2022 club awards winners
Sun 12 Feb 2023
European and British age group champion Lloyd Bebbington took home a hatful of trophies from Newcastle (Staffs) Tri Club’s annual awards ceremony on Saturday 11 February.
Lloyd’s victories - in the European standard distance triathlon championships in Poland in May and in the British standard triathlon championships in Leeds in June - were honoured by the club.
Lloyd picked up the men’s “performance of the year” trophy, the men’s “club championship” award and the annual Matheson award, which is given by club founders Julia and Ken Matheson to the member who best embodies the values of the club.
Sandra Edwards won the women’s “club championship” award for her age group performances over 2022 and Michelle Marshall picked up the women’s “performance of the year” award.
Among the juniors Jacob Oakes picked up three awards for his performances in the West Midlands Series events and the North Staffordshire Cross Country League.
The celebration evening also included an emotional tribute from Jason Riley to his clubmates who helped him when he suffered a serious accident at Ironman Bolton in July.
Jason joked that triathletes like nothing better than “some shiny bling” and presented “Riley’s heroes” medals to the team of NTC club-mates who accompanied him to hospital, picked up his kit and provided assurance to him and his family.
Jason was rewarded with the “most dedicated” member award for his determination to get back to training.
The full list of winners is:
Volunteer of the year: Michael Howard
Most dedicated member: Jason Riley
Junior coaches’ award, age 12 and under: Mia Hearson
Junior coaches’ award, aged over 12: Patience Lamb
Most improved member: John Braithwaite
1st cross-country junior girl: Chloe Hart
1st cross country junior boy: Jacob Oakes
3rd cross country senior woman: Beth Dawid
2nd cross country senior woman: Lucy Spencer
1st cross country senior woman: Rachel Lloyd
3rd cross country senior man: Michael Howard
2nd cross country senior man: Mark Hatton
1st cross country senior male: Eammon Clowes
Best performance, women: Michelle Marshall
Best performance, men: Lloyd Bebbington
Rising Star: Jacob Oakes
Matheson Award: Lloyd Bebbington
“Going long” award, 3rd: Jason Riley
“Going long” award, 2nd: Matt Harper
“Going long” award, 1st: Lisa Ho and Didier Nutall
Club championships 3rd junior female: Hattie Chadwick
Club championships 2nd junior female: Hattie Hall
Club championships 1st junior female: Lucy Donnelly
Club championships 3rd junior male: Joseph Jones
Club championships 2nd junior male: Nathan Walker
Club championships 1st junior male: Jacob Oakes
Club championships 3rd lady: Laura Purcell
Club championships 2nd lady: Michelle Marshall
Club championships 1st lady: Sandra Edwards
Club championships 3rd male: Simon Oakes
Club championships 2nd male: Luke Maxwell
Club championships 1st male: Lloyd Bebbington
“If it’s not on Strava it didn’t happen” award: Matt Harper
Stabiliser award: Mike Hearson
Longest time in transition award: Richard Hall