Club Champion – Ladies and Men’s

The Club Champion Award is an age-graded competition, using best recorded times from 2 distances from 5k to half marathon. The man and woman with the highest aggregate age-related score become Club Champions.  

A reminder goes out to runners towards the end of the year asking for members to submit details of their 2 best races to the Awards team. You have to be in it to win it.

 View the Good Run website to work out your age grade percentage https://www.goodrunguide.co.uk/AgeGraded.asp?BackLink=AgeGradingl

Submit your entry here.

Cross Country Champions

DRR presents a Men’s and Ladies Cross Country Champion award, this is worked out by our XC co-ordinators – the winner is the runner with the lowest aggregate score over the most events. So a runner who does all 5 will automatically beat someone who has run less events.

X Country Represented Awards

Certificates are presented to DRR members who represented the club at 2 and more X Country events.

  • Gold Award – represented Club at 4 and above events
  • Silver Award – represented Club at 3 events
  • Bronze Award – represented Club at 2 events

Marilyn Day Award (voted by members)

The Marilyn Day Award is a now a member-voted award and goes to a DRR female club member only who mirrors Marilyn’s qualities.

  • Marilyn Day was supportive to all club members regardless of ability in their racing ups and downs.
  • She was very welcoming to new members.
  • Marilyn regularly attended club nights, Mondays and Wednesdays and some weekend runs.
  • Marilyn helped with club organised races.
  • Marilyn always joined in with team events.

Vote here for Marilyn Day Award

Lisa Langford Award

The Lisa Langford award is a committee-voted award and goes to a DRR club member or their son or daughter, (if not old enough to be a club member), or whole family who has made a regular contribution to the support or organisation of DRR events (such as the Challenge, 5k relay, Friendship Mile, XC), local park runs (regular or junior) or any other local running event which DRR is supporting.

Lisa herself was very much involved in all the above, if not organising, she’d be there volunteering with a huge smile on her face and support for every runner. Lisa was keen to encourage all our club members and their families to take part in events in whatever way they could.

This award is to recognise the hard work of individuals and their families who work behind the scenes and on the course that help to make our runs more enjoyable.

Martin Cowley Award

As you know Martin was the most approachable person you would ever wish to meet. He was always giving encouragement, helping members with their training. Volunteering at Park Run (remember his fancy dress outfits) and Club Events. Leading at different paces and distances.

There to help with injury advice and support and helping people get back into running if they had lost their mojo or were out of the game for a while. Nothing was ever too much trouble. He always wore a smile and if you were on a run with Martin you knew it was going to be a good one with excellent company and a good few laughs.

Jeannette would like you to put forward a DRR male club member for the Martin Cowley Award that makes you smile, that is always there for a chat, that will always come out on a run with you, will encourage and coach you. Someone who is kind and always going above and beyond to help others.

Vote here for the Martin Cowley Award

Most Improved Runner

The Most Improved Runner Award is a committee-voted award and goes to a DRR club member that the committee feels has improved the most during the year.

Runner’s Runner (voted by members)

This is an award given to someone chosen entirely by you and should be someone who has either helped you with your training, supported you, paced you, inspired you, helped you get back when you were down, organised runs for you, done something worth recognising or is just an all-round good egg that you love to go running with! Absolutely anyone can be included in this.

One vote per member – voting will stay open until Friday 28th February (the day before the presentation evening)

Vote here for Runner’s Runner

County Championship Awards

These are races that are selected by the Beds AAA.

The 2019 Beds County Championship races are as below in date order, full details can be found on their website here.

  •  20 Mile – Oakley – will be held 24th March
  • 5 Mile – John O’Callaghan – Luton – will be held on 30th June
  • 10km – Bedfordshire AAA road race – will be held at Bedford on 19th  July. (As the race is put on by the county full results are on their site)
  • 5km – Doug Anderson – Bedford – will be held on 31st July.
  • 10 Mile – Leighton Buzzard – will be held on 22nd September TBC.
  • Half Marathon – Wootton – will be held on 1st December TBC
  • Marathon – No Championships in 2019

County Awards

  • A Gold medal will be awarded to first place in any category. Nobody will receive more than one gold medal. Medals will usually be awarded on the day.
  • Beds AAA made the decision that as of 2018 no medals or certificates will be given for second or third place.
  • So DRR will be producing certificates for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and will present them at our annual Awards Presentation evening.


Volunteer Hero Award

A new award introduced for our 2019 Presentation evening is the Volunteer Hero Award

Club Members will be presented with a certificate for volunteering against the criteria below:

  • Volunteer Hero Award – Volunteered at 4+ events
  • Volunteer Hero Award – Volunteered at 3 events
  • Volunteer Hero Award – Volunteered at 2 events