Celebrating your successes!

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The tremendous work done by Run England is recognised in England Athletics' annual regional and national awards. We want you to tell us about the success stories where you are so that they can be celebrated!

You can nominate at at www.englandathletics.org/RE-Awards-2013.

This is your chance to tell us about your leader, your group, or your project so that we, and other people, can celebrate everything that sees Run England making a difference to people's lives across England. There are three categories of Award, with each being presented in all of the nine England Athletics regions. The regional winners are then put forward as a shortlist for the national awards which will this year be held on Saturday 19 October as part of the England Athletics National Awards & Hall of Fame Ceremony at Hilton Metropole, NEC. This evening also sees some of the great names in athletics gathered to be part of the Awards night which includes great athletes being inducted into the England Athletics Hall of Fame.

The England Athletics Regional and National Awards 2013 - of which the Run England Awards are part - are supported by Sweatshop, Athletics Weekly and the AAAs

Below you can see the award categories and last years winners who had their awards presented by Wendy Sly (an Olympic Silver medallist at 3K and world road 10K champion) and Jack Buckner (a World Championships bronze medallist and European Champion).

By making a nomination in our 2013 Awards or voting in our 2013 Hall of Fame you will be eligible to enter into a prize draw with our national Affiliation sponsor Sweatshop where you could win £100 of Sweatshop vouchers.

Please download our Guide to making an effective Run England awards nomination  by clicking here for more guidance and information

The Run England online nominations page is at www.englandathletics.org/RE-Awards-2013.

The categories

Run England Leader of the year

Awarded to an individual who has successfully activated new runners at a local level, engaging a broad range of participants in their community.

Run England Group of the year 

Awarded to a community running group that has sought to activate new runners but also make a positive and demonstrable contribution to other local causes engaging such partners as charities, race providers, clubs, schools, colleges or workplace activity.

Run England Project of the year 

This project is aimed at County Sport Partnerships, local club networks, schools, colleges, corporate bodies or local authorities and seeks to recognise their commitment and investment in growing new runners at a local level by applying the Run England model.

Last year's winners

2012 Run England Sally Ellis

Run England Leader of The Year: Sally Ellis
Sally is a semi-retired athlete, she started leading as she loved running and wanted others to get that same feeling - the buzz of being active in the outdoors.
The group's have grown significantly over the past years and Sally appears to be the driving force behind their success with her unique and motivational style.


2012 Run England Walney Wind Cheetahs

Run England Group of The Year: Walney Wind Cheetahs
In just 12 months Walney Wind Cheetahs have achieved many things including in Year 1 training over 100 beginners to complete a 5km fun run.  The group works to get individuals and families more active and healthier and has partnering with local newspaper and Leisure Centre to promote activities.
6 members are qualified Running Leaders plus over 80 members are registered with Run England, and during 2012 over 150 people have attended training with total attendances exceeding 1200.  5 members train with Barrow Striders and each week many members attend Parkrun.  All are committed to progress and develop by encouraging people to bring along family, friends and work colleagues.
The group’s efforts have helped raise money to provide activities and facilities for local youngsters, working closely with the local Athletics club and 5 km Parkrun. The members strive to create a friendly, social group that people are proud and happy to be associated with.
The group has a Facebook page, with a weekly Newsletter and E-Mail list created for members to keep in touch. And the group  also write a weekly column in their local newspaper highlighting the health and fitness benefits associated with running.

2012 Kent Run Project

Run England Project of The Year: Kent Run England Project
The Kent Running Project has got Kent running in 2012!  Since January, the impact of the Sport England investment and recruitment of Lucy Tomlinson, a passionate and enthusiastic Running Activator, has resulted in 40 newly qualified LIRF leaders and 29 newly registered Run England groups (with many more on the way).  The project started with a big Leader recruitment campaign, promoting at local races and within clubs and community partners.  This directly reached the enthusiastic runner, keen to encourage their local community to get running.  The ethos of the project is about befriending and supporting the local leader and making them feel part of a wider programme.
Free social media training has been provided, as well as development days aimed to inspire leaders with best practises and new ideas.  This approach has been well received.  Sharron Harris, Group Leader of SouthEast Striders said, “Lucy has been fantastic, very supportive and always there to help.”

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