In addition to awards for performance, the club presents a small number of special awards on an annual basis. This page lists these awards and the people who have been recipients since their inauguration.
John Stonham Farewell Cup
John Stonham was an active member of the club from 1986 and the award was donated anonymously in 1993 upon his departure to Thailand. The trophy 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. The cup is usually awarded at the Christmas dinner.
John Stonham was delighted to have a cup named after him and was always pleased to learn of the winner each year. Sadly John passed away in May 2008 aged 82.
|1995 -1998||Not awarded|
Donated by James Godber, the then Honorary Secretary, in 1986, this trophy is awarded annually to the club member or members who, in the personal judgement of the Honorary Secretary, has greatly contributed to the club, above and beyond what might be expected from an ordinary member. The trophy is awarded at the AGM following the committee year to which the award relates i.e. the 2011 trophy was awarded in 2012 by the secretary in office from 2011 to 2012.
|2016||Barbie Chan||For all her help and support generally but particularly in achieving great results with the Serpentine juniors.|
|2015||Raoul Mansukhani||For leading the Richmond Park Sunday club runs since 2008.|
|2014||James Edgar & Nicola Barberis Negra||For organising the Tube Line Relay, involving nearly 150 members in their Serpentine colours at all levels and covering all 11 lines, 32 branches, 270 stations all in one day – a true club event.|
|2013||James Edgar & Nicola Barberis Negra||For organising the Capital Ring Relay after the Green Belt Relay was cancelled, running a 76-mile ring around London on a Saturday, starting in Highgate and ending, of course, in a pub, in Hampstead.|
|2012||Victoria Crawford||For her work to develop a women's performance training squad and improve the women's team.|
|2010||Alan G Hall||For his commitment to the club and for organising numerous trail running weekends over the year.|
|2009||Paul Fromme||For his help on Wednesday nights and with organising the Welsh Castles Relay team.|
|2008||John Cullinanne||For his work as a coach, an official and for producing Serpentimes.|
|2007||Lisa Pettit||For being a willing volunteer in many events, as an official in track and field, becoming a coach and organising the New Year's Day 10K.|
|2006||Jeni Vlahovic||For her service to the club, particularly work on major projects whilst on the committee and her professional approach.|
|2005||Sue McGinlay & Clive Martin||For their regular and valuable contributions to the Saturday club runs.|
|2004||Sally Hodge & Richard Melik||For their work on redesigning Serpentimes.|
|2003||David Knight||For his contribution to the club over the past 3 years, particularly in light of how involved he remained with the club even though injured.|
|2002||Maggie Moran, Gemma Hale & Robin Adams||For taking on the mantle of coaching, following Derek Turner’s departure.|
|2001||Sue McGinlay & Bev Thomas||For their invaluable work and encouragement with the Serpentine Starter Group which has become a valuable part of the club.|
|2000||Ron Hagell & Beate Vogt||For the amount of time and energy put into the new bib system, the Race for Life organisation, the Sunday Richmond Park runs, the Round Norfolk Relay and for their encouragement to all members.|
|1999||Owen Barder & Arthur Garrison||For their work on communications within the club (the web site and Serpentimes respectively).|
|1998||Nick Slade||For his work in organising the Tuesday Hill Sprint sessions and the Green Belt teams.|
|1997||Derek Turner||For organising the entries to the Seven Sisters Marathon and for his coaching.|
|1995||Liz Graig||For being Ladies' Captain.|
|1994||Bev Thomas||For her work on the Committee and as social secretary.|
|1993||Ros Young||For her work on the Committee.|
|1992||Barry Laverick||For being Mens' Captain and for the 100 Club .|
|1991||Hazel Paterson & Mike Maddison||For, respectively, writing and producing the 10th anniversary book.|
|1990||John Ralph||For being Mens' Captain.|
|1989||Nicky Roswell||For being Ladies' Captain.|
|1988||Peter Weddell||For starting and producing the weekly newsletter.|
|1986||Derek Johnson||For fartlek sessions in the Hyde Park, the Serpie names circle, rewriting the Rules.|
David Simpson Memorial Trophy
David, who was a long-standing Serpentine member, a jog leader and recipient of the John Stonham Trophy in 2007, passed away in 2011 after a long battle with cancer. He was kind enough to leave the club a legacy in his will, a part of which was used to inaugurate the David Simpson Memorial Trophy, awarded on an annual basis for acheivement in hill and off road running, both of which were close to David's heart.