle
U15 BOYS
Winner – Marc Mulgrew
Runner Up – Alex Crooks
U17 MEN
Winner – Euan Duff
Runner Up – Daniel Martin
U20/SENIOR MEN
Winner – Stuart Dunlop
Runner Up – Fraser McKenzie
U9 GIRLS
Winner – Ellie Wilson
U11 GIRLS
Winner – Anna Kirk
Runner Up – Iona Hubbard
U13 GIRLS
Winner – Erin Ramsay
Runner Up – Emma McMillan
U15 GIRLS
Winner – Sophie Slider
Runner Up – Sophie McKay
U17 WOMEN
Winner – Charlotte McDowell
Runner Up – Amy Leith

CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONS & RUNNERS UP
U11 BOYS
Winner – Brodie McGregor
Runner Up – Brady McLean
U13 BOYS
Winner – Alex Crooks
Runner Up – Euan Bell
U15 BOYS
Winner – Scott Sprang
Runner Up – Logan Cotter
U17 MEN
Winner – Lewis Ross
Runner Up – Declan McGhee
U20 MEN
Winner – Fraser Stirling
Runner Up – James Pettigrew
SENIOR MEN
Winner – Kenny Neill
Runner Up – Grahame Hopper
U11 GIRLS
Winner – Iona Hubbard
Runner Up – Emma McMillan
U13 GIRLS
Winner – Morven Hubbard
Runner Up – Islay Hubbard
U15 GIRLS
Winner – Rosie Davidson
Runner Up – Emma Frew
U17 WOMEN
Winner – Caitlin Chilton
SENIOR WOMEN
Winner – Ruth Kirk
Runner Up – Toni McIntosh
ROAD RACE CHAMPIONS & RUNNERS UP
MEN
Winner – Kenny Neill
Runner Up – Paul Turnbull
WOMEN
Winner – Laura Wallace
Runner Up – Susie Hubbard

CLUB SPECIAL AWARDS
The Glen Harrower Memorial Trophy for Male Club Athlete of the Year:
Mark Caldwell
Presented in recognition of Mark’s continued dedication to Ultra Running. This year Mark focused on The Triple Crown which is 3 Ultras, namely The West Highland Way (95 miles), The Hoka Highland Fling (53 miles) and The Devil of The Highlands (42 miles). The combined
times give the placings, with Mark finishing 3rd overall. Three other races up to 55 miles were preparation for his participation in the Ultra Trail Mont Blanc which covered 160km from Chamonix around Mont Blanc, taking in France, Italy and Switzerland, before finishing back in Chamonix. With a total elevation gain of around 9500m, this race is considered the world’s most famous trail race, for only the most dedicated and elite runners. Mark completed it in 41hrs 47:20, finishing 968th from 2600 runners.

Male Club Athlete of the Year Runner Up:
Euan Duff
Presented in recognition of Euan’s continued progress in Long Jump which saw him take 1st place at the Northern Ireland & Ulster Age Group Championships, and 2nd place at the West District Championships. Euan is currently ranked 9th in Scotland at U17 Long Jump.

The Maureen Harrower Memorial Trophy for Female Club Athlete of the Year:
Kirstin Oakley
Presented in recognition of Kirstin’s continued success at National level. Kirstin is currently studying and competing in America and during the 2017 season set numerous new Club
Records at both U20 and Senior level in 1500m, 3000m Steeplechase and 5000m. She took
3rd place at the Scottish National U20 3000m Championships and 3rd place at the England U20
National 3000m Steeplechase Championships. At 5000m she is currently ranked 7th U20 in the
UK, while at 3000m steeplechase she is ranked 17th at Senior level and 2nd all-time Scottish
U20.

Female Club Athlete of the Year Runner Up:
Carolyn Harvey
Presented in recognition of Carolyn’s continued success at Triple Jump. Carolyn broke the Club Record for Senior Women’s Triple Jump in 2017, while taking 1st place at the Scottish National
Senior Indoor Championships, 2nd at the Scottish National Senior Championships and 3rd at the
England National U23 Championships.

The Simon Campbell Memorial Trophy for Best Achievement U17 Men:
Euan Duff
See entry above

The Hazel McNee Trophy for Best Achievement U17 Women:
Amy Leith
Presented in recognition of Amy’s achievements in throwing events, culminating in taking 3rd  place at the Scottish National Age Group Championships.

The Ernest Thursby Trophy for Excellence in Field Events:
Carolyn Harvey
See entry above

The Sean Carson Memorial Shield for Excellence in Throwing Events Juniors U13/U15/U17:
Amy Leith
See entry above

The Andy Smith Cup for Special Contribution to Ayr Seaforth:
Kirsty Kemp
Presented in recognition of Kirsty’s dedication to coaching.

Trophy for Excellence in Track Events
Kirstin Oakley
See entry above

Trophy for Commitment to RaceRunning
David Phee
Presented in recognition of David’s dedication to coaching the Racerunning section.

Trophy for Volunteer of the Year Age U25, for contribution to the life and work of Ayr Seaforth
Ailie Shanks
Presented in recognition of Ailie’s commitment to Ayr Seaforth, having joined the Club as a  young athlete and now continuing her Club connection as a coach.

Trophy for Excellence in Road Racing/Ultra Distance Running/Hill Racing
Mark Caldwell
See entry above

AWARDS FOR NEW CLUB RECORDS 

U17 WOMEN
Amy Leith
Javelin – 34.96m, 8/4/17, Livingston
U20 WOMEN
Kirstin Oakley
5000m – 17:15.45, 31/3/17, San Francisco, California
U20 & SENIOR WOMEN
Kirstin Oakley
1500m – 4:40.33, 8/4/17, Normal, Illinois
3000m Steeplechase:
11:13.63, 25/3/17, Carbondale, Illinois
11:02.75, 13/4/17, Azusa, California
10:48.05, 13/5/17, Wichita, Kansas
SENIOR WOMEN
Carolyn Harvey
Triple Jump:
12.08m, 28/1/17, Glasgow
12.18m, 26/8/17, Grangemouth

AYRSHIRE HARRIERS AGE GROUP AWARDS/ATHLETS OF THE YEAR

U15 GIRLS Sophie Slider
U17 WOMEN Charlotte McDowall
SENIOR WOMEN Sarah Paterson

ATHLETES OF THE YEAR
SENIOR WOMEN Carolyn Harvey
SENIOR MEN Kenny Neill

CLUB AWARDS FOR BEING PLACED IN A NATIONAL COMPETITION

Gillian Hannah
Scottish National Indoor Masters, Emirates Arena, Glasgow, 5/3/2017, 1st Long Jump (3.84m)
Scottish National Masters Championships, Grangemouth, 1/7/2017, 1st Long Jump (3.84m)
Carolyn Harvey
Scottish Senior Indoor Championships, Emirates Arena, Glasgow, 28/1/2017, 1st Triple Jump (12.08m)
England National Championships, Bedford, 18/6/2017, 3rd U23 Triple Jump (11.79m)
Scottish Senior Championships, Grangemouth, 26/8/2017, 2nd Triple Jump (12.18m)
Kirstin Oakley
Scottish National 3000m Championships, Scotstoun, Glasgow, 2/6/2017, 3rd U20 (9:51.70)
England National Championships, Bedford, 18/6/2017, 3rd U20 3000m Steeplechase (11:11.76)
Daniel Martin
Scottish National Age Group Indoor Championships, Emirates Arena, Glasgow, 28/1/2017, 3rd U17 400m (52.94s)
Euan Duff
Northern Ireland & Ulster National Age Group Championships, Belfast, 17/06/2017, 1st U17 Long Jump (6.16m)
Amy Leith
Scottish National Age Group Championships, Grangemouth 27/08/2017, 3rd U17 Javelin (34.72m)

Gemma Bruce
Scottish National Age Group Championships, Scotstoun, Glasgow 20/8/2017, 2nd U15 300m (42.97s)
Sophie Slider
Scottish National Age Group Championships, Scotstoun, Glasgow 20/8/2017, 3rd U15 300m (43.27s)

Erin Ramsay, Libby White, Eve Beswick, Jenna Beswick
National Indoor U12 Superteams, Emirates Arena, Glasgow, 5/2/2017, 2nd.
Sophie Slider, Matilda Press, Emma Struthers, Gemma Bruce
Scottish National Relay Championships, Grangemouth, 22/4/2017, 4 x 300m Relay, 2nd U15 Girls (2:57.13)
Connor Scobie, Daniel Byers, Lewis Hill
Scottish National Relay Championships, Grangemouth, 22/4/2017, 3 x 800m Relay 3rd U13 Boys (8:09.43)

SPECIAL AWARDS PRESENTED BY AYR SEAFORTH

Gemma Bruce
In recognition of setting two new u15 Girls Scottish Indoor 300m records of 41.69s, followed by 41.56s at the Emirates Arena, Glasgow on 2nd February 2017.

Gavin Drysdale
In recognition of the following performances at the CPISRA Racerunning World  Championships in Frederiksberg, Denmark on 13th July 2017:
• 100m 1st place 18.01secs
• 400m 1st place 1:17.54 (World Record)
• 800m 1st place 2:55.87
• 1500m 1st place 5:34.30 (World Record)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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