Hall of Fame

At the annual COLT Christmas Social event it has become a tradition for several awards to be presented. The first award was the Captain’s Big Banana Award (latterly President’s Big Banana Award) chosen by the club captain ( now President) using whatever criteria they wished. This was soon expanded to the Man and Woman’s performance of the year. This award is chosen by the committee and although often based on speed, this isn’t always the case, as witnessed by Lisa Preston’s 2015 award for her incredible fundraising efforts and encouragement to get women cycling.

More recently, the Stabiliser Award has been established for mishaps while training or racing. Chris Lawson generously decided to remove himself from further consideration of the award after his first win in 2013 because he felt that it should be shared around the club and not awarded to him every year.

Finally, first awarded in 2014, the Best Supporter award recognises the fact that behind every triathlete and triathlon club there are a group of unsung heroes without whom we would not be able to perform the way we do.

COLT Award Winners

2008
Capatain’s Big Banana John Knapp
2009
Woman’s performance of the year Louise Kelly
Man’s performance of the year Beau Smith
Captain’s Big Banana Andy Holgate
2010
Woman’s performance of the year Valerie O’Donnell
Man’s performance of the year Mark Hammond
Captain’s Big Banana John Carr
2011
Woman’s performance of the year Kel Hirst
Man’s performance of the year Chris Clarke
Captain’s Big Banana Tom Phillips
2012
Woman’s performance of the year Sheila Davies
Man’s performance of the year Paul Tynan/Dan McParland
Captain’s Big Banana Chris Lawson
2013
Woman’s performance of the year Nikki Kay
Man’s performance of the year John Towse
Captain’s Big Banana Sarah Patterson
Stabiliser Award Chris Lawson
Stabiliser Award Lisa Preston
Stabiliser Award Andy Ley
2014
Woman’s performance of the year Niamh Lewis
Man’s performance of the year Andrew Horn
President’s Big Banana John Hodkinson
Stabiliser Award Lee Watson
Stabiliser Award Tom Oldham
Stabiliser Award Andy Holgate/Chris Wild
Best Supporter Mick Watson
2015
Woman’s performance of the year Lisa Preston
Man’s performance of the year Brett Fletcher
Prseident’s Big Banana Danny Rogerson
Stabiliser Award Tammy Hutchinson
Stabiliser Award Jenny Evans
Stabiliser Award Annette Quarry
Best Supporter Julie Anne Sibbert
2016
Woman’s performance of the year Jenny Evans
Man’s performance of the year Matt Barnes
President’s Big Banana Andy Ley
Stabiliser Award Tom Phillips
Stabiliser Award Dawn McCracken
Stabiliser Award Andy Ley
Best Supporter The Watson Family
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