Volunteers’ Week – England Athletics Award winner Natalie Sampson and Tingley RunFIT

We round up our Volunteers’ Week features with the fantastic Natalie Sampson and her RunTogether Group, Tingley RunFIT, Yorkshire & Humberside’s RunTogether Group/Leader of the Year 2017. Find out more about Natalie, her group and how you can nominate in a range of categories including Club of the Year, Coach of the Year, Official of the Year and more.

Whether it is a club, coach, official, volunteer, project that supports individuals to overcome barriers to participation you can nominate NOW for the England Athletics Volunteer Awards 2018 at This year, there are two awards for RunTogether, so why not nominate your group or Leader today?

Natalie Sampson and Tingley RunFIT

Natalie’s nomination stood out through her complete dedication to her group. Natalie was pregnant when her RunTogether group won the award, continuing to plan and drive around routes to continue the support she offers her runners. Now a RunLeader Mentor, Natalie is also a qualified fitness instructor, allowing her to build sessions that work upon more than just her group’s running ability.

The Group comes together to raise money for charity and judging by their twitter feed (@TingleyRunFIT) their newest little member quite enjoys a nap while Mummy takes her out in her buggy!

Her nomination commends her welcoming and inclusive approach, commenting: “18 months ago [I] could just about run a bath”; this member is now a fully-fledged Run Leader!

Well deserved, and lovely to see your little one getting into Tingley RunFIT from a young age!!