With over 500 members, it’s impossible for the Competition Committee to think of all the many deserving candidates for our club’s annual major awards. We are seeking input from all our members to nominate potential award winners related to each respective category listed below. Simply state the deserving candidate’s name, as well as reasons why this person deserves the respective award. Keep in mind, winners of any major award in 2012 or 2013 are not eligible to win the same award this year Check the FSRC web site for past award winners –http://www.steeplechasers.
Runner of the Year: Certainly, running performance should be a major consideration in this category. High standings in either the Grand Prix or the Decathlon should be considered, but significant performances at significant external events should also be considered. For instance, if one of our club members didn’t participate in our local events, but they went on to win a major marathon, clearly they would be worthy of consideration.
Masters Runner of the Year: Same as ROY, but for those over 40.
Grand Masters Runner of the Year: Same, for those over 60.
Rising Star: Can be used as an award designation for someone young or new to the club in recognition to their efforts in their first year (think “Rookie of the Year”). This could be for their performance either as a runner or as an outstanding volunteer.
Most Improved: Used to recognize club members who have taken a big step forward in their level of performance.
Ironman/woman: This award considers endurance over speed. Used to recognize exceptional levels of mileage or quantity of events as opposed their speed in competition.
Anderer Award: Named for Ken Anderer who is best remembered for the huge number of events for which he provided support, this award is given to the member who provided inspiration through their example as a club member through participation and exceptional volunteerism.
Please send your nominations to Cassy Crouse at email@example.com