Cockroft and Pembroke among annual award winners

2021 award winners 300x300After a two year hiatus due to the pandemic, BASC's annual awards were announced and presented at the club's Annual Dinner on 20 November (2021). Hannah Cockroft and Dan Pembroke's Paralympics performances won them the Susanna Ingram Award. Joy Eze, Edward Faulds, Nia Wedderburn-Goodison and Charlie Carvell celebrated success in the U20 and U18 awards. The BASC Athlete of the Year voted by members was also announced.

Susanna Ingram Award: Hannah Cockroft and Dan Pembroke

Hannah needs little introduction. A previous Susanna Ingram award winner, 2021 was a vintage year for Hannah, winning her 6th and 7th Paralympic Gold medals in Tokyo in the 100m and 800m T34 events. The 100m was won in a World Record time of 16.39. Hannah narrowly missed her own World Record over 800m that she set earlier this year.

Returning to the sport in 2021, Dan enjoyed an exceptional year winning Gold at the European Championships with a European Record of 66.75m in the F13 visually impaired category. Dan repeated the feat in Tokyo winning gold with a European and Paralympic Record of 69.52m.

Katharine Merry Award:Joy Eze

Gateshead Harrier Joy enjoyed a sterling season over 100m in 2021 culminating in a bronze medal in the individual 100m at the European Junior Championships. The icing on the cake this year was a deserved gold medal as part of the winning 4x100m relay squad at the same championships.

Ron Jewkes Trophy: Edward Faulds

Promising Rugby & Northampton 400m runner Edward struck double gold in Tallinn at the European Junior Championships in both the 400m and 4x400m relay He set two personal bests in two days in the individual event - culminating in 45.72 in the final. His relay leg was timed at 44.97. Earlier in the season, he won the England under-20 title in Bedford.

Young Athlete of the Year: Nia Wedderburn Goodison and Charlie Carvell

Nia enjoyed a long and successful season in 2021 over both 100m and 200m. She ranked equal 3rd in Europe over 100m (11.56) as an under-18, and equal 2nd over 200m (23.59). Competitively, Nia won the England Senior and Under-20 100m titles along with the Manchester International. Over 200m, a 23.72 clocking secured the English Schools title.

400m runner Charlie’s 46.64 run at Trafford in early May ranked him easily at the top of the European under-18 list. Third place at the England Athletics under-20 Championships secured selection for the 400m at the European Junior Championships in Tallinn where Charlie placed 4th in the individual 400m. He also ran the 3rd leg on the winning 4x400m team.

For information about the criteria for each award, see our Awards page.