Seaford Striders in charity donation as Bill Young is remembered and wife Glynis honoured

Seaford Striders cheque
Seaford Striders cheque

Seaford Striders were proud to present the Sussex Cancer Fund with a cheque for £1,250 at their annual awards evening on Saturday.

Glynis’s late husband, Bill Young, founder and for many years Chairman of the club, died of cancer in February 2012 and had been a patient of Dr Deutsch, who paid tribute to his remarkable courage and tenacity. Glynis was also presented with the Most Courageous Award.

Other awards presented at the evening included the Bill Young Award, previously know as the Chairman’s award and renamed in Bill’s honour, which was presented jointly to Glynis and Richard Kimber.

The Club Captain’s Trophy went to Gareth Hutchinson and the Club Captain’s Trophy went to Claire Keith, while the Men’s Captain’s Trophy was awarded to Gareth Hutchinson and the Women’s Captain’s Trophy went to Sue Garner. Meanwhile, the Steve Rowland Cup was won by Richard Kimber, the Marathon Shield was awarded to Jacob Miles, the Strider of the Year was Rob Webber and the Achiever’s Award went to Kevin Ives.

On the Sunday morning, nine Striders travelled to Eastbourne for the first anniversary of the Eastbourne Parkrun.

Parkruns allow runners of any ability to compete weekly over a distance of 5k, and this first anniversary saw a good turnout of 132 runners. The Striders recorded some good times. Ryan Stewart finished in 19:00, Adam Mansbridge in 19:45, Shane Read in 20:24, Phil Robinson in 20:15, Gary Lee 22:10, Richard Honeyman in 23:14, Mark Chadd in 27:10, Rachel Davis in 28:03 and Natalie McCreath in 43:03.

The triathlete training group took the opportunity to add a little light cycling to the morning, riding to Eastbourne Park Run via Jevington and Polegate, doing the 5k run and then cycling back via Butts Brow ,Beachy Head, East Dean and Exceat.