Harriers Honoured at Wandsworth Sports Awards

Herne Hill Harriers were well represented amongst the awards at the Active Wandsworth Sports Awards 2010 held at the Civic Suite, Wandsworth Town Hall on Wednesday 23rd March.

Katie Snowden won the Sports Person of the Year Award, with clubmate Blade Ashby runner up. Katie won the AAA National U20 400m championship, as well as the SEAA U20 800m title and was 2nd in the England Schools inter girls 800m championships and – representing Great Britain – was 6th in the World Olympic Trials in Moscow. Blade was a dual English schools winner in octathlon & 100m hurldes as well as a medalist in hurdles and high jump at the AAA National championships. He finished the year ranked no. 1 in octathlon and top twenty in four other events.

Katie and Blade were also presented with Sports Aid awards during the evening.

Lascelles Hussey won the Junior Sports Person of the Year Award for the second year after winning the year 11-12 race at the Mini Marathon as well as gaining County & London schools recognition at National championships. Also nominated were promising distance runners Saskia Millard and Victoria Picken.

Herne Hill Harriers were also nominated in the Junior Team of the Year and Sports Club of the Year awards, as well as being well represented in the Volunteer Awards. Jennifer Honeyball, who coaches at the club, was runner up in the Sonny Storrie Young Volunteer of the Year Award, whilst Bridget Yule, who has been a team manager and official at home club meetings for over 20 years, was recognized in the Voluntary Services to Sport Awards.

There was a special award to Steve Bosley for Outstanding Contribution to Voluntary Services to Sport, in recogniton of Steve’s energy and enthusiasm in developing the club and athletics within the borough.