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Trophies & Awards

Over time we will eventually add more detail and describe some of the background for each award and trophy. If you know any information on the history of any of the cups or awards, please do send it in. In the meantime, we will be researching the archives. Re-visit later for some Canterbury #athHistory

 Trophies and Cups 

Derislywood Jubilee Challenge Cup - Open Men Individual 


Interclub Harrier Championship Cup - Open Men's Team (6 to count)

Frank Sharp Trophy - Masters Men Individual

Ivan Hawkey Trophy - Masters men team ( 4 to count)

F D Kesteven Cup - Men U20 Individual


Eric L Cordery Cup - Men U20 Team ( 4 to count)


J R Clarke (1960) Trophy - Men U18 Individual


H L Spark Cup - Boys U16 Individual


I D Grieg Trophy - Boys U14 Individual


North Canterbury Cup - Boys U12 Individual

Rawson Trophy - Open Women Individual

Veteran Women Trophy - Masters Women Individual

Ivan Hawkey Trophy - Masters Women Team (4 to count)


Palermo Trophy -  Women U18 Individual

Canterbury Championship Trophy - Girls U16 Individual

R Forscutt Trophy - Girls U14 Individual

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An award with honour

Lorna Overend was awarded an OBE in 1985 for her services to athletics and the community and awarded Life Membership of Athletics Canterbury. Lorna was an official for the Canterbury Athletic Centre from 1955‐83 and for the Commonwealth Games in 1974. She  was the longest serving President of the Ladies Pioneer Harrier Club from 1957‐1983 and instrumental in the growth of women's cross‐country running in New Zealand. Lorna initiated provincial and national contests, and also the unofficial NZ women's cross country team trip to Scotland in 1969. "The men said we couldn't go," she said, "but we raised our own money and went and got second in the world championships."


When the Ladies Pioneer Harrier Club stopped operating a fund was given to Athletics Canterbury for the establishment of an award in honour of the club's president to promote running among young women. The Cross Country Committee have responsibility for the fund and resolved to award $100 annually to each of the Senior, U20 and U18 Women’s Canterbury Cross Country Champions as a training incentive to assist with travel to the National Cross Country Championships. This award will be over and above any other subsidy. 

 The Lorna Overend Training Award