As Honorary President I purchased a trophy last year in memory of Faye Holden, a NMAC W35 athlete who sadly died not so long ago. Faye was a terrific NMAC member, who at The Inter Area would do any event to help out and also assisted with managing the team, without being asked. The idea was for it to be awarded after each Inter Area meeting to someone who showed similar spirit and willingness to go the extra mile for the team on the day.
Last year we didn’t have an Inter Area, so I awarded it to John Wright for his outstanding performances in the year that had passed.
We had quite a few athletes gaining first position and we had three people winning twice , John Wright, Anthony O’ Brien and Nia Rutter( plus a relay first).
There are a lot of others who could be mentioned; for doing events they hadn’t done for years, running in strange leg splints, travelling miles for just one event, Paul, the men’s team manager leaving at 6.30am from Lyme Regis and for the points, doing the walk not his usual event. We had two throwers, Beth and Julie who did 4 throwing events each
There were so many heroes and heroines on the day but the person to whom I want to award ‘The President’s Trophy’ is someone who exemplified Faye Holden’s spirit in my opinion.
Well done Carol!
We will present the Trophy to her in the not to distant future.’