What is the award?
In memory of Bob Fairclough, one of the founding members of TCRC, the Fairclough trophy is awarded to one club member that has been nominated and voted for by their running club colleagues.
The award is presented each year at the annual presentation evening and then held for 12 months by the winner.
Who should win this award?
This could be someone in the club that inspires you with their running, encourages you in your own exploits and motivates and supports you week in and week out.
The candidate could be an unsung hero that gives up a great deal of their own time and works hard to support the club and its members – they may not be the fastest or enter lots of races but without them the club might not function as well.
The winner maybe a runner that goes above and beyond in their personal running achievements, they may have gone from never running to running marathons or may be an inspirational seasoned runner taking part in many races, representing the club through the UK.
In a nutshell, this award could mean different things to different people. The recipient should be a worthy winner and encompass all things running.
How do we vote?
As there may be several different candidates that spring to mind you are asked to nominate just 3 people in order of choice.
Please give a brief reason of why you are nominating this individual (serious answers only please – this is a very special award that we take seriously).
The voting will be recorded and the 3 candidates in the running will be announced. It will then be a case of the person with the most votes that wins the award.
To allow for more winners, it has been decided that the previous two winners are ineligible.
The 2017/18 Winner was Mr Brian Cumpsty voted for by his peers for his outstanding contribution to distance and endurance running and to Charitable Causes.