John Stonham Farewell Cup presented
The John Stonham Farewell Cup was presented at the January handicap
The John Stonham Farewell Cup is awarded annually to the runner who, in the judgement of the Committee, inspires others by being 1) a new runner who shows significant "improvement, but not necessarily victories" 2) an experienced runner returning from injury or illness or 3) a runner showing enthusiasm in the sport even without victory. John Stonham was an active member of the club from 1986 and the award was donated anonymously in 1993 upon his departure to Thailand.
Last weekend I had the honour of presenting the John Stonham Farewell Cup to Manuel Moreno on behalf of the committee for his extraordinary endeavour following a serious bike accident. His tenacity to getting back to running has been awesome – working out in the gym every day. On Saturday Manuel walked a lap of the Handicap and he said that running will surely come: I will be filled with joy when that day comes.
Submitted: 12 February 2015