Tamworth Athletics Club 2016 cup and shield awards

DSC_8125 copyAnnie Boonham TAC academy best performance 2016. Annie gained many PB’s in the academy championships and did well in the cross country.

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Harriet Livingstone TAC academy most improved 2016. Harriet’s enthusiasm and her infectious personality makes it a pleasure to coach her.

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Toby Wooton WMYACCL 2016 Male. Toby was the highest ranking boy rom TAC in the West Midlands Cross Country League coming 6th in the u11 boys.

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Emily Findlater WMYACCL 2016 Female. Emily competed with excellent enthusiasm throughout the season showing that cross country could be fun and attended all the races for the u17 women’s team.

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Lisa Stretton Senior Ladies Cross Country. Lisa did 3 out of 4 league races. She improved on each one and was a good role model for the ladies team.

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Ben Evans with the Graham Lovell Trophy 2016 for road running over 10 miles.

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Sarah Jemmett Female Veteran of the year. Sarah got the most points in total across the season for the ladies totalling 22 in the 400m, 800m, 1500m and the high jump.

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Dave Williams Male Veteran of the year. Dave achieved 33 points for the men’s team being the highest scorer in 200m, 800m and 1500m.

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Sian Hubbard the N J Williams cup 2016. Sian was ranked 8 on the Power of 10 for the U13 girl’s pole vault with a height of 2.03m

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Tegan Vickery Heart of England girls 2016. Tegan PB’d in either the 1200m or 1500m at 5 of the 7 events. Always with a smile and happy to give any event a go. A credit to the club.

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Max Kent Heart of England 2016 boys. Max held a season long battle with James Sherriff in the 1500m with both achieving PB after PB.  Max just had the edge but James pushed him all the way in what was some of the most exciting competition we saw all season.

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U15 girls 4 x 300m relay team the M Showell Shield 2016. A strong U15 relay team of Lucy Wheeler, Sian Lewis, Eve Clawley, Hannah Evans and Katie Stretton. The team undoubtedly gave us the standout moment of 2016 with the final race of the day at Tamworth. Lucy and Sian led the team out with Hannah taking the third leg it came down to Katie to bring it home. They won by 100th of a second.  The most exciting race we have ever seen.

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James Stretton The Ridgewood Shield.  James achieved 8 PB’s throughout the season in sprints, jumps and distance running becoming one of the fastest 1500m runners where he improved his time from 5mins 35 to 5mins 19 over the season. He was consistently in the top 3 with his season’s best performance coming in the YDL at Tamworth where he won the event.

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Amy Cook the Junior Field Athlete of the year 2016. Amy achieved PB’s throughout the season with her Javelin throws breaking the u13 girls club record.

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Isabelle Neville with the Amy Adams Shield 2016. Isabelle was one of the few athletes to compete in all 4 matches, earning valuable points at every match for the team. She consistently gained 1st place in her events which included 300m hurdles, 200m, 300m and the relays 4 x 100m, 4 x 300m and 4 x 400m.


Jake Allman with the Tom Adams Shield. Jake was at every meeting and earned valuable points for the team in the200m, 400m and the relays of 4 x 100m and 4 x 400m.

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Myles Richardson Male Sprinter of the Year 2016. The season did not start well with Myles being disqualified in his first 100m race at Tamworth, but after he ran all four U20 YDL fixtures and all 4 Senior A team competitions. He broke club records in the U20 100m running 10.8secs on 2 occasions and the 200m record, running 22.2 secs on 3 occasions. Myles also competed in the 110m hurdles for U20 and seniors. He is the anchor leg of any 4 x 100m relay team that ran in 2016 and also part of the 4 x 100m relay team.

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Omolola Dixon Female Sprinter of the Year 2016. With times of 12.2secs for the 100m and 25.5secs for the 200m and 40.01secs for the 300m, she is the fastest lady in the club, with only Liv Woodward running faster in the 400m. Omy took gold in the Warwickshire Schools  where she took300m and followed that up with an excellent gold at the Mason Trophy also taking bronze in the 4 x 100m relay. This was the first time for years that TAC had a winner at the Mason Trophy Inter County competition.

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Alexander Berrow Field Athlete of the Year 2016. Alex won all his hammer competitions for the Senior A team with a best of 51.1m. He was also first in all of his shot competitions and most of his discus events. He even threw the javelin when a certain athlete got his dates mixed up. As well as for Tamworth he took gold in the hammer and shot in the Police Sports UK Championships. Alex is an athlete that always gives his best and will never let the team down. He has promised to do a steeple chase if required this season.

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Caydon Fairburn Male Indoor Athlete of the Year 2016. Caydon was a consistent member of the Sportshall team attending all five fixtures and gaining valuable points in all his events including runs, throws and jumps.

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Lucy Wheeler Female Indoor Athlete of the Year 2016. Lucy continued TAC’s fight to stay at the top of the all-rounder competition and did it magnificently gaining top marks in her 2 lap races and vertical jump and finished 2nd overall in the all-rounder competition this year.

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Olivia Woodward with Dorothy Beech Award 2016. Top points scorer in the ladies Sen A team, scoring valuable points in 400m, high jump, shot, javelin and 4 x 400m relay. Also a full card again being the highest point scorer in the U20 YDL competition, competing in 200m, 400m, high jump, shot, discus, javelin and 4 x 400m relay.DSC_8161 copy

Doug Stark with the Ray Rodgers Trophy 2016. For the second year in a row Doug has been the highest male point’s scorer in the Senior League. Competing in the 110m hurdles, high jump, pole vault, triple jump, shot, discus and javelin he is the most versatile athlete in the club.

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Gordon Densley with the Volunteer of the Year Stevenson Cup 2016. Gordon consistently motivated athletes to attend senior league meeting and persistence paid off as the senior team got promoted for the 2nd year in a row this year … we would like to add that we have been promoted once again and are now in the premier league.

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Best Performance at ESSA 2016. Dan Cartwright, Lucy Wheeler, Isabelle Neville, Omolola Dixon and Tom Ainsworth got to English Schools. With Omy finishing the highest ranked TAC athlete in 11th place after finishing 3rd in her heat just missing out on the final.

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Doug Stark Presidents cup, Best Athlete of the Yea 2016r. Top points scorer in the Division 2 winning team. Gaining first place in most events competed in. Every athlete and official at these meets score valuable points, but the massive point’s tally he contributed to the Team helped secure promotion to the top Division in the Midlands. Great performances from a top class athlete.DSC_8167 copy

Tom Randolph with the Martyn Naunton Memorial 2016. Tom was the highest ranked U17 in the 800m and 1500m on Power of 10 and gained a PB of 1min 55.52secs in the 800m.

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Sian Hubbard with the female Nathan Woodward Award 2016

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Dan Cartwright with the male Nathan Woodward Award 2016

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Matt Hargreaves with the Chairman’s Award 2016.



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