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Awards night at Dartford Harriers AC
MEMBERS of Dartford Harriers attended the presentation of 20 trophies awarded for a range of talents within the club.
The first award of the night was for female track athlete, presented to Isio Orogun.
As well as the sprints, she has proved herself over the longer distance of 300m this year, achieving a Kent championship best performance and club record with 43.70s.
The award for male track athlete of the year went to Dereck Aguma, who represented Kent at the prestigious English Schools competition in Gateshead last summer.
He set a new PB of 11.65s in the 100m heat and placed third in his semi-final with a time of 11.68s, both grade one performances.
Carys Tennant picked up the award for female field athlete for her performances this year, which included a gold medal in the hammer throw at the Kent championships with a championship best performance, a throw of 21.15m.
Later in the season she threw 22.05m, which placed her ninth in the country for her age group.
The male field athlete award was won by John Fenton, a mature athlete, who also won the male master award. He competed in 10 separate shot competitions ranging from southern men’s, Kent champs, southern county vets and British masters.
Fenton holds the club records for both shot put and javelin and finished the year 18th in the country for hammer, sixth for shot and first for javelin.
The award for female single performance was won by Holly Page who also won the female cross country award.
Page won every Kent league race last season.
David Hall won the male single performance award for his English schools decathlon, which took place at Bedford.
He totalled 6,518 points, won the competition and led the rankings.
The female road award went to Lesley Brown who also won the Harrier Award voted for by members of the club.
As a vet 50, building up for the Liverpool marathon, she ran in the Romney Marsh 10k, Whitstable 10k and Tonbridge half marathon. Doing the New Romney 10k, she knocked 10 minutes off her time from the previous year over that distance, evidencing the hard training she was putting in.
All this hard work culminated in 4hr03m56s for the Liverpool marathon.
The award for male road athlete was won by Dan Pyne who took part in seven road races including the London Marathon.
Back in March in preparation for the big race, he was 12th in the Ashford 10k and 29th in the Hastings half marathon.
Callum Ward won the male cross country award for his participation in the Kent league cross country, as well as the Kent cross country championships.
The female master award was taken by Maureen Farmer who was the only vet 60 to compete in all the southern county vet leagues.
Farmer competed in a range of events, achieving seven personal bests and nine top 10 rankings.
The award for clubman went to Lee Capon for his dedication to the club.
The clubwoman award was won by Gill Skellon, who is a life member and an asset to the Harriers.
Maisy Rose, aged nine, won the Dartford Dashers award for her participation in cross countries, the Tonbridge one-mile races, sportshall competitions and the club champs.
The award for team performance was won by Chloe Sharp, Jessica Sellar and Page for their 3x800m in the Kent relay championships in September.
All three U13 girls ran a fantastic 800m which resulted in a fast 7m55s one time and the baton was brought home just over 10 seconds ahead of second place.
The dedicated athlete award went to Richard Nash.
He went to all five southern men leagues, competing in 19 individual events.
Over these he achieved six first place finishes, seven seconds and six thirds.
Naomi Orogun won the award for best hurdler.
She competed in nine 300m hurdle races, winning five of them.
Orogun won the Kent champs in May with a time which qualified her for the English Schools of 46.75s.
Later in the year she also won the Kent schools and was second in the south east inter-county schools.
The award for perpetual male cross country has been presented since 1927 to the male cross country runner that accumulates the most points over the Kent cross country league.
Tony Durey has won the trophy for the previous three consecutive years and wins again this year with a total of 110 points.
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