Runners of the Year 2014

Following our successful first Awards Evening and with a great deal of hindsight, we thought it would be a good idea to have a male and female Runner of the Year. This year the committee unanimously voted for Alex and Laura Penny. But next year, members will be asked to nominate candidates and there will then be a full ballot of club members to see who comes out on top. No trophy will be presented this year, but in the future who knows?

Just in case you’re sceptical of these guys’ credentials, besides achieving PBs at every distance, here’s a list of the events they entered during 2014:

Alex’s events
Winter Enigma marathon1 & 2 (2 in 2 days) – Caldecotte Lake, MK
Buff Furzton Enigma marathon – MK
Not the Roman IX – Stratford-upon-Avon
Watford half marathon
Enigma Quadzilla – 4 marathons in 4 days round Furzton Lake
Winslow 10k
Silverstone half marathon
Oakley 20
Buttons for Brathay Bells and Whistles marathon
Paris marathon
London marathon
Madrid marathon
Milton Keynes marathon
Buckingham triathlon
Silverstone triathlon
Liverpool (Rock ‘n Roll) marathon
Stockholm marathon
Enigma Super Hero marathon
North Devon AONB marathon
NSPCC MK half marathon
Enigma Strikes Back half marathon
Vanguard Way marathon
Bearbrook 10k
Reykjavik (Iceland) marathon
Northampton half marathon
Leighton 10
Bath Two Tunnels marathon
Bucks Fire and Rescue cross-country
Amsterdam marathon
Beachy Head marathon
Club La Santa 10k
Club La Santa half marathon
Dirt Half Challenge
Saxon Shore marathon Day 1
Saxon Shore marathon Day 2
Bedford Harriers half marathon
Buff Christmas Enigma marathon 1
Buff Christmas Enigma marathon 2
Portsmouth Coastal Waterside marathon

…. and parkruns in Buckingham (9), Aberdeen, Eglington, Pollok, Cheltenham, Barnstaple, Strathclyde, Weymouth, Princes, Dundee, Milton Keynes (4), Dulwich and Northampton.

And here’s Laura’s list:
Not the Roman IX – Stratford-upon-Avon
Watford half marathon
Winslow 10k
Silverstone half marathon
Oakley 20
London marathon
Madrid half marathon
Buckingham triathlon
Silverstone triathlon
Liverpool (Rock ‘n Roll) half marathon
Brackley 10k
North Devon AONB marathon
NSPCC MK half marathon
Enigma Strikes Back half marathon
Vanguard Way marathon
Bearbrook 10k
Reykjavik (Iceland) marathon
Northampton half marathon
Bucks Fire and Rescue cross-country
Buckingham 10k
Dirt Half Challenge
Saxon Shore marathon Day 1
Saxon Shore marathon Day 2
Bedford Harriers half marathon
Buff Christmas Enigma marathon 1
Buff Christmas Enigma marathon 2
Portsmouth Coastal Waterside marathon
Stonehaven Christmas 5k handicap
…. and parkruns in Buckingham, Aberdeen, Eglington, Pollok, Cheltenham, Barnstaple, Strathclyde, Weymouth, Princes, Dundee, Milton Keynes, Dulwich and Northampton.