A. Best Male Athlete of the Year: Alistair Wallace
Nominees (in no order):
• Callum Gladwin – He made the final of the 400m at the u17 champs, took 6 seconds of his 400m pb in a year with setbacks to training at the start so only 6 months of training. He is dedicated to training, he comes to help coaching before his session to learn more. He works hard and tries to help the group by leading exercises and drills. He is a delight to coach and work with.
• Tendai Nyabadza – mixing it with the big boys on the track, road and country. An exciting 800m at Saughton, a 2nd place in the Short Course XC and representation of Scotland at the Virgin Money Mini Marathon made it an excellent 2021.
• Alistair Wallace – Commitment to training and competition has paid off this year with significant improvements both on track and at xc where he has led the u17 East district success in Finlay and Tendai’s absence.
• Alex Columbine-Green – Alex had a rocky start to the season but with injuries. However, he worked hard with the coaches, and has started communicating more and more to the coaches to help himself understand what has been asked of him. His attitude to training being one of focused and determined to do better. This has resulted in learning new techniques and being able to put them to use at events to run PBs in almost every event he went to. This culminated into finishing 3rd in scotland for the u13s in the scottish champs. Could be nominated into almost any category.
• Euan Laird – Euan has had a season to remember, he has quit his football to focus only on his sprinting. Because of his football he struggled to make any events, despite this he signed up to the nationals age group champs. He managed to make the final of both the 100 and the 200m on the same day finishing 7th and 5th respectively. Taking a pb in both events by almost 1 & 2 seconds for the 100 and 200 respectively. When he is at training he has one focus, and that’s to get better. He listens and talks to the coaches and always trying to work on areas that needs to be adjusted. Again he could be in for any of the awards.
B. Best Female Athlete of the Year: Nancy Corrie
• Nancy Corrie – Best final leg of the day at track relays and very consistent generally contributing enormously to the team. Top 5 in Scotland in 1500m, top 10 in 800m and consistent in top 7/8 in East District XC – a reward for a great attitude at training where she simply gets on with the task at hand.
• Georgie Bruce – Performed in the National Champs in aberdeen to do the 200m and wasn’t to sure what to do but she only went and ran in heats and semis PBing in both to make it to the final to be in the top 8 in scotland over 200m in an event she wasn’t sure about. Showed her versatility by gaining a top 10, and an interdistrict vest, in East District XC Champs.
• Esther Taylor – She is always so hard working, goes to as many comps as she can, track & field as well as xc. She has broken a number of club records this year and represented the club fantastically well at the combined events champs.
C. Best Performance of the Year: Fergus Ross
• Fergus Ross – U13 1500m gold. This was a tough race and took a new championship best performance to win. It was the only podium finish at age groups from this training group which shows how hard it is to medal at these champs.
• Sam Wilkie – East District XC League at Dundee – followed a win at Howick, with a remarkable finish at Dundee, seemingly turning a 50metre deficit into 50m win within the space of the final 200-300m. Thrilling.
D. Best Endeavour of the Year: Ethan Lorimer
1. Ethan Lorimer – Ethan has had an amazing season. A delight to coach. Positive, enthusiastic & 100% effort every time. He is a delight to talk to. Even when he volunteers his time to help at the RJT he listens to the coaches to help him but also to the kids. He works hard to give them a great session. His performances on the XC have gone from strength to strength and is always looking to be better. He comes to training/coaching with a smile and no matter what happens he leaves with a smile and encourages everyone he meets. He will support everyone of his team to help them achieve their best. Ethan is an asset to Harmeny AC.
2. Daniel McIntyre – has improved so much in 2021 – and was already pretty good! Has been rewarded for a lot of hard work with a win at Oriam and then became East District XC Champ in December.