Published on June 30th, 2023 | by nioa-sec0
Alan Gartside awarded the Colin Henderson Trophy
Alan Gartside arrived at LVO’s WEE Series event in August in fine fettle after his second hip replacement surgery. Having requested planners to return unused maps and bags for recycling a box of maps was awaiting him. The box contained maps of Dundrum, Woodburn and even JK11 maps, but lurking underneath was the Colin Henderson Trophy already engraved with the name of Alan Gartside.
It was of course announced at the recent NIOA AGM that Alan was to be the recipient of the 2023 Colin Henderson Trophy for services to NI Orienteering. Alan has done much for the sport over decades in many roles, but particularly since the advent of digital maps by checking and printing many thousands of competition maps. Even before that Alan has been compiling the NI Colour Series League and of course has introduced the niche discipline of Trail Orienteering, having been on the podium at the Trail Orienteering World Championships.