NOTTS AC ATHLETE OF THE YEAR AWARD 2019
You can now vote for who you would like to win this Award. Please email me the name of the athlete you are voting for and also your name to firstname.lastname@example.org. Only fully paid up Notts AC Members are able to vote and only ONE vote per member is allowed.
Voting will close on Monday October 14th 2019 at 9am, no late votes will be accepted.
The athletes listed below have been shortlisted for this award and a short paragraph of their achievements throughout the year are listed:-
Kofi Afirifah-Mensah – Has represented Notts AC in all the BAL matches at the age of 14! He has also competed in all the Midland League Division 1 matches often on the same weekends and all of the YDL Matches. He has improved his Pole Vault PB from 3.50 in January to 3.92 in August. He is ranked 17th in the UK rankings at U17. He also competed at English Schools where he came 9th. Also 4th at the Mason Trophy Inter Counties Schools Championships. Brilliant attitude to everything from a very young man.
Alex Cooper – has had an amazing season. He has won the following:-
- 1st in English Schools 400m
- Represented England Schools Team in Home Countries International @ Swansea where he came 1st
- Alex was also selected for England U20’s team in Cardiff and Dublin where he won both 400’s.
- 3rd in British Championships at Bedford U17 400m.
- Ranked No. 1 in the UK Ranking at U17.
Annabelle Crossdale – started the season early in October with a win in the MMTG hammer decathlon throwing over 60m for the first time, improving her points total from 6144 in 2017 to 6642. She improved her PB in the spring spruce with 61.05. Over the season she has been a member of both UK and Midland league teams taking in the hammer, shot, occasional discus and 100m. She retained her midland senior title in June. Her distance of 61.05 saw her invited to compete in the British Champs at Birmingham where she threw yet another Pb of 61.95 taking a brilliant silver medal.
Jane Pidgeon – has set a new British record in the 2000m steeplechase twice this season – once at British Masters which also incorporated a win in her age group. She finished second in the European Masters steeplechase, whilst also coming away with team gold in the 4k cross country and bronze in the 4 x 400m relay. At the World Indoors in Torun Jane competed in both the xc and 1500m. Although Jane has not competed in many of the Midland Masters league and cup final fixtures she did sacrifice this to compete in the Notts summer road race league in which she won her age group. She also competed in the British Masters 5k road race in Horwich.
Ali Watson – ended 2018 ranked number 1 in his age group for 3000m, 5000m, 10000m, 5k, 10k, and 10 miles. At the current time he is also ranked number 1 for 2019 in 5000m, 10000m, 10k and 10 miles. In addition, he is ranked second in the half marathon. He competed in the masters international finishing third and first in the M40 age group. He also won the Midland Masters 10k, together with finishing first in this age group.