The Oscar award was donated to the club by Keith Nelson when he was publisher of To-days Runner Magazine (now known as Running Fitness magazine). For those who don't know the origins of Werrington Joggers, that magazine was launched by EMAP at the same time as the club was formed and was targeted at clubs like WJ, and used WJ as "the model club"!

Indeed, many of the early editions featured photographs of WJ members, shoe reports were written by them and the odd ankle, thigh or stretch was performed by a Werrington Jogger!

In giving us the shield Keith wanted it to recognise pure athletic excellence whether on a local, national or international stage and it continues to be the only club award presented purely on the basis of athletic excellence.

 

Year

Winner

1992/1993

John Herminie

1993/1994

Colin Plumb

1994/ 1995

 

1995/1996

 

1996/1997

Barry Loughton

1997/1998

Jim Grant

1998/1999

Shaun Birdsall

1999 / 2000

Malc Jacklin

2000 / 2001

Ann Wood

2001/2002

Laurence Cload

2002 / 2003

Jackie Purnell

2003 / 2004

Phil Merritt

2004 / 2005

Paul Halford

2005 / 2006

Rachel Stone

2006 / 2007

Martin Stevens

2007 / 2008

Yvonne Scarrott

2008 / 2009

Sam Hunt

2009 / 2010

John Herbert

2010 / 2011

John Herbert

2011 / 2012

Paul Halford

2012 / 2013

John Richmond

2013 / 2014

Steph Cooper

2014/2015

Anthony Johnson

2015/2016

Ann Wood

2016/2017

Jim Fell