Christmas Party 2019

There was a good turnout for the 2019 Claremont Christmas Party, held at The Old George and I think that a good time was had by all.

The inspirational Joyce Archibold (to quote Paula Radcliffe) presented the Colin Archibold Trophy to Sarah Kerr, this year’s first lady in the Northumberland Coastal Run. Bill Milbourne then reciprocated, on behalf of the club, by presenting Joyce with a framed photograph to commemorate her world record breaking achievement in the 2019 New York Marathon.

Other highlights included an emotional speech from Mungai after receiving a New York Marathon jacket as a present from the Slack family and, of course, the Claremont Personality of the Year Awards. These were once again superbly hosted by Jamie and, despite some fierce competition, the overall winner was declared to be Rob Newton. Well done, Rob!

Many thanks to Marie for, once again, organising the festivities.

Thanks also, to Mungai for the photographs, including the inevitable selfies!