18 Sep

Liverpool Prepares To Honour Its Heroes

Merseyside Running Community AwardsThe much-anticipated shortlist for the inaugural Merseyside Running Community Awards was revealed last week as Liverpool prepares to honour and recognise its running heroes. Winners will be announced at an awards dinner on Friday 24 October, to be held at The Richmond Hotel Liverpool, on Hatton Garden.

After opening up nominations to the public, a shortlist of three finalists has now been announced for six categories including overcoming adversity, volunteer team and running personality. A seventh category to capture the best running image has 12 finalists.

BTR race director Alan Rothwell commented: "The Merseyside running community is full of very special, inspirational people, so we anticipated that we would receive a very diverse selection of nominations – but our expectations have been completely exceeded. We have received so many nominations—it’s been a very humbling experience. The Merseyside Running Community Awards is something which has been missing from the sport, and we’re delighted that people responded positively to the idea and took the time to submit their nominations.”

Overcoming Adversity Award
Pat Cross
James Hughes and John Courtney
Keith Peacock

Running Community Service Award
Eamonn Brady
Rachel Brown
Alex O'Brien

Most Inspirational Individual Award
Rachel Brown
Mark Maddox
David Marsh

Volunteer Team of The Year Award
Claire House Volunteers
Merseyside Army Cadet Force
parkrun Team

Running Personality of The Year Award
Eamonn Brady
Frankie Smith
Kenny Worrall

Lifetime Achievement Award
Mike Dooling
Eddy Mountford
Norman Waterson

Voting in now underway and will remain open until Friday 3 October. The Merseyside Running Community Awards dinner takes place on the evening of Friday 24 October at The Richmond Hotel Liverpool. Tickets are priced at £40, available from the BTR Liverpool office at 23 Hatton Garden. Full details of how to vote can be found here.