At the Active Essex awards at Chelmsford last night I won the award for Coach of the Year 2017 -- I am absolutely delighted about winning it  - I don't do the coaching or mentoring  work looking for reward but when recognition comes it's very nice. 

A massive ''thank you'' to you  ( and the committee)  for nominating me. I think I may be the first Strider to get an Active Essex award, certainty the first Strider's coach to be awarded Coach of the Year  - i am honoured 

Margaret was thrilled that I won  though disappointed she could not attend  --- but I was delighted that  fellow Striders our son Kieran and my good friend and training partner of thirty years Nigel ( Burvill) were able to attend the very well organised event at the Chelmsford City Racecourse last night .

Kind regards

Gerry

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