Each year, the club recognises the achievements of a number of members by awarding a range of trophies and medals. These are announced and presented at the annual club dinner.
The Cornell Medal — for services to the club
The Cornell Medal is the Club’s most prestigious award, and is given for outstanding services to the Club. The medal – designed by Club member and sculptor David Cornell – depicts a group of runners passing Wellington Rocks, and was first awarded in 1986. The annual recipient is decided by a small group of past winners
|2012||Mark Taylor and Rosie Harris|
|2010||Pete Burns, Derek Harrison and Mel Taylor|
|2007||Sarah Russell and Peter Tullett|
|2006||Ed Bates and Geoff Turner|
|2005||Mike Jarvis and Lindsay Turner|
|2004||Dave Hadaway and Jonathan Rickards|
The Cath Hulme Trophy — for athletic excellence
This trophy – a pewter cup – was created in memory of Club member Cath Hulme who was tragically killed in a car accident in Swaziland. The cup is awarded annually for athletics excellence, with Club members voting for the recipient prior to the Annual Prize Presentation. The trophy was first awarded in 1995.
|2022||Liam White||Ali Farrall|
|2021||not awarded||not awarded|
|2020||not awarded||not awarded|
|2019||Billy Hobbs||Hayley Larkin|
|2018||Billy Hobbs||Harriet Woolley|
|2017||Billy Hobbs||Harriet Woolley|
|2016||Sam Begg||Nicola Morris|
|2015||Guy Jenner||Carol Tsang|
|2014||David Barker||Stella Richardson|
|2013||not awarded||not awarded|
|2012||Craig Chapman||Alice Heather-Hayes|
|2011||Des O’Donnell||Alice Heather-Hayes|
|2010||Nick Leech||Tara Taylor|
|2009||Nick Leech||Jo Clift|
|2008||Terry Everest||Tara Taylor|
|2007||Andy Howey||Tara Taylor|
|2006||Andy Howey||Tara Taylor|
The Bob Whyte Trophy — for athletic achievement
Bob Whyte was the founding Chairman of Tunbridge Wells Runners, and the trophy to recognise his early contributions to the Club – a silver cup – is awarded annually for athletic achievement. As with the Cath Hulme trophy, the recipient is decided by votes cast by the Club members.
|2012||Nicola Morris & Jane Roome|
The Mike Thurgood Salver — for Club Runner of the Year
Australian Mike Thurgood donated this silver salver to the Club as a parting gift on his return ‘Down Under’ to recognise the Club Runner of the Year. The recipient is decided by a system of points awarded for all races throughout the year. The trophy was first awarded in 1997.
The Steve Barnfield Trophy – for Most Improved Club Runner of the Year
This trophy, a small glass plaque which is retained by the recipient, is named in memory of Club member Steve Barnfield who lost his life to cancer in 2019. It is awarded to the Harrier who, in the opinion of fellow members, has shown the most improvement in their performance over the previous calendar year.
The Jim Simmons Veterans Trophy
This trophy — a large silver cup — was donated to the club by Kent over 60 long jump champion Jim Simmons to recognise achievement within the veteran athletes in the club. The recipient is decided by votes cast by Club members.
The David Abbott Cross Country Trophy — for cross country achievement
The men’s trophy is a piece of engraved Swedish glass set on a wooden base, and was donated to the Club by veteran runner David Abbott. They are awarded annually for cross country achievement, the recipient is decided by votes cast by Club members. It was first awarded in 1995.
|2022||Dave Hadaway||Amelie Karlsson|
|2021||not awarded||not awarded|
|2020||not awarded||not awarded|
|2019||Andy Howey||Jillian Holford|
|2018||Andy Howey||Jillian Holford|
|2017||Andy Howey||Jillian Holford|
|2016||Ed Steele||Pru Clements|
|2015||Sam Begg||Pru Clements|
|2014||Andy Howey||Alice Heather-Hayes|
|2012||Chris Wolton||Alice Heather-Hayes|
|2011||Chris Smith||Alice Heather-Hayes|
|2010||Des O’Donnell||Tara Taylor|
|2009||Andy Howey||Jo Clift|
|2008||Peter Burns||Sarah-Jane Gaffney|
|2007||Andy Howey||Ruth Briggs|
|2006||Andy Howey||Lucille Joannes|
|2005||Andy Howey||Sian Roberts|
|2004||Mark Taylor||Tara Taylor|
|2003||Mike Russell||Sian Roberts|
|2002||Adam Styles||Lindsay Turner|
|2001||Adam Styles||Ruth Brannan|
|2000||Daryl Palfrey||Sian Roberts|
The Speldhurst Summer Handicap Trophy
This trophy was donated by Paul Eames, Peter Gander, Eddie Lyons and past-Chairman Jacques Courivaud – a group of Club members living in Speldhurst. It is awarded annually to the fastest runner on handicap over three of the four races making up the Club summer handicap 10km series. The trophy was first awarded in 1997.
|2016||Ann Marie Green|
The Tina Lawrence Trophy
Tina Lawrence joined Tunbridge Wells Runners in 1984 and became one of the first ladies of our Club to win an individual trophy in our Half Marathon & together with Nina Foord, Jane Lavender, Marion Skett, Di Russell, Lyn Marchant & Gill Har-Ewan formed the backbone of our ladies’ team in many events in the early years of the Club.
Tina lost her battle with cancer in June 2018 and to commemorate her time with Tunbridge Wells Runners (now Harriers) and particularly with our Half Marathon her family have donated a trophy to be awarded annually to the first lady Tunbridge Wells Harrier to finish the Tunbridge Wells Half Marathon. The Tina Lawrence Memorial Trophy
|Run February 2023||Emily Nash (1:31:46)|
|Run February 2022||Ameli Karlsson (1:29:25)|
|Run February 2021||No Race Held|
|Run February 2020||Jillian Holford (1:36:42)|
|Run February 2019||Harriet Woolley (1:28:30)|
The Nina Foord Triathlon Trophy
This trophy recognises athletic achievement in the discipline of triathlon, and was awarded from 2006 to 2010. Following the passing of Nina, this trophy will be handed over to the Tunbridge Wells Triathlon Club.
The Club Cross Country Championship Shields
The club cross-country championship race is held annually in Feburary, with the winner of each category receiving a wooden shield. See the club cross-country championship page for a list of winners in each category.
The Club Road Championship Shields
The club road championship race is held annually in October, with the winner of each category receiving a wooden shield. See the club road championship page for a list of winners in each category.
The Club Road Grand Prix Trophy
The club road grand prix is designed to encourage Harriers to race more often, and on equal terms with all other members as the results are adjusted for age and gender. Each race of the Kent Grand Prix counts towards our club road grand prix with a percentage result based on finishing time, age and gender. This percentage is calculated according to the WAVA scale. The winner is the runner with the best score at the end of the season, that is the average of their best five percentages over the series, and they receive a pewter trophy that was first awarded in 2008. See the club road grand prix page for a list of winners.