THE Builth and District Running Club held its second annual awards night at the town’s Lion Hotel last weekend.

Members expressed thanks to their hosts for a splendid evening.

Graham Bell of Cardiff Gait Sports Massage and Gait Analysis was the guest speaker while entertainment was provided by locally based band Universal Translators.

The Likeys Committee Award was presented by club chairman Christian Prynne to Jo Rees in recognition of organising and promoting the women’s cross country team and leading them to a second place finish in the Herefordshire Winter League.

Meanwhile Mike Pfeiffer was presented with the Herefordshire Winter Cross Country League shield having retained the men’s title.

Club kitman Gunvor Troelsen presented Rob Saunders with the Llandrindod Post Office award for Community Outreach in recognition of his online weekly reports which had played a major part in boosting membership to more than 120 runners.

The Most Improved Male Award was won by Lee Price while Aly Broome was Most Improved Female with both receiving their accolades from club treasurer Liam Daly.

The White Hart Moment of Magic award was presented to Darren Hughes for his fourth place finish in the Brecon Beacons Ultra Marathon by club welfare officer Gary Watts.

Secretary Jane Kerr presented the KDM Gaming Hub Award for Best Newcomer to Jo Jones.

Guest speaker Graham Bell presented the prestigious Penelope Primrose Fellow Runners Runner Award to Izzy Watts.

Over the past 12 months, Watts has taken on some staggering mountain walking challenges as well as taking on her first marathon and several other tough races and impressed all members with her amazing feats of endurance.

The popular Builth and District Running Club meet every Wednesday at 7pm behind Builth Wells Sports Hall and have four separate running groups which cater for all abilities.