Congratulations to long standing Club member and Secretary, Tony Jackson who was elected as Mayor of Stratford upon Avon at a virtual Mayor Making ceremony on 15th May.
A runner for over 40 years, Tony is more frequently seen nowadays with either a clipboard or stopwatch in hand, although he still occasionally makes a guest appearance in a Shakespeare Race and post-race he will always be happy to tell you of his 1hr 16 min half Marathon or his 56 minute 10 mile time. He is often to be seen at Parkrun where he is still competitive in his age group (provided Robin Kindersley doesn’t turn up!)
Tony joined the Town Council in 2015 and represents Guildhall Ward which incorporates such notable landmarks such as the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, the Town Hall and Holy Trinity Church. Re-elected in 2019 Tony has been Deputy Mayor for the past 12 months which included an appearance at last year’s Club Awards evening.
Sadly, Covid-19 will stop many Mayoral engagements going ahead but Tony remains optimistic that we will return to normal in the hopefully not too distant future. The thought of the parties and celebrations at that time is keeping him motivated as he prepares himself for an initial period of Zoom meetings and recorded messages.
Here is the recorded message from Mayor Tony