1st Man and Woman – Jack Bloor TROPHIES
In memory of Jack Bloor 1926-1984
Athlete, Climber, Orienteer, Scout Mountain Adviser
Who died as he lived, in pursuit of life.
Awarded by staff and students at Leeds Polytechnic and his many friends
For the best Men’s and Women’s performance in the senior race
The image is based on the Swastika stone a rock carving found on Ilkley Moor and is checkpoint two in the senior race.
Swastika – an ancient symbol of PEACE
1st Man U23 – Arthur Dolphin Trophy – more info
In memory of Arthur Dolphin
1925 – 1953
Presented by the Gritstone Club 2010
1st Woman U23 – Pat Bloor Trophy – more info
Pat Bloor Trophy
In memory of Pat Bloor 1930-2011
Presented by her children
Hilary, Vivien, Robert and Roger
1st Man O40 – Bloor Family Trophy – more info
Bloor Family Trophy
Based on the ‘Tree of Life Rock’ carving
Presented to the best O40 Man
Presented by the children, Hilary, Vivien, Robert and Roger and the grandchildren, Alistair, William, Max, Mitchell, Ella and Lucia
1st Woman O40 – Mike Rose Trophy – more info
In memory of Mike Rose
Wild Roses Vase
Presented to the best O40 woman
Pat also initiated using a different rock carving every year to produce a small trophy which is presented to each class leader to keep, these have become a unique feature of the race.
David Walker made these excellent and unique trophies until 2007 when James Fonquernie agreed to continue with the same theme. Each year a different Ilkley Moor rock carving is used for the basis of the design. The design for the annual Jack Bloor trophies was inspired by the Swastika Stone (Checkpoint 2), the most famous rock carving on Ilkley Moor.
James knew Pat Bloor, he lived in the same street and they were members of the same gardening club so when David Walker stepped down from making the small trophies, James volunteered.
James has always liked making things, he owned an engineering company for 18 years and he still finds pleasure in making and mending things. His garden is like a sculpture park it’s full of stuff from flower arrangements to things he’s collected and placed there, he has made 5 arbours and won many prizes for them.
Thanks to James we still have small trophies.