You may know that Bob, Lorna and Julia Hill, long time supporters of the Caboolture Road Runners club, provide an annual award and perpetual trophy to a club member nominated by his/her peers as “Clubperson” of the year. The Hills hosted a regular Sunday run of 11 kilometres over some serious hills from their place in Campbell’s Pocket from 1988 until they moved to Hervey Bay in 2003. Virtually every Sunday for 15 years the Hill family made us welcome in their home after a hard run on a tough course, then served breakfast of fresh locally grown fruit, cereal etc etc. Bob was a founding member of the CRR and remains its only life member. Both Bob and Lorna have always kept fit. Bob is still a very handy competitive runner and regularly cycles. He has encouraged many CRR runners and others to achieve their potential and regularly lead sessions at the track in Caboolture.
Wayne Bennett said there were three things to remember in the context of organisations like CRR and its people. He said “You’ve got to turn up, do your best and put in for your mates”. These sentiments exactly reflect the Hill family ethos, so our Clubperson award will recognise these things specifically.
Anyone can nominate any current club member. You can do so anonymously if you’d prefer, just make sure you address each of the three criteria for your nominee. Nominations can be submitted via email to the club email address (email@example.com) or hand the form to any committee member. Nominations by 6th November please.
- You’ve got to turn up. This is about being a regular at club functions including the track, 8k handicap, cross country and helping out at things like Glasshouse. It’s also about people who turn up when they can, but do that little bit extra even if they can’t get to every event. Give some examples for your nominee.
- Do your best. CRR is all about running and walking and it’s about achieving your potential. How has your nominee done his or her best? Examples might be age or other event category winner or PBs or achievement of long term running goals. Not just winners, but club members who do everything they can to be the best they can.
- Put in for your mates. How has your nominee done that bit extra for other club members or visitors? Examples might be managing a relay team, convene a new event, host an 8k handicap, serve on the committee.
Shield holders since the inception of the award in 2007, sponsored and supported by the wonderful Hill Family, life members and hosts over many many years of Sunday runs on Campbells Pocket, Wamuran.