Running Group Leader recognised for inspirational work
23 August 2012
Well done to Ellie Brown – a Run England group leader in London who has received an award for inspiring local running group members in her community!
Ellie leads groups in Greenwich and Lewisham boroughs and received the award from the Mayor of Greenwich.
The award was part of the ‘Who has inspired you?’ campaign which has a theme linked to the London 2012 motto ‘Inspire a generation’ and was launched to celebrate those people who have demonstrated great achievement in sport, culture or contribution to their community.
Ellie was nominated by three different people: a member of one of her Buggy Runners’ groups, a member of her Greenwich Runners’ group and also a member of one of her Pilates’ groups.
She was commended for the support she offers women through her running groups and her work with pre and post-natal women together with her voluntary work, coaching athletics within a local primary school. One of nominees stated that Ellie ‘is a true Olympic ambassador in the borough, making sport and getting active all about fun, fitness and friendship, and one of the most positive and encouraging individuals I have ever met.’
Ellie received her award of Olympic tickets at a special reception held at the Town Hall along with other nominees, days before the Opening Ceremony.
As well as coaching groups in the London Borough of Greenwich, Ellie also coaches a female running group for Kent AC, based at the Ladywell track in Lewisham.
If you are interested in joining one of Ellie’s groups, full details together with contact information can be found on the Run England group finder map, including two new Buggy Runners groups one based at Sutcliffe Park and a Royal Caribbean Runners group at Eltham Park.