John Stonham Farewell Cup presented

The John Stonham Farewell Cup was presented last week

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 week I had the honour of presenting the John Stonham Farewell Cup to Jan Farmer on behalf of the committee. Jan, who is a life member of Serpentine, has continued to act as women's captain for our women's team in the Southern Counties Veterans' AC League, despite a major health setback in the early part of 2012 and has been a true inspiration to team members.

Sid Wills

Submitted: 18 December 2012