Andy Sumner picks up Achiever of the Year at AGM

Friday’s AGM was well attended, and provided an opportunity to say a huge thank you to the committee members who stood down this year, whose service to the club committee in various roles cumulatively spans many decades.

The AGM also saw the presentation of a £500 donation to the Wirral Deaf Children’s society, collected by their representative Alison Wallace. The club, in partnership with the Wirral Seaside Runs, were able to donate £1000 in total to the charity this year. We also nominated our charity for 2020, which is the Charles Thompson Mission in Birkenhead, who work with the homeless and needy in the local area.

Alison Wallace collects a donation from Gordon Scholefield, Vice Chairman, at the clubs AGM in January 2020.

The big prize presentation of the night was to Andy Sumner, who picked up the 2019 Achiever of the Year award for his fantastic efforts over ultra distances. In particular, the award was in recognition of Andy’s completion of the gruelling Lakeland 100, which takes in over 100 miles of Lake District terrain and over 6300 meters of ascent. What was particularly impressive about the achievement was that Andy was returning to the race having previously dropped out with only 9 miles of the route to go. To overcome that psychological barrier, as well as the incredible physical fatigue associated with running straight through two nights, as truly impressive. Well done Andy!