COVENTRY Godiva Harriers have crated a new Ladies Trophy which will be contested for in Midland League cross-country races.
The trophy has been named the Norma Pugh Winter Handicap trophy – with Pugh having coached at the club for over 50 years – whose legacy can still be felt today.
Pugh is still actively coaching and athletes enjoy playing ‘Norma bingo’ as well as hearing the many phrases that she has coined over the years.
The trophy is 8.5 inches, silver plated and is available for viewing in the Coventry Godiva Harriers clubhouse.
The decision to create a Ladies trophy came about after Men’s runners Andy Boon and Clark Roberts realised there was no women’s trophy to compete for after it had been lost since the Second World War.
Club members helped to fund the new trophy – and a willing volunteer to assign handicaps and organise and score the ladies races was found – with the club’s own contribution not needed due to the generous donations of its members.
The trophy will be competed for in Midland League cross-country races over the 2021-22 season and the first competition is scheduled to take place this weekend on Saturday, November 13.