Friday night (5th February) saw the SMM Annual Awards evening held in the luxurious Upper House in Barlaston.

It was a fantastic setting to celebrate the achievements of all of Bats over the past year.

The big winners of the night were Paul Phillips and Anne-Marie Mountford winning both the Mens and Ladies Championship respectively and also winning the North Staffs Road Runners Awards for the club. In the veterans category Alison Brind and Richard Shaw collected awards with both also winning the Cross Country awards and Richard also won the prestigious Runner of the Year award as voted by his fellow runners.

Steve Parker run the outstanding achievement award after completing numerous marathons the most recent being 3:18 (2nd M60 in Spain). Club Person of the Year went to Captain, Bernie Priekulis and Beginner of the Year went to Tim Clegg. A full list of the winners are below


Men’s Champion Paul Phillips
2nd Tim Hulse
3rd Richard Shaw

Ladies Champion Anne-Marie Mountford
2nd Gail Evans
3rd Joyce Edwards

Veteran Lady Alison Brind
Veteran Man Richard Shaw

Marathon Lady Jackie Allen
Marathon Man Steve Fenney

NSRRA Lady Anne-Marie Mountford
NSRRA Man Paul Phillips

Most Improved Lady Julie McArthur
Most Improved Male Jim Holland

X Country Lady Alison Brind
X Country Man Richard Shaw

Chairmans Trophy Julie Ebrey
Captains Trophy Anne Griffiths

Outstanding Achievement Steve Parker

Club Person of the Year Bernie Priekulis

Runner of the Year Richard Shaw

Beginner of the Year Tim Clegg

Newcomer of the Year Phil Cape

Outstanding Contribution to Running Bryan Dale