Awards & Trophies

 
MHGC. Most Improved. (hang gliding & paragliding)
John King Memorial

John Alfred King died in a hang gliding accident at Long Mynd on Sunday 10th February 1980.  To know John was to like him. As a Club Coach and Committee member he worked tirelessly for the Malvern Club, and also as Secretary of the Midland Federation.  He gave illustrated talks, and films on hang gliding, and was one of the sport's keenest disciples. Always trying to educate the public, anywhere any time. From an evening with the WI to a Rotary luncheon, or just sitting in his famous Sherpa van on the hill.  His wit, boundless energy and enthusiasm will be sadly missed by all who new him.
 
2016    T Crow
2015    S  Price
2014    G  Ramsay
2013    R  Darling
2012    R  Darling
2011    T  Wilkinson
2010     I  Price
2009    S  Mayson
2008    J  Kingsley
2006    J  Clewitt
2005    D  Ferneclough
2004    D  Quinn
2003    B  Pilcher
2002    G  Shand
2001    (no flying,  foot & mouth)
2000    R  Pearce
1999    B  Hindle
1998    G  Allison
1997    M  Barrett-Moore
1996    D  Quinn
1995    M  Barrett-Moore
1994    J  Rann
1993    P  Hancox
1992    P  Depper
1991    D  Norton
1990    M  Bennett
1989     I  Scudder
1988    G  Voyle
1987    D J  Wood
1986    A D  Griffin
1985    B  Bell
1984    D  Corbett
1982    B  Brooks
1980    A  Yule
 
 
MHGC. Best Newcomer. (hang gliding & paragliding)
 
2016    (not awarded)
2015    (not awarded)
2014    S  Ashley
2013    (not awarded)
2012    E  Coyte
2011    N  Ridley
2010    M Torres
2009    S  Mayson
2007    K  Cilliers
2006    A  Wallington
2005    A  Lauricella
2004    J  Clewitt
2003    C  Dewdney
2002    D  Jackson-Hobbs
 
 
XC Cup. (Best flight for hang gliding & paragliding)
Graham Holder Memorial

   Graham was a scientist working at RSRE in Malvern and a very keen member of the club in the early to mid-eighties. A group of us were very keen in those days and we were out at every opportunity, Graham was probably one of the most enthusiastic and competitive amongst us and  he was nearly always the first to launch!
    On 21st February 1987, we went to Pandy on a strong, gusty day and as usual Graham was first to launch. Immediately after take-off, his right wing tip dropped and hit a bush which further rotated the glider and he impacted head first into the hillside. We called an ambulance and got him to hospital as soon as possible but sadly his injuries were so severe that he never regained consciousness and died eleven days later on 5th March 1987.
    His death affected us all deeply and so it seemed fitting at the time that we should introduce a trophy in his memory and the "XC Cup" seemed to best capture his enthusiastic and competitive spirit.
 

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2016   Nick Collins
2015   Bill Bell
2014   Tony Wilkinson
2013   Kirsty Cameron
2012   Nick Collins
2011   Bryan Hindle
2010   Stuart Mayson
2009   Bill Bell
2008   Bryan Hindle
2007   Nev Almond
2006   Richard Pearce
2005   Bryan Hindle
2004   Bryan Hindle
2003   Nick Collins
2002   Bryan Hindle
2001   Frank Trunks
2000   Derek Evans
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1999   Bill Bell
1998   Martin Bennett
1997   Bill Bell
1996   Alex Green
1995   Graham Steel
1994   Graham Steel
1993   Martin Bennett
1992   Derek Evans
1991   Andy Smart
1990   Alan Hyde
1989   Andy Smart
1988   Alan Hyde
1987   Leo Jones
 
 
MHGC Go For It. (hang gliding & paragliding)
 
2016   T Crow
2015   B Hindle 
2014   B Hindle
2013   B Hindle
2012   B Hindle
2011   B Hindle
2010   N Dewdney
2009   B Hindle
2008   N Almond
2007   B Hindle
2006   B Hindle
2005   B Hindle
2004   B Hindle
2003   T Crow
2002   B Hindle
2001   ( foot & mouth )
2000   B Hindle
1999   B Bell
1998   D Evens
1997   B Bell
1996   R Davis
1995   B Bell
1994   A Smart
1993   M Bennett
1992   A Hyde
1991   S Docherty
1990   L Jones
1989   A Smart
1988   A Hyde
1987   L Jones
1986   L Jones
1985   L Jones
1984   L Jones
1981   G Weighell
1977   J Bevan
 
 
MHGC Paragliding XC League.
 
2016   T Crow
2015   B Hindle 
2014   B Hindle
2013   B Hindle
2012   B Hindle
2011   B Hindle
2010   N Dewdney
2009   B Hindle
2008   B Hindle
2007   B Hindle
2006   B Hindle
2005   B Hindle
2004   B Hindle
2003   T Crow
2002   B Hindle
2001   ( foot & mouth )
2000   R Pearce
1999   B Hindle
1997   R Davis
1996   A Green
1995   G Steel
1994   G Steel
1993   A Green
1992   J Tapscott
 
 
MHGC Hang Gliding XC League.
 
2016   N Collins
2015   N Collins 
2014   B Bell 
2013   A Linton
2012   A Hyde
2011   B Bell
2010   B Bell
 
 
Carolyn Dewdney Spirit of Free Flying Award
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2016 G Ramsay
2015  J Bevan
2014  N McGovern
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Turf Surfer Award. (paragliding)
 
2016   R Darling
2015   Tony Willkinson 
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2014   Chris Hopkins
2013   Tony Willkinson
2012   Kevin Poole
2011   Paul Massey
2010   Ian Price
2009   Kobus Cilliers
2008   Kobus Cilliers
2007   Dave Jackson-Hobbs
2006   John Kingsley
2005   Brian Hickman
2004   Dave Quinn                                         
 
 
Broken Upright Trophy. (hang gliding)
 
2016   unclaimed
2015   unclaimed
2014   Andy Wallington 
2013   unclaimed
2012   David Corbett
2011   John Bevandsc05949
2010   Ken Shail
2009   Bill Bell
2008   Tony Jones
2007   Derek Evens
2006   Tony Jones
2005   Jim Clewitt
2004   John Bevan
2003   Brian Pilcher
2002   John Bevan
2001   (foot & mouth )
2000   Martin Bennett
1999   Ken Shail
1998   Gordon Allison
1997   Tony Jones
1996   Ron Maul
1995   Tim Meager
1994   Christopher Farwell
1993   Ken Shail
1992   Paul Depper
1991   Ian Scudder
1990   Christopher Farwell
1989   Derek Evans
1998   Ron Maul
1997   Brian Dainty
1996   David Corbett 
 
 
Senior Bustit/Moment Trophy. (hang gliding & paragliding)
 
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2016   unclaimed
2015   Richard Darling 
2014   Tony Wilkinson 
2013   Bryan Hindle
2012   Nick Collins
2011   Nick Collins
2009   John Bevan

2006   Ken Shail
2007   Derek Evens
2005   Derek Evens
2004   John Bevan
 
 
Stones Throw Award. (hang gliding & paragliding)
Shortest flight over 5k
( Sadly records had not been kept for the recipients of this coveted award so if your name is missing please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
 
2016   Chris Hopkins
2015   Kobus Cilliers 
2014   Tony Wilkinson dsc05950
2013   Chris Hopkins
2012   Richard Darling
2011   Nigel Dewdeny
 
2007   John Bevan
2006   Bryan Hindle
2005   Tim Crow
 
2003   Bryan Hindle
2002   Nick Collins
2000   Nick Collins