London Athletics Regional Volunteer Awards 2014
The Institute of Sports Exercise and Health (ISEH) in Tottenham court Road played the generous host once again to the awards evening that reflects the efforts the volunteers have made to our sport over the past year. London regional council co-chair Peter Crawshaw and England national council chairman Tony Shiret, were both on hand to present the awards.
In recognition of the success of the Highgate 10,000 night, Highgate Harriers and Corporation of London were awarded ‘London Club Partnership’ of the year. The event known as the ‘Night of the 10,000m’ also formed as the national 10k championship on the track in 2014. Saturday 16th May 2015 will see this fantastic event go ahead for its third instalment with it once again incorporating the British and English Championships and will serve as the qualifying race for the European Team Championships in June. Plans for the Highgate Harriers Night of the 10,000m PBs are already underway six months out. Save the date: Saturday 16th May 2015.
Participation Project of the Year went London City Runners, the London club also collected an award back in June at the London Sports Awards for Sport and Physical Activity.
Newham’s Run! Project activator Coral Nourrice collected Coach of the Year. Coral has made an extensive contribution to the growth of the sport in the ‘Olympic borough’ and continues to go as well as an athletics coach and activator.
Official of the Year went to David Holder while Pete Mulholland collected the award for ‘Volunteer’. London regional manager Bob Smith stressed the importance of both the role of the officials and the volunteers who play a pivotal part in the sport.
Run England plays a massive part to London’s sporting legacy and supporting these efforts are the Run England Group leaders. The London region acknowledges Kelvin Walker of Ealing Eagles with the award for ‘Run England Group leader of the Year’.
The final award of the evening went to the former European and commonwealth medallist Madeleine Weston for ‘Services to Athletics’. Everyone who attended the evening enjoyed the Pathé footage from the 1957 Poland vs Britain athletics match, shot in Warsaw. Now a coach herself former Harrow & Olympic sprinter Laura Turner was present to celebrate her former coaches achievement on this special occasion.
A selection of photos are up on the London Athletics Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/londonathleticsrun