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Friday 11th February – Club Presentation Night


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There was a record attendance by members, partners and friends of Otley A.C. at the Club’s annual Presentation Night at Korks on Friday 11th February.

A most enjoyable night of conversation and camaraderie was matched by a fabulous four course meal, Presentation hosted by the Club’s President, Mick Jeffery and ended with a video montage above prepared by Simon Anderson highlighting Otley A.C.’s past year in photos.

Mick awared the Club’s Handicap Trophy to Graham Stead as winner for 2010 and Mick was then himself presented by former Club President, Tom Hannah, with the Runner of the Year Trophy for 2010.

The President’s Trophy was presented to Hugh Pearson for his outstanding contribution to the setting-up and running of the Club’s Junior Section and the Club’s coached training night sessions.

Guest of honour was the Club’s Honorary Life Vice President, Eric Smith, and Mick highlighted Eric’s formidable performances as an accomplished International runner during the 1950’s representing England in the 1954 European Games, 1955 Koscice International Marathon of Peace in Czechoslovakia and the 1958 Empire Games. Eric recorded times of 2.22.32 for the Marathon and 50.32 for Ten Miles at a time when running shoe technology was no more than a pair of Woolworths Plimsoles!

At the end of 1989, Eric was interviewed for the Club’s newsletter by Phil Dean in which Eric gives details of his running career and tips to runners….this is now available as four pages from the links below. Read and enjoy!

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Pictures from the Presentation Night are also now available from Club Photos.

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